My only real interest in digital is infrared. I just went to a site www.irdigital.net and see they can convert the Rebel, D30,D60 and the Nikon D100. Rebel is 500.00 the rest is 350.00. This just might be a way to get me into digital. Has anyone used their service? Monte Johnson.
I use my regular D70 with a Hoya IR filter and get stunning results. There are a few drawbacks to this setup: exposure times become rather long, about 0.2 to 15 seconds at ISO 200, depending on aperture. Another is that composition is best done without the filter on the camera, so there is an extra step to screw on the IR after you have the desired composition. Needless to say that I always need a tripod.
With an IR-converted camera you have short exposure times and full use of the viewfinder. There is one definitely on my wishlist. This company you mentioned or others may be able to convert Nikon D70/D70s and/or D50 cameras and pretty soon the Nikon D200.
Frans I have heard of others you are doing what you have and do have good results. I have seen some impressive infrared photos from the D70. The reason I looked at the D100 I would not have to invest so much in a used one and the conversion is 350.00. I will probanly just watch and see what happen. You are right other cameras will follow that soon. I see many things around here that would look good shot infrared.