Canon 5D Infrared Mod Samples

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
edited April 20, 2006 in Cameras
Hi Gang,

OK so today, I got the holy grail, the Infrared Nirvana, the black and white Manna from Heaven, my new Canon 5D, modded for full-time Infrared Photography by Maxmax.

I have only had time to use it for sample/test shots but it seems to be everything I hoped for and then some!

Here are some samples, the gallery is here on my site, enjoy it with the loupe tool, on the full-size image :wink.

Zeiss Distagon 21mm f/2.8 aboard, f/8, 1/125th sec, ISO 100:
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this is a 100% 800px by 800px crop from the above shot. Unsharpened.
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same crop, with a little bit (40%, .4 radius, 0 threshhold) of Smart Sharpen:
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And another sample, Canon 35 f/1.4L aboard, f/8, 1/80th sec, ISO 100:
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100% crop, 800px by 800px. Unsharpened.
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same crop, with a little bit ( (40%, .4 radius, 0 threshhold) of Smart Sharpen:
65171385-L.jpg

I am AMAZED at the quality of the skies, and the detail available, thoroughout the images. And the metering? So far, wonderful. The raw files are a joy to work with.

More to come....

Enjoy (full-frame infrared) photography,

Comments

  • DanielBDanielB Just a little older... Posts: 2,362Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    clap.gif congratz andy. looks like its gonna be sweet.
    Daniel Bauer
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  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Posts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    my sweet jeebus. i think im love iloveyou.gif

    oh, what is 'Smart Sharpen' btw?
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter Posts: 13,927Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 18, 2006
    Show Off!!thumb.gif

    Those are luscious looking images. Sharp as a tack!! I gather you have plans for May with the 5D IR.
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  • MitchellMitchell Major grins Posts: 3,477Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    Sweet shots!

    Which of you Canon shooters is first in line to buy this baby from Andy next week?eek7.gif
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,299Administrators moderator
    edited April 18, 2006
    Astonishing! The 5D seems to be made for this type of work.

    Andy, a comment on the sharpened versions... what I'm seeing is excessive amounts of sharpening. They're overcooked. That lens and 5D combo do a good enough job already IMO, and only a teensy bit of sharpening is required, if any at all.

    Mitchell wrote:
    Sweet shots!
    Which of you Canon shooters is first in line to buy this baby from Andy next week?eek7.gif

    :nah Wish it could be me, but my entire year's photo budget is being blown early to get ready for the Utah trip. The Gitzo and RRS order just put me into credit counseling.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    David_S85 wrote:
    Astonishing! The 5D seems to be made for this type of work.

    Andy, a comment on the sharpened versions... what I'm seeing is excessive amounts of sharpening. They're overcooked. That lens and 5D combo do a good enough job already IMO, and only a teensy bit of sharpening is required, if any at all.

    When you're right, you're right. I hit my "FS IR sharpen" action I created - it was tuned for my Rebel IR Mod. I just replaced the two crops - "teensy" amount 40..

    You're also right, that these files would print superb at nearly any size without any sharpening, too. I'll proably continue to refine the sharpening as I shoot more - thanks for the feedback!
  • TristanPTristanP Major grins Posts: 1,107Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    :jawdrop

    It's no longer keeping up with the Jones's. It's now keeping up with Andy. You certainly give us something to "shoot" for. Congrats on the awesome new toy.
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  • mr peasmr peas Drag that shutter! Posts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    When I was on the widescreen mac monitor which is a flat panel lcd, it looked like the images were too sharp, however when I'm home at my flat crt monitor, it looks like the images were just right.

    on another note.. Is there a way to grab SmartSharpen from CS2 and use it in CS1? ne_nau.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    mr peas wrote:

    on another note.. Is there a way to grab SmartSharpen from CS2 and use it in CS1? ne_nau.gif

    No, I'm afraid there isn't....
  • PamelaPamela Major grins Posts: 453Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    Andy
    Awesome!
    I love it. Hopefully, one day I will find a modded camera at a decent price.


    Pamela
    Thankyou

    Pamela

    www.exposedimages.net
  • msoomsoo Michael Soo Posts: 10Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    Looks freaking fantastic!
    Looks great, Andy. I had the same thing in mind for my 5D, once
    I pick up the next version of the 1ds2. Quick question, if I may.

    1. How much did you pay for the conversion?
    2. Does the picture come out as B&W or tinted red and you had to convert
    it to B&W?

    Thanks,
    Michael Soo
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    msoo wrote:
    Looks great, Andy. I had the same thing in mind for my 5D, once
    I pick up the next version of the 1ds2. Quick question, if I may.

    1. How much did you pay for the conversion?
    2. Does the picture come out as B&W or tinted red and you had to convert
    it to B&W?

    Thanks,
    Michael Soo

    wave.gif Hi Michael, nice to see you here :D

    the conversions run about $450 at maxmax.com

    you can see how the files look by checking out my tute on IR processing, here:

    http://dgrin.smugmug.com/gallery/1111417
    those are from 300D but the 5D is similar - though NOT as red.
  • PantherPanther Major grins Posts: 3,658Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    Howdy Andy
    Howdy Andy,

    WOWSER, I can't wait to see what all comes out of this, with the image quality, file sizes, and this mod, they should really be sweet. I keep thinking of the early days of the Sony's and how revolutionary they seemed back then.:D

    Congratulations!!!!!
    Take care,

    Craig

    Burleson, Texas
  • msoomsoo Michael Soo Posts: 10Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 19, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    wave.gif Hi Michael, nice to see you here :D

    the conversions run about $450 at maxmax.com

    you can see how the files look by checking out my tute on IR processing, here:

    http://dgrin.smugmug.com/gallery/1111417
    those are from 300D but the 5D is similar - though NOT as red.

    Great stuff Andy!! Always a pleasure to see your work! thumb.gif
    Thanks for the info. I think I'll be next soon.

    - MS
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 20, 2006
    DanielB wrote:
    clap.gif congratz andy. looks like its gonna be sweet.

    :D thanks Daniel
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