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Converting you DSLR to infra red and beyond?

 
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Jan 11, 2013 17:14 |  #1
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Hi all,

I recently acquired 3 broken Canon 300D's. Managed to fix two of them, but one didn't make and I will post the surgery photos later on.

Now I have the chance to open up my cameras to the full light spectrum.
I am hoping to replace the IR glass filter in front of the CMOS sensor and replace with clear anti reflective glass.

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Has anyone ever done this by themselves? What were the results? Care to share you experience...

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1Ds (Killed by bird crap), 5d2 (never to be taken apart!), 300d IR (fianlly put it back together), 35L, 40mm pancake, 85mm 1.8, Tamwrong 28-75 2.8 (really good lens!) and a load of spare parts!

  
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Jan 11, 2013 22:32 |  #2

Folks have done this, but most opt to send the body off to LifePixel or Maxmax or the like for the conversion--that's what I did.

The important thing when replacing the hot mirror is to make sure the replacement glass or IR pass filter is the proper thickness (IIRC) so as not to negatively impact focus. And since IR does focus at a different point than visible light, you'll need to re-calibrate the focus to whichever lens you'll be using most (the 50mm 1.8 is the most common).

There's been discussion of this over at IRphoto.com (external link) but the site isn't too terribly active.


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Jan 13, 2013 19:13 |  #3
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Thanks JB...good advice...will check out the link.

wow i just checked out your photo here:

http://jblaschke.devia​ntart.com …ng-to-Nightfall-325388161 (external link)

amazing!!!


1Ds (Killed by bird crap), 5d2 (never to be taken apart!), 300d IR (fianlly put it back together), 35L, 40mm pancake, 85mm 1.8, Tamwrong 28-75 2.8 (really good lens!) and a load of spare parts!

  
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