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What happens when you combine a splitzer with infrared film?

I love shooting infrared and I’ve always wanted to use a splitzer, so I decided to combine the two.
I didn’t have a splitzer I could use, so I had to make one. These are the materials I used:
• 1A filter that I never used (and was more than willing to destroy in the name of photography)
• Tape
• Scissors
• Knife
• Ruler
• Black paint
• Paint brush
• Pencil

Photo by tatocientos

First, I turned the filter upside down and marked a point on the edge.Then I used that point to measure the diameter of the filter and marked another point on the opposite side to signal where I would divide it in half.Using the two marks as guiding points I taped half of the filter down. I then used the knife to cut off the excess tape. Finally I painted over the tape with black paint.

When the time came to shoot, I screwed in the infrared filter first and then put the splitzer on top. I then twisted the splitzer filter in and off a little to split the images in half, and of course, as I did this, I had to pay close attention to make sure the filter wouldn’t accidentally fall off the camera.

I shot Rollei infrared film, handheld at ISO 12 with my 720 nm infrared filter and my 28 mm lens in bright daylight. These are the results!

written by tatocientos


  1. minjiful


    This is an amazing tipster! Thank you for the tutorial :)
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  2. asharnanae


    Love it :D

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  3. locutus


    great result

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  4. stouf


    Ah! I totally missed it! : ) Very well thought and executed!

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