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Want an IR filter for my D90

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by MurByrne, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. I just really started with photography, but i love the Infrared photos i've seen people talking. I've been looking, but can really find a lot of info. My camera is the Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270 lens.

    Just wondering which ones people use and where i can find them. What's your guys experiences with them and such. I guess just send me in the right direction.

  2. The problem you have is that digital cameras incorporate an IR cut filter to prevent IR ( & UV ) from getting to the sensor.

    The way to do it is to get the camera modified to remove the integrated IR blocking filter.

    It may be possible, by careful selection of filters to record the near IR with an unmodified camera. Some IR filters will give enough overlap to give the impression of IR. But it's not true IR.

    You could consider a used D70 or similar and convert it to pure IR. Have a look at Life Pixel or MaxMax

    MaxMax are a bit creepy though with their 'seeing through clothing' and sample pics.
  3. adaml


    Feb 21, 2006
    You can use your D90 for IR shots with an IR threaded filter, but be aware that it will be difficult to see anything through the viewfinder, and exposure times will be in the seconds. Because focusing can be difficult with an IR filter in place, focus your composition before putting on the filter.

    Having said all that, I believe that the Singh-Ray IR filter is the best available.
  4. Jim Chen, the best and the best price
    also a great guy

  5. dwind

    dwind Guest

    Can IR be done post processing?
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