Jump to content

Infrared Photography And "precious Resin"


mhphoto

Recommended Posts

It's been known for some time that most of the more expensive pen manufactures, or the ones who would be inclined to use the term "precious resin" to up sell a plastic pen, have been creating pens with material that is transparent when viewed in the infrared portion of the EM spectrum.

 

And having just gotten my first dedicated IR camera, I just couldn't resist getting some of my more swanky pens out for a nice family portrait.

 

From left to right: Namiki Falcon (SF), Pilot Falcon (SEF), Pelikan M400, Pelikan M405, Pilot Custom (14k), Platinum Century #3776, Pilot Custom 74, Pelikan M800, Pelikan M600, Pelikan 140, Pelikan 400.

 

Here are the pens in the visible spectrum (iPhone 5):

 

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/823/1n4d.jpg

 

And here are the pens in the near-infrared spectrum (Canon T2i at ≈ 800nm):

 

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/hvkyb.jpg

 

Here's a visual aid:

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img850/1272/dhk.gif

 

Here are the Pelikan M400 and M405:

 

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/834/pzz6o.jpg

 

And here's the section of the Pelikan 140:

 

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/q4no.jpg

 

The two Falcons and the Pilot Custom are able to be seen through, but just not with the ease of the obvious ones. I only have one Montblanc, a 344, but I can't find it. When I do I'll take a pic and post it here.

 

And I find it very interesting that either the Pelikan M400 or M405 has an opaque rear twist cap… :huh:

Edited by mhphoto

fpn_1451747045__img_1999-2.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 26
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • sotto2

    3

  • georges zaslavsky

    1

  • alexander_k

    1

  • Art

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Well, wow. This just looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this, mhphoto! Haha, have you any Sailor pens lying about? I'm curious about those as well. Also, it's only natural that I'd be curious about Montblanc as well, I think :P

 

 

Cheers!

 

Kevin

"The price of an object should not only be what you had to pay for it, but also what you've had to sacrifice in order to obtain it." - <i>The Wisdom of The Internet</i><p class='bbc_center'><center><img src="http://i59.tinypic.com/jr4g43.jpg"/></center>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very interesting, thanks for the photos.

" Gladly would he learn and gladly teach" G. Chaucer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

very very interesting! I wonder if most plastics are transparent in the IR range?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great! Never thought of that. So, with an IR camera and a macro lens you can actually see what's happening in a pen (e.g. clogging). Clever!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

Very interesting!

 

Also, a lot of black Pelikans glow red like MB pens when you shine light through them.

 

Dillon

Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.

Please send vial orders and other messages to fpninkvials funny-round-mark-thing gmail strange-mark-thing com. My shop is open once again if you need help with your pen.

Will someone with the name of "Jay" who emailed me through the email system provide me an email address? There was no email address provided, so I can't write back.

Dillon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 6th pen in from the left looks like it has two large cracks in the barrel - are they flaws in the plastic?

 

BTW - this is very very cool!

Instagram @inkysloth

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:thumbup: :notworthy1:

In reference to P. T. Barnum; to advise for free is foolish, ........busybodies are ill liked by both factions.

 

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread made the physicist in me very happy!

Proud resident of the least visited state in the nation!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, that's really cool! :) Thanks for sharing that.

 

While I couldn't care less about any Precious Resin, In THIS, I'm 100% in agreement with.

 

THANKS! MHPhoto.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is great. Thanks for taking the time to take the pics.

WTB Sheaffer Balance oversized with a flex nib, semi flex, broad, or medium in carmine red or grey striated.

 

Wtb Sheaffer Pfm in black or blue with a medium or broad nib.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 6th pen in from the left looks like it has two large cracks in the barrel - are they flaws in the plastic?

 

BTW - this is very very cool!

 

I'm not sure, it looks to me like the ink level. But I might be wrong though.

 

EDIT: Forgot to add- Darn, that's super sweet! Guess there's now a new way to examine a pen for cracks!

Edited by Joker4Eva
Link to comment
Share on other sites

mhphoto:

 

Could you please provide more details on your Canon T2i camera? Did you have to alter the camera to get it to shoot in the infrared range, or is that a "feature" that comes on the camera? I've tried to look into this, but don't seem to be having much luck getting specific info. How much $ would a person need to sink into a camera like yours to do this? I know I included a link above to convert a regular digital camera to shoot IR, but is there a cheaper camera that comes ready-made to be able to shoot hi-res images like yours?

 

Many thanks!

Edited by sotto2

http://i59.tinypic.com/ekfh5f.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      43844
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      33676
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. inkstainedruth
      inkstainedruth
      26894
    5. jar
      jar
      26127
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Shanghai Knife Dude
      I have the Sailor Naginata and some fancy blade nibs coming after 2022 by a number of new workshop from China.  With all my respect, IMHO, they are all (bleep) in doing chinese characters.  Go use a bush, or at least a bush pen. 
    • A Smug Dill
      It is the reason why I'm so keen on the idea of a personal library — of pens, nibs, inks, paper products, etc. — and spent so much money, as well as time and effort, to “build” it for myself (because I can't simply remember everything, especially as I'm getting older fast) and my wife, so that we can “know”; and, instead of just disposing of what displeased us, or even just not good enough to be “given the time of day” against competition from >500 other pens and >500 other inks for our at
    • adamselene
      Agreed.  And I think it’s good to be aware of this early on and think about at the point of buying rather than rationalizing a purchase..
    • A Smug Dill
      Alas, one cannot know “good” without some idea of “bad” against which to contrast; and, as one of my former bosses (back when I was in my twenties) used to say, “on the scale of good to bad…”, it's a spectrum, not a dichotomy. Whereas subjectively acceptable (or tolerable) and unacceptable may well be a dichotomy to someone, and finding whether the threshold or cusp between them lies takes experiencing many degrees of less-than-ideal, especially if the decision is somehow influenced by factors o
    • adamselene
      I got my first real fountain pen on my 60th birthday and many hundreds of pens later I’ve often thought of what I should’ve known in the beginning. I have many pens, the majority of which have some objectionable feature. If they are too delicate, or can’t be posted, or they are too precious to face losing , still they are users, but only in very limited environments..  I have a big disliking for pens that have the cap jump into the air and fly off. I object to Pens that dry out, or leave blobs o
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Files






×
×
  • Create New...