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05-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Has anyone converted a K-01 to infrared?

See that Spencer Camera offers the IR conversion for the K-01. Live view is the preferred way to focus IR. Has anyone used the K-01 for IR? Might need a second brick.

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That would be a cool idea. I am getting a Canon G11 converted right now so we will see how that goes.

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No, haven't done that yet, but did buy a second brick for this. Currently using it for video and back-up for studio. So my project is a little on hold at the time.

Do they adjust also the AF so that it still works properly?
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I'd love a K-01 for IR. I'm currently using a ~15 year old Nikon Coolpix 950 with an RM-72 for IR, cause I can take handheld shots in daylight with it. I found this on ebay by chance the other day...

Pentax K 01 590nm IR 'Goldie' Super Color Infrared Converted Camera 027075215320 | eBay

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This guy has. Looks like he has been converting them .He has a couple for sale on Ebay. This one says it is full spectrum. The IR filter was replaced with 'fused silicon' what I want is a K-01 Black and White only. If it could be done without image degradation, I would be game for that. Conversion to Black and White is sometimes less than stellar. In any case -- you may hit this guy up to see what's up with the conversion. He apparently knows what he is doing:

Pentax K 01 Full Spectrum IR UV Astro Infrared Converted Camera 027075215320 | eBay

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