Thanks for the kind words.
You have two options - carry two bodies (like I do) and take the same shots. If I was going somewhere new, I would certainly do this. But I have spent many hours in these areas over the years, so I sent more time with the new converted body.
Another option is a full spectrum conversion, which allows all light spectrums through to the sensor. But then you need to carry different filters to control what light gets through. You even need a filter to shoot normal spectrum.
Since I was mainly interested in just IR for this body and wanted to be able to use all the lenses I already had for the m4/3 bodies and I did not want to go with all the different filters, I chose this conversion.
Hi Lisa. Thanks for the comment.
(1) The conversion was done by Spencer Camera in Utah Spencer's Camera - Digital Camera Infrared IR Conversions, Modifications & IR Photography - Home. Their work is great, very happy.
(2) It cost $325 including return shipping. It took almost 3 weeks there and back, but about 5 days of that was caused by a "problem" at Spencer's local post office. (They held the package by mistake.)
(3) The conversion I did was the 720 nm IR Filter. This allows you to shoot IR without needing any additional filters on the lenses. Bill Turner (over at 4-3 Photo) suggested to shoot RAW+JPEG and set the camera to Monochrome. This works for me because the view you see on the LCD is the "normal" B&W IR look. But you have the RAW files that have the color info if you wish to do the faux color shots. There is also the option of what is called a Full Spectrum conversion. Basically there is NO filter installed (after they take out the no-pass IR filter that is there to begin with). This allows you to control with external filters what type of image you get. You can even shoot normal color - albeit with a filter. I opted for the conversion I did so that I could use all the lenses I have for the m4/3 cameras without needing filters to fit them all.
(4) The other m4/3 body I have is the EP2. That is my "normal" camera. I converted the EPL1 because I figure that I will not very often upgrade the converted camera, but the EP2 will be replaced when I like something better.
Hope that answered your questions,
Thanks Steve, that's exactly what I wanted to know. I am considering converting my EPL1, I have an EP2 and GF1 as well. I think EPL1 would be a great candidate for this. Do you have a link to more of your images?