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Am thinking of venturing into a Mirrorless camera THAT will be Infrared converted.
Thoughts from a newbie are that sensor is probably the most important - realizing that the lens that comes with them comes with them (for now anyways)
Have found that the Samsung NX100 has the biggest CMOS sensor - 23.4x15.6
Did a little reading about cmos v ccd and for now am not sure which may better for Infrared Photography.
Presently experimenting with a Canon G6 (Full Spectrum with external IR filters) and a Panasonic DMC-FH20 both converted IR and would love some comments.
Was originally after mainly the Brilliant White & Blues but managed to get what was describes as a Dramatic Infrared effect
Hope you don't mind me including it too--->>>
Of course as we are retired PRICE IS a major factor
Cheers for Years
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I would get a cheap second hand dslr (something like a Nikon D80 or Canon 40d) don't worry re CMOS/ CCD both are fine. You will probably pick one up for £100
Use someone like http://www.advancedcameraservices.co.uk/ to convert the camera - they really know what they are doing.
For internal filter:
720nm good for both mono & IR colour
665 nm good for colour IR
830nm best for monos
I went for 720nm (wish I'd gone 830nm as I only intend to do monos)
DO appreciate your reply especially about sensors.
Have considered that way too
Even is a Nikon D50 for sale on Kijiji Cranbrook near me (CAN$150.00)
BUT then would have to buy and expensive Lens Plus the shipping to Kolarivision ($40.00 or so) - $225.00 for the DX conversion and $325.00 Full Frame whatever they mean then another $40 for shipping back.
Heck what does that come to right now - $480/$550 + lens- ($200.00 or so)
And have a quote for a Samsung NX100 converted for $550.00 plus the $40.00 or so shipping.
Will keep an open mind though
Thank you again for getting back to me
Cheers for Years
I wanted to have a go at some digital infra-red and was thinking about a S/H DSLR body to get converted, but the cost put me off.
In the end I looked on Ebay and found a seller who sells converted compacts and bridge cameras. I bought a Nikon Coolpix 5400 for about £100 (only 5.1 Mp but that's enough for my needs) and it works well.
I've just looked and there are 8 cameras available at present from £109 with a mix of full spectrum and mono only. There's even a Canon G9 (£290) which I would have considered had it been available.
I also have a Panasonic - FH20 (14mp) IR converted - 720nm and am happy with it for now.
Am still exploring the Canon G6 ( 7.1MP) - Full Spectrum converted but not getting the results I seem to need. This is even with three IR Filers 680 720 & 760nm put on an adapter tube. Could also be it is only a 7.1MP just don't know.
Maybe it's the settings that are giving me palpitations - have not figured that out yet. Although am still experimenting.
While now the Mirrorless cameras - especially the Samsung NX100/NX10 - which have the largest cmos sensor - 23.4x15.6 would seem to allowmor light to play with. Will wait till G6 explorations are at a stand still before we head in that direction
Cheers for years
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