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Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service

ENTER CAMERA MODEL *

FILTER *

NORMAL AND RUSH PROCESSING *

AR Coating *

MAIL-IN BOX (for US customers) *

Description

Free Domestic Shipping, Quality glass filters

Autofocus calibrated to work with all lenses
List of models we convert:

Panasonic G1, G10, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G85*, G9, GH1, GH2, GH3*, GH4*, GH5*, GH5s, GF1, GF2, GF3, GF5, GF6, GX1, GX7*, GX8*, GX85*, GX9*, GM1*, Fz2000

NOTE: Dust systems are disabled after conversion, EXCEPT in the G1.

*These cameras have an internal IR shutter diagnostic LED that can cloud the images in some shooting settings. Can be worked around in most cases by using the camera in silent mode.

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

By purchasing you agree to our Terms of Purchase

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 optimal performance
  • Free and quick 1-2 week average turnaround
  • Over 650 supported models for infrared conversion
  • 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
  • 1 year warranty on converted cameras and infrared conversions
  • Authorized repair shop partner for long term service of your infrared converted camera

Warranty

All of our conversions 100% warrantied. Conversions on mail-in cameras come with a 30 day warranty. Our already converted cameras come with a 1 year warranty.

Filter Choices

Direct from Camera, Custom White Balance
Channel Swapped Black & White Direct from Camera, Auto White Balance
590nm Filter 590CWB (Medium) (Small) 590CWB-FC H (Medium) (Small) 590CWB-BW (Medium) (Small) 590AWB (Medium) (Small)
665nm Filter 665CWB (Medium) (Small) 665CWB-FC H (Medium) (Small) 665CWB-BW (Medium) (Small) 665AWB (Medium) (Small)
720nm Filter 720CWB (Medium) (Small) 720CWB-FC H (Medium) (Small) 720CWB-BW (Medium) (Small) 720AWB (Medium) (Small)
850nm Filter 850CWB H (Medium) (Small) N/A 850CWB H (Medium) (Small) 850AWB (Medium) (Small)
Blue IR NDVI BlueIRCWB H (Medium) (Small) BlueIRCWB BW (Medium) (Small)
Full Spectrum/ Two Spectrum

Processing Time

Our conversion processing time is about 5 business days. Our already converted cameras are made to order, please allow around 5 business days from ordering until they mail out.

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 filter we install when we convert the camera. 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.

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. 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.

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5 reviews for Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allen Forrest

    My first experience with an infrared-converted camera turned out to be a disappointment. After a little research, I had ended up sending a camera to a large, national camera-repair company that had come highly recommended. As I later learned, the camera-model I chose for conversion wasn’t the best choice for infrared. I later learned that their conversion-work was pretty shoddy. To make a long story shorter, after almost giving up on infrared photography, I ran into the Kolari Vision website. That site prompted me to contact Ilija. He was extremely patient in answering my many questions, and offering me great advice. After a great number of exchanged emails, I obtained a converted camera from him. Several months later, I sent Kolari Vision a second camera for conversion. I am extremely satisfied with both of his conversions, and particularly happy with all of the advice and “hand-holding” provided by Ilija. I highly recommend Ilija and his firm!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad Miller

    I have done business as a professional photographer for over 40 years. I’ve been published in just about all major magazines around the world for my car work, mainly Mercedes Benz. I have bought a camera from Kolari Vision that was converted to 720 nm. It is a Lumix G10. The conversion was first rate and the process is like magic! You look in live view and see what you’re getting real time! The shots that come out of this camera are outstanding! I bought a 850nm filter for just Black and White infrared work but the 720 is a great choice for someone who wants the option of some color. I had many questions and the quick response from these people is First Class. They walked me through any questions I had in a prompt and easy to understand way.

    I have since updated to the Lumix GX 1 and just beginning the tests. If you are thinking of having your camera converted to Infrared or buy one already converted, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Kolari Vision to anyone who wants to explore the amazing world of Infrared!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Baxter

    I sent my Lumix G5 in to Kolarivision for 590nm conversion. I receieved the camera back in less than 10 days. I have been very pleased with the results! Focus with my 9-18mm Olympus lens is excellent, and manual focus with my 7.5mm Rokinon is easy. Images exhibit good sharpness. I had Canon 40D previously that was converted by a competitor at a much higher cost, and the Kolarivision conversion is every bit as good if not better. Kolarivision will definitely be my choice for any future conversions.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Turney

    My Lumix G5 was here when I got back from vacation and I could not be more pleased! It is great to meet someone like you with your obvious dedication to customer service. I appreciate the communications we had when you could not complete the conversion in the time frame I needed! (This was my fault, not yours. I sent it to you too close to my vacation departure date). It is obvious to me that you kept your word and expedited the conversion so that I had it when I got home, a very generous thing to do!

    The camera is everything I had hoped it would be and the White Balance was perfectly set when I got it, thanks for this touch also. I have already show my pictures to several friends and loaned them the camera for a day. I also told them to make sure to contact you if they wanted the conversion done right at a very fair cost. I am now starting to think that my spare Lumix GX1 would be great in one of your other colored filters. I am actually starting to research my choices so you may hear from me again soon!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fred Burton

    I have a converted Lumix g6 and have used 25 mm 1.7 pancake and 14-42 zoom with no issues. Am going out tomorrow to try 14-140 mm 3.5-5.6 zoom to see if it works naked as well as with a Polaroid cheap macro converter. Will let you know. Absolutely love the IR results so far.

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