Infrared conversion of the nikon D5100 - DIY

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Tomx72 Senior Member • Posts: 1,540
Re: Infrared conversion of the nikon D5100 - DIY

After all the waiting I can report full success!!!

Some additional - important! info for the iFixit guide:

1. The hidden screws: two are on the right

two in the backside (one hidden under the soft-rubber diopter-scale!!!):

2. To release the motherboard 4 cables have to be desoldered:

3. The sensor is attached with a grey plastic (heat spreader?) tape, you dont have to release the tape (you can't unless you cut it or you disassemble the entire camera). to release the sensor, you have to unscrew 5 srcews and play a bit:

4. The dust filter includes a schott BG39 like layer causes all the pain for IR and Astrophotographers. fortunately its easy to remove by desoldering its contacts:

The result:

 Tomx72's gear list:Tomx72's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Nikon Z6 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro +4 more
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