I recently tried to modify my Olympus camedia 3040 into an IR camera by removing the IR-blocking filter inside the camera. I have a bit of an advantage in that I have a destroyed 3040 to open to have a peep around inside and see which screws to unscrew and have a practice at reassembling it before trying on an actual working 3040. I was able to open the camera and remove the IR-blocking filter and re-assemble the camera again.
However, all the photos are out of focus.
I wanted to get an opinion on whether anyone has successfully modified their digicam (preferably an olympus) so that you can get IR photos?
I went to http://www.loveittodeath.com/ir/ir-mod.shtml which described some things on it, but after you've removed the IR-blocking filter, you need to replace it with a similarly shaped piece of glass. I believe that is because the IR filter will bend the light onto the appropriate place on the CCD behind it, and when I take it out, all my photos turn out blur. I will also have to put a IR-passing filter which filters out the visible spectrum if I want to be able to see only the IR spectrum.
So, the question is where can I get a small piece of glass the exact same dimesions as the IR-blocking filter to replace it? Anybody come up with a solution to this?