Olympus Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service






Pro AR Anti-Smudge Coating *

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Autofocus calibrated to work with all lenses

Quality glass filters
List of models we convert:

E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL1s,  E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PL7, E-PL8, E-PL9, E-PL10, PEN-F, E-PM1, E-PM2, OMD-EM1, OMD-EM1 II, OMD-EM5, OMD-EM5 II, OMD-EM5 III, OMD-EM10,OMD-EM10 II, OMD-EM10 III, Air A01, OM-1, OM-5

NOTE: Dust reduction systems are NOT disabled after conversion and still function.

This conversion service replaces the cameras internal hot mirror filter with our high quality custom manufactured glass replacement infrared or clear filter. The autofocus systems are calibrated to work universally with all lenses. We do not attach our filters with double sided tape like a competitor does, we use a permanent mechanical fixation that is fully sealed from dust.. Don’t risk your filter falling out.

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

Transmission Curves (Industry Standard Uncoated Glass and AR coated filters)


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.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional dust free infrared conversion in an ISO Class 5 clean bench using high quality glass and fused quartz
  • Anti-reflective coated filters to reduce hotspots and glare
  • The ONLY company that uses optically engineered IR filters for the best infrared photography camera you can own
  • Free and quick 1-2 week average turnaround
  • Over 900 supported models for infrared conversion
  • 550nm, 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, 850nm, NDVI/Blue IR, Full Spectrum, and Two Spectrum infrared filters all one low price!
  • Free custom lens calibration
  • Free domestic return shipping with a mail-in box option
  • 1 year warranty on converted cameras and infrared conversions
  • Authorized repair shop partner for long term service of your infrared converted camera


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.

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)

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.

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.


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

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


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.***

5 reviews for Olympus Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service

  1. Andrew Skiers

    Just received my Olympus E-PL1. Thank you for going the extra hoop and ordering the camera for me. It would have been much more expensive if I had it done from Australia. Great service and prompt communication. Good job Kolari.

  2. Phil Reece

    I sent my Olympus E-PM1 to Ilija for a 720nm conversion. The turnaround time was amazing. I couldn’t believe that I had my camera back within days. What really matters is that the camera has exceeded my expectations on not only image quality but the enjoyment I am having with a new method of shooting. This will likely not be my last IR camera conversion and I’ll definitely be back.

  3. Mike Westad

    I started out with a used converted Nikon D100 that I have no idea who did the infrared conversion. Even though I loved the results I obtained from it the camera was to bulky for extended use. My decision was to sell the D100 and have my Olympus EPL-1 converted instead. I did a lot of research before choosing KolariVision to do the conversion. I contacted the “other” well known place for a quote and the general attitude I got was that they expected my business due to their reputation. KolariVision on the other hand went out of their way to earn my business without degrading the other companies quality. Turn around time was less than expected and the conversion was done perfectly. The results from my converted Olympus are amazing.

  4. Richard Isted

    My first adventures into IR photography and Kolari Vision have given me a flying start. They worked with me on a tight deadline, a friend of mine brought the camera back to the UK for me. The conversion worked beautifully but most importantly for me (an IR noob) they provided a getting started leaflet and some excellent training guides on their website. Ilija has been very good a answering my noob questions that fell outside the scope of the material on the website, without making me feel stupid. It is this great after sales care that makes them highly recommended in my eyes.

    Thanks again Kolari Vision

  5. Larry (verified owner)

    What a great company. I really appreciate folks who will give that little bit extra. For example, I sent my camera in, no battery as instructed, and when it returned, some items, like the clock, had lost their settings. But while I was reading the owners manual (Olympus OM-D E-M1, which I love, but man those menus) I discovered that you had already set a custom WB for the IR filter. Nice! Thank you!

    Some other things I have have learned that I haven’t seen anywhere else; Regular ND filters do still work, at least mine do. But the ND factor seems lower. My 6 stop seems more like 4. The 10 stop is pretty close. Also I have learned that a polarizer does work on 720nm light.

    I couldn’t really get out, but here is one of my very first shots taken from my driveway.


    Oh, and before I forget, I Fed-ex’ed this on Tuesday 8/15/17 and got it back on Saturday 8/26/17 via USPS. Much quicker than I had expected. I wish more companies operated this way. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Thank you.

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