58mm Infrared 'X Ray' Filter for Sony F828/F717

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by yeo seng tong, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Why you need to use an Infrared filter?

    Sony has changed the Nightshot feature a few times during production.
    The first Sony camcorders could shoot Nightshot in the day. Then Sony
    found that people were using the camcorders to see through some
    clothing, so they changed the camcorders to have a fully open aperture
    in Nightshot mode. This meant in bright light, the picture is
    overexposed. Some of the most recent camcorders from Sony are somewhere
    in-between. One recent camcorder we have tested limits the minimum
    aperture but still adjusts the aperture wider. Interestingly, the result
    is that in Nightshot mode during daylight, the picture is overexposed
    without a filter. But, using Nightshot in daylight with an IR filter
    works! Perhaps Sony has realized that this feature helps sell cameras. 

    Use this GTS2 Infrared Filter on your Sony Cybershot DSC F828/F717/F707
    (with NIGHTSHOT) for the X-RAY effect

    This is a BRAND NEW 58mm GTS2 1000nm Infrared Filter.
    Specifications: Filter Size: 58mm 50% Cutoff Rating: 1000nm

    All Sony Cybershot DSC F828/F717F/707 with the Super Nightshot/Nightshot
    feature are capable of achieving the X-Ray effect when used with the
    GTS2 Infrared filter. Seeing is beliveing. This infrared filter will
    filter out 99% of light seen by naked eye only allowing infrared light
    thru. Technically the naked eye can see 100% black with the help of this
    filter. Because with the night shot function on the naked eye cannot
    pick up the high contrast black. So with the GTS2 Infrared filter and
    your night shot function on, it will help u see title of a book with a
    piece of cloth place over it thus the x-ray effect.
    This is an excellent filter for outdoor filming. The GTS2 Infrared
    filter is considered to be a dark filter and is used to capture the
    highest quality pictures in typical outdoor lighting.

    This GTS2 Infrared filter is made with High Grade Imported Infrared
    glass from JAPAN. Specially mounted in a 58mm Silverish Grey ring to
    match your Sony Cybershot F828/F717/F707.  This filter includes a filp
    open type plastic carrying case. Also available in black ring for F828.

    Buy price is usd95 plus shipping usd18. check out www.ebay.com
    'infrax1000filter' to buy.
    yeo seng tong, Feb 2, 2004
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Heliopan also makes a 1000nm filter for IR photography
    Bob Salomon, Feb 2, 2004
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  3. A filter that blocks visible light and lets infrared through is
    a nice toy.

    A filter that blocks infrared and lets visible light through would
    be something I'd use all the time, since it would prevent the
    dreaded purple fringing.

    Does anyone sell such a filter?
    Jef Poskanzer, Feb 2, 2004
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Heliopan has several, depending on the wave length desired.

    Of course, since it blocks visible light you would not be able to see
    the image on the LCD screen or on an electronic viewfinder.
    Bob Salomon, Feb 2, 2004
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    Dave Guest

    Who makes this claim?
    Dave, Feb 2, 2004
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    Crownfield Guest

    actually, My old dimage 7 has an electronic viewfinder,
    and with an 89b filter, the evf works very well.
    so do autoexposure, and autofocus.
    Crownfield, Feb 3, 2004
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    KBob Guest

    I did order one of these, since 1000nm filters in 58mm size (or
    larger) are very expensive. The Hoyas (R90M, R100M) are $250 or more
    and not readiliy available. I've got a couple of them that were
    purchased on eBay, but they are only 52mm and vignette with the 828.
    They do, however, show that a filter that is deeper than the common
    Hoya R72 is more effective on the 828, since there's enough of a
    filter factor on these to nearly eliminate the need for added ND's
    stacked on, not to mention the added IR effect. He offers these in
    both black finish for the 828 and silver for the 717 models.

    It might be a good idea to try both an R72 (720nm) together with one
    of these 1000nm types, since seperate exposures with these two having
    well-defined IR cutoffs may be subtracted in Photoshop to yield false

    Someone is also selling B+W ND 1.8 (6 stops) filters on eBay in 58mm
    size, and these may be ideal for use with the R72 in sunlit
    KBob, Feb 27, 2004
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