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Congratulations on your find.
However, it's hard for me to understand how the exposures can be the same as for visible. I can understand how the built-in metering might still be accurate, but not the same.
Also, I'm kind of curious how it renders colors.
Looking forward to seeing some of your work with this beast.
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I'm with you on the exposures being "the same" and chalked that up to the seller not understanding the process too well ... lol I'm assuming I'll have to adjust to what the meter reads (most likely +2-3 f/stops per exposure) but I'll have a better understanding of it when the gear is in my hands.
As far as colors, I'm pretty sure this camera will be like the Sony I have been working with in that regard. With the Sony, the output file is green tinted and I desaturate in PS and end up with a b/w image. From what I've seen on the Web, the Nikon images will come out red tinted, but the process after that will essentially be the same.
There is a way to swap channels to create a color looking image, but I've never been a fan of that look. If I do decide to go color with an image, I'll mimic the way I used to adjust IR film images -- hand color with Marshall Oils. Only in this case, I'd shoot a color reference image of the IR scene and sample my colors from it as I hand-toned it in Photoshop.
Thanks again, John!
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