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02-25-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Kx Infrared & 15 limited

Just got my Kx back fro Spencer's in Utah. Converted to IR with a CLR filter and a heat tranfer system for long exposure night photography to keep out the noise. Here's a few samples.

590nm filter with channels swapped

590nm filter straight.( I hate it when the colors don't translate on the screen!)

and the necessary 87c


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Nice... Do you mean you converted a Kx for IR photography? What is a CLR filter (Clear)?

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Yep, just a clear non AA filter over the sensor. When IR is introduced with visable light it seems that softness tends to creep into the edges even with my 15 limited. At least there's no hot spot like my Canon 20d's with the sigma 17-70...
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Excellent results. Glad to know that DA15 works great for IR photos. I'm gonna test it on my IR converted Ds when it gets here

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Nice mate i love infrared photo's , see my avatar
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This looks like fun.. i'm tempted. Thanks for sharing.
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I'm curious about the heat transfer system. What's involved?
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Wow, very nice. I've always been interested in IR photography but it has been cost prohibitive for me. Have you shot any portraits or animals? I'm curious how everything looks from an IR camera.

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Looking great, congrats
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Sorry for not responding quickly fellas. Moved last week & AT&T screwed up my Internet. Should be up by tomorrow, but for now I'll use my iPhone. The heat reduction system was developed by the wonderful guys at Spencer's Camera in Utah. Check out their website Spencer's Camera - Digital Camera Infrared IR Conversions & IR Photography - AstroPhotography. As far as portraits and such, I'll be posting some of those soon. I'll be using my new old Angenieux 90 1.8 for those. Renders b&w beautifully.
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Excellent results. Glad to know that DA15 works great for IR photos. I'm gonna test it on my IR converted Ds when it gets here
We'll have tocompare notes!
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I'm curious about the heat transfer system. What's involved?
Here is a 30 minute exposure 400 iso 10-17 smc f4. no noise reduction in PP
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That is looking pretty good, actually, pretty impressive.
Thanks for showing.

Cheers, Mike.
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That is looking pretty good, actually, pretty impressive.
Thanks for showing.

Cheers, Mike.
Thanks, tonight I'm going to do some more serious work there. now that I know the batteries only last 1 hour in 30 degrees, i need lithium. I'll also maybe use my 590nm filter with some other twists...
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Impressive!

QuoteOriginally posted by eccentricphotography Quote
Here is a 30 minute exposure 400 iso 10-17 smc f4. no noise reduction in PP
I would love to see some time lapse along these lines and see how close to full frame results (in terms of iso noise and star sharpness) you can get......

(this has been posted before)


More and more I am thinking to pick one of these babies up....
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