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.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[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

    Excellent.
    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?

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    Paul Furman, Jun 27, 2008
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    frederick Guest

    Lifepixel have instructions here:
    http://www.lifepixel.com/ir-tutorials/nikon-d70-digital-infrared-conversion-instructions.htm

    Looks like the rubber gasket cause less complications than Canon
    (low-end dslr anyway) , which have the filter glued in to a frame with
    RTV.
     
    frederick, Jun 27, 2008
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  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
     
    Neil Harrington, Jun 27, 2008
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  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,
    http://www.ebb.ns.ca/general/tech/infra-red_d70.htm
     
    Wolfgang Schmittenhammer, Jun 27, 2008
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  8. Very interesting. Thanks.

    Neil
     
    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.

    RM
     
    Roger Moss, Jun 27, 2008
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