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Infrared on an EOS camera

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cabbiinc says:

I want to shoot IR film on my Canon Xs (film body) but I read somewhere that most EOS bodies, the Xs included, have IR sprocket hole counters and this fogs the film. Is there a workaround for this or should I just use my AE-1 or Pentax K1000? For what it's worth I have 10 rolls of Konica 750nm IR film.

Would covering the sprocket hole counters with 120 backing paper work?
9:26PM, 25 June 2008 PDT (permalink)

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cabbiinc says:

Well, I found out that if you use Konica 750nm IR film that the InfraRed sprocket hole counters wont fog the film since its a different spectrum.

Now the question I have is what in the heck causes this grain. Its a weird pattern.
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any thoughts.
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cabbiinc says:

Click on it and view it original size to see what I mean.
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swsmithphotography says:

as for info on EOS cameras and IR film this page should cover everything photonotes

but the grain I'm not sure about, maybe just a result of under exposure? but like you say it's almost in a pattern :S
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cabbiinc says:

FYI exposure f/32, somewhere between 1.6 - 2 seconds (most of the roll was 2 seconds), bright sunny day with the sun to my back.

I was going for a long exposure with the 2 seconds. If I have to go longer I will be happy.
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