Set the camera up in a darkened room (manual focus,aperture priority, with the lens wide open), point a IR remote control (TV remote?) at the lens (so you can see it in the viewfinder), press and hold a button on the remote (volume control would do), fire the D50's shutter.
If the D50 is capable of IR imaging, (once the camera has taken a picture) you should see an image consisting of light that was emitted by the IR remote control.
I just got the hoya R72 filter today and I agree with lowla. It works and it is easy. To show you how easy it is I'm posting the very first IR shot I took. I opened the filter (which I brought home 15 minutes ago), put it on the camera, set up the tripod in my backyard, guessed at an exposure (1/20 @ F3.5, Nikon 18-70@18) and clicked the shutter. In Photoshop I did autolevel and desaturate. That's it. Nothing to it. Now I have to go find something interesting to shot. The major hassle is that you have to compose the shot and focus with the filter off, then put the filter on to take the shot.
Hi bernie76, I believed if you shot this way, you picture will be appear in 'red' on your camera LCD screen. To elimiate this and the hassle of using PS to do adjustment. Another way is to use custom white balance setting. You may want to try this.
Before you put on the IR filter.. (1) Press and hold the WB button and rotate command dial till "PRE" is display (2) Release the WB briefly and then press the button again until "PRE" icon start to blink. (3)Set the camera mode to "P" (4) Aim your camera at some trees or sky and take a shot.
Once you are successful in setting the custom white balance. You can shoot your IR pictures without seeing the result in "red". The final result (IR effect) will be display instantly on the camera screen.
The process is a bit tedious as compare to doing a post PS adjustment but the pro is you got instant result that u can see on the camera screen instead of a picture appear in red.
Thanks lowla, I'll check this out. I like the idea of seeing the result instantly. I know I'm going to want to play around with this quite a bit, mainly I posted the pic to point out that it really is an easy process, even a slow learner like me can do it. I wish finding a good composition was as easy!
Some people are like slinky toys, not really good for anything, but still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs....
>Before you put on the IR filter.. >(1) Press and hold the WB button and rotate command dial >till "PRE" is display >(2) Release the WB briefly and then press the button again >until "PRE" icon start to blink. >(3)Set the camera mode to "P" >(4) Aim your camera at some trees or sky and take a shot.
Are you sure you do all these steps with no filter attached?
>>Before you put on the IR filter.. >>(1) Press and hold the WB button and rotate command dial >>till "PRE" is display >>(2) Release the WB briefly and then press the button again >>until "PRE" icon start to blink. >>(3)Set the camera mode to "P" >>(4) Aim your camera at some trees or sky and take a shot. > >Are you sure you do all these steps with no filter attached?
oops, I'm sorry. I've made a mistake (sometimes the fingers just dun follow what the mind want to do)..Tks mfa for the alert and apologize for the inconvenience caused, if any.
You'll have to put on the IR filter first before attempt the above steps.