Focus Warning: Because of the complexity and requirement for specialized precision equipment, advanced training and experience, we do not provide any information regarding focus calibration whatsoever.
The mere act of removing the sensor from within the camera could potentially ruin the original factory calibration and render your camera completely incapable of achieving proper focus. If this happens we will be unable to help you and even the manufacturer may refuse to service your camera. This is very serious stuff folks.
Focus and dust are in fact the most difficult parts of the conversion process. We highly recommend you send your camera in for conversion instead of attempting to do this yourself.
You will need these tools & supplies to follow the D70 & D70s infrared conversion tutorial:
– Our custom glass infrared filter to replace the hotmirror
– Small philips type screwdriver
– Canned air
– Lens cleaning solution & tissue
– Grounding strap /w current limit resistor
The D70 is one of the simplest digital cameras to convert to infrared and this is why we are listing this tutorial first. If you prefer not to risk damage to your camera, have us convert it for you here. It would be best to perform the conversion in a well lit area that is as clean and dust free as possible. Wearing a grounding strap will minimize the chance of zapping your camera with static and most likely rendering it dead.
Remove the marked screws from the bottom plate of your D70.
Flip up the lever on the marked connectors and slide out the ribon cables.
Here is a closeup shot of the connector and black lever in the open position.
Remove the marked screws from both sides of the rear LCD plate.
Carefuly lift out the rear LCD plate, the ribon cable will slide out along with the plate.
Remove the ribon cable.Watch out for the flash capacitor marked with blue arrow, they hold a high voltage charge for a very long time.
Remove the 4 marked screws.
Lift out and disconnect the sensor board. Be careful no to touch the hotmirror filter.
Remove the 4 marked hotmirror filter retainer screws.
Remove the hotmirror filter retainer spring.
Remove the hotmirror filter retainer plate.
Take the glass infrared filter out of the packaging and remove any dust present by gently cleaning with lens tissue and solution and blowing with canned air, repeat until all traces of dust are gone. Very carefully lift out the hotmirror filter & set aside on a clean lens tissue.
As soon as the hotmirror filter is removed immediately replace it with the infrared filter to avoid any dust settling on the sensor.
Now reassemble everything by following the instructions backwards. Set a custom white balance per our instructions page and take some test shots to make sure there is no dust trapped between the sensor and infrared filter. If you find dust and find it objectionable disassemble the camera again, blow off the sensor with canned air (make sure only air and no liquid is coming out by purging and holding it upright) and re cleaning the infrared filter.
If you prefer not to risk damage to your camera, have us convert it for you.