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Examples: Nikon D200–IR

I used a D200-IR briefly. It was first converted by removing the factory-installed sensor glass. This made the camera a “full spectrum” camera, sensitive to ultraviolet, visible light and infrared.

With the sensor glass removed, it is no longer possible to focus to infinity. Though I didn’t try all my autofocus Nikkors, none of the several I tried could autofocus accurately with either conversion (no sensor glass or replacement sensor glass). A few lenses, like the 85mm f/2.8D PC-Micro-Nikkor did focus reasonably close, but with a touch of backfocus. Manual focus would be required for most subjects where a specific plane of focus is required; little slop is available on a high-resolution camera like the D200, even at f/8 and certainly not at f/2 or f/2.8.

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