Infra Red Conversion


nigelsnape

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 11:07
Does anyone know where I could get either a K10D or Samsung GX20 converted for infra red use? I played around with infra red film in the past and I have also tried using my K5 with an infra red filter, with limited success but I'd really like to get one of my older camera bodies converted for permanent IR use.

Sean282

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 11:21
A guy called Richard Gadd converted my k20 a few years ago

Not sure if he's still about (or indeed still doing the conversion) ?

I really should use it more
Last Edited by Sean282 on 07/12/2014 - 11:23

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 12:20
It's a fascinating topic..i'd like to learn more about IR photography and conversions...could be a good subject for an article maybe? Thanks Bjorn for your link...very useful.

Given the increasing interest in this subject I can't understand why established Pentax service centres aren't offering IR conversions or even why Pentax isn't selling the cameras new already converted with normal 2 year warranty etc.

bjolester

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 13:08
1stEverPentax wrote:
It's a fascinating topic..i'd like to learn more about IR photography and conversions...could be a good subject for an article maybe? Thanks Bjorn for your link...very useful.

Given the increasing interest in this subject I can't understand why established Pentax service centres aren't offering IR conversions or even why Pentax isn't selling the cameras new already converted with normal 2 year warranty etc.

If fact there are two very good articles written by Richard Gadd on the subject here:
Part 1 link
Part 2 link
Bjørn

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Last Edited by bjolester on 07/12/2014 - 13:11

gtis

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 13:51
Hi
Anybody tried infrared filters
cheers Neil
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 13:53
Bjorn, many thanks again...i'll have a read of these later.

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 14:39
Try ACS (Advanced Camera Services) in Norfolk... They've just done a 720 nm conversion of a K30 for me... Very happy with it...

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Bill

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gtis

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 15:40
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Try ACS (Advanced Camera Services) in Norfolk... They've just done a 720 nm conversion of a K30 for me... Very happy with it...

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Hi
How much did they charge you if you don't mind me asking
cheers Neil
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Blythman

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 17:09
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Try ACS (Advanced Camera Services) in Norfolk... They've just done a 720 nm conversion of a K30 for me... Very happy with it...

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Hi Bill have you any examples of false colour at 720nm?
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 22:42
gtis wrote:
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Try ACS (Advanced Camera Services) in Norfolk... They've just done a 720 nm conversion of a K30 for me... Very happy with it...

Best

Hi
How much did they charge you if you don't mind me asking

Hi Neil

Cost £250 + vat (£300 all up - the same for any model) for the conversion, so not exactly cheap... I'd been looking and waiting 6 months for something already converted to pop up on ebay (just missed a K7 which went for £250) and nothing did (US K01s aside - not the ideal model given the screen and bright sunlight)... So decided to get it done myself... Didn't want to chop up my old K5 so bought an ex demo K30 from SRS... Took 4 weeks for the conversion (shld be 2 but they don't do many Pentaxes and had to wait for the filters to be shipped)... Very helpful otherwise though, and (admittedly limited testing thus far) seem to have done a gd job so very happy... Will post some shots to the forum over the next few weeks...

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Bill

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 22:55
Blythman wrote:
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Try ACS (Advanced Camera Services) in Norfolk... They've just done a 720 nm conversion of a K30 for me... Very happy with it...

Best

Hi Bill have you any examples of false colour at 720nm?

Hi Alan

Don't have any false colour examples yet... I use Lightroom, which (as I understand it) doesn't support channel swapping (although there's a guy who claims to have some profiles that are downloadable that do it - will try it and see)... I use Photoshop literally about once a year for exposure combining, so only have Elements 9 (no channel swapping there either)... There do seem to be a couple of plug ins that do it for that though, so will be having a look at that when I have some time off over Xmas... Will post results here when I have them...

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Bill

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Blythman

Link Posted 07/12/2014 - 23:09
Great stuff Bill. I've been thinking about getting a conversion done for quite some time. Like you I've seen the K01's in the States and also K-x's in Aus.

I bought a converted Canon compact to give it a try. However, it only takes half a dozen shots on a set of AAs. So don't use it much. Here's a couple of attempts, with the same shot I think

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54050400@N05/9233379648/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54050400@N05/9233924244/in/photostream/
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Last Edited by Blythman on 07/12/2014 - 23:10

pmcquail

Link Posted 09/12/2014 - 18:08
Had my 200d done by ACS a couple of years ago. Very professional conversion.

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K5, K200d (IR @ 720NM), X-5

jemx99

Link Posted 09/12/2014 - 20:23
Blythman wrote:
Great stuff Bill. I've been thinking about getting a conversion done for quite some time. Like you I've seen the K01's in the States and also K-x's in Aus.

I bought a converted Canon compact to give it a try. However, it only takes half a dozen shots on a set of AAs. So don't use it much. Here's a couple of attempts, with the same shot I think

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54050400@N05/9233379648/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54050400@N05/9233924244/in/photostream/

That first shot looks fantastic Alan - a proper 'Winter Wonderland' !
Last Edited by jemx99 on 09/12/2014 - 20:23
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