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The Ultra Color filter (590nm) The Ultra Color filter (590nm) lets more visible light in, producing the most vibrant colors. Leaves are golden yellow, and skies are bright blue. B+W contrast is lower than the deeper IR filters.
When to use this filter: This filter is good for vibrant color IR landscapes, allowing the most flexibility in post processing. Also a good choice for portraits. The shallow IR shows less veins than the deeper IR filters while still creating a dreamy look. May not be as sharp as the deeper filters do to increased chromatic aberration.

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The Enhanced Color filter (665nm) The Enhanced color filter (720nm) has an effect between the 720nm and 590nm, producing more vibrant colors than the 720nm for pale yellow leaves and brighter blue skies.
When to use this filter: My most used filter, this filter is best suited for processing to a traditional blue sky and white leaves, by desaturating the yellow in the leaves. This produces a look like the 720nm filter, but providing a richer blue that comes out more reliably between different cameras and different shooting conditions. Also a good choice for portraits. The shallow IR shows less veins than the deeper IR filters while still creating a dreamy look. May not be as sharp as the deeper filters do to increased chromatic aberration.

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The Standard IR Filter (720nm) This is the tried and true classic IR filter. It allows for good color for false color, and good contrast for black and white. This is equivalent to the Hoya R72 and Wratten 89b.
When to use this filter: This filter is good if you are interested in shooting some mild color and black and white. This filter produces the traditional dark blue skies and can also be processed for color. While not as high contrast as the 850nm, people prefer this filter over the 850nm for B+W work, as it allows a little more color for B+W processing.

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The Deep Black and White filter (850nm) is good for a dedicated black and white IR. The camera and will produce bright whites and pronounced darks. With a custom white balance in camera, the picture is close to pure B+W without any processing.  Equivalent to the Wratten 87c.
When to use this filter: This filter is the best for the highest contrast B+W, closest resembling traditional B+W IR film. Also good for forensics and other applications where the deep IR wavelengths are helpful.

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The NDVI Blue IR filter (Blue +IR) Our newest filter transmits both blue and IR, making it ideal for NDVI crop analysis applications, allowing an NDVI to be generated from a single image using the blue and red channels of the image. This filter is also handy for landscape photography, as it produces a similar effect to the 590nm after a channel swap, right out of the camera.
When to use this filter: Good for crop analysis purposes and a false color IR without post processing. Due to the multiple bands the lens has to focus with this filter, the images are less sharp than they can be with the dedicated IR filters.

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The Full Spectrum filter (clear glass) makes the camera sensitive to UV, visible, and IR light, allowing switching between various external filters to achieve the desired effect, this allows going between infrared and regular shooting with one camera, however on DSLRs opaque infrared filters will block composition.
The Two Spectrum filter (IR + Visible) makes the camera sensitive to visible and IR light. It works the same way as the full spectrum, while filtering out UV for better color rendition in visible light shooting.
When to use these filters: Cameras converted to these filters offer the most flexibility to narrow down the specific spectrum at the lens level, allowing you to get the most out of one camera body. Drawbacks are the requirement for addition filters, and a blocked viewfinder on DSLRs. Get the full spectrum if you want to shoot UV, get the two spectrum if you don't want to shoot UV and want better color from the visible shooting.  

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This is a service that we have developed to replace the Sony A7 series cameras' normally thick sensor glass with a thin-filter replacement that performs better with Leica lenses, film lenses, and non-Sony lenses.

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Available for pre-order now, our UV filter allows for imaging in the ultraviolet band. Useful for assessing sun damage, document analysis, forensics, plant photography, and many others.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • I love my Kolari conversion, in fact I married her! Ok just kidding but really this company went beyond it means. Working on the weekend and easter sunday to deliver my 720nm conversion so I could take it on vacation with me.. The sensor was spotless and clean and focus to perfection. I have had instant response and aid from them in regards to post processing issues that I have encountered with certain lenses. I will consider them for all my conversions… did I mention they are also more affordable?

    Randall Der
  • Amazing Lumix SZ7 with 850nm conversion. Delighted with results, and Ilija could not be more helpful. Bought mine on eBay and it is a breath of fresh air to find such a good experience on there - especially as I am across the pond in the UK! The camera was beautifully packed and arrived safely. Would not hesitate to have another camera converted at some time.

    Jen Allan
  • Just rec'd my lumix dmc-zs8 today. Kolari has been amazing answering all my questions as I am sure I have bugged them over the past week or so. The camera was shipped so fast and I took out of the box and started shooting and looks incredible!! I am excited for this and so happy that Kolari is an amazing company and somewhere I now find as a safe haven for conversions. I will be recommending to all I know and now thinking about getting my dslr converted as well. Thanks Kolari, job well done!

    Darren Goodman
  • Having a full-spectrum converted (from UV to near IR) DSLR was a long time dream for me. I never thought I would own such a camera! Kolarivision made it possible at a very decent price! I used to remove the hot mirror myself on some of my point and shoots but of course I would get focus problems afterwards. I now have a Nikon DSLR that is totally dedicated to my infrared, UV and full-spectrum works and experiments and takes razor-sharp images just like my unconverted D3100 does! Many many thanks to the Kolari Team for the amazing job and service they provide!

    Elisabeth
  • I first bought an IR converted camera from Kolari Vision few years ago from eBay. The camera worked perfectly and I was very satisfied. The owner was very responsive answering all my questions, which helped me a lot in my choice. Since then I have had several conversions with Kolari Vision and every time I receive a wonderful customer support. The guys are very well informed and know what they are doing – I think that’s called “EXPERTS”. I now contact them directly through their new web site, founding my overall experience with Kolari Vision to be one of the best possible. I highly recommend them for all types of camera conversions – IR, UV, Full spectrum, etc. You won’t be sorry!

    Stefan G.