Nikon D70, dedicated infrared

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Wolfgang Schmittenhammer, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. After converting one of my Nikon D70 cameras to infrared only, I took a
    quick shot at the Lion's Park at the end of my street to see the results.[email protected]/2614743350/sizes/o/
    I think this is going to be a fun camera. Converting was 'relatively'
    simple. If I had to do it again, I don't think I would disconnect any
    of the ribbon cables, they were a pain in the arse. Took about six
    re-openings to get it to function properly. I was worried about dust, I
    took a sample 'white' shot and didn't see any major dust bunnies.
    Wolfgang Schmittenhammer, Jun 27, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    Did you use a "lifepixel" filter?
    (I have a now unused D70 collecting dust, and have been considering
    converting it)
    frederick, Jun 27, 2008
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  3. Yes, I did get it from Lifepixel, it is the standard ir, same as the R72
    Dave M
    Wolfgang Schmittenhammer, Jun 27, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    That is not easy disassembling a D70 (I did my broken one for fun). Once
    you get in there, it's just a simple matter of switching out the IR
    filters? As I recall just a little rubber frame holds them in. How many
    body panels did you have to remove?

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Jun 27, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    Lifepixel have instructions here:

    Looks like the rubber gasket cause less complications than Canon
    (low-end dslr anyway) , which have the filter glued in to a frame with
    frederick, Jun 27, 2008
  6. How do you handle the focus difference between visible light and IR, or
    hasn't that been a problem for you? Don't they usually recalibrate the focus
    (for a specific lens) when doing an IR conversion on a D70?

    Neil Harrington, Jun 27, 2008
  7. Haven't done a focus adjustment, was happy with the way things are, but
    I am going to do some tests, using some sort of target to see if it is
    off... Then maybe adjust, here is the page,
    Wolfgang Schmittenhammer, Jun 27, 2008
  8. Very interesting. Thanks.

    Neil Harrington, Jun 27, 2008
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    Roger Moss Guest

    I have to say I'm impressed with your commitment, and the results look
    good - particularly the first image (the kind of thing most potential IR
    users are after, I suspect).

    Years ago I experimented with 35mm monochrome to emulate the IR effect, as
    got quite close using a combination of red and diffuser filters...

    Keep us posted.

    Roger Moss, Jun 27, 2008
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