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    Default What can you do w/ your old Pentax dSLR camera?

    Well, I'm sure quite a few guys here got more than 2 dSLR cameras. Some Pentaxians like to sell the old ones when they upgrade (and I'm one of them), some just keep the old ones as backup, which end up they never or seldom use. Kinda waste isn't it?

    I got a cheapy old *ist Ds2 camera second for dirty cheap price, had my friend converted it to IR dedicated camera so I can use it for some super cool IR photos. Got the camera back a couple of weeks ago, only got time to test it out a few days ago. Spent 1.5 hours in Chinese Garden taking these IR photos:










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    Can a normal digital camera be convert to become an IR camera? Don't have a space DSLR to do that

    A sony DSC V-1 can ornot ah.. hehe...

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    FW, u making me wanna get old DSLR le.... :|

    Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Can a normal digital camera be convert to become an IR camera? Don't have a space DSLR to do that

    A sony DSC V-1 can ornot ah.. hehe...
    Yes, most digital cameras can be converted to IR camera, as long as they have manual white balance setting feature, or can shoot RAW

    As a matter of fact, I have a Ricoh GX8 which was converted to IR camera by the same friend. Since I got this converted Ds2, I'm selling the converted GX8 at b&s forum now

    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    FW, u making me wanna get old DSLR le.... :|

    Lol.

    Heihei, why not join the IR gang

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    I got a cheapy old *ist Ds2 camera second for dirty cheap price, had my friend converted it to IR dedicated camera so I can use it for some super cool IR photos.
    looks cool! how much did it cost you to convert it? any lobangs? have a old k100d super sitting in the dry cabinet collecting dust
    Last edited by otabe; 27th March 2010 at 06:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otabe View Post
    looks cool! how much did it cost you to convert it? any lobangs? have a old k100d super sitting in the dry cabinet collecting dust
    Usually it'd cost around $250sgd to convert. But for us CS Pentax users, it'd much less Just let me know if you are interested.

    Here in SG we have the best weather for IR when it's not raining: blue sky w/ white clouds. Get one of these, you'd have a lot fun again w/ your old dSLR cameras

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    Great pics

    Post a link in the IR forum mate. Let the rest of the IR community know of your works.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Usually it'd cost around $250sgd to convert. But for us CS Pentax users, it'd much less Just let me know if you are interested.

    Here in SG we have the best weather for IR when it's not raining: blue sky w/ white clouds. Get one of these, you'd have a lot fun again w/ your old dSLR cameras
    what are the specs required for such conversion? can a normal pns be able to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vngks View Post
    Great pics

    Post a link in the IR forum mate. Let the rest of the IR community know of your works.

    Cheers.
    Thanks. I'll do that later

    Quote Originally Posted by teruranse View Post
    what are the specs required for such conversion? can a normal pns be able to do it?
    The minimum requirement is to be able to do manual white balance I think. I don't know too much about the others, but I think that's about it.

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    My first attempt with my converted *istD during Oct 2009 outing to Johor.

    Repost here for sharing. (not as sharp...)






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    my jaw literally dropped

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    i got my old DS converted to IR also since seldom use it when i keep it as backup and it is not really worth to sell.




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