#1. "RE: B&W through the viewfinder" In response to Reply # 0
>One of the neat opportunities of mirrorless cameras like the >Nikon V1/V2 series is the ability to use the Monochrome >Picture Control and see B&W through the electronic >viewfinder. > >If you are shooting RAW - or RAW + JPEG - you still can render >the image as desired and make changes. But the ability to >compose in B&W can be a lot of fun. > >Cameras converted to IR create the same opportunity - to view >and compose in IR. > >Seeing in B&W is a huge benefit in composing B&W >images. With conventional viewfinders, you need to >"translate" the color image you see to the B&W >iteration you visualize after processing. > >Eric Bowles >Nikonians Team >My Gallery >Workshops > >Nikonians membership — my most important photographic >investment, after the camera
With the drop in prices on the J1/V1 getting one and having it converted to IR for a low cost. have you seen any services and cost for this?
Petter -Ever wondered where gadgets go when they die?
#3. "RE: B&W through the viewfinder" In response to Reply # 1
Jason O'Dell has converted a V1 to IR. And Dan Wiedbrauk has converted a V1 as well. Both are Nikonians. Dan is active in the IR forum.
I think Jason used Lifepixel for his conversion. I'm not sure about Dan - he has multiple IR cameras.
I do think converting one to IR is a great idea. I'm sure it will be strange "seeing" in IR through the viewfinder. I know it is for B&W. The big question is setting a WB, but you can always do that in post processing. LifePixel will know if that is possible.
At $249 for a refurbished V1 kit (Cameta via ebay), it's tough to wait on anything better.
#4. "RE: B&W through the viewfinder" In response to Reply # 3
I've seriously thought about converting my V1 to IR but my wife now uses it more than me. But it's interesting to think about buying another V1 and having it converted. Might sell some stuff I never use anymore to pay for it.