I had used one of Life Pixels conversions ( Canon T6s – full spectrum)for a number of months now. The camera was done correctly and the images are stunning. If has been used for both forensic photgraphy and traditional fine art photography. The full spectrum conversion allows me to used any filter I choose from IR or UV and by putting an external cutoff filter in place still use the camera for traditional color photography. I have also forwarded questions to Dan Wampler regarding lens choices and he has always been helpful and resonded quickly.
I chose the Deep B&W IR conversion for my Nikon D800 because I like the contrast and dynamic photos it produces. I went to a local camera store first, but they recommended LifePixel as the safest option. I have been extremely pleased and am considering an Ultraviolet conversion for another camera.
I had a high end Canon DSLR (7D MKII) converted by LifePixel, and I am very happy. The process was pretty easy and straightforward. The tutorials were complete and super easy to follow, walking me through all the things I wanted to do. The website was easy to use and geared to getting exactly what I wanted done in one smooth and fairly simple process, with information about specific camera models, which is especially helpful in putting my mind at ease throughout the process. My gear came back within the projected time frame, and working exactly as advertised. Now I can take excellent IR photos and HiDef IR video. I can use the processes outlined by their Pshop tutorials, (and extrapolated to video software) and add my own artistic touches to the photographic and post production processes. I am 100% happy with LifePixel services, and I friggin’ LOVE my IR camera.
Easy process to follow, all promised timelines were met and I’m looking forward to my training session.
Dan Wampler is a gifted instructor-he is patient, understanding and funny. He is able to break down what seem to be complicated instructions into simple steps. And did I say he is patient?
The LifePixel system guided me through each step so I always knew exactly what was happening and they always performed as promised. The online information to help decide on options was excellent and the follow-up training was informative and important. The only minor slip-up was their technician shipped by camera back with a LifePixel batter & memory card.
Dan was very helpful and precise in helping explain the intricacies of the Infrared art. Answered all my questions and offered valuable insight – very happy!
I’ve two cameras converted by LifePixel (my Canon 6D with h-alpha modification and my Fuji xpro-1 with a full spectrum conversion), and I’m very happy with both cameras. LifePixel has tons of great information on their website, and the process for ordering the modifications was straightforward. Turnaround times on both cameras were very good, and both cameras arrived back to me undamaged and working exactly as I had anticipated. I’ve recommend their service to others, and I’ll continue using their service for future modifications or repairs.
While I have not had any of their conversion work done first hand, I definitely can attest to the great service I received and their high quality IR-related products. I purchased a DIY filter for a Canon Rebel DSLR, and am very satisfied with the experience. E-mail communication is prompt and courteous, and shipping times quite reasonable for International delivery. They have the best selection of IR-related items and services available anywhere in North America, and only carry items of exceptional quality. Finally, while pricing can be significant it does remain highly competitive and tax+shipping is included. Very happy that I was referred here.
I would highly recommend this introductory session. It provided the right information at the right time to prevent more confusion and/or disappointing results further down the line. I went into the session with enough information to be dangerous. I appreciated hearing about Dan’s experience with what has worked (or not) in his own practice and through teaching others. While the time spent wasn’t going to make me an expert, I do feel more confident moving forward in the area of infrared photography. Now, when an image doesn’t turn out as I had expected I have more tools at my disposal to help work toward finding a better approach to achieving my vision for a particular scene or subject.
I found Dan Wampler easy to converse with. He was able to respond to the many questions I asked with plenty of information to help me move forward. I liked hearing and seeing both what he had to offer and his suggestions for other places to search for more information and images.