Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: IR conversion of an E-410

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default IR conversion of an E-410

    Conversion of an Olympus E-410 to an IR-Camera


    by Stefan Hübner


    After the conversion of an E-1 of mine to an IR-Camera ( suppoorted by this very fine documentation :
    http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=29059 by Jens Birch), the idea suggested itself,
    trying the same with an E-system-Camera with ‘liveview’ ..The idea was that the AF
    was no longer responsible and the sensor assumes the problem of the sharpness
    (but don’t run away with this idea … for it is not a compact-camera ... and there is
    still a problem - I've solved for myself) .

    The most important reason is, you can see the picture in the infrared colours
    before taking the picture.

    Caution !!! :

    By trying this conversion, the warranty of the producer expires .Therefore certain steps
    of this thread aren’t discribed .I don’t take any liability for the accuracy,completeness
    and the consequences of trying the following conversion .You will try it on your own risk !!!!

    First I had to unscrew the rear panel( Abb.), all about 9.




    In this process 2 screws are hidden under the protection of the view finder. ( only the upper 2 are important ).





    By lifting of the rear panel you have to be careful cause of a trace pitch inside , which connects the
    display and the interior of the cam . This must not be unfixed – you simply can flip the rear panel up .
    (For better sight I’ve removed it )





    For the next step 4 screws have to be removed : 3 to fix the sensor , one (a) to hold the
    board - left aside the sensor .
    I only raised the board und pulled out the complete sensor … but

    CAUTION :
    By touching the frame of the sensor and the board it can cause an electric shock ! ! !




    Now I lifted off the mount of the dust buster and then folded itself backwards . For I couldn’t get the
    very damageable glas off – I had to be careful for not scratching the surface …




    Next step : I’ve changed the filters ( the blue one is the combined Anti Alias with the IR-blocking filter –
    the red one is an Schottglas IR 695 nm ) .That's the biggest problem !!! Replacing the metallic retaining
    frame is a very difficult process. To get it back at its place was harder than all !

    And now it’s time to get all together now …
    For nothing has to remain !

    With best regards,

    Stefan











    Last edited by Kobold_IR; 06-25-2008 at 01:31 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    USA (Pittsburgh PA) and Singapore
    Posts
    561
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    89 (100%)

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    WOW! This is great stuff! Now I just need to look for a cheap E-410...
    Leon . . travelfotolog E-3 HLD-4 GS-3 . E-420 . E-420i . E-330 . E-1 FS-2 SHLD-2 GS-2 . 9-18 . 12-60 x2 . 14-42 . 14-50 Vario-Elmarit . 25 Summilux . 25 Pancake LH-43 . ED 40-150 . 50 . 50-200 SWD x2 . EC-14 . EC-20 . EX-25 . FL-50R x2 . FL-36R x2 . FL-BKM03 . RM-1 . RM-CB1 x2 . RM-UC1 x2 . AC-1 x2 . B+W MRC KSM. COLORMUNKI . ENELOOP . FEISOL . LENSPEN . LEXAR UDMA . LOWEPRO . MARUMI Super DHG . NEXTODI . PROSTRAP . UPSTRAP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    643
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    Thank you for taking the time to share.
    Cheers, and God bless
    Marc VanderArk
    Please, comment on my blog and image sites:
    http://mrvphotography.wordpress.com/
    http://mrvphotography.zenfolio.com/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    San Jose, California
    Posts
    265
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    How much would you charge for this?
    Olympus E-30(dead)............Zuiko 50-200mmF2.8-3.5 SWD
    Leica 25mm F1.4...............QuantaRay 1000mm F16
    Zuiko 7-14mm F4..............Zuiko 1.4x Teleconverter
    Zuiko 12-60mm F2.8-4......Olympus FL-36
    Zuiko 50mm F2 Macro........Olympus FL-50r


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,652
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    its almost as much fun looking at the inside of the camera
    thanks for taking the time...
    Riley

    Olympus User, Pro Photographer since 2003

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In Beautiful So-Cal
    Posts
    6,791
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    Very nice, this will definitely get moved to the keepers section at some point. Thanks!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    Kobold,

    Thanks for the tutorial. Where did you get the IR pass filter? Did you have to cut it yourself? Can a 720nm filter be used instead of the 695nm? How thick does the filter need to be? How much does the filter cost? I have an E-410 that I would like to convert, and wouldn't mind trying the conversion myself. Would like to have the filter in hand before taking apart the camera. Any info is appreciated.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,652
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Feedback Score
    0

    Default Re: IR conversion of an E-410

    on the same level, Im thinking AA less, where there has also been interest developing in this elsewhere.

    Given (depending on your shooting regime) moire is likely to be present in <5% of your images, yet the AA filter dampens resolution 100% of the time, it just might not be as unreasonable as all that...
    Riley

    Olympus User, Pro Photographer since 2003

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •