Infrared Photography Lenses Database

Lenses show hotspots when shooting infrared photography. Hotspots are caused mostly by the coatings inside the lens barrel and on the lens elements or by the interaction between the lens elements and the imaging sensor. Hotspots become more apparent at higher aperture numbers, while often disappear at the lowest numbers. Depending on the application and the task the infrared photo should be taken, low or high aperture numbers could be necessary. For the specific needs of infrared photography for art documentation it is helpful to have detailed information on lenses behavior at different aperture. This database reports on the test of Nikon lenses on the Nikon D800 modified for full spectrum (UV-VIS-IR). The evaluation method consists in shooting photos with different aperture numbers of the same target composed of a black and white cardboard with the AIC Photo Documentation target. Everybody with a Nikon DSLR camera modified for Infrared is welcomed to contribute to this database.

 

Tested lenses

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3.5

Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1.8 D

Coastal Optical 1:4 Apo Macro 60mm

Nikon Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D

Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm f4-5.6D

Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI

Soligor 200mm f2.8

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI

 

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3.5

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3-5

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3-5

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3-5

Nikon Nikkor 20mm f3-5  (dis­tance cam­era –tar­get 30 cm)

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Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1.8 D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1-8 D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1-8 D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1-8 D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm AF 1-8 D (dis­tance cam­era –tar­get 45 cm)

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Coastal Optical 1:4 Apo Macro 60mm

 

Coastal Optical  1-4 Apo Macro 60mm

Coastal Optical 1:4 Apo Macro 60mm

Coastal Optical  1-4 Apo Macro 60mm test

Coastal Optical 1:4 Apo Macro 60mm (dis­tance cam­era –tar­get 90 cm)

 

 

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Nikon Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8

Nikon Nikkor-H 85 mm f1.8

Nikon Nikkor-H 85 mm f1.8

Nikon Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8

Nikon Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8 (dis­tance cam­era –tar­get 100 cm)

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Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D

Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D

 

 

 

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f2.8 D (distance camera-target 120 cm)

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Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm f4-5.6D

Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm F4-5.6D

Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm F4-5.6

Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm F4-5.6D

Nikon Nikkor 70-210mm F4-5.6D (distance camera -target 265 cm)

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Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI

Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI

Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI

Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI test

Nikon Nikkor 200mm f4 AI (distance camera -target 265 cm)

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Soligor 200mm f2.8

Soligor 200mm f2.8

Soligor 200mm f2.8

Soligor 200mm f2.8

Soligor 200mm f2.8 (distance camera -target 265 cm)

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Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f4.5 AI (distance camera -target 265 cm)

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