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Full Spectrum Converted Cameras -
the "Ultimate Flexibility and Versatility."
"Full Spectrum" Revolution:
Photography using a Full Spectrum (Clear) modified camera has fundamentally changed the infrared photography industry and the Infrared Camera Modification industry. This fundamental change has benefited the consumer by providing more options and better results at a much lower cost. Imagine owning one camera that will perform all the functions of more than ten cameras, all in the same camera body. Shooting normal Visible Light Photography, Infrared Photography, UV Photography and Astrophotography all with the same camera and without sacrificing image quality or performance is now a reality. That is exactly what a full spectrum conversion will provide. Yes, you can use your full spectrum modifed camera for "normal" photography. Many of our customers have chosen to have one camera modified to full spectrum and they are able to use it for portraits, weddings, Infrared, Astrophotography and everyday family shoots. Also, all of our own technicians own full spectrum cameras as well.
How "Full Spectrum" Works:
Full Spectrum - A "Full spectrum Camera Conversion" refers to the replacement of the internal IR Blocking filter (Low Pass Filter/Hot-Mirror filter) in the camera with a clear filter, allowing the camera to capture the entire light spectrum (EM Spectrum).This will allow the camera's imaging sensor to capture Ultra Violet, Infrared and Visible light. All you need to do is limit what the camera "sees" by placing the appropriate filter of your choosing on the lens. This can be anything from UV Only, IR Only and Astrophotography filters. There are a wide range of on-lens filters available for Infrared Photography and Visible photography on our website (On-Lens IR Filters - UV/IR Blocking Filters).
On-Lens IR Filters and UV/IR Hot-Mirror Filters: We now offer on-lens IR filters that will enable you to have the best of more than 6 different conversion types all in one camera. All you need is a Full Spectrum converted camera and the IR filter(s) of your choice and you will have the "best of all worlds". We offer on-lens filter kits that will give you the full range of IR filters and UV/IR hot-mirror blocking filters for your needs. We also provide our popular "Ultra-Blue" filter as an -on-lens filter which will broaden your IR shooting options. Having a camera with "Liveview" or one that uses an Electronic Viewfinder is optimal. Simply attach the filter fo your choice to the lens, set a custom white balance, and you will have great results straight from the camera. (Our UV/IR Hot-Mirror filters do not require use of a custom white balance).
UV/IR Hot-Mirror Filter - Don't let the idea of converting your camera to Full Spectrum scare you. You will still be able to shoot "normal" (Visible) images and your camera will be fully functional. All you need to do is use a UV/IR Hot-Mirror filter on your lens and everything will work just as before the conversion. Even the camera's automatic white balance functions will work fine. We have converted many cameras to Full Spectrum for professional wedding photographers, landscape photographers, macro photographers, portrait photographers and many others. These individuals use their full spectrum converted camera for a broad range of uses indluding normal imaging, infrared imaging, forensic investigations, archeological research, astrophotography and many other uses, all with one camera. They simply change their on-lens filter for each desired purpose. Example: One customer uses his Canon 60D full spectrum converted camera for archeological purposes while in the field and uses it for wedding photography as a secondary source of income. There is no need to carry multiple cameras for many different uses. He simply installs a UV/IR Hot-Mirror filter for normal wedding photography or an Infrared filter of his choice to perform comparison images of petroglyphs and pictographs in Visible light and Infrared light.
More Infrared Time-lapse videos at our Portfolio page: Spencer's Camera - Infrared Timelapse Portfolio.
IR Time Lampse:
Timelapse compiled of day and night time infrared images. Cameras used: Canon EOS 40D, 50D, 7D and Nikon D300s. The cameras had been converted to capture infrared by Spencer's Camera & Photo (spencerscamera.com). Images were compiled into a timelapse using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Infrared Timelapse 01 from Spencer's Camera on Vimeo.