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I'm very much a novice photographer. I have a Sony DSC H2 which does not have the night shot feature. It is my understanding that the CCD in these cameras is designed to limit the IR spectrum. I can see the IR from a TV remote in my LCD it shows as medium quality violet color. Im very interested in taking IR photos. I understand I will need to purchase an IR pass filter like the Hoya R72 which will fit on my 58MM adapter.

I see Sony has a DSC H9 equipped with the night shot feature for around $400. I would prefer to use my H2 if possible.Wisdom is appreciated..

Stompin Ground..

Comments (6)

I've never done infrared but it is my understanding that most cameras have an infrared filter in front of their sensors. Some cameras filter out IR more efficiently than others as it takes my Canon 30D a few seconds at high ISO to get any results so I would hazard a guess that your camera is more sensitive to IR than mine (depending on what the exposure settings were when you took a pic of your remote of course)..

As I'm a novice as well (but have read a bit about IR photography), my guess is that you'd be alright with the correct filter and a tripod without getting a new camera but I can't make any promises..

Personally, I've been planning on getting a cheap camera (in the 1-2 MP range) and modding it as it's much cheaper than buying a Hoya infrared filter and can get instant results without a tripod. Instructions on modding can be found all over the web but remember that you can get shocked and you do invalidate the warranty once you crack it open..

Hope my answer helps,Smog..

Comment #1

Yes, try an R72 filter use low ISO and a longer shutter speed if you have to...then take it to photoshop and do your magic! I use a D40 and I have had some good results with IR, check out my flickr page located in my profile, there should be a few in there. if you can see the infrared light on the tv remote control, I dont see why youd hvae any problems shooting ir...give it a shot and keep me posted via email if you do!! if you have any other questions, feel free to email me as well, I have read a lot on the subject! lol.....

Rob..

Comment #2

Thanks Rob.

I ordered the R72 today. I'll let you know how it works.Stompin Ground..

Comment #3

Ask in the Sony Talk forum, you'll probably get more responses..

Good Day,Roonal.

'Money doesn't buy happiness, but it makes for an extravagant depression' by golf tournament sportscaster..

Comment #4

Stompin ground wrote:.

I'm very much a novice photographer. I have a Sony DSC H2 which doesnot have the night shot feature. It is my understanding that the CCDin these cameras is designed to limit the IR spectrum. I can see theIR from a TV remote in my LCD it shows as medium quality violetcolor. Im very interested in taking IR photos. I understand I willneed to purchase an IR pass filter like the Hoya R72 which will fiton my 58MM adapter.

I see Sony has a DSCH9 equipped with the night shot feature for around $400. I wouldprefer to use my H2 if possible.Wisdom is appreciated.Stompin Ground.

I think it is a good idea to order a Hoya IR filter now as Hoya stopped producing these filters because their manufacturer of the glass doesnt produce it any longer..

I posted this about 2 weeks ago on the News Discussion Forum; some alternatives to Hoya are mentioned there, too.http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=26774691.

No idea about H2 and IR, but the old UZI (Olympus C-2100 UZ) is quite good when it comes to IR handheld..

Ren..

Comment #5

Good Day,Roonal.

'Money doesn't buy happiness, but it makes for an extravagant depression' by golf tournament sportscaster..

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