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IR filter between the sensor and the lens is broken, how to replace it and get it

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SOURCE: Internal IR Blocker vs Visible Light Filter

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If you are talking about Infa-Red, and are a little handy with small tools, you can convert a cheep used camcorder yourself.
All digital camers are senisitve to IR. In fact in order to get a good quality normal picture, they have to have a filter installed between the lens and the sensor just to get rid of it. go to: They have instructions on how to DYI, or there is a list of places that will do it for you. One suggestion, get a camcorder that has the lowest light capibilities 1 LUX or .o3 lux. You will need to get a natural light filter to put on the front of the lens- if you can't follow the DIY on the website. It works...I did it myself..You may also want an IR light for the camera to cover large areas, but I believe using the same filter that's on the site would work as well. let me know

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No, you can reduce the saturation but not go mono, (in the parameters settings)
You will need to adjust the colour balance and convert to mono in photoshop (or similar)
There are quite a few articles on the web regarding shooting in IR with the rebel, best results can be obtained with a modification to the camera (reversable by using a IR cut filter for non IR shots) as it contains quite a strong IR filter which means although it is possibler without modification exposures will be quite long with IR filters and focusing difficult as the auto wont work and you will be able to see very little trough the viewfinder once the IR filter is on.
Here are a few articles, they may not relate to your exact model but all the eos cameras are somewhat similar.

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