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About Deviant Artist Kathleen MurtaghFemale/United States Recent Activity
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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!


Kathleen Murtagh
United States
Current Residence: San Francisco, CA
Operating System: Fedora Core


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

Love your camera work, yo.
Agent-6 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Passing through on random - Fantastic work!
Thanato5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
thank you for the :+fav: :)
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.
jjuuhhaa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Hello :salute:
Thank you for the support :thanks:
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks: so much for the favīs !!!

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

*** nature is everything ***
mehmeturgut Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thanks for the watch . . .
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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