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CD400 and IR

Has anyone tried Infrared photography using a CD400 or other CD Mavica camera. I have tried the test where you place the remote control in front of the camera and the light shows up in the LCD. I was just wondering if anyone had any real world experience and advice for getting good results before I go out and buy filters. Thanks. William

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Re: CD400 and IR

Yes, it'll work. You'll want to get the Hoya RM72 filter. I think that it's 52mm that attaches to the VAD adapter.......I've slept since then. If it's 55mm then order that one of course. There are other choices in filters but the RM72 has a fairly generous cut off that will give you more light to work with than a RM90 for instance. Exposures will be longish (seconds) at f5. I generally shoot at ISO 100 but you might find that ISO 200 works a little better. Play with it, after all the film is free. The results will be deep red and you'll have to use your photomangler to desaturate. Sometimes I adjust levels and sometimes a little noise reduction is necessary. The best times for shooting are in the morning or evening as that's when there's lots of IR. Do not expect to take pictures in the dark. Were talking near IR not the heat imagers. Enjoy.

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Re: CD400 and IR

Check it by point the lens at an IR source, like a remote control. Click on the remote, if you can see the IR light in the LCD finder, then the camera is sensitive to IR and should work. I think it will. The specs on the CD400 is almost completely the same as the S85 (excepting the obvious differences) and it probably has a lot of the same guts.

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