The Pro AR Ant-Smidge Filter is now available for Full-Spectrum, 550nm Infrared, and 720nm Infrared conversions.
Free Domestic Shipping, Quality glass filters
Included autofocus calibration to 50mm or a custom lens
List of models we convert:
APS-C size: Canon D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, Digital Rebel(300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), XS (1000D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5i (700D), T5 (1200D), T6 (1300D), T6i (750D), T6i (760D),T7i (800D), T7 (2000D), SL1 (100D), SL2 (200D), 4000D, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 7D, 7DII, G1X, G1X II, G1X III, G3X, G5X, G5X II, G7X, G7X II, G7X III, G9X, G9X II, EOS-M, EOS-M2, EOS M3**(Warning, sensor artifacts once converted), EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M10, EOS M100, EOS M50
Full Frame: 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV*, 5DS, 5DS R, EOS R, EOS RP, 6D, 6D Mark II*, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Dx, 1Dx Mark II
NOTE: Dust systems are disabled after conversion
**The Canon M3 exhibits sensor artifacts due to the phase detect pixel array. This can be visible as multiple horizontal blue lines across the image.
*These cameras have an internal shutter monitor IR LED which will cause light leaks with long exposures at high ISOs.
This conversion service replaces the camera’s internal hot mirror filter with our high quality custom manufactured glass replacement infrared or clear filter. The autofocus systems are calibrated to the 50mm 1.8mm lens. This calibration results in general focus accuracy for most lenses from 18-300mm. You can also send your own lens to be calibrated to instead at no additional charge. Note, wide angle lenses need a different focus calibration.
Our checkout system is through Paypal, but you do not need an account to pay. If you have a time sensitive order, please select “Rush Delivery” as your shipping option to receive first in line service. Leave us a note with your deadline so we can work to meet it.
After you complete checkout, you will be redirected to our shipping instructions page.
For help choosing which filter to order, check out our filter selection guide.
By purchasing you agree to our Terms of Purchase
All of our conversions are 100% warrantied for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues. Conversions on mail-in cameras and our already converted cameras come with a 1 year warranty.
Our turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. When ordering our already converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and please also allow 2 weeks for them to ship out to you. Plan for trips an assignments accordingly!
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. The coating does not reduce optical performance in any way and is highly recommended.
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%
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.
Prepaid Mail-in Box
Not sure how to mail your expensive camera? We are now offering a secure and insured mailer box to streamline the shipping process for our customers shipping from the US!
We’re happy to announce that we’re taking the hassle and confusion out of shipping your camera back and forth to us for our conversion service. With our new prepaid mailer, we’ve turned shipping us your camera both ways into one streamlined and secure process. Here’s how it works!
When you place an order for a conversion and select the prepaid mailer option, we’ll send you a sealed box with everything you need already inside. The mailer should arrive to your door in 2-4 days.
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