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03-05-2015, 11:42 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Converting a Pentax *ist DL DSLR to Near Infrared (IR)

I managed to do this and thought others might like to read how it worked out.

I also installed a capacitor to fix the battery issues.

Steps and photos via link in my signature.

I hope somebody finds this useful. Please share if you know somebody who might benefit.


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03-05-2015, 12:35 PM   #2
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You are braver than I am Dan. I have someone convert my K-01 to IR for $200. I really wanted to do it on my own but I was too scared.

BTW, I like your site Dan.

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03-05-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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Some 15 years ago the internet was an exciting place. When starting to browse, you never knew where you'd end up to.

Nowadays this isn't the case anymore. The net is boring. You always know where you're going to be... Except this time! Thanks for the flashback from the old times!

Ps. Got an excess DL lying around, this might be a nice way to resurrect it back to life.
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Danmerrick, I fixed your signature link. You can do that via the "edit profile" link on your profile page. It is on the lower left.

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Thats a great walkthrough, thanks.

Depending on what I upgrade my K3 to, I'll probably convert my K5 to IR. (Then I'll have a K5 IR, K3, and whatever comes after).

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