I have found some threads on Infrared Photography, like these:
but nothing about getting into IR-P from scratch. Any insight on the following? I can see myself shooting 90%+ landscapes and-nature, very few Zombie-Bride portraits:
Option 1 is to convert my D90. Now I've been all over Life Pixel's site like a cheap suit (suggested, by TTJ I believe, in another thread). They claim that all the consumer-grade Nikon bodies have issues setting in-camera white balance. Is this the case or are they being overly pessimistic?
Option 2 is to do what they seem to suggest: buy a Micro 4/3 body (largely financed with my D90 body, which I'd sell) and convert that. If this is just-plain-better I'll do it, but my familiarity with the buttons/menus on the D90 make me reluctant to do that unless the payoff is large. There is apparently a serious boost as the lens calibration issues largely disappear. I'm not really upset about the inherent aperture tradeoffs with micro 4/3 as it'll be largely landscape so I'll be up around (effectively) f/8 to f/11 regardless.
So I'm thinking about option “2B”: Nikon CX, and trying to get that converted. Life Pixel doesn't advertyise V1/J1 conversion but I'm sure someone would do it (them, or somebody else). Any experience with that? This is partially out of Nikon-brand loyalty and partially wondering about the idea of slapping the converter on the CX body and using the glass I already own.
Camera lens: Clearly dependent on body.
If I'm going to have the D90 done over, the Life Pixel site suggests the Nikon 18-70mm DX lens for calibration. Discontinued; unpleasant. (A lot of their site info is old.) To those who are using D5/6/7/8/90, what's your walk around lens? How is the calibration?
If I'm going M 4/3 or Nikon CX, what are your lens combos and what are you happy with and unhappy about?
Software: I'm currently running LR3. It takes care of all my current (visible-light) photography needs. If I start doing IR-P, am I going to want something else?
Thanks very much.