How the hell can I get this camera to shot IR? Is there some filter blocking it or what, because i cant find anything in settings to enable this function?
Someone with experience please help
The infrared XT1? You uh...turn it on.
The regular XT1? Fujis are a little more IR sensitive than most cameras and can do it decently, but you obviously need a filter to block your visible light.
If your dilemma is the former, I dunno how to help you, read the manual. If its the latter, you can't shoot infrared without an IR filter. Get yourself a cheap 720nm or something on ebay if you wanna experiment.
Digital cameras usually feature physical IR blocking filters that are essentially part of the sensor itself - they can't be disabled by a software setting. With some cameras you can physically remove this filter (or more likely pay somebody to do it for you), but with others it's impossible without destroying the sensor. Removing the filter is pretty much permanent and the camera will then only be useful for shooting IR.
The less extreme/permanent option is to buy a filter for your lens that blocks everything but IR light and then use extremely long exposures, until eventually enough light gets through the sensor's IR filter to produce an exposure. This is obviously only any good for scenes that don't move.
No, because in order to get enough IR light through the sensor's filter to produce an exposure, you will need such a long exposure that if you're not blocking all other wavelengths of light they will completely overexpose/clip the image.
Removing the filter isn't permanent. All you have to do is put the old one back on. It just kind of defeats the purpose. Some companies sell green lens filters that turn an IR camera back into a visible light camera, but again, it defeats the purpose of converting to IR in the first place.