Need Help: Clear Glass window for G1


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AingTea

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For some reasons, I need to replace my G1 hot Mirror with Clear Glass Window.

Unfortunately, I do not know where can I get or make the Clear Glass Window.

Any body know where can I get it? Please Help Me.... Please. Thanks
 

TrailsofLife

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For what reason, can you tell us.

You need to find a piece of glass as thin as your G1 hot mirror which I doubt you can find.
 

AingTea

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Thanks for the Ideas.... I need the glass with 3.09 mm thickness.

I need it because I want to modify my G1 to be IR photography friendly.
 

TrailsofLife

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Upon removing and replacing your hot mirror, I think you'll need to manual focus to compensate the focussing...Since your camera focussing is calibrate to normal light focussing. IR has shorter wavelength than normal light.
 

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I will need similar help too.

I have a 3 year old Coolpix 4500 that has since been replaced by D70. Since the 4500 is not in used, I am thinking of converting it to a IR-only camera.

Problem is, hard to find info on it.

I am thinking of replacing the hot glass to a cut Cokin A007.

But problem is, it is expected the hot glass is 2.8 mm, while Cokin A007 is 1.81 thick. Can i compensate this difference by 1mm clear glass?

Hope you guys can help.
 

TrailsofLife

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None of us here are using modified cams... You may want to check with Matthew in colours of light forum.
 

Velectron

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There are stories of people using microscope slides as the clear glass. You might want to try. But 3.09 mm is darn thick. Most slides are about 1-2 mm. You might have to stack them to get that thickness.
 

Velectron

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Agree with Max. Don't try unless you are good at diassembly and re-assembly, and also, be prepared to write off that camera before you even contemplate modding it.

But if you are the hardcore type...and can afford that cam...why not?? :bsmilie:
 

TrailsofLife

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Most people I know who did surgery on their camera, never assemble it back at all in the end.
 

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