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Infra Red using an E1

Hi all, a little advise please. I have an E1 and an E3 and at present. The E1 is in excellent condition but seldom used as the E3 is with me all the time. Recently I was thinking I might like to try some I.R. photography. Has anyone converted their E1 for I.R. or has anyone any experience of using the Hoya R72 with the E1. I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated camera for I.R. and why not use the E1. All suggestions and expieriences would be very welcome. Are the results from the Hoya filter anywhere close to the conversion and who would do a conversion? Any other bits of information will all help, thanks in advance.
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Re: Infra Red using an E1

I use the R72 on an Olympus C8080WZ for IR work. This has the advantage of an EVF which boost the level of IR light getting through the filter.

The advantage of having a conversion is the viewfinder is clear to see easily.

However as you can really only use IR in good daylight, this often is not a problem. I have however used IR lamps to do IR Portraits in a Studio but that is easy as you do the composition fist then pop the filter on.

Ian has an IR converted E-PL1 which would give you a good idea of the difference in working with a filter or a converted camera.

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Re: Infra Red using an E1

Hi there Banjukes!

I have seen articles on converting E-1 to IR, but having converted my E-420 and having had the E-1 in pieces (mine was bought broken with a damaged card slot) I would say that the E-1 looks a tougher job, although not impossible. I would say that with an E-1 focussing might be more of an issue, as with my E-420 I use LiveView, and hence contrast AF. The E-1 would have to be focussed manually and then a small adjustment made to take account of the fact that IR light focusses in a different place to visible light (older manual lenses had a red mark for IR focussing).

I find it a great advantage to have a converted camera as it means that a tripod isn't necessary for IR, you can use the camera as you would normally. If you want to see what is involved in a conversion my post in the E-420 section has some links in it.

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Re: Infra Red using an E1

Although not an E1 I recently sent my G3 camera to ACS for conversion to an IR. This is the 2nd camera they have done for me & would recommend them. Should be no problem but a phone call will confirm.
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Re: Infra Red using an E1

Jens wrote a superb article over on fourthirdsphoto.com, but unfortunately, since they re-jigged the site, all the explanatory photos have gone AWOL.
http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/kee...ted-e-1-a.html

The photo however on on his Smugmug site.
http://jensbirch.smugmug.com/Photography/Gear/i-hHft3Df which for some reason don't seem to show in Opera, so I had to view them in Firefox
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Re: Infra Red using an E1

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Re: Infra Red using an E1

I've a Sigma SD10 and used a Canon s2is for IR work. The former didn't have live view, and was less useful than the smaller-sensored Canon.

So I converted my EPL-3 to IR with Protech Photographic:
Telephone 01825 732730
Unit 1
Vulcan House Farm
Coopers Green
Uckfield
East Sussex
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and Kelvin who works there took time to phone and discuss options and was knowledgeable about allsorts IR (including Sigma lenses !)

Not sure I'd convert an E1 or E300 as no live view.

Email me if you want other advice / suggestions :-)
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Re: Infra Red using an E1

Summary of email conversations:

Don't sell any lenses, manual or otherwise, before converting a camera to IR.
Different lenses give very different results in IR.

E3 conversion links:
http://digital-photography.pl/olympu...um-conversion/
and
http://www.dimagemaker.com/2008/05/1...ography-tests/

I'd also second the suggestion of hiring Ian's IR-converted EPL-1 for a try-to-see; if not planning to do the conversion yourself, that is.
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