You may recall from a previous post that I made myself a little Infrared film set-up, to experiment with, which I christened The Dalek. I've found infrared photography to be an interesting little adventure and so decided to make The Dalek a little digital buddy.

To do this I took an old Nikon D80, which I stripped and removed the infrared cut filter, from in front of the sensor, and replaced it with a780nm infrared pass filter which I had cut from a piece of polycarbonate filter material. I then had to reassemble it and remember where all the screws came from!

And so the Nirkon was born! (For those wondering Nikon+Infra Red=NIRKON )

I've given it a little test and results seem pretty decent. It probably needs a few tweaks to get it perfect but I'm pretty pleased with the initial results.