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Pentax DSLR Infrared and Full Spectrum Conversion Service

ENTER CAMERA MODEL *

FILTER *

NORMAL AND RUSH PROCESSING *

AR Coating? *

MAIL-IN BOX (for US customers) *

Description

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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*, K1, K-S1, K-S2, K70, KP

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 tele 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

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 5 day 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 new infrared converted cameras, 30 day warranty on all 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.

Read more here

2 reviews for Pentax DSLR Infrared and Full Spectrum Conversion Service

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank Marek

    Just got my Pentax k5 back with full spectrum conversion. In short, it is wonderful. Autofocus works, vibrant photos with ir filter, real life colors with hot mirror filter, and the sensitivity I need for astrophotography. I am going to recommend Kolari Vision to anyone seeking a first class camera mod!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Banks

    I contacted Kolari Vision to explore the possibility of converting my Pentax K50 to infrared. In the process, representatives from Kolari Vision communicated with me, as needed, regarding the price, additional components I requested, and valuable information about how to use a couple of functions with the camera, post conversion. Their responses were always timely, expert and professional. An official warranty and Certificate of Authenticity accompanied the camera, which provide assurance and confidence in their work. I would not hesitate to recommend Kolari Vision to other photographers.

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