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03-03-2017, 02:12 AM   #1
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IR photography with pentax MX1

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anyone that has experience using the MX1 for IR photography..?
Worth trying you think?

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Wouldn't you have to remove the IR filter?

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That would be one way. I was more thinking in the line of using a filter. One hurdle would be to get that filter on the lens... but aside from that, wouldn't a camera as mx1 not be easier to work with than a dslr? Thinking of live view and AF..
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QuoteOriginally posted by grispie Quote
Thinking of live view and AF..
When I converted my K-7 to IR I had to use a Hoodman hood (Custom Finder Kit - CANON / NIKON 3.2 LCD Live View / Video - HCFC in DSLR Live View / Video Loupe Kits) to be able to use live view under daylight conditions. With the MX1 live view will be your only option and will be difficult to use without some hood device.

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I understood through webbrowsing mirrorless cameras are in favour due to the usability of their Live view. I thought it might be the same with cameras like the mx1 ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by grispie Quote
I understood through webbrowsing mirrorless cameras are in favour due to the usability of their Live view. I thought it might be the same with cameras like the mx1 ?
As CPK noted, the best IR times are the hardest times to view an LCD. I have a full spectrum K-50. When the light is strong enough to use the deeper IR filters, it's a bit tough to see. With a 720 nm it's workable, most of the time. If your MX is easy to see in daylight, pull the hot mirror off and hold a square IR filter in front of it.

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03-05-2017, 05:18 AM   #7
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<<<@!1!@>>>

euhm ;-) sounds a bit drastic ..
But the MX1 screen is quite visible outside. I know some people converted a K01
i did make a deal with someone to get a converted GX10.
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