Volume 8, Issue 72; 06 May 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

The infrared filter is almost opaque to my eyes, but not to my Nikon's CCD.

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.


A quick experiment with the TV remote control demonstrated that my camera could see infrared.Take your camera to a dark room, point the remote at the lens, push the shutter and some button on the remote at about the same time. If you get a picture of the LED in the remote glowing brightly, your camera can see IR. If it's pitch black, it probably can't. Then I had to visit eBay.

For comparison, here's the same scene in all of its visible spectrum resplendence:

Neither image has much artistic merit, but I do like the ethereal quality that IR lends to the trees. I think this filter is a keeper.


Hi Norm, I liked the infra-red pictures and I'm might be a dumb question, but what did you buy from ebay to help you do this?

—Posted by Duncan Hull on 24 May 2005 @ 05:21 UTC #