Digital camera for Infrared photography?

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  1. Fez

    Fez New Member

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    Hey!

    I've recently been interested in getting into infrared photography- however, it's expensive to keep up infrared film and developing costs, and I've heard that there are some digital cameras out there with infrared functions. (Or, specifically, I've heard that the Sony f828 has a function that achieves similar effects?)

    Before I rush off and look into buying one, however- are there any other cameras out there that can offer me the same? I don't mind if it's compact or SLR (Though preferably SLR)- what can anyone suggest to me? Budget is preferably not too big- I'm a poor uni student! So I don't mind looking at older cameras- or is something with infrared abilities going to cost me a lot?
     
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  2. AaronM

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    There are three options, at least that I know.
    Fuji makes an SLR specifically for scientific/medical work that can do IR, and some UV as well:
    SLR -> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0707/07071304fujifilmispro.asp
    It is pretty expensive, but....
    Out of the stratasphere, they also have a PS model($900ish). It has the unique ability to compose the picture entirely on the LCD in the IR spectrum, so if you are filtering our ALL visable light, the LCD allows you to compose, focus and shoot without flipping filters down, and estimating focus offsets
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0701/07010403fujifilmfinepixis1.asp

    If what you need is more a normal camera that can do the occasional IR, and don't mind a bit of work for it, the Sigma SD14 has a removable IR filter.
    http://www.popphoto.com/popularphot...ure-invisible-light-with-your-sigma-sd14.html
    it was designed so you can clean it, as the IR is in front of the mirror, but it allows IR photography

    Aaron
     
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