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Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 7,072

Elusivesouls wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

This could be a disaster for anyone using a 72R filter to shoot near IR. I had an adapter for a Nikon lens which had a light leak. Not noticeable at all for normal shooting but when I shot near IR with my Hoya 72R filter it would ruin the pictures. I found a few work arounds but in the end a $12 adapter fixed the problem. Here, this could make the XT1 a problem for IR without plugging up the leaks.

Well, you got weather proofing plus an ironic twist. Shame the box that captures light can also leak light

Out of curiosity, how many other of your cameras have you thoroughly tested for light leaks? Would this have even occurred to you, had someone not pointed it out?

Do you do pixel test on all of your TVs and monitors?

Do you slam on the brakes of your car in rain after getting wet-weather tires?

Do you put a 25lb sack in your child's car seat and slam on the brakes to see if it will hold the weight as advertised?

I mean come on. Go look for flaws in every thing you own. It'll keep you busy for quite a while and I'm sure you'll have a ton of emails to write to all the manufacturers with your findings. Who knows, it could be quite fun.

I get WHY someone would do this and that it is necessary for improvement of the product, but honestly, half if not more of the people upset over it probably would have never even noticed it in all of their months or years of owning this camera and yet suddenly they are complaining about it - and worse yet, looking for it so they can complain about it.. That's what baffles me.

What baffles me is you missed my point completely. It was about a light leak for IR with a filter where tiny amounts of visible light add up over the long exposure with a nearly black filter which passes the near IR spectrum.

For IR work light leaks are a killer, period. Also lenses with IR hot spots like the 18-55. That lens is bad for IR work while the 55-200 is excellent as is the 14 and 35 so not all lenses are IR friendly.

As for your other questions, No to all of the above. You would be hard pressed to find a post of me complaining about any of my camera or lens, ever. If you would have 'review peaked' you would have understood my concern.

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