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meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007Fri 22-Feb-08 07:08 PM
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"Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
Fri 22-Feb-08 09:30 PM by meathead333

Alexandria, US
          

I love infrared and B and W photos. Now that I have a D300, I am pondering the thought of converting the D40 to infrared. I have a few questions...

1) anyone done it before? is it an easy DIY?
2) if I were to pay LifePixel.com $350 to do it...is that a good price?

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meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007Sat 23-Feb-08 03:03 PM
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#1. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Alexandria, US
          

Well I decided to send it of to Jim Chen to have it converted to an IR camera. $200...I hope i like it.

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mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005Sat 23-Feb-08 06:58 PM
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#2. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Pelennor Fields, US
          

>Well I decided to send it of to Jim Chen to have it converted
>to an IR camera. $200...I hope i like it.

So who is Jim Chen?

  

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meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007Sun 24-Feb-08 02:50 AM
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#3. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Alexandria, US
          

>>Well I decided to send it of to Jim Chen to have it
>converted
>>to an IR camera. $200...I hope i like it.
>
>So who is Jim Chen?
>


http://www.jimchenphoto.com/index.html

Ken Rockwell mentions him here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d50ir.htm

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mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005Mon 25-Feb-08 01:45 AM
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#4. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Pelennor Fields, US
          

Ah, yes. I remember seeing his infrared photos of Balboa Park about 2 years ago. That made me dig out my old Hoya IR filter and try some with my D50. Looks like the conversion makes it so much easier, though. I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm not ready to "scrap" my D50...

  

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meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007Mon 25-Feb-08 03:24 AM
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#5. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Alexandria, US
          

>Ah, yes. I remember seeing his infrared photos of Balboa
>Park about 2 years ago. That made me dig out my old Hoya IR
>filter and try some with my D50. Looks like the conversion
>makes it so much easier, though. I'd love to be able to do
>that, but I'm not ready to "scrap" my D50...

I wouldnt say i am "scraping" it...the process is reversible.

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mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005Tue 26-Feb-08 01:29 AM
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#6. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?"
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Pelennor Fields, US
          

>I wouldnt say i am "scraping" it...the process is
>reversible.

I suppose it is, but that sounds like a $400 round trip to me.

  

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