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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


I am thinking about giving Infrared ( IR ) Photography a try

I already own these Nikon lenses:


  1. 24-70 F/2.8
  2. 16-35 F/4
  3. 75-150 Series E F/3.5
  4. Zeiss ZF.1 100 F/2
  5. AF Nikkor 180 F/2.8 D


Does anybody have information regarding which of these lenses will work well with an IR converted body and which ones will be losers ( ie: prone to flare issues, etc )

Thanks,
Bob



May 16, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


naturfotograf.com

Bjorn is kinda web guru on lens compatibility with IR.



May 16, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


+1 on the above.

This is a link to what he says about IR lenses.

http://www.naturfotograf.com/UV_IR_rev05.html#top_page




May 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


Justin Huffman wrote:
naturfotograf.com

Bjorn is kinda web guru on lens compatibility with IR.


Agree with Justin. Bjorn is the guru on IR and UV lens compatibility!
http://www.naturfotograf.com/UV_IR_rev00.html
Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom right hand side of the page and click the arrow for more IR and UV photographs.



May 16, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


I found the 16-35mm to be excellent with IR.

Just be sure try out your lenses and see if you like the results before thinking of buying anything.



May 17, 2011 at 04:31 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


Your lenses are fine...if you have a crop factor body, then the 16-85mm is a great lens too. However all the ones you mention do fine in IR. The 14-24mm F2.8 is a great lens for IR on a full-frame body.

MaxMax seems to do the best conversions...and if you want a full spectrum IR camera, I have a D200 ready to go with appropriate filters (Baader) - contact me off-list.

The folks over at Nikongear.com have an IR/UV section where some of the best people hang out and post their images (and do much gear talk). That is a great resource:

http://nikongear.com/live/index.php?/forum/28-invisible-spectrum-uvir/

Here are some IR photos from Central Park, NYC:

http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=637107




May 17, 2011 at 04:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


For anyone interested in IR and Nikon, this is a very good deal:

http://nikongear.com/live/index.php?/topic/33248-fs-d200-converted-to-ir/



May 17, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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I found the 50mm 1.8D works a treat. The Tokina 11-16mm has a hotspot. The 18-105 DX kit lens works reasonably well. I'm expecting a 75-150 Series E in the mail this week so could try it. I've got a 180 2.8 AF ED & 28mm 2.8 AI-S I could also try, they are recent arrivals not yet tested on my D70-IR.

Anyway, this is the 18-105 & some colourised infrared shots using the D70-IR (665nm filter)













And this is the 50mm 1.8D













I'll see if I can do a session with the D70IR soon with those other lenses, maybe on the weekend.



May 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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i've found that suitable lenses are body dependent. you have to choose a body and the search for a lens that works well under most of the conditions you shoot. lenses that come with very high recommendations from Bjorn's site have failed miserably on my Fuji IS-Pro and some that he thinks are junk work very well most of the time. i use the Nikkor 12-24 most of the time.

Herb...



May 17, 2011 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Best Lenses for Infrared Photography?


http://nikongear.com/live/index.php?/topic/33248-fs-d200-converted-to-ir/

is a very good deal for an IR converted camera...I prefer the deep IR (830nm) to the standard (715nm) because (a) skies are deeper black (water too - makes for better looking reflections); and (b) there is slight more detail in foliage...but (c) down side is that exposure time can be 1-2 stops more with a deep IR conversion vs. standard.



May 17, 2011 at 02:52 PM





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