New infrared camera

This summer I decided that owning both a 40D IR camera made little sense as my 5DIII lenses, although were compatible, were not needed. The EOS M had a better sensor, more resolution, better screen, and EF lens compatibility, along with an autofocus in Live View. This was the major issue with the 40D as AF was not available in live view, so I had to activate live view, then manually adjust the focus, and then shoot. The M would allow me to use AF with IR. Combined with its low entry price, I was able to trade the modified 40D to Kolari Vision in NJ for conversion service for the M. I picked up a second M as I didnt want to fool around with multiple filters and sizes (the 11-22, 18-55 and 22 f2 all have different filter sizes) by having one converted to a full spectrum or dual spectrum (Vis + IR).

This has worked out spectacularly. The images are a vast improvement over the 10mp 40D files, and with an 85A filter, and a custom white balance, I am able to get a wide range of false color options.

Some are similar to the Kodak Aero film of yesterday, like this

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And yet can make beautiful orange photos in camera as well.

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Or in monochome mode, awesome Black and while IR photos. All with just a WB setting and custom ‘color tuning’ through the EOS Utility app.

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For $0, I am pretty impressed! Only drawback has been the touch screen which has a ‘touch shutter’ which has an enable/disable button on the bottom right of the screen which while on often gets activated by bumping into you, which then on 2nd or 3rd bump will AF and take a photo. Magic Lantern solved this by removing the button, but makes the exposure adjustment / ISO adjustment a bit more complicated. There is also the ‘shutter bug’ that causes the shutter button not to work with the 11-22 and 18-55 which is highly annoying.

Some more for my trip to colorado.

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For 2015, the new hope

Well, as I posted in 2014, hopefully with a new work from home option, I will be able to spend more time at night updating my page with my images. However, I oft find that it is hard enough to get them edited. Colorado has yet to really even be begun, 5 months later. With a renewed interest in wedding photography as a hobby, it might be even harder to update.

We shall see!

Below we see a few from my trip to Colorado in Infrared.

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