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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 16-Jun-13 12:30 PM
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"B&W through the viewfinder"


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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.

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petterf Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2008Mon 17-Jun-13 01:45 PM
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#1. "RE: B&W through the viewfinder"
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>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
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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 17-Jun-13 03:39 PM
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There was a thread on DPReview - someone ordered a conversion to normal IR (715nm) for his V1 from LifePixel. Search for "First Outing with IR converted V1."

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Mon 17-Jun-13 03:45 PM
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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.

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Mon 17-Jun-13 07:05 PM
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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.

  

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