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The other day, thanks to Hunt's, I found an excellent deal on a used D70.  I snapped it up as I have been wanting an infrared digital camera for ages.

I did a lot of research on the conversion process, and auto focus calibration.  Although I could send my camera in for an extra $200 to have someone else convert it, I figured that my experience repairing laptops gave me enough capability to do it myself.  I bought the visible-light filter and cracked open that camera to convert it.

I'm proud to say that the conversion has been successful :D I now have a camera that will shoot color infrared.  I'm so psyched.  This is a great way to start the summer season.  I can't wait to go out and see what I get!

The conversion process went relatively smoothly.  The infrared filter on the camera didn't come off so easily as I had expected, so I got a bit worried.  Also,  all the cables were super sensitive and I didn't insert them back into their places correctly.  There were three cables I had to disconnect, and I messed up each one, in just about every combination possible.  Very frustrating, and gave me a minor heart attack the first time when I saw the LCD screen uncontrollably blinking!!  But, I didn't let it worry me too much, and I went back in... again... and again... and again... as I kept fixing this and that. hehe.

I also had to adjust the auto focus, as infrared focuses on another plane than visible light.  I had a bit of a problem doing that because I couldn't get enough torque to turn the focus adjustment knob.  I managed to turn it a little, so at least it's a little better, but not perfect.  But, it's not too off.

In the end..... I have a working infrared digital SLR!!  Wooo!

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Kathleen Murtagh
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Current Residence: San Francisco, CA
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EmilyStamp Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Photographer
Your work is stunning! I can't pick and choose which ones I want to comment because they are all awesome! You have a very unique style and I loved the infrared shots. I am hoping to grab an infrared filter soon so I can try doing this kind of stuff.

Take care!
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Ceardach Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks!
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mrtoxin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Student General Artist
mousy mousy mousy mousy!

Love your camera work, yo.
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Agent-6 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Passing through on random - Fantastic work!
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Thanato5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
thank you for the :+fav: :)
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aDeparture Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007   Photographer
Hey Kat... Thanks for the add! Love the results that you are getting from that D70 IR conversion.
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jjuuhhaa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Hello :salute:
Thank you for the support :thanks:
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks: so much for the favīs !!!

********* :nod: **********

*** nature is everything ***
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mehmeturgut Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thanks for the watch . . .
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StuckpixelPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the favorite dear, not to mention being there for me. I'll see you later tonight. :cry:
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