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Gear: Canon EOS R with 3 primes and 2 zooms, 4 EF-R adapters, Canon EOS 5 (analog), 9 Canon EF primes, a lone Canon EF zoom, 2 extenders, 2 converters, tubes; Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II & Pen F with 12 primes, 6 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....
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Got myself a modified D40x last year and have to agree: whatever you choose, make sure it has live view.
There's the already mentioned AF issue, but what really drove me crazy with my Nikon is the metering, which of course is based on visible light and usually WAY off with IR shots. Adjusting exposure in the range of +/- 3 EV compared to what the camera measured is normal.
Personally, I'd go for a modified mFT camera. The first generation is available dirt cheap (E-P1, as already mentioned, also Panasonic G1).
Good point on the metering. Same on Canon too, but it isn't hard to manually find a good setting and leave it on that. Having said that, I only really do IR outdoors in sunny conditions, where it doesn't vary too much beyond the odd passing cloud. I can imagine if the conditions were changing more frequently it could get annoying...
I did wonder if the metering sensors are sensitive to IR, or could be converted as such too, but it is more work than I feel like for the gain. And rather moot if you use live view...
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