3 comments on “720nm Standard Filter

    • Mark,
      I am new to infrared photography and pleased that I found this blog. The information you provide is extremely helpful. I purchased a converted Lumix SZ7 compact camera with the 720 nm filter conversion to try my hand at IR (I have a Nikon D610 and a Fuji X-E2 that I am not willing to convert). Although the camera and process seems to work fine, I’m already thinking about getting a camera with a bigger sensor and better resolution. I read somewhere that the Olympus Pl 1 was a good choice. I am also interested in converting the camera I do get with a filter that will allow me some flexibility in coming up with different results in post processing. I didn’t know if the 720 limits that. Any help or direction you can steer me is appreciated.

      Next, I live in Southeast Georgia about one hour South of Savannah (Brunswick) and would be interested in an IR workshop if you might offer one in South Carolina. Are there any planned? Finally, I am interested in purchasing your CD, but since my current camera does not shoot in RAW, I was wondering if it would still be helpful?

      If this blog is not the best method for these type questions, please advise.


      • Steve sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this. Remember one fact when selecting a camera for IR, the newer cameras give much higher ISO support. You also need a camera that has proven itself to white balance in IR. I would go with the Fuji X body. I currently use the X Pro 1 and a X100s (at 830nm).

        For flexibility, if you get a 590nm internal conversion you can add a 630nm, 665nm, 720nm and a 830nm filter onto the end of your lens to modify the IR band you are shooting in. Remember though that you will need a live view camera to do this!
        I have just posted the best IR workshop for 2014 on both of my blogs with lots of info on location and what you will be learning. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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