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Calling Andrew Welsh
My pager went off. Because it was a pager, it was slow getting to me.
I use it sometimes at weddings, sorta like a fisheye lens. Several conditions have to be met for effective photos:
1) plenty of time for portraits.
2) Lots of green foliage to maximize effect.
3) Good outdoor scenery.
4) People that look decent in IR.. not everyone does.
I did the LifePixel clear glass modification to my 40D. I actually do astrophotography with the 40D which is the real reason I did the modification. Shooting IR was a side benefit, I just had to buy an IR front filter for the camera body. Because it blocks the light path before the prism, it requires composing in live view.
I use it about 50% for details / venue / scenery shots:
And the occasional portrait:
(this one was licensed to the venue, and they use it in their TV commercials)
and my favorite IR wedding portrait:
(note it was that last wedding where I finally decided the 16-35/2.8L II was a POS for infrared photos, I sold it and bought a 17-40/4L which is far, far better in IR.. the 16-35 has terrible ghosting and internal reflections in IR)
I find it better for portraits at senior sessions and such, where you have time.