Icodome converting QHY8 to monochrome sensing!
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:27 PM
My thinking, for interested parties instead of sending the entire camera to me and then back, we can substantially save on shipping if I ship you a converted sensor board, give you instructions on installing (simple) and you send me your original sensor. Or for those of you less mechanically inclined we can still do it the traditional way.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:28 PM
I love the larger-sized Sony chips, but they don't ever come in mono. If anyone ever does a mono'd version of the QHY12...I'm all there!
Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:28 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:39 PM
Hmmm. I have a QHY8 too
pretty much what "I'll be keeping an eye on this ..."
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:05 AM
On a positive note .... I did successfully convert my first Nikon D5100, a great DSLR.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:06 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:11 PM
While contacting QHY regarding your QHY8 repair, it might be worth suggesting them possible cooperation to produce QHY8 mono camera together...
I hope something good still happens with this project. I am holding my fingers up!
Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:43 PM
So the QHY8 is temporarily on hold but not forgotten!
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
I'll keep watching with my QHY8 close by
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:14 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:36 PM
Latest development - QHY is sending me a few QHY10 OSC sensors to convert to mono sensing for a potential new product line. I think they want to find some way to use up their large stock of these sensors. I think this is actually better than trying to convert the QHY8 to mono, the QHY10 sensor is better is all respects for this.
That is "very" Cool!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:50 PM
I talked to Qui yesterday via the QHY forums and he mentioned this. I didn't think much of it since it's a Sony sensor, but apparently you can do those also from your last post here.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:55 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:27 AM
and yes if QHY sold mono-fied Sony APS-C sensor cameras that would be great. The rest of the world is stuck with the 8300M and resorting to deep cooling to try to overcome the limitations of this consumer 4/3-DSLR chip.
and the Kodak 6303, 3200, etc. are all so expensive.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:19 PM
Three ICX493 and three ICX413 sensors!!
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:04 PM
Isn't the 413 the sensor that they used in the prototype QHY8 then switched to the 453 for production?
Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:44 PM
Do you need some tester for those little gems... ?
Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:40 AM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:56 AM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:17 PM
Since the microlens layer overlies the Bayer layer, it too must be removed during this process.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM