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


fengwei

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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:









 

ranchy

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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 ;p

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

ricsal

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

Lol.
 

fengwei

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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 ;p

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 ;)

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

Lol.

Heihei, why not join the IR gang ;)
 

otabe

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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? :D have a old k100d super sitting in the dry cabinet collecting dust :(
 

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fengwei

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looks cool! how much did it cost you to convert it? any lobangs? :D 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 :)
 

teruranse

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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?
 

fengwei

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Great pics :thumbsup:

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 :)

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.
 

Ben Loke

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

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





 

istDeS

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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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