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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 07:28:49 am »

Much as I like shooting for B&W, there's no way on earth I'm trying that

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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 09:12:55 am »

Would be fun to try with some older bodies. Pick up something cheap with possibly a scratched IR filter and do this to it (and replace the IR while you are in there).
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 09:42:17 am »

Would be fun to try with some older bodies.

That's the way I'd approach it too.

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(and replace the IR while you are in there).

Or don't and use an IR blocking filter on the lens when you don't want IR.  That way you have IR when you want it and true monochrome when you want it.

It wouldn't surprise me to see places like Lifepixel start to offer this as an option.
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 03:02:59 pm »

if you can dismount sensor assembly you can as well put into a sequence of solvents (CFA are in most cases organic)... outside, poison danger, watch for sparks.
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 03:47:54 pm »

Or don't and use an IR blocking filter on the lens when you don't want IR.  That way you have IR when you want it and true monochrome when you want it.

I like the way you think!
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 05:02:47 pm »

if you can dismount sensor assembly you can as well put into a sequence of solvents (CFA are in most cases organic)... outside, poison danger, watch for sparks.

What kind of solvents.  By dismount the sensor assembly, how far are you talking?  If you look at the videos, the sensors have been taken out of the cameras, but all the wiring is still intact.  Not sure it would be possible to go much further than that.
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 07:48:49 pm »

What kind of solvents.  By dismount the sensor assembly, how far are you talking?  If you look at the videos, the sensors have been taken out of the cameras, but all the wiring is still intact.  Not sure it would be possible to go much further than that.

do you think services like maxmax.com literally scratch CFA ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluene , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butanone, etc
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 09:17:23 pm »

Didn't know Maxmax was doing monochrome conversions.  Thought they just did IR/UV.
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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 06:26:23 pm »

As the CFA are in most cases organic, just drop it in a cup of Coke and leave for a week, im sure that woulds do the trick!
I clean my old pennies that way!

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Re: DIY Monochrome Camera
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 06:37:58 pm »

Didn't know Maxmax was doing monochrome conversions.  Thought they just did IR/UV.

they do, just not every camera - mostly Canons.
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