I posted a new set of images on my Flickr page from a recent family mini vacation up the north shore to Split Rock Lighthouse here in Minnesota. I took my Nikon D50 that was converted to shoot only Infrared since my point and shoot was in the shop for repairs, and boy was that the right choice!
My Nikon D50 was converted by Jim Chen and it has worked perfectly since then. Being able to shoot IRs at ISO200 and f5.6 at 1/400th or so is such a joy. No more tripods and guessing what the composition is, now you see it and shoot it, done.
If my Panasonic DMC-TZ5 had not been in the shop for repairs, I may not have taken the D50 along. Thank goodness I did, cuz I would never have had some much fun when I got back home!
Jim charges $200.00 to convert the D50 and a bit more for some Canon’s but I think if you are serious about shooting IRs, you need to have a camera dedicated.
My setup now is the D50 with a Nikkor 18-35mm lens. Not the top of the line lens, but more than sharp enough. I shoot RAW and process through Bridge and ACR, then into Photoshop and either leave them as black and whites or use the action for creating the false color IR look as you see on these. You can download that action from this website.
Happy IR shooting all!