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    :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    Am I crazy? Probably... But I do these things and then report the facts so you don't have to. Quite honestly I had this conversion done almost on a whim... Seriously.

    It just came over me one day after having a conversation with someone about it so I contacted the folks at Life Pixel (of IR conversion renown) and the next thing I knew my precious D750 was packed up and in the mail. One week later, it was on it's way back to me. The more astute among you might have noticed I've been shooting my D7100 of late, having returned to my D750 only in the past couple of days, and now you know why. I've had a few days now to play with my souped up D750 and I'm loving it.

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    Q: Was it worth it?
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    Q: Has moiré been a problem?
    A: I'm not noticing any more than before and I've actually tried to induce it a couple times.
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    Have you got before and after sample images which show the sharpness change? Would be really interested to see...
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    What did it cost buddy? This interests me though I don't really have a Nikon that I can see doing it to. My D800e is sorta already fixed sorta with one thing counteracting the other. Not sure it would change much and would be worth doing without it for a week! Lol But either way I still got three months to wait before any money would be available! Lol
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    I guess we may struggle to see the advantage in IQ looking at samples on the forum
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    I can't say moiré is a serious problem when shooting without the filter on my other cams. It is rare I have a shot suffering it.

    I read the filter is solely on the D750 for video. If you don't shoot that, you'll only have advantages. And it saves you the upgrade to the D760 by the end of the year.
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    While under warranty? Oh hell, the Nikon Techs wouldn't notice it. Hope it works out for you. I have to give you credit....it takes balz.....to do that so soon.
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    Quote Originally Posted by kevy73 View Post
    Have you got before and after sample images which show the sharpness change? Would be really interested to see...
    I didn't take any shots to specifically document before and after, I just sort jumped in and did this with very little forethought. I don't think you'd be able to see the difference really because of .jpg compression and resizing required to post here; that's a great equalizer. What I can tell you is that I do far less sharpening in post. FAR less and most images seem to just pop right off the screen. While it's a hard thing to be objective about, I'm going to stick my neck out and say sharpness is increased by at least 30%. That's a bit of WAG but I'd be willing to wager a few bucks I'm not too far off with that number.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill16 View Post
    What did it cost buddy? This interests me though I don't really have a Nikon that I can see doing it to. My D800e is sorta already fixed sorta with one thing counteracting the other. Not sure it would change much and would be worth doing without it for a week! Lol But either way I still got three months to wait before any money would be available! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    I guess we may struggle to see the advantage in IQ looking at samples on the forum
    I think so too, although my last 365 shot, "Fried Egg Flowers, Part II" is looking pretty good.


    Quote Originally Posted by J-see View Post
    I can't say moiré is a serious problem when shooting without the filter on my other cams. It is rare I have a shot suffering it.

    I read the filter is solely on the D750 for video. If you don't shoot that, you'll only have advantages. And it saves you the upgrade to the D760 by the end of the year.
    I read a LOT of discussion on other forums about why the D750 has the OLPF and most said there would be no point in having it removed because the pixel density isn't sufficient to make it worthwhile. That just didn't sound right to me. Then, there were there were a few voices out there saying it was because Nikon wants the D750 to be take seriously as a video-capable DSLR. Now THAT made sense to me. The more I thought about it, the more sense it maide and now, I'm pretty convinced that was the thinking at Nikon. Still, this is the body I'll be using until I'm ready to adopt The Next Big Thing; probably mirrorless. But I like the DSLR format and I look forward to putting a lot of miles on my D750.


    Quote Originally Posted by sonicbuffalo View Post
    While under warranty? Oh hell, the Nikon Techs wouldn't notice it. Hope it works out for you. I have to give you credit....it takes balz.....to do that so soon.
    Don't think I wasn't sweating 'em off a couple times thinking about things like that. Daniel wouldn't even take my camera at the beginning because they'd never removed the OLPF from a D750 before. I believe mine was the second, right after the one they bought specifically to experiment on.
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    This makes me wonder whether it might be worth grabbing a gray market body and shipping it right off?
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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    The weather has gone a little cruddy around here but I'll try and upload some full-size, unretouched RAW files to Drop Box so anyone considering having this done can download them and have a look for themselves. Uploading will have to wait until the weekend but interested parties could drop me a PM now and when I've got something uploaded I'll pass along the link.

    If anyone has something specific in mind they'd like to see in some of those shots, post those ideas here and I'll do my best to oblige... Within reason of course.

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    Re: :: I Had the OLPF Removed From my D750 ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    The weather has gone a little cruddy around here but I'll try and upload some full-size, unretouched RAW files to Drop Box so anyone considering having this done can download them and have a look for themselves. Uploading will have to wait until the weekend but interested parties could drop me a PM now and when I've got something uploaded I'll pass along the link.

    If anyone has something specific in mind they'd like to see in some of those shots, post those ideas here and I'll do my best to oblige... Within reason of course.

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