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Last year I had PhotoFair regular John Chu convert an original EOS M into infrared for me. The old original M cameras are quite reasonable on the used market and frankly it makes for a great conversion. The original M cameras converted to IR shouldn’t be more than $300-$350 and it has a decent 18mp sensor and it is AF. There are others as well, I routimely see IR converted older Canons and Nikons with 18mp sensors and often these are in the $200-$300 range. I did the 650nm conversion on mine and can use heavier filters for the wide range of IR options. Although the color work with infrared is kind of fun what with all the wacky colors, I really like the classic black and white infrared look as well as using the color infrared and pulling back 90% of the color for a subtle quasi black and white look.

The images below were taken with the camera and no IR filter. Just the 650nm infrared sensor conversion. Without any filter or Photoshop work there is this demonic looking orange hue over everything. That can be great when you want to create a post apocalyptic sense to a scene, but not so much useful for other applications. You can use Photoshop to flip the red and blue values with the channel mixer and create crazy neon blue skies instead of the ominous demon sky effect. Just search you tube and you will find a few short videos about how to do this. The third image is monochrome with all the color taken out. Click here to continue reading…

Little Canon G7X delivers BIG results

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Last month at PhotoFair in Newark, CA I managed to come home with more cool stuff. I bought a Voightländer Ultron 28/2 in Leica M Mount. I bought a beat up old FD 200/2.8 IF to play with , and I bought a Canon G7x Mark II. Then as if that were not enough, I wandered into Pro Photo Supply in Portland and they had a used Canon RF 35/1.8 IS. Since I didn’t have a single native lens for my EOS R I figured, yeah, gotta have that. But I wasn’t finished, I took the long way home through St Johns in North Portland and said hello to the gang at Blue Moon Camera and they had a LensBaby Velvet 56/1.6 used. Holy cow, this is getting out of hand.

The Velvet 56mm is Lensbaby’s take on soft focus, I love soft focus lenses, but I have hit you all up a little heavy on the soft side of imaging, so I’ll refrain for now, and write that up later in the year. I’ll say the RF 35 is outstanding, love that lens but I’ll be yacking it up another day.

Today I want to talk about the Canon G7X Mark II. I have liked this camera since Canon first introduced the Mark I way back in 2014. Some of you may remember I wrote up the Canon S110 a few …

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PhotoCamera is BUYING!

Bring your unused gear to Emanuelle he buys cameras! He also has four tables of cool old cameras in a variety price ranges as little as $20!