Aug
14

Converting a camera for infrared

by
Matt Bennett

We’ve got an in-depth guide to false-colour infrared in the latest issue of the magazine – learn how a camera is converted!

DP138
DP138

In issue 138 of Digital Photographer – currently on sale – we’ve got a great feature taking a closer look at infrared.

The feature includes an interview with David Webb from ACS, who kindly loaned us an infrared-converted Nikon D7000.

Here’s a closer look at the process involved in converting a camera, like the Nikon D7000, to make it infrared sensitive.

Close up the sensor with the low pass filter (hot mirror) still in place

Sensor with the low pass filter/hot mirror still in place
Sensor with the low pass filter/hot mirror still in place

Removal of the low pass filter (hot mirror)

Removal of the low pass filter (hot mirror)
Removal of the low pass filter (hot mirror)
Removal of the low pass filter (hot mirror) - close-up
Removal of the low pass filter (hot mirror) - close-up

An infrared filter being fitted

An infrared filter being fitted
An infrared filter being fitted

This is an example of what we captured using the D7000 as converted by ACS. For more like this, check out DP138 – on sale now!

Infrared road
Infrared road

 

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