Infrared Conversion: 4/3 micro vs. Crop vs. FF sensor?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
ken_in_nh Senior Member • Posts: 1,096
Re: Daytime IR shooting

WRT IR shooting, much depends on what you shoot and under what conditions.  Unless you're doing technical or scientific shooting, you'll be shooting landscapes no doubt.  why?  Because that's where the dramatic IR effects are.  Not with portraits.  Not with sports.  If you just want color shift effects, you hardly need an IR converted camera!

This means you won't be pushing ISO speeds and you won't need particularly fast shutter speeds.  Any advantage of FF fades away at this point, unless you want FF in order to spend more money and impress your friends with big lenses and big cameras.

Keep in mind too that part of the classic IR film look was the grain.  (Yes, I've been shooting IR since the late 1960s!).  I suspect that any image noise you might get will not detract from an image.

As others have suggested, lens choice is more critical than camera choice.  Fortunately, there's enough information online to guide you through this problem.

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