Got one of my cameras full spectrum converted.

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#1 ImNewHere on 5 years ago

It's a Pentax K-01, known as the yellow Brick, and I had it full spectrum converted. So, has anyone done any full spectrum cosplay photography? While that is not it's primary purpose, I do plan on taking it and taking a shot with it as well on some things. If you've done it, got any examples? I feel like I may be wandering into some new territory in cosplay photography here.

#2 Access on 5 years ago

They tend to be somewhat problematic when dealing with people, unless you are doing like scientific or sci-fi types of characters I don't think anyone's really tried to for cosplay photography.

#3 Surfsama on 5 years ago

No sure if full spectrum is the same as near infrared but I dappled in IR at conventions for a while.

#4 ImNewHere on 5 years ago

That is pretty cool, but full spectrum is a little different. It makes the camera pick up all IR, UV, and visible light. It's pretty good for astrophotography and forensic photography. I mainly did it for landscape stuff and because I am on a paranormal investigation team. I may hit a local con next weekend and give it a shot.

#5 Surfsama on 5 years ago

Post a pict (even if it's landscape) if you can. I'm curious.

#6 ImNewHere on 5 years ago

Here's straight from the camera using AWB, only resized.


Here is with custom white balance set in the camera, again, resized:


My Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 sucks for this because it has a bad IR hotspot. Of course I knew that before I sent it off, but I do have other lenses I can use. I simply didn't want to wander downstairs to get them.

*I do need to learn all that photoshop stuff to get full spectrum pics looking like the pros do!

#7 Surfsama on 5 years ago

Cool! I can see some creative cosplay uses for that set-up. As it is, the pictures have an eerie sci-fi feel to them.

#8 ImNewHere on 5 years ago

I have a con this weekend so I'm going to bring it. I really can't wait to see how they turn out.