Today I made a near infrared capturing camera by modifying a Ixus 60 with the simple modification of removing the infrared filter and replacing it with a visible light filter so only infrared passes trough or so it would be in a perfect world.
The infrared filter that originally resided in the camera broke when I took it out making the modification pretty permanent. The replacement filter is made out of floppy disk magnetic storage media that was just placed in the place of the original glass filter.
In my first tests the autofocus seems to have some issues, but that might just be because of lack of proper lighting as it is night here, so I can’t just go outside and test.
Here are some preliminary examples of what the photography looks like and how it shows a different world. Some things that are black in the visible spectrum are not that on the infra spectrum. Cats and cars are the same tone as in visible spectrum, but tree leaves are usually white.
I did film the conversion process and will upload it to youtube sometime soon.