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Does anyone know of canon camera that doesn't fog when shooting black and white infrared. I have an eos elan, eos 3 and an A2...the A2 is the best but still fogs. I would like to be able to stay with canon and use all my lenses....any suggestions?
I have never tried infra red but I have read that it is tricky. I wonder if the A2 is the best because it is a metal body but if there is no window in the back, I wouldn't have thought that it should fog provided that the seals are OK. Is it alright with ordinary film?
My understaning of the problem with fogging has more to do with the dx coding and the laser that is built into canons for reading that on the film. I have put black gaffers tape over the back window on my cameras but I have also tried it without doing this and it doesn't seem to matter....I want to be able to use my AF lenses...
I am ok with going totally manual, because when I shoot infrared that's what I do anyway but I want to use my lenses....
Yes, all of the cameras are alright with regular film just that tricky infrared causes problems....
Thanks for responding, John.
(oh and if I can get this figured out, I would also like to try shooting underwater with infrared....not too ambitious, I hope)
Lasers are not used to read DX. Look inside your camera and you will see a row of pins that contact the film cassette. On the side of the cassette the DX code is black and silver squares - silver conducts between the pins, black insulates, and that's how your camera reads DX. The problem with Canons and IR is the diode used to measure the film advance.
The EOS-1v is definitely ok with IR film -- one of the many small advantages it holds over the EOS-3. If you want to avoid the expense of a 1v, it might be worth investigating whether the older 1-series cameras have the same feature. I'm sure a quick email or phone call to Canon would clear the matter up.
That Photonotes site is great isn't it? I hadn't looked at the IR stuff on there until yesterday, but I saw the reply to your other posting and went and checked it out. I've been there before for information on the Canon flash system though.
I have a Canon G3 and use a Hoya Infrared filter all the time. I've never had it "fog" on any shot. I do a lot of outdoor infrared shots and the only issue I've had is that I have to wait until weather conditions are perfect to get a great shot. Obviously I can't control that though.
Wow, that looks great. I never realized that the G3 would produce such nice infrareds with just a filter. I had read that there are certain digital cameras that are sensitive to infrared light with the proper combination of filters. Is this the case with the G3 or is the Hoya infrared filter all you needed? I've seen some infrared shots taken at outdoor wedding ceremonies and they look fabulous. I'd like to try that with my 10D if possible.