Hey Greg, thank you so much for sharing some information on the camera that you purchased before CB told us about his project of introducing the public into taking pictures of UFO crafts in 2023.
At this point, I think that we are just trying to get as much information as possible about taking UFO pictures before Courtney start to train us on this process in 2023. By doing that, we hope that we are not going to be completely lost in the information that Courtney is going to provide us. This does not apply to you but I think it is wise to wait for Courtney's information before buying a camera. There is just too much information on the camera technology that have to be mastered before buying a video camera for UFO pictures. We need help.
However, I am more and more inclined to believe that buying a full spectrum converted camera is the way to go. Essentially, a full spectrum camera is a camera that has a glass filter that allows all 3 types of light (ultra violet, UV; visible; and infra red, IR) inside the camera at the same time.
A full spectrum camera can be converted so that it can allow only one of the 3 types of light in the camera and take pictures only in that specific type of light. For instance, if I want to take pictures in the UV light only, I will then convert my full spectrum camera into a UV camera. To do that I will put a UV filter outside, in front of the camera lens to allow more UV light in and prevent visible and infra red light from entering the camera. The camera will then take pictures made mainly of UV light.
A full spectrum camera can also be converted into a visible light camera, a visible light filter will need to be placed in front of the camera lens to block UV and IR from entering inside the camera.. The same is true in converting a full spectrum camera into an infra red (IR) one.
So as you can see, the advantage that comes with a full spectrum converted camera is that it allows us to take pictures in the three main areas of the light spectrum; that is in UV, visible and IR light. And we will be able to find and take pictures of UFOs no matter where they hide. We will also be able to use our cameras in more mundane situations in visible light, like to take pictures when our nieces or nephews get baptized.
The disadvantages that comes with owning a full spectrum converted camera is that they can be expensive because we have to purchase the full spectrum camera and the lenses. Then, we have to hire a competent company or person to convert the camera to meet our needs.
The link listed above shows some of the full spectrum cameras and filters sold by Life Pixel. As we can see, these cameras cost between $225 to $375, and the lenses cost around $50 each. Assuming that a camera will need 3 lenses, the cost of a full spectrum converted camera may vary between $375 and $525. If we add the cost of conversion and accessories like camera bag, tripod... etc; we can really see these prices get even higher. However, these price estimates are from one company only, there might be some lower prices from other companies or people. In addition, Courtney did mention that cell phones can be adjusted to take pictures of UFOs. I think he also said that it is the cheapest alternative to taking these pictures. In short, let's wait for Courtney information.