Without ado, here’s a list of the gear and software I currently use in my infrared photography work.
I use a combination of RF and EF lenses (the latter with an adaptor). RF lenses are phenomenal, but not all work well for infrared photography. More on this in another post. Where equivalent RF lenses are not suitable for IR, I have substituted EF lenses.
EF lenses can be mounted to the Canon RF with the the EF-EOS adapter. This adapter dramatically increases the number lenses you can use with the R5.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM
Canon Extender EF 2X II*
Canon Extender EF 1.4X II*
*I use the older II series extenders because they work better with the EF-EOS adapter. I can not detect any quality difference at all between the series II and series III. I bought both of them second-hand on Ebay.
Hoya R72 - the classic, and what you should use if you don’t have a converted camera
I use a combination of traditional lens filters and the newer style rear filters, ie the RF Mount Clip-Ins, from Kolari.
Tripod & Head
ProMediaGear TR344 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Acratech GXP Ball-head Tripod Head with Lever Clamp
Acratech Quick Release Plates for the Canon R5, 70-200mm lens and 100-400mm lens
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