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Icy Blue

IR cams: What I sell (auch in DE)

I am always selling IR cameras (and often also UV) from my collection and from my experiments. These are mostly older models, mainly CCD cameras like the Nikon…

Candy Chrome

Make a better Candy Chrome

Let’s talk about Candy Chrome, the new infrared filter that Kolari Vision sells for 100 dollars for size 52mm (77mm already costs 200 dollars). Candy Chrome is certainly…

TB550/660/850 for sale

TB550/660/850 filters for sale

Would you like to own a TB550/660/850 filter from Midwest Optical? Coincidentally, I sell a couple of them. All are unused and in the original packaging. The TB550/660/850…

Water buffalo Aerochrome

Water buffalo in “Aerochrome”

No real info here, just some pictures of water buffalos in Uebeschi, taken with the Sigma SD1 and the “Aerochrome” setup. This time without the orange filter, and…

Aerochrome for the digital age

For digital photography, I think this is the best option to revive the long-defunct Aerochrome (Kodak EIR). And best of all, it’s straight out of the camera, without…

More pictures

More pictures, taken with the Sigma SD1 Merrill, the Triple Bandpass filter and a pink filter from Lee called Middle Rose. Pretty good, I think.

Aerochrome: Back to Foveon

Emulating Aerochrome is a long and winding road. Anyone who has read my previous blog posts on Aerochrome has probably seen my frustration in achieving an authentic look.…

aerochrome filter

The ultimate Aerochrome filter?

Aerochrome – once again. For the umpteenth time I dedicate a post to this topic. Right at the beginning, I have to completely revise a statement from an…

beam splitter aerochrome

The crazy beam splitter idea

Remember the post about the idea of using multiple sensors to expand the possibilities of false color or multispectral photography? Well, a YouTuber with the channel name grainydays…

NIKKOR-N 24mm

Editing with GIMP (auch in DE)

For IR images, the color channels must be swapped to obtain a blue sky. Depending on the model, the white balance must also be adjusted afterwards. This applies…

Infrared setup

My infrared setup

Here is my infrared setup for spring and summer. Now that everything is sprouting and blooming, it’s the perfect time to go outside. It’s not only an IR…

A look behind the UV curtain

I am trying my hand at ultraviolet photography this spring and summer. I bought a special lens for it – the Kuribayashi 35mm, respectively a clone that supposedly…

Medium Amber

Another great combo

It works! The DB940 filter now also fits my favorite lens – the Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Since the diameter of the filter is very small even for the…

Blue Trees

Blue Trees and better video

Now I had some sun and time to test the DB940. I combined it with a dark sepia filter from Lee (probably “Chocolate”) and got wonderful results, especially…

DB940

DB940: a new filter to play with

Here’s another filter from Midwest Optics that might be of particular interest to fans of obscure IR false-color styles: The DB940. It is particularly suitable for color palettes…

IR photography beginner

For a IR photography beginner

Every now and then I receive e-mails with questions about IR photography. A few days ago I received such an e-mail from a photographer from Holland. He wanted…

TB550/660/850: The last word

TB550/660/850: The last word

This is going to be a rather image-heavy post. But before we get to the photos, let me briefly say what it’s all about. Once again, it’s about…

Nikon D40 Aerochrome

Hail to the CCD

Repeatedly I have concluded that CCD sensors are superior to CMOS, especially when it comes to special false-color IR styles. With normal, “straight-forward” IR like 720nm or monochrome,…

Blue Trees Infrared

Turning the world blue

A reader of my blog, like me, has been using specialized IR and color filters and full spectrum cameras to create a false color look with blue trees.…

News from Richard Mosse

Like probably others, my passion for IR photography started with the Aerochrome pictures of Richard Mosse. Mosse is an Irish photographer who uses IR, UV and multispectral techniques…