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  • E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

    I've copied this from the E-400 board as it's of interest to E-1 users; an E-1 that has been converted for infra red photography. - Ian

    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    The IR conversions sounds interesting. Does that require the removal of the IR filter in front of the sensor? How does that affect the Supersonic Wave filter anti-dust feature?

    Ian

    PS Love to see some of your IR pix
    The IR cut filter is replaced by an IR-pass filter (in my case a filter that passes light beyond 780nm), the conversion has no real influence on the SSWF. Check out a detailed description of the process here

    Sample IR .. hmm.. here's a snapshot


    Marco

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    Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

    Hi All

    Is there anyone in the UK who does the coversions comercially or would consider doing so? I tryed Life Pix in the US but they wont touch any Olympus models as they are apparently not popular enough

    Steve

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      Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
      Hi All

      Is there anyone in the UK who does the coversions comercially or would consider doing so? I tryed Life Pix in the US but they wont touch any Olympus models as they are apparently not popular enough

      Steve
      Steve - have you tried to register on the forum unsuccessfully? There is a Steve that hasn't completed the registration procedure yet - if so, let me know if I can help

      Ian
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        Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

        Originally posted by marcof View Post
        I've copied this from the E-400 board as it's of interest to E-1 users; an E-1 that has been converted for infra red photography. - Ian



        The IR cut filter is replaced by an IR-pass filter (in my case a filter that passes light beyond 780nm), the conversion has no real influence on the SSWF. Check out a detailed description of the process here

        Sample IR .. hmm.. here's a snapshot


        Marco
        You know, I like your image. I'm surprising myself here because most of the IR photography i've seen so far has been slightly boring!

        No offence to anyone, but there's something about the medium that makes people take photos they wouldn't consider taking otherwise. It's a bit like the effect watercolours have on an artist. Suddenly you get little pictures of flowers or wishy washy landscapes! In IR photography, it seems to be empty fields with a few random trees.

        Anyway, I apologize for being so opinionated, and would like to know if you are still subject to long exposure times for this type of photography after the conversion, or whether the camera can be used handheld.

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          Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

          Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
          Hi All

          Is there anyone in the UK who does the coversions comercially or would consider doing so? I tryed Life Pix in the US but they wont touch any Olympus models as they are apparently not popular enough

          Steve
          Finally registered. Appologies. Im intrested in creative photography and with my e-400 im not getting the best results using a Hoya R72 filter so picking up an E12 and converting it seems like the most sensible choice over the nikjon route.

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            Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

            Originally posted by bammo View Post
            You know, I like your image. I'm surprising myself here because most of the IR photography i've seen so far has been slightly boring!

            No offence to anyone, but there's something about the medium that makes people take photos they wouldn't consider taking otherwise. It's a bit like the effect watercolours have on an artist. Suddenly you get little pictures of flowers or wishy washy landscapes! In IR photography, it seems to be empty fields with a few random trees.

            Anyway, I apologize for being so opinionated, and would like to know if you are still subject to long exposure times for this type of photography after the conversion, or whether the camera can be used handheld.
            I actually agree. Most infrared is "boring" landscape stuff. However, the effect on human skin is very nice, so that's what my plan is. And no, after modification there's no more long exposure times. I can shoot at "normal" speeds.

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              Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

              Originally posted by marcof View Post
              I actually agree. Most infrared is "boring" landscape stuff. However, the effect on human skin is very nice, so that's what my plan is. And no, after modification there's no more long exposure times. I can shoot at "normal" speeds.
              Now you've done it! I now quite fancy modifying a camera just to play with infared.

              It's a crying shame about the cash levels in my bank account. Time to quit smoking and get a better job!

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                Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                fyi, the image above was shot at 1/1000s at F/7

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                • #9
                  Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                  Originally posted by marcof View Post
                  fyi, the image above was shot at 1/1000s at F/7
                  Ok, cheers for that. Definitely no probs with shutter speed then.

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                  • #10
                    Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                    If there are no companies willing to carry out the conversion where can the filter be purchased for a DIY conversion

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                    • #11
                      Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                      Jens Birch (the author of the article linked in the first post) will do IR conversions.
                      You should contact him at OlyE.IR@gmail.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                        Originally posted by marcof View Post
                        Jens Birch (the author of the article linked in the first post) will do IR conversions.
                        You should contact him at OlyE.IR@gmail.com
                        Here is a link to a great article on this subject at Four Thirds Photo:

                        http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=14475

                        I see you had your E-1 modifed there:

                        Ian
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                          Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                          Thanks guys. The other route was to buy a D40 and get the lifepix conversion but the cost of new lenses would a disadvantage.

                          Steve

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                            Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                            Originally posted by Ian View Post
                            Here is a link to a great article on this subject at Four Thirds Photo:

                            http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=14475

                            I see you had your E-1 modifed there:

                            Ian
                            yeah.. i was, my E1 actually, one of the testcases for the operation
                            worked out pretty well though, although in hindsight I might even have opted for a stronger IR filter to get a full monochrome result.
                            Oh well, with the E1s going to be dumped, there's still another chance

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                              Re: E-1 infra red conversion (Copied from E-400 board)

                              Originally posted by marcof View Post
                              yeah.. i was, my E1 actually, one of the testcases for the operation
                              worked out pretty well though, although in hindsight I might even have opted for a stronger IR filter to get a full monochrome result.
                              Oh well, with the E1s going to be dumped, there's still another chance
                              How much does Jens charge and does he only modify E-1s?

                              Ian
                              Founder/editor
                              Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                              Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                              Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                              Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
                              Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                              Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
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