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Included autofocus calibration to 50mm or a custom lens
Quality glass filters
List of models we convert:
ist D, ist DS, ist DS2, ist DL, ist DL2, K10D, K100D, K100D Super, K110D K20D, K30, K200D, K-M*, K2000*, K3*, K3II*, K-5*, K5II*, K-7*, K-r, K-x*, K-01*, K-S1, K-S2, K50, K70
Any model not listed? We can most likely support it, just email us first.
*Dust reduction systems are disabled after conversion. Shake reduction remains functional after conversion in all models.
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 the Pentax kit 18-55mm 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, ultra wide angle lenses need special calibration. If calibrating to an ultra wide angle lens the autofocus will not work with telephoto lenses.
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” 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
Transmission Curves (Industry Standard Uncoated Glass and AR coated filters)
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. This is only an estimate and not a guarantee. When ordering our conversion services and already converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order. Please allow 2 weeks before your camera ships out to you. Plan for trips and 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.
Read more here
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 UPS or DHL shipping options.***