Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Astrophotography Conversion Service

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Original price was: $274.00.Current price is: $224.00.

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Description

Free Domestic Shipping. Quality glass filters.

Supported cameras:

Full Frame: D750†, D600*, D610, D800, D800e, D810, Df*, D850, Z6†, Z6II†, Z7†

*These cameras will have dust reduction system disabled after the H-alpha conversion.

† The D700, D750, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, Z6, and Z7 contain an IR internal shutter monitor that may contaminate the shot when shooting long exposures. This will generally only affect UV shooting. The D7000, D7100, D600 and D800 also have this monitor but do not have this contamination issue. The light leak can be avoided in the Z6 and Z7 by using silent shutter mode.

FOCUS WARNING:

With Nikon H-alpha conversions, and particularly naked conversions, focus with DSLR lenses may not work. These cameras will only be compatible with telescope and manual focusing. For autofocus, please order the full spectrum conversion here. The following modes will autofocus properly after the H-alpha conversion: D3300, D3400, D810, Z6, Z7

CORNER SHARPNESS WARNING:

Astrophotography thoroughly tests the optics of any camera system and lens. We have an in-depth article here on the issues with modified cameras and astrophotography. Corner sharpness performance is heavily tied to the lens being used, wide angle lenses compound this issue. We provide the highest quality glass possible, however, with certain body-lens combinations corner sharpness loss may occur.

Filters:

H-Alpha Filter :

Filter with expanded spectral response that covers the H-alpha and sulfur II emission lines. After conversion, the camera will have a greater than 4 fold increase in sensitivity in the H-alpha line compared to a stock camera, and a greater than 6 fold increase in sensitivity in the sulfur II line. This conversion will maintain the dust reduction feature in the camera and uses multicoated glass to reduce reflections and artifacts.  Above, an actual measured transmission curve of the filter. Internal transmission is close to 100%. Be careful when reading transmission curves,  some sources provide the more attractive internal transmission instead. All curves we provide are always measured transmission. Focus may not work on DSLR lenses.

Naked Filter:

The bare naked sensor. We take out all the filters in front of the sensor and leave your sensor unfiltered. There is no extra glass to cause any ghosting artifacts or attenuate any wavelengths, but your sensor will be much more sensitive to dust and scratches. Focus may not work on DSLR lenses.

Full Spectrum Filter:

Another popular option for astrophotography, allows you to use any filter over the lens to narrow down the recording band. Focus will be recalibrated for use with standard lenses. Can be ordered here

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.

Focus Calibration Information:

Please note that on mirrorless cameras, we calibrate the camera to focus universally with all lenses. For DLSR camera’s our post-conversion focus calibration is set to 50mm, and will generally focus well with most lenses between 20mm – 300mm. If you are sending in a DSLR for conversion and plan on using lenses outside this range, or using one specific lens, you may want to include this lens with the camera so we can calibrate the camera to it specifically. If you have any concerns regarding lenses and your DLSR camera; please reach out to our customer service team before shipping the DSLR to us.

By purchasing you agree to our Terms of Purchase

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs

Warranty

All of our conversions and converted or modified cameras come with a 1 year warranty for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues related to the conversion service.

This warranty does not include wear and tear repairs such as, but not limited to; shutter failure. Warranty does not cover user-caused damage, or other issues unrelated to our conversion services or camera modifications.

For more comprehensive coverage we highly recommend our Extend warranty, which also covers accidental damage.

Processing Time

Our standard turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. This is only an estimate and not a guarantee. Our standard turnaround time may occasionally exceed 2 weeks during our busy season (April-August) or take less than 2 weeks in our off-season (September-March).

We also offer 5-day and 1-2 day rush processing options on our camera conversions for an additional fee. Our rush services allow us to coordinate the logistics of your conversion ahead of time to meet your deadlines to the best of our ability. Our rush processing time does not include shipping times.

We do our best to accommodate each and every one of our customers year-round.

If ordering one of our pre-converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and are not eligible for rush processing. Please allow at least 2 weeks before your camera ships out to you. Plan for trips and assignments accordingly!

Any time frames that we provide, including shipping time, turnaround time, and rush processing times, are only estimates and are subject to availability. We make no guarantees on service time or shipping times.

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.

Read more here

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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: 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.

**Backordered Items: Please note that international orders that include backordered items will be held, and shipped together, when all items are in stock! If you need in-stock items to ship prior to this time we can do this upon your request, however, shipment of the remaining items will incur additional shipping fees. Please reach out to our customer service team if partial shipping is required.

***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 Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless Astrophotography Conversion Service

  1. Peter Wolsley

    Just got back my Nikon D5300 after having the Astrophotography (H-Alpha) conversion. I live in Ontario, Canada. It took less than one week for the camera to arrive at Kolari Vision. It took a full week before they shipped it back to me. It then took a little more than a week for it to arrive at my home. It arrived on Dec 27th, 2017 so the xmas rush probably contributed delays. The camera was wrapped in plastic, then again in bubble wrap, then in a tight fitting cardboard box, then in a second slightly larger cardboard box and finally in an Express padded bag. Very well protected. I waited 24 hours to unpack the camera just because it was so cold and I was afraid of condensation.
    A small section of rubber trim was slightly protruding which I easily pushed back into place. I installed it’s battery and immediately took several FLATs looking for dust issues. Before sending the camera out I had several small dust donuts that I believed were all on the protective glass covering the sensor. These latest FLATs showed only a couple of faint dust donuts with the worst being at the extreme right edge of the image where vignetting and cropping due to stacking is predominant, which I thought was a very good result.
    I also bought two hot mirror filters for my portrait and telephoto lenses. With the filters installed and the camera using a custom whitebalance set at their factory I found the resulting pictures have very nice color. The autofocus also works just fine both with and with-out using the hot mirror filters. I look forward to testing this combination with some sunset photos. I took some photos without the hot mirror filters…these look like old photo prints that were sun faded.
    My biggest regret right now is all of the snow and extreme cold weather. I don’t have an observatory and my hands can’t take the cold. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve with my telescope this year…come on Spring!

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