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Infrared conversion

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by djtaylor7, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. djtaylor7

    djtaylor7 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Nelson, NZ
    Looking to convert an older E-PL3 to IR, with a internal filter probably from Life Pixel.

    Any advice on which filter to go for. Am I right in thinking that if I go for the Supercolour (590nm) one, I can then use a Std 720nm filter on the lens if I want to?
  2. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    My preference has always been for a full spectrum conversion. This is what I have on my modified GF2 and allows me to play with a wide variety of filters a 25A (590nm) is my most used, but I also switch to things like BG3, or #47 both of which give blues as well as the IR. An effect not possibly with a more restrictive conversion. There have even been occasions I've used it without a filter for more normal looking shots like these
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    Full Spectrum grid by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

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    View from Carnasserie castle_stitch small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

    Both show changes from the IR component but they're more subtle than a 590... :) 
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  3. Evan614

    Evan614 Mu-43 Regular

    May 6, 2014
    I got my PM2 converted from an ebay vendor. I cant recall but I think it was full spectrum conversion. I use a 720nm filter on the front end of my lens most of the time.
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