Anybody remove the Infrared filter on their point and shoot?

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Anybody remove the Infrared filter on their point and shoot?
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I have an extra sx730 with a broken LCD so I thought I would try it for night vision and removed the IR filter located in front of the sensor.  Then I thought, what the heck I'll try it in the daytime.  Surprisingly the photos are good depending on how much IR reflectivity there is on the subject and background.  Color is atrocious of course because now IR gets in.  But surprisingly you can get most of the color close to normal by just changing temp and hue in lightroom.  Here is a little kestrel after correction and before as an example.  Really this is only for night use but kind of fun to experiment with.

Kestrel after post processing (including crop)

Same shot before post processing

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
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