Can We Use Any Infrared Filters With Sony DSC-F828?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by maria, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. maria

    maria Guest

    I have been reading a lot on this, but I have not gotten a straight
    answer to my question: can we use any IR filters on a Sony DSC-F828? I
    don't mean night shots, and I don't want to IR-modify my camrera for

    maria, Nov 3, 2006
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    JimKramer Guest

    Yes, you can.

    JimKramer, Nov 3, 2006
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  3. maria

    maria Guest

    Come on, Jim. I know you are capable of more intelligent responses.
    Obviously, I am interested in knowing which filters, if any, work with
    the F828. What do you think I asked? Can I screw in a filter onto the

    maria, Nov 3, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    The F828 should go to about 950nm, this is pretty long so just about
    any IR filter should work fine.

    Scott W, Nov 3, 2006
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    JimKramer Guest

    I'm so sorry. I was not feeling particularly intelligent when I
    answered your yes/no question with a simple yes/no answer.

    If you have a 58mm IR filter it will fit on the F828. The only
    downside will be the exposure time limit of 30 seconds. So use it on
    bright sunny days. Make sure the lens is not exposed to extraneous
    light. The viewfinder/LCD will let you see even long exposures, much
    better than guestimating with a DSLR.

    Everything becomes a lovely purple color, you can to a gray scale
    conversion or what I've come to like is the sepia filter effect in

    Here are some test shots I did when I started to play with it. (about
    1/2 MB) Nothing I consider spectacular, but it will give you an idea
    of what it will do.
    JimKramer, Nov 3, 2006
  6. maria

    maria Guest

    Thank you very much Jim. I appreciate your help and your
    great samples.

    With best regards,

    maria, Nov 4, 2006

  7. With 828 in NightShot mode, no modification, I've used an R72 (89B) type
    filter. BUT! You're limited to f/2-something, something and no faster
    shutter speed than 1/30 second. So in bright sunlight, I gotta add an ND
    filter or two, taking away the wide angle due to vignetting. (Deeper IR
    filters may do better, and a green works better than an ND at IR

    I actually miss the 717, un-modded NightShot capable of 1/60 second
    exposures. Not as much additional ND filtering needed. 717 also had odd
    visible light leak for interesting effects. 828 makes mostly
    "monochrome" IR.

    Mojo Eye II (R72, ND filters on 828, processed):

    Mojo Eye (R72, ND filters on 717, processed):

    Mojo Eye with no IR filter, just The Blob (red & green filters on 717,

    Both accept 58mm filters.
    Unclaimed Mysteries, Nov 4, 2006
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