Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Using Lee IR Filter, Failed- Advice Please


146 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
ylwdog Registered since 08th Jun 2009
Sun 06-Sep-09 12:19 PM

I purchased Lee's IR Filter and used it attempting to capture the effects I have seen. This failed. I was at the beach on an overcast morning and wanted to capture the pier. But, all I got was Job NR exposures, they were all completely black.
I set my lens to 2.8, using a Nikkor 105, and shutter setting from 2 seconds to 30 seconds.
I was handholding the filter against the lens w/ a Graduated ND filter (w/ the clear section of the filter- as to not reduce any more light transmission) against the outside surface of the IR filter to give it support so the wind would not alter the shape or blow it out of my hand.

I am wondering if either I was doing something wrong or if the sensor in the D700 will not permit this.

Thanks for any help,


Visit my Nikonians gallery.