It has been a real delight to find out just how good the X100 is for Infrared, it’s a combination of having a virtually hot spot free lens, and clean files up to ISO1600.
The shutter speeds in full sun with an IR720nm filter at ISO1600 tend to be around 1/30th of a second which is hand holdable this lens, just make sure you take a few shots of the same scene in case on or two end up with motion shake.
The below image is an Out of Camera JPG with the following settings;
- Infrared 720nm filter
- Black and White
- Shadow Tone – Hard
- Highlight Tone – Normal
All the images below have the same settings as above, but a little contrast and curve adjustment in post processing (GIMP).