So I lied...

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 25 December 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This past Saturday, I found myself with time on my hands and none of the ways I usually would fill it appealed to me at the time.

So I decided to convert my Samsung NX500 camera body to full-spectrum operation. As one does, of course!

Basically, this involved disassembling the camera, removing the cover glass / hot filter / dust-shaker mechanism located in front of the sensor, then reassembling the camera, all while hoping it would still work afterward. (I also had to remove the back panel a day later to access the three sensor adjustment screws so I could fine-tune the infinity focus point with the vintage, manual-focus lenses I'll be using with it. But that was easy and took only 15 minutes from start to finish.)

To my (slight) surprise, the camera still worked! And very well, I might add. 8^0

Which is where my lie comes into play, because without a hot filter ahead of the sensor, it will record all light that strikes it, including infrared light. Yes, this means I will again be experimenting with infrared photography, despite having promised not too long ago to lay off posting any more IR photos for a while. <shuffles feet and whistles>

A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: