The Sun is Out

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Olympus EM5 Infrared conversion, 9-18mm Olympus lens. Post processing in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex.
Olympus EM5 Infrared conversion, 9-18mm Olympus lens. Post processing in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex.

The sun is out at last which means it’s no good for Landscape Photography. But it is good for Infrared Landscape Photography. Yesterday I went up to the Yorkshire Dales in order to try out my new Olympus EM5 which I had converted to Infrared.

The conversion was completed by ProTech in the UK and used a 665nm filter. My other camera is a Panasonic GX1 with a 720nm filter and was converted by ACS. If you are wondering why I didn’t use ACS again, it’s not because they did a bad job it just it took them a couple of months. A friend had used ProTech and was very pleased with the service. So too am I.

The results from the EM5 are just as good as I hoped. Whilst I am still finding my way with the 665nm filter in terms of post processing, it does look quite promising. Here is a first image from the top of Malham Cove. I hope you like it.

4 thoughts on “The Sun is Out

    Jim said:
    April 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Are you focusing manually? I have a camera that is converted, and I find that the IR tends to focus incorrectly if I do auto focus. Thus I always manually focus. It is possible for the place doing the conversion to adjust the focus for one lens, but I don’t stay with one lens, so manual focus works for me.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      April 6, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Hi Jim, I am focussing automatically. The Micro 43 cameras don’t have the same issues with IR focus as DSLRs. In fact they are a joy to use for IR due to this, touch screen focus and live view.

    Roger Kelly said:
    April 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Robin

    Duh!

    Only read this AFTER I wrote to you.

    You must think I’m a right dunderhead!

    Still, shows I appreciate all you do.

    Cheers

    Roger

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