Originally Posted by mrmurdoc34
What is your IR set up? I am thinking and have always been interested in IR photo. But everytime I get the money to get a decent IR camera everyone else finds a reason to spend it.
I have done some photoshop IR.
The top photo was take with a Canon G7 that I converted to IR and the other two were taken with a Canon G6 that I converted to IR. I currently only have the G7, but would like to find another G6 or S5IS, they both have LCD's that rotate, makes composing a shot much easier.
The G7 has had clear glass installed in-place of the factory IR cut filter (hot mirror) and then I use a Hoya 720nm filter on the front of the camera. Because it uses a front filter it's possible to do full spectrum images (just don't put a filter on) or regular images by using a hot mirror front filter. I find it's easier to carry a second camera.
The G6 has had the factory IR cut filter (hot mirror) replaced with a 720nm filter. It can only take IR images.
I have converted and sold quite a few of these cameras on ebay in the past but as with everything else the market for them tanked last year, and I couldn't break even.
If you are handy and have good eyes you can do it your self. The Canon G2 is one of the few that I found didn't need the focus adjusted when converted. You can probably find instructions on-line, just make sure if you put the IR filter in the camera use a Hoya, as the off brand IR filters are different thickness and also have a different band pass, they say 720nm, but they aren't I know first hand.