K20D infrared?


womble

Link Posted 14/09/2019 - 22:03
My K20D has sat unused since I bought my K-3 in 2014. Given the resale value is not very much, I was wondering about getting it converted to IR. Has anyone had a K20D converted? Any tips? Recommended workshops?

Thanks in advance, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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.

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bjolester

Link Posted 14/09/2019 - 22:15
I also have a K20D that I have been planning to IR convert. I believe the K20D is less difficult to convert than for example the K5 (possibly due to the sensor cleaning mechanism). Anyway, this is where I will send my camera when I decide to go for an IR conversation:

https://www.spencerscamera.com/index.cfm

If you do end up with converting your K20D, please share your experiences with the process and results!
Bjørn

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Last Edited by bjolester on 14/09/2019 - 22:16

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bforbes

Link Posted 14/09/2019 - 22:55
I avoided converting a DSLR to IR because of problems I'd read about with viewing the image. I went with a mirrorless and EVF
Barrie
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 14/09/2019 - 23:36
Have used ACS in Norfolk a couple of times... converted a K30 and a K5... did a gt job both times... am sure a K20 wld be fine...

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Bill

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womble

Link Posted 15/09/2019 - 08:34
Thanks guys, I'll check both out.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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.

My website

petrochemist

Link Posted 15/09/2019 - 14:16
Like Barrie I went for a mirrorless model when I got a converted body. My initial one was brought pre-converted for less than the cost of a conversion.
More recently I've brought a FF body & had that converted by Alan Burch on the isle of wight. I should be able to shoot UV as well as IR with the new one, and can fit a clip in filter to return the camera to normal operation too.

I've come across a useful comparison of conversion companies on-line, giving contact details etc for each.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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theonenadeem

Link Posted 15/09/2019 - 19:08
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womble

Link Posted 15/09/2019 - 20:56
Whatever the benefits of an IR mirrorless camera, it misses the point somewhat.

Now debating which filter to have fitted...

Thanks all. K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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.

My website
Last Edited by womble on 15/09/2019 - 20:56

petrochemist

Link Posted 16/09/2019 - 18:50
womble wrote:
Whatever the benefits of an IR mirrorless camera, it misses the point somewhat.

Now debating which filter to have fitted...

Thanks all. K.

The point is it might be the cheaper option as well as working much better. Even if you use an adapter to use your existing Pentax glass...
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

.[size=11:].FlickrWPFPanoramio
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