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12-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by lmd91343 Quote
What advantage do you see with film IR over digital IR?
While I haven't shot IR before, I can imagine that the main benefit of film over digital in this sense is that with digital you must convert a body to Infrared and you are then stuck with a dedicated IR camera.

Whereas with film you load an existing body with IR film, and you are only limited to IR for the length of that roll.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hks_kansei Quote
While I haven't shot IR before, I can imagine that the main benefit of film over digital in this sense is that with digital you must convert a body to Infrared and you are then stuck with a dedicated IR camera.

Whereas with film you load an existing body with IR film, and you are only limited to IR for the length of that roll.
Converting a camera is not required.

When you shoot IR, you can use either digital or film. All that is required is that an IR filter is placed over the lens. This filter is opaque to visible light. When the film roll is completed or the digital session is done the filter is removed.

To make life easier with IR photography, with film an RF camera is used because you cannot see thru the filtered lens. (Remember that with an RF camera you don't look through the lens like an SLR)

To shoot IR with a DSLR or SLR, you simply place the opaque filter over the lens (like film). The view thru the VF will be blocked. The focusing and framing are a guess based on the view before the filter was placed on the lens.

Converting a DSLR to IR, an IR filter replaces the AA/hot filter BEHIND the mirror. This means that the VF is not blocked. You use it as if there is no IR filter. The conversion is permanent.
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