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Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?

meathead333

Alexandria, US
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meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007
Fri 22-Feb-08 06:08 PM | edited Fri 22-Feb-08 08:30 PM by meathead333

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

Alexandria, US
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#1. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 0

meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007
Sat 23-Feb-08 02:03 PM

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

Pelennor Fields, US
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#2. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 1

mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005
Sat 23-Feb-08 05:58 PM

>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?

meathead333

Alexandria, US
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#3. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 2

meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007
Sun 24-Feb-08 01:50 AM

>>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

Pelennor Fields, US
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#4. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 3

mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005
Mon 25-Feb-08 12:45 AM

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...

meathead333

Alexandria, US
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#5. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 4

meathead333 Registered since 10th Sep 2007
Mon 25-Feb-08 02:24 AM

>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

Pelennor Fields, US
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#6. "RE: Making my D40 a dedicated infrared?" | In response to Reply # 5

mfa Registered since 19th Nov 2005
Tue 26-Feb-08 12:29 AM

>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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