WANTED (umm... maybe) Nikon D70

I have a confession to make….

I am a lazy photographer.

There! I said it! Are you happy now??? pouts

I only speak the truth though… I truly am a lazy photographer.

I love my bed too much so I don’t get up at Stupid O’clock for sunrises, I prefer sunsets. LAZY! Only at the moment the sun is setting around 8.30/9.00pm, right when my “shows” are on so I’m not even getting them.


When I go out shooting I like to make things as easy as possible for myself. Not for me trekking through leech infested forests, or getting frostbite tromping through snow. My idea of adventure photography is a guided tour through some tourist caves, and even then I still managed to damage myself. I couldn’t walk properly for two days! Why don’t they make caves that are on top of the ground… nice flat walking surfaces hmmm?

LAZY I tells ya, just plain LAZY!

Which brings me to my point… I’ve been wanting to try my hand at IR photography lately and I’m glad I chatted to a few people before I did because I found out that if I had just bought an IR filter for my Canon I would have been in for a world of hurt!

As one kind soul advised me… "the bastards at Canon have put an IR screen into the camera, so it actually blocks the infrared rays, which means you need a much longer exposure to capture the rays.

Ten to fifteen seconds, at a pinch, and more often than not you’ll end up with a bloom in the middle of the shot, which makes it unusable…..AND…..you can’t SEE through the filter to compose your shot, it’s totally opaque…."

HA! Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaa! Sounds like too much damned hard work to me!


However, this same kind soul also advised me that if I could purchase a Nikon D70 and whacked a filter on that IR would be, if not a walk in the park, at least a hell of a lot easier than trying to get my Canon to do it.

And so here I am, asking… does anyone have a Nikon D70 (not the D70s) lying around gathering dust in good condition, at a reasonable price that they are willing to part with? Preferably with a lens suitable for landscapey type stuff? You can bubblemail me with details if you like.

Alternatively, I still have my Samsung GX10 lying around. Does anyone know if I can whack an IR filter on that and have it work…. easily that is…?

Remember… I’m lazy ;)

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