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Macro / Re: Infrared
« on: December 29, 2014, 09:11:23 AM »
A different version of one of the photos, not sure which one like better, at the moment I'm leaning towards the blue one - maybe because of the Winter ;-)

Macro / Re: Infrared
« on: December 29, 2014, 07:04:04 AM »
Oops, my bad. Was restricting my search to Macro, since I thought I would only share Macro IR shots, that's why.

Macro / Infrared
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:14:39 AM »
I couldn't find a thread dedicated to infrared photos, so I thought I'll start one. I'm an absolute beginner in this field - recently I borrowed a converted camera to try this out, and I guess I'll get one of my own soon.

In the meantime here are a few images :-)


Post Processing / Re: Infrared photography
« on: December 28, 2014, 03:40:57 AM »
So, following the advices with a dng-profile and the basic tutorial at lifepixel, this is the preliminary result. Although far from finished this looks already very much like the "typical" ir-photos. I'm also including one where there actually was a bit of blue sky and sunshine on the forest (also preliminary).

Thanks a lot for the pointers :)

Maybe just one more question, if I may: given the fact that one probably has to touch each ir-photo anyway, do you use those customizable actions to do a quick-and-dirty conversion and do the fine-tuning afterwards, or do you go through all the photos one-by-one?

Post Processing / Re: Infrared photography
« on: December 28, 2014, 02:15:39 AM »
Apparently the 1200D I used was converted for a wavelength of 670 nm, and it was done by Optic Makario in Germany: http://www.optic-makario.de/ . Don't know about other companies, but they get the autofocus working, so no need to mess with the IR-markings on the lenses.

Post Processing / Re: Infrared photography
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:54:45 PM »
Thanks, will have a look at it - looks just like the think I was looking for  :)

Post Processing / Infrared photography
« on: December 27, 2014, 01:11:21 PM »
I'm sure that there are a few people here at CR who are more than experienced in IR-photography, so here I go :-)

Recently I could use a friend's converted 1200D to take some photos and was glad about it, because I'd been thinking of either getting an IR-filter or a cheap body and converting it. However, even though the results are quite different from what one usually gets (of course), I was unable to create the look of the "typical" IR-photos found on the web.

I am fully aware that the maximum benefit can only be enjoyed with photos of landscapes with a lot of green and sunshine, but was hoping for something a bit better.

My search on the web did turn up a lot of pages with a lot of tips and tricks, but none was really helpful :-( My friend claims that he did a proper custom wb with grass, but I didn't have time to check it. Also, with regards to the post-processing, my friend converts all his images straight to b/w, so I can't ask him.

Here are first the raw-image straight out of the camera, which to me still looks very red; next one, where I fiddled around in lightroom, reducing saturation of red to -100, and making small adjustments to contrast, clarity, etc., nothing big. The last one is obtained by swapping the red and blue channel in creative-suite, which is already closer, but since I do almost all of my stuff in lightroom I'm not the cs-whiz.

Any ideas, tips, tricks, etc. - or is the swapped image already as good as it gets and I was unlucky with the weather (and perhaps choice of subject)?


P.S.: The raw-file can be found here, just in case https://www.dropbox.com/l/lYSUlxw38NCsaJi6TVlzMq

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »
Here are some from a local forest. You can find the whole set here: http://www.daydreamer-images.com/landscapes/wood_1/bild_1.shtml

Thanks, I had feared as much  :( . I'll have to ask Fotodiox directly then.

Sorry to revive this old thread, but I'm considering getting the wonderpana for the 17 myself and am a bit confused  ;)

Is this 145 Essential Kit custom made for the different lenses (like the Nikon 14-24, the Canon 17 TS, etc.) or will the same kit work with all of them? Particularly I'm wondering if the same kit will work for the 17 and the samyang 14 mm - and possibly the 16-35 2.8 II.

Post Processing / Re: B&W Process
« on: August 09, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
According the the site which comes up after getting the free version of FilmPack 3, they do have an ongoing sale of version 4 until August 15th:

essential 49 (instead of 79)
expert 99 (129)

So still a few days to tinker around with version 3 to see whether you like it  :)

Lenses / Re: 400 mm question
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:18:06 PM »
Thanks, you pretty much summed it up  :) I'll give it a miss then.

Lenses / 400 mm question
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:56:07 PM »

Locally, there is a used 400 mm 2.8 L II USM (NOT the IS version) to be had for 3000 €. Taking the age and weight and the fact that Canon won't repair it into account, does it make any sense to get it? Or would it be better to wait for a used IS-version mark I?


Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:21:37 PM »
That's one of the reasons I like this forum a lot. Apart from the amusing (for a bystander) flame-wars about DR and such, one can find people like you and neuro and the usual suspects who are taking the time and patiently explain things a ten-year old would know to a halfwit like me  ;D (not counting the times where I learned a lot just by reading the questions of others)

A BIG thanks to all of you!

Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:01:41 PM »
Oh dear, you must think I'm a complete idiot  :( , but up to now I've never had the need for specific colour corrections in lightroom!

So I played around withe the slider, and lo and behold! the wollen cap is grey again :)

Thanks to you, and I'll go now and sit down with the lightroom-description and learn it by heart  ;)

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