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K20D converted to see Infrared, UV, Visible

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Item for Sale
Modified K20D that can now "see" infrared, ultraviolet and of course visible light.


Asking Price
280.00 EUR

Item Location
Berlin (Germany)

Item Description
Dear Pentaxians,

I sell my beloved converted "see all" PENTAX K20D.
The standard bandpass filter in front of the sensor has been replaced professionally by clear glass.
This allows it to see infrared and ultraviolet light in addition to the visible light.
The camera can be "tuned" to the "colour window" of your choice by using screw-on filters on the lens.


What can you do with it?

By changing the screw-on filters in front of the lens you can take pictures in different infrared ranges, visible light and ultraviolet within seconds.
The live view lets you see the scene, even when the viewfinder is blackened by the (IR or UV) filter.

The following photos were taken with the camera for sale here:

Nature in infrared (720nm filter) and visible light :





10 Euro bill with infrared (720nm filter) and without:







Find more sample pictures here:
Mixed samples: jephi's Album: K20D CLEAR GLASS MODDED - SAMPLES - PentaxForums.com


680nm samples:


720nm samples:


Shutter count as of 04-Mar-2014 around 33,338

Auto focus works fine (at least with my AF lenses FA50 1.4, DA18-55WR, DA55-300, DA 55-200, SIGMA 10-20, SIGMA 105 Macro))

The camera has seen use, also in the desert, see pics, but it has always been reliable thanks to Pentax dust protection sealings :-)

The screen at the back has always been protected by a GGS multilayer glass screen.
The small screen on top has a protective cover, too. I think it is from 3M.
The hot shoe is protected by the original slide on cover.

There are a number of small dust particles in the path of the view finder, which I am unable to remove :-(
The sensor is clean, but may have some loose dust particles on it.

There is one small issue which concerns the glass that replaces the original filter glass in front of the sensor:
On the lower right hand two small bits are chipped away, see picture.
These chips are NOT over the sensor area, so pictures are not affected by this.







What you get:

- Pentax K20D with clear glass in front of sensor (the very camera that has taken all pictures shown and referred to here)
- Original body cap
- Original Pentax strap (new)
- Original Pentax Charger for Li-50 batteries with Euro-plug power cable
- 4 original Pentax Li-50 batteries. Condition should be good.
- 3 third party Li-50 compatible batteries. Condition is hard to tell.

My estimate is that none of these batteries should have seen more than 50 charge cycles.


Price 280.- Euros via PayPal
This includes PayPal, but not shipping.

Shipping depends on where you live.
The items will only be send as an insured, trackable parcel with DHL parcel service.


Cheers from Berlin,

jephi

PS. You will need the adequate IR, UV and UVIR filters for your lenses. These are NOT included in this sale.


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Fair

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Not included, depends on destination

Shipping Services
DHL

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
1 week return within European Union. Buyers pays return shipping.
NO return outside European Union.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


Last edited by jephi; 03-15-2014 at 01:52 PM.
03-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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