Canon 300D with 50mm f/1.8 Lens and Hoya R72 IR Filter
Equipment I Currently Use for IR
Equipment: Canon 300D, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Hoya R72 IR Filter, Tripod, Cable Release
Software: Photoshop Elements 3.0 (with added actions for Channel Mixer and Curves)
Misc: Shooting RAW for flexibility with Exposure & White Balance
Misc: Using Noise Ninja Plug-In for noise reduction
In case you are wondering, yes I have a 52mm to 58mm step ring between the lens and filter. Ironic that my R72 was purchased for a different lens because I use it exclusively on this 50mm f/1.8 lens that has a diameter of 52mm. Perhaps this actually works out OK for me as the setup maybe even works as a mini lens hood! I will still put on my rubber lens hood if I think it might be required.
The 300D is not noted as being a 'good' camera for IR photography; but, if you can accept long exposure times, it will work. You can get a 300D camera modified (removal of the IR cut filter) and then exposure times will enable hand held work rather than requiring a tripod. I am not ready to dedicate my only dSLR camera to IR...