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FS: Infrared Converted GX20 (K20D)

nigelsnape
Posted 11/08/2022 - 17:02 Link
Infrared opens up a whole new genre of photography. You can shoot infrared at pretty much any time of day but itís a great alternative when the light is too harsh for normal photography or when there are clear blue skies and it wouldnít normally be worth getting your camera out.

If youíve ever wanted to try infrared photography, itís so much easier with an infrared converted camera. You can focus and compose your image through the viewfinder and shoot handheld at normal shutter speeds. No need for extra filters or long exposures.

For anyone not familiar, the K20D (like the K10D) was jointly developed by Pentax and Samsung. This is the Samsung branded version but apart from the shape of a few buttons on the rear, itís identical to all extents and purposes to the K20D. Iíve had this camera from new. When it ceased being my main camera, I had it converted to infrared by Advanced Camera Services in Norfolk using a 720nm filter. I mainly use it to create high contrast B+W images but itís also capable of creating Ďfalse colourí images if you want to play around with channel swapping.

The grip on the left side of the camera is showing a bit of white discolouration from lots of use but itís otherwise in good condition for its age with no significant scratches and no dust visible in the viewfinder. Boxed with charger, two batteries, strap, manual and all original bits & pieces. Shutter count 8,475

£165 inc. RMSD. UK only. Payment by bank transfer (preferred) or PayPal gift.

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johnriley
Posted 11/08/2022 - 22:26 Link
Where are you located?
Best regards, John
nigelsnape
Posted 12/08/2022 - 09:00 Link
Malvern, Worcestershire
johnriley
Posted 12/08/2022 - 09:37 Link
Thanks. A bit far to come and pick up.

If you'd accept £150 and sending by a less expensive method - suggest Parcelforce 24 - then I'm in.
Best regards, John
nigelsnape
Posted 12/08/2022 - 10:26 Link
PM sent
nigelsnape
Posted 12/08/2022 - 17:33 Link
Sold to Mr Riley - thanks, John
johnriley
Posted 16/08/2022 - 15:24 Link
Many thanks Nigel, the camera arrived safely on schedule today and all is fine. I appreciate the excellent, careful packaging!

Now to take some IR images!
Best regards, John
spinno
Posted 16/08/2022 - 15:31 Link
johnriley wrote:
Many thanks Nigel, the camera arrived safely on schedule today and all is fine. I appreciate the excellent, careful packaging!

Now to take some IR images!

Not so easy in the pouring rain
David
michaelblue
Posted 16/08/2022 - 17:51 Link
johnriley wrote:
Many thanks Nigel, the camera arrived safely on schedule today and all is fine. I appreciate the excellent, careful packaging!

Now to take some IR images!

I look forward to seeing your efforts John, I'm awaiting arrival of my IR converted Kr
Regards,
Michael
cardiffgareth
Posted 21/08/2022 - 19:15 Link
Gutted I missed this sale!
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redbusa99
Posted 22/08/2022 - 08:15 Link
and me Gareth, looking to get a few more mpxls than the 1stDL without having to swap brands. Very rare for Pentax IR to come up at reasonable price
odd lens or 2

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womble
Posted 22/08/2022 - 18:22 Link
Love the Sycamore gap photo and the windmill....
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraÖ they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Flan
Posted 22/08/2022 - 23:23 Link
Not one for flower photos but that sunflower photograph is to die for
Lubbyman
Posted 23/08/2022 - 07:48 Link
That sunflower reminds me of Little Weed in Bill & Ben the Flowerpot Men... a favourite from the era of B&W TV in the UK .

Steve
redbusa99
Posted 24/08/2022 - 09:49 Link
flobalob steve
odd lens or 2

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