can the 7, 7i, 7Hi do infrared?

Started Jan 4, 2003 | Discussions thread
MCP Forum Member • Posts: 82
InfraRed Examples -- Dimage 7Hi & Dimage 5

Okay... it stopped raining just long enough for me to venture outside and snap a few IR shots. Granted, a rainy January day on Vancouver Island is not the best for infrared shots, however here goes...

Above is the thumbnail from my Dimage 7Hi with the IR filter in place...

Same shot, with desaturation done using Photshop

This was a similar shot last summer using a Dimage 5. Again, raw from the camera, resized to match above.

The image, similar desaturation applied.

The filter is a Rodenstock RG715 E49 InfraRed filter. I dropped the image size to keep download times reasonable for these forum pages. I could email zipped images if requested.

The D5 shots remained reasonably crisp and clear across the image. The D7Hi, well...theres that halo in the middle. After desaturation, it starts to go away but the shot is nowhere near as crisp.

Bottom line, my RG715 is about to go on eBay. The Dimage 7Hi is not suitable for IR photography. Pity...


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