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 Post subject: UV photography
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:00 am 
I am soon to be embarking on research (PhD) involving the use of UV photography. Could I please obtain some information about the costs involved with such a camera and any recommendations and tips for their use.

Thank you

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:10 pm 
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It depends how seriously you want to go. If money is no object with a DSLR, you will probably be looking at replacing the camera internal filter and getting dedicated lenses as regular ones are reportedly pretty good at cutting UV as it is.

When looking IR and UV photography, I found this to be a useful starting point for tips.

Fuji did make a modified version of one of their DSLR (Nikon mount) which supported UV and IR photography, but I'm not aware of its current status.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:34 pm 
Excellent! Thank you for this - an excellent starting point, I will post back with what I find.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:00 pm 
From my interest in astrophotography I know that there are many places to learn how to make a camera take UV photos. You can find a hands-on post here: ... p?t=534856

and a video showing a IF/UV modification:

I don’t know what you are doing a PHD on. Yet if you don’t require too much in terms of pixels, then just get an older DSLR cheap.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:34 pm 
sorry for my late reply - but thank you for those links - that is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for!

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