Infrared and Full Spectrum DIY Sensor Filters

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$49.99

SENSOR TYPE * 

FILTER * 

Filter Quality * 

Camera Brand and Model

Focus adjustment kit and instructions * 

Basic tool kit? * 

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Description

Good with your hands and electronics? We now provide the same custom manufactured glass filters we use directly to you if you want to install it yourself. Perfect for if you want to save a even more on your conversion or are located outside the US and do not want to send in your camera. These filters are custom manufactured to be a drop in fit in most of our conversions, and their thickness is optimized for each camera/filter combination for close autofocus, but it may require further autofocus adjustment.

The form above is simplified, but we will send the custom filter for your specific model.

Point and Shoot Sensor: $49.99 – This category includes cameras with fixed lenses with small sensors. It excludes APS sized point and shoot sensors.

Standard Crop Sensor: $99.99 – This category includes standard DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, M4/3 sensors, and point and shoot cameras with APS sized sensors.

Full Frame Sensor: $199.99 – This category includes full frame sensors, this is sensors with full 35mm sensor coverage. This includes cameras like the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, and Sony A7.

Focusing support kit: $19.99 – We will provide precision shims that you can use to adjust your focusing (if applicable for your model), and we will provide our recommended adjustments for calibrating your camera/filter combination. If your camera sensor is spring loaded, this kit will not come with shims but will let you know about the springs before you remove your sensor and affect parallelism, and provide a basic guide on adjusting focus. Recommended for DSLRs. If you have a P+S or mirrorless camera, you will generally not need this kit, our filters will focus without any adjustments, but please note some mirrorless camera sensors are still spring loaded which requires special care to maintain parallelism after re-installation

Basic disassembly tool kit: $9.99 – We will send you our basic disassembly tool kit. Comes with a screwdriver kit (solid handle set with philips, flathead, and torx – some cameras may require more advanced bits), grounding strap, soft pry tool, and precision tweezers. This kit DOES NOT come with a capacitor discharge tool which is helpful for discharging capacitors in models with built in flashes.

Subject to availability. Please allow up to one week for your order to ship, if out of stock it can take 2-3 weeks to ship out.

WARNING

Tampering with your camera will void all manufacturer warranties. By opening your camera, you risk hurting or killing yourself and the camera from the high voltages present. By purchasing you agree to our Terms of Purchase. We do not provide any help with dissasembly, installation, focus adjustments or reassembly of your camera. Complete dust elimination may be impossible without specialized equipment. No one, including us, will take a box of parts if you can’t assemble your camera again. You can avoid all the trouble by having us convert it instead here.

No returns accepted.

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs

Lifetime Guarantee

At Kolari, we build our filters to last and have complete confidence in their performance. You will too with our lifetime guarantee against defects. If you find something wrong with your filter, at any time, write us at contact@kolarivision.com. Visit our FAQ section for more information.

IR Filter Choices

Direct from Camera, Custom White Balance
Channel Swapped Black & White Direct from Camera, Auto White Balance
590 Filter 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 590 SWB FC 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
665 Filter 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
720 Filter 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
850 Filter 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) N/A 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Blue IR
Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Full Spectrum
Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Full Spectrum BW Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)

AR Coating

What is the AR coating and what does it do? The AR coating option adds an IR centered anti-reflective coating onto the IR filter we install when we perform an infrared conversion. It reduces hotspot artifacts that some lenses are prone to, and can reduce other stray reflections. On our full spectrum conversions we apply a broadband AR coating that covers the UV, visible, and IR ranges. The coating does not reduce optical performance in any way and is highly recommended.

Background:

Uncoated glass has a reflection of around 4-5% at all wavelengths, and we found that this reflection off the sensor filter was bouncing off the glass and reflecting back from the lens housing and aperture blades to cause IR hotspots.  We developed this anti-reflective coating that is centered around the IR wavelengths that cause hotspots, and reduced the 5% reflection down to <0.5%

Reflectance Curve

Conversion AR Coating

When applied to our internal conversion filters, we find that hotspots are significantly reduced during infrared photography. Below is a sample from a Nikon 50mm 1.8 which has a strong hotspot at small apertures. Independent tests also available from Mark Hilliard here and Edd Noble here.

Hotspot AR

International Orders

Do you accept international orders?

Absolutely! For accurate shipping costs, please enter your complete shipping address during the checkout process. Some locations may be subject to a remote area surcharge via FedEx Express. The system will not automatically calculate this surcharge. Please check the following link if your city/zip code is considered a remote area: https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/Zipcodes_OPA_ODA.pdf

If you place an order and your city/zip code is on this list, we’ll reach out to you via email to collect the surcharge.

***We legally can not declare lower values for customs and duties. We ship all of our international orders from the United States.  Please note that we do not collect taxes, duties, or VAT. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and VAT that may be charged by their respective local customs office. You may also be subject to a brokerage charge when you choose FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipping options.***

1 review for Infrared and Full Spectrum DIY Sensor Filters

  1. Bartosz

    I have bought the 665nm filter for DIY conversion of my 20D. Package arrived quickly – and I live in europe 🙂
    I have performed the conversion by myself and thanks to great fitment of the filter it turned out to be pretty easy and conversion was a success. Thanks to the exact thickness of the new filter i did not have any problems with AF after conversion. Thanks KolariVision!

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