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Thread Title: LifePixel Conversion

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I had my Olympus EM mark II camera converted to full spectrum by LifePixel.

I did a full spectrum conversion so that I can put a visible filter back on if I wanted to bring the IR converted cameras as a backup camera. Lifepixel also sells fully converted cameras.

I use one of these two filters (or I can convert to BW in post):
-- Filter Band:Hyper Color Infrared (470nm)
-- Filter Band:Super Color Infrared (590nm).
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and then click "start here"   Posted: 07/27/2020 14:22:35
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Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Interesting. I've debated about doing a full spectrum conversion, but I'm much more drawn to black and white than to false color. Still, I'll be eager to hear about your experiences with the EM1 II.
Another big vote for LifePixel, by the way. I've probably had a half-dozen cameras done by them over the years and they've been consistently excellent.   Posted: 07/27/2020 14:27:38
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
My passion for IR is also in B&W. My camera is converted with an 830nm filter. I don't add any filter to my lens. I know that full spectrum is more versatile, and maybe some day I will try with an other camera. Then again, I don't know how much time I have left to photograph. Don't get me wrong, I have adopted a 15 year plan that will carry me to my 100th birthday.   Posted: 07/29/2020 14:37:40
Rick Pranitis   Rick Pranitis
I work primarily with two cameras for infrared photos. I have a Nikon D90 converted to 665nM (which I use for my B&W images) and a Nikon D7100 which is full spectrum conversion. Both were changed over by Kolari Vision.
I agree with Lisa's thoughts about full spectrum conversion. Although I'm not a big advocate of putting more glass (sic: filters) in front of the sensor, but by adding a Hot Mirror filter on the full spectrum converted camera I have in essence my original camera back. And with the variety of other filters I have; 590nM, 720nM, and a 850nM this one camera becomes very versatile depending on what I'm trying to achieve I also have a nine-stop ND/IR filter which makes some interesting images (I'll be posting some of them later on for comments).   Posted: 07/29/2020 12:35:45

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