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m joined January 13, 2008 (logged-in June 13th) <beez> Bitching where bitching is due -- and often where it is not.

New Infrared Camera

I've been looking at beez's infrared photography lately and been somewhat jealous. Normally, infrared light isn't helpful for photo exposure, so camera manufacturers place a filter over the sensor to block it. Several people exist that will modify cameras by removing the stock sensor and replacing it with either a perfectly clear sensor, or with one that only lets infrared light through (among other options). I had considered shipping my Canon 20D out to Spencers Camera and Photo, and replacing it with a newer Canon 7D, but I wasn't quite willing to drop the money on a 7D. Instead I looked at the cheaper "rebel" (or X00 series) but I really liked what the 20D offered. The reasonable choice, was, apparently to purchase a used 20D from Spencer's as well as the modification, which saved on shipping, and wasn't much more expensive than buying the items separately. In the end, I got a slightly used 20D (6418 shutter actuations which isn't all that much, but the hot-shoe has some noticeable cosmetic damage) that shoots infrared photos.