Keep as a back up or turn into infrared camera?

9 years 3 months ago #151453 by mj~shutterbugg
What would you do- would you keep a 10D (that is in great condition) as a back up to a 5dmii OR would you pay to convert it to a infrared camera?

I am really wanting to try infrared and feel it would produce some interesting results with my favored subjects, but I worry about what I would do if my 5d all of a sudden started going haywire. Advice and opinions please!

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9 years 3 months ago #151460 by No Show
Infrared all the way, I want one so bad :thumbsup:

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9 years 3 months ago #151550 by effron
I had my D70s converted a couple years ago and it works great, but I hardly use it.
As far as a spare, why worry. If something happens to your main camera, you won't die while its being repaired or replaced, now will you? If IR is what you want to do, get it done......:)

Why so serious?
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9 years 3 months ago #151565 by robbie

effron wrote: I had my D70s converted a couple years ago and it works great, but I hardly use it.
As far as a spare, why worry. If something happens to your main camera, you won't die while its being repaired or replaced, now will you? If IR is what you want to do, get it done......:)

You are a bad example for MJ!!!..'but I hardly use it.'...that part!!!
Why aren`t you using it,I use both Ir and visible cameras at the same time shooting wildlife and floral
without any problems,I only shoot Ir landscapes.
There is a special price of $250 going on now here.... shop.lifepixel.com/1-Convert-your-digita...infrared-IR-only-c2/
so grab it if you want to.
Try these out .... www.pbase.com/ir_robbie/d200d70_ir&page=all
Ir work flow here.... irphotocom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=processing
Hope this helps.


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9 years 3 months ago #151569 by Stealthy Ninja
Sell it and buy a 7D.

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9 years 3 months ago #151571 by photobod
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: such a personal; choice really but if I was in your shoes IR would win the day :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #151578 by effron

robbie wrote:

effron wrote: I had my D70s converted a couple years ago and it works great, but I hardly use it.
As far as a spare, why worry. If something happens to your main camera, you won't die while its being repaired or replaced, now will you? If IR is what you want to do, get it done......:)

You are a bad example for MJ!!!..'but I hardly use it.'...that part!!!
Why aren`t you using it,I use both Ir and visible cameras at the same time shooting wildlife and floral
without any problems,I only shoot Ir landscapes.
There is a special price of $250 going on now here.... shop.lifepixel.com/1-Convert-your-digita...infrared-IR-only-c2/
so grab it if you want to.
Try these out .... www.pbase.com/ir_robbie/d200d70_ir&page=all
Ir work flow here.... irphotocom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=processing
Hope this helps.


Well OK, I'll lie....
MJ, I use it all the time, and I love it. I'm gonna even throw my D700 in deep water somewhere. I ONLY shoot IR now, go for it......;)

Why so serious?
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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #151585 by robbie

effron wrote:

robbie wrote:

effron wrote: I had my D70s converted a couple years ago and it works great, but I hardly use it.
As far as a spare, why worry. If something happens to your main camera, you won't die while its being repaired or replaced, now will you? If IR is what you want to do, get it done......:)

You are a bad example for MJ!!!..'but I hardly use it.'...that part!!!
Why aren`t you using it,I use both Ir and visible cameras at the same time shooting wildlife and floral
without any problems,I only shoot Ir landscapes.
There is a special price of $250 going on now here.... shop.lifepixel.com/1-Convert-your-digita...infrared-IR-only-c2/
so grab it if you want to.
Try these out .... www.pbase.com/ir_robbie/d200d70_ir&page=all
Ir work flow here.... irphotocom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=processing
Hope this helps.


Well OK, I'll lie....
MJ, I use it all the time, and I love it. I'm gonna even throw my D700 in deep water somewhere. I ONLY shoot IR now, go for it......;)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Was only 'tongue in cheek',just kidding but thanks for the....:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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9 years 3 months ago #151598 by Henry Peach
I'd say it depends on how important having a back-up is. I waited until my old 20D was my back-up, back-up, back-up before having it converted for IR. I'm glad I did it, but like Effron, I really don't use it very often.

I had Lifepixel convert mine, and I think it cost $350, so if they are having a special for $250 that sounds like a great deal.

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9 years 3 months ago #151632 by Singa
Those of you who have infrared cameras, do you shoot infrared often? Care to share some images?


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9 years 3 months ago #151647 by robbie

Singa wrote: Those of you who have infrared cameras, do you shoot infrared often? Care to share some images?

There lots of Ir images that is posted here,look in the 'Clouds' thread for some.


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9 years 3 months ago #151656 by Singa

robbie wrote:

Singa wrote: Those of you who have infrared cameras, do you shoot infrared often? Care to share some images?

There lots of Ir images that is posted here,look in the 'Clouds' thread for some.


Thanks, now could someone actually answer my question..those who shoot infrared do you shoot often? Often enough to make it worth while to change the camera.

Oh and what's the harm in posting some images here in this thread?


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9 years 3 months ago #151671 by robbie

Singa wrote:

robbie wrote:

Singa wrote: Those of you who have infrared cameras, do you shoot infrared often? Care to share some images?

There lots of Ir images that is posted here,look in the 'Clouds' thread for some.


Thanks, now could someone actually answer my question..those who shoot infrared do you shoot often? Often enough to make it worth while to change the camera.

Oh and what's the harm in posting some images here in this thread?

It`s called 'thread crapping' which isn`t nice,I won`t go there.It depends on 'you' that`s why MJ
is asking for the question,2 out 3 don`t use it often but I do.Your question was answered even before you asked it.


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9 years 3 months ago #151690 by Singa

robbie wrote:

Singa wrote:

robbie wrote:

Singa wrote: Those of you who have infrared cameras, do you shoot infrared often? Care to share some images?

There lots of Ir images that is posted here,look in the 'Clouds' thread for some.


Thanks, now could someone actually answer my question..those who shoot infrared do you shoot often? Often enough to make it worth while to change the camera.

Oh and what's the harm in posting some images here in this thread?

It`s called 'thread crapping' which isn`t nice,I won`t go there.It depends on 'you' that`s why MJ
is asking for the question,2 out 3 don`t use it often but I do.Your question was answered even before you asked it.


Alright I'm sorry I missed that part....the answer to my question.


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9 years 3 months ago #151791 by Joves
Well why not get a Singh0Ray IR filter and that way you can have both.


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