DIY IR EP1 on Flickr.
Digital IR Lomo style, with my E-P1.
Yup, that’s right… I have taken my Olympus E-P1 and had it made into a full spectrum camera. Did this by taking it apart and removing the IR Cut and anti-aliasing filter pack from the sensor.
I took a piece of unexposed but developed E6 film, put it on the inside of my Olympus 15mm F/8.0 Bodycap lens.
I have found that the focus has been effected, so not everything is as sharp as it could be, but with the 15mm Bodycap lens, there is a setting just as you are about to close the built in shutter on the lens, where the lens retracts ever so slightly, and this is enough to make me get sharp-ish images.
The results are pretty cool. You can do this too, all you need is an Alex!
Alex is available for rental! Just be warned, conversion is not always 100% successful. My LCD was killed during my conversion. But two other conversions were totally successful.
But, I do not mind a Digital Lomography IR camera ;-)