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What camera for infrared conversion in 2018?

 
Silver-Halide
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Jan 09, 2018 00:20 |  #1

I've searched previous threads here but discussions are 6 years old and there are a lot newer options today. I'm a Canon shooter but not opposed to picking up a second system. Read through a lot of Life Pixel's website and they say mirrorless is ideal for on-sensor focusing. I like the idea of a Fuji moreso than a Sony. Primary use will be landscapes shot midday, and I'm thinking of the super color conversion since its supposedly the most versatile without use of filters. But most mirrorless Fuji's are about 16mpx and $1,000 with no lens. I could grab a Canon M5, but then I'd need to drop $200 just on an EF lens converter if I want to use the likes of my 24-70 f/4L IS or 16-35 F/4L IS. Both great lenses that I think would be great to use. So that kinda brings me back to Canon. Since I could get a 77D for say $700 I think that's the most cost effective way to go, but then I'd have to use live view. For what its worth I prefer bigger body cameras and never really liked the idea of the smallish buttons on a camera. Comments?

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Jan 12, 2018 17:16 |  #2

Silver-Halide wrote in post #18536827 (external link)
Since I could get a 77D for say $700 I think that's the most cost effective way to go, but then I'd have to use live view.

If the camera is properly converted, it should focus just fine so I'm not sure what you mean "have to use liveview" ?


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Jan 12, 2018 23:47 |  #3

Not sure myself. AFAIK they can calibrate the camera to a lens, but only to one specific focal length(?). IIRC it has to do with the fact that infrared and visible light don't focus at the same wavelengths or something.


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Jan 13, 2018 03:06 |  #4

To be honest, I don't think this would be a problem for landscape photography - I didn't do any sort of calibration or adjustment at all when I converted my 1D2, and so long as I have a decent depth of field aperture (f/8 etc) , all looks good. Probably cameras that do microadjust would be useful if you're needing to shoot very thin dof, but not sure if this is really needed for what you're wanting?

I do know that my 1D2 camera isn't terribly accurate when focusing, but I haven't been bothered with the results enough to pull the camera apart and change the sensor plane to get it any closer to where it should be. I modified a 10D previously, and that was fairly similar.

If I see a 1D3 cheap enough, I might upgrade...

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Jan 14, 2018 12:54 |  #5

joeseph wrote in post #18539900 (external link)
To be honest, I don't think this would be a problem for landscape photography - I didn't do any sort of calibration or adjustment at all when I converted my 1D2, and so long as I have a decent depth of field aperture (f/8 etc) , all looks good. Probably cameras that do microadjust would be useful if you're needing to shoot very thin dof, but not sure if this is really needed for what you're wanting?

I do know that my 1D2 camera isn't terribly accurate when focusing, but I haven't been bothered with the results enough to pull the camera apart and change the sensor plane to get it any closer to where it should be. I modified a 10D previously, and that was fairly similar.

If I see a 1D3 cheap enough, I might upgrade...

(10D at f/8 example below)


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Thanks. Nope, lots of DOF is fine, as It will be a landscape camera.


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