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IR72 Attempt II

Larger on white

 

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My second attempt on IR-720 - still not quite a perfect one actually. Still suffering from hot spots as well and I found out that f/4 gives less of a pronounced hole in the middle, but it's still there as a result of internal reflections within the Tokina 12-24mm. A lot of lenses suffer from this and some work wonders, like some cheap kit-lenses I sold with my D200 last week :((

 

So, I'm afraid I need to find a cheap 18-70 dinky again or go for the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 which - according to some but not to others - doesn't produce these nasty spots. I will see, because I have two 11-16's in backorder now. Hope to testing out one about a couple of days or weeks.

  

Post-processing notes

I'm really close to a standard set of actions applied in PP when it comes to IR photos after they have been custom white balanced in-camera or in your favorite tool. I will be posting a Photoshop action in one of my next IR posts that does the auto-level adjustment and channel swap on the image, with some additional adjustments for your convenience. Hang on if you like.

 

Camera & exposure

 

Camera: Nikon D300 unconverted

Lens: Tokina AT-X 124 Pro 12-24mm f/4

Filter: IR-720

f/4 - 15 sec - 12mm - ISO-100

 

P.s. I know I need to catch up with you folks, will be passing by soon.

 

Explore #3 on 2009-09-18

 

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Taken on September 18, 2009