There are some websites providing tutorials for camera conversions, you should check this website for example [link] I'm quite sure you can also find some help with IR photographer on DA there are several groups of IR photography
I'd do that, but between my tripod, gimbal head, EF 2.8L and light meter, that's about 30# of gear to lug around with me. I don't think it's a bad idea per se, I just get the feeling that it's enough of a work out it is, in case I need a spare.
But, it's really not a bad idea, just probably more useful for people that aren't lugging tons of gear.
That is a tough one. The 10D is really getting a bit old and selling it will most likely get you next to nothing if sold. Personally I would keep it as a backup body just in case. While the 7D itself is a great and reliable camera something can always happen to it. This way you would at least have a spare just in case. I always sell my old bodies for cheap to my dad. This way he gets a newer body and I know that it's close for me to grab should I need it.
I have some accessories for it, but at this point, I can't imagine it being worth the cost of shipping. I see some listings for the body, and the highest price is about $130. If I'm lucky, I might get that with the accessories.
The main reason I still have it is that I don't believe in changing bodies too frequently. I like my camera to be like a third eye or a second spleen.
I suppose, I'll probably give it to my dad. It's still a good body, it's just massively outclassed both in terms of resolution and in terms of noise.
I agree. Either keep it or give it to a family member so it's close by. I played around with the idea of selling my XTi but after some thought and consideration with the subject I photograph the most it just made more sense to keep it. Like you, this camera has become part of me and I know it like the back of my hand so switching between two cameras in the middle of a class at a show or during an event would be much more seamless.
Right now I'm quite homesick and the Powershot sx40HS that I bought because I have to do a ton of travel is just not the same. My camera has grown on me to be a bit like a wife. Comfortable, familiar and no sex.
I think the IR conversion is probably the way to go. I had contemplated dedicating it to pinhole photography, but that seemed like a waste when the new camera has a dust removal system and I can always buy another body cap.