Canon EOS 30 and Infrared films

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  1. Sino

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    I've read on my Canon EOS 30's manual that this camera can't handle infrared film. Some friends have also informed me that the camera counter causes fogging on all the infrared films. Others though, claim that only the letters and exposure numbers are fogged on the negatives.

    So, what's the truth on this one? Any experiences? I'll be ordering film soon, so i thought i could maybe order some infrared too, if the camera can handle it.



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    Sino,

    The camera will fog Kodak infrared but you may get away with it if you do not tightly crop. All the EOS cameras with this frame counter will do the same. I use EOS cameras myself and have a good few of them, but only use an old EOS 600 for infrared - which does not have the later i/r problem frame counter. Basically the later EOS cameras (after the 600) will fog infrared film. The fogging is on the edge but sometimes can stray into the frame. If you are going to give it a try I would avoid the hot Kodak i/r film - the less hot Maco or Konica i/r films would show much less fogging.

    All the best,

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    I have ordered some IR film and will give my EOS 30 a roll. Then I will be able to decide whether it is too much fogging or acceptable.

    I will post some scans of a negative strip when I have a film developed.

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    My EOS 300 causes fogging on the letters/numbers and slightly into the frame when using Kodak's IR film.

    I get no fogging with Maco, Konica & Ilford IR films though.

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    Thanks everybody.

    So, if i'm getting this straight, the camera counter fogs the lower/upper parts of the film, and the fog may get slightly inside the frame too. That wouldn't be such a problem, since i could maybe crop the pictures. I use mostly 18x24cm paper so i have to crop anyway, and i have that in mind when shooting.

    I'll go for 5-6 rolls of Maco, probably. Morten, if you could post the scans it'd be very helpful. Thank you.


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    In my experience it only fogs one edge of the film.
     
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    Okey, thanks alot once again, thefizz. I'll order some and see how this goes. I could also borrow an older camera to see the differences myself.

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    You know... if it fogs things up, and you know it's going to do it... you could almost plan how to incorporate that into the shot... sort of like turning lemons into lemonade.

    I have a Canon Elan 7/EOS & I read that as well. I still want to try some IR film.

    Looking forward to seeing those negatives, Doc!
     
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    Now, that's just why i love this place, Jeanette. Too many helpful and creative people around, it almost feels as a fairytale.

    I guess i could include the fog as a part of the composition... The only thing left now, is to order the film! :smile:

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    As soon as the film arrives I will do the first roll.