• Ultraviolet Photography

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#1 Gamma


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 13:31

I am interested in what can be achieved from digital cameras. I found out on the Internet how sensors can detect IR and UV radiation, but the cameras need to be modified to do this. Certain camcorders have had the ability to do IR 'night vision','0 lux' for some time. A lot of current security cameras have the ability to switch to IR mode.
I have been reading that UV photography is more difficult for various reasons and is more expensive.
I have been looking into various lens options, have dismantled two EL Nikkor 80mm lenses to destroy the fungus, but wasn't sure how to get the centre (center in American English) element out. I did make the mistake of taking out the thing that holds the aperture blades in place and then disrupting the blades. This created the difficult task of putting the blades back in place.

#2 nfoto

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 21:27

Welcome to the UVP community, which is as helpful as anything found on the net. Lots of compulsory tinkers here, maybe even some lens repair nerds?

#3 dabateman

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 23:28

First hit in Google was an old igoriginal post here:

I haven't taken one apart. But overlaying aperture blades can be tricky.