Sony DSLR, SLT, and Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service







Please enter your camera’s serial number below.

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Free Domestic Shipping, quality glass filters

Included autofocus calibration.

Mirrorless conversions are calibrated to focus accurately with all lenses.
List of models we convert:

APS-C Format:
A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700

Mirrorless: NEX-3*, NEX-5*, NEX-C3*, NEX-3N*, NEX-5N*, NEX-5T*, NEX-5R*, NEX-F3*, NEX-6*, NEX-7*, A3000*, A5000*, A5100*, A6000*, A6100*, A6300*, A6400*, A6500*, A6600*

SLT**: A33, A37, A55, A57, A58, A65, A68, A77, A77 II

RX100, RX100 II, RX100 III, RX100 IV, RX100 V

RX10, RX10 II, RX10 III, RX10 IV

Full Frame: RX1, RX1R, RX1R II,  A99, A99 II, A7*, A7R*, A7S*, A7C, A7 II†, A7R II†, A7S II†, A7R III†, A7S III, A9†, A7 III, A7 IV†, A7R IV, A9 II, UMC-S3CA, A1

NOTE: Dust reduction systems are NOT disabled after conversion and still function in most models except the ones with a *.

* Dust reduction is disabled in these models.

**Read about the Translucent mirror technology and how it works in infrared here.

 These cameras contain an internal diagnostic IR Led. This can cause light leaks when using very long exposures and high ISOs in the H-alpha and IR enabled conversions, in the range of 30 second exposures at 6,400 ISO. The A7RII, A7RIII, & A7RIV additionally can have fine horizontal artifacts across the frame in highlighted areas in the IR enabled conversions due to the different sensitivity of some rows of pixels.

Some Sony DSLRs with live view use a second sensor, which still works with visible light after a conversion and does not offer an advantage over the optical view finder for infrared. This is not an issue with Sony Mirrorless or Translucent mirror cameras.

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 18-55mm kit 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, wide angle lenses need a different focus calibration.

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)

All Kolari Vision Filter Curves

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.***

9 reviews for Sony DSLR, SLT, and Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service

  1. Stefan G.

    I first bought an IR converted camera from Kolari Vision few years ago from eBay.

    The camera worked perfectly and I was very satisfied. The owner was very responsive answering all my questions, which helped me a lot in my choice.

    Since then I have had several conversions with Kolari Vision and every time I receive a wonderful customer support. The guys are very well informed and know what they are doing – I think that’s called “EXPERTS”. I now contact them directly through their new web site, founding my overall experience with Kolari Vision to be one of the best possible.

    I highly recommend them for all types of camera conversions – IR, UV, Full spectrum, etc.

    You won’t be sorry!

  2. Colin Hall

    I have bought two cameras from Kolari Vision and am MORE than satisfied with them.Am now venturing on buying a third camera – not the run of the mill Compact System Camera but a Samsung NX series and am POSITIVE the same professional results will be done.

    This is not the REAL BEAUTY of dealing with Kolari Vision – it is the truly PERSONAL service that Ilija extends to all customers. One of the main pains in IR photography is the TIME CONSUMING Post Processing in Photoshop or some other program and Ilija makes a breeze with his Photoshop Actions for different IR Filters and Tutorials – a real blessing in disguise.

    Hope this conveys the pleasure I have with Ilija and Kolari Vision.

  3. peter wallach (verified owner)

    I am an avid photographer and have many cameras in formats that range from 35mm all the way up to 8×10, and I still shoot film, then scan at high resolutions. The main problem with having so many cameras is always which one to take. Now that I have converted my digital Sony Mirrorless camera to Infrared, i will always be taking it as part of my “Kit”. In a world of I phone pictures and more pictures being taken than any other time in history, it is great to know that Kolari Vision offers this unique Infrared conversion service. I endorse this company 100%, the quality is exceptional and my camera came back looking better than when i sent it. Infrared may not be for everyone, but if you wish to delve into this imaginative world then Kolari Vision is the best place to have your camera converted. Give them a try .

  4. Denis Vokic

    Kolari Vision gave me great advice and perfectly neat conversion. Fantastic result. Package for shipping was also professional. Kolari Vision converted camera is the fifth IRR camera that I bought in the last 25 years. With my new IRR camera I can not be more satisfied than I am. Thanks Kolari

  5. Denchamber (verified owner)

    I’m using a Sony a6300 for IR shooting and, with my Kolari conversion it’s just the right setup. I did a 590 conversion and purchased an 850 filter so I’m using the 590 mostly for color and the 850 mostly for black and white. The conversion was done very promptly and is working perfectly. I couldn’t be more happy.

  6. terence mckenna (verified owner)

    I had a 7 year old Sony NEX 7 that I rarely use now (I have 4 Sony Mirrorless that are much newer) so I decided to try this. Kolari answered my questions and delivered a conversion that does just what I wanted. And unlike purchasing a conversion of a camera that I do not know well, I am fully versed on the NEX 7’s features and have lenses that I can use for various purposes. Infrared in a bit of a trick, but it add spice to your photo portfolio.

  7. Dean Von Pusch

    I’m very happy with my A7 590nm conversion. Shipping with there box was easy and gave me a piece of mind that it was in good hands. I called them several times asking questions and the were always very helpful. After 35 years of photography, I haven’t had this much fun with a camera in a long time. Highly recommend Kolari vision and inferred photography.

  8. Thomas Streiff

    I was looking for an infrared camera because I’ve seen others’ work and it really interests me. I love the different world view of infrared, especially the white whites of foliage and the dark blacks of skies and waters. So I researched and decided on Kolari Vision as they seemed to have the best reviews and services according to other photographers I have chatted with and seen posts online. The information I received was spot on!

    The camera I wanted was on sale on their site. So instead of sending them an old one I decided to go new (Sony A7RII). Well as the planets aligned perfectly within a day or two of ordering (and my luck kicked in), that camera was declared discontinued by Sony. That, combined with the supply chain issues globally and nationally, put a damper in my plans without going into boring details. I found a Excellent condition Sony A7RIII at the site KEH which sells used equipment. I sourced this camera and had it sent to Kolari Vision. All this time I was in contact with Kolari Vision support, whom is very responsive to any emails and inquiries (normally same day, multiple times). They also have a phone number which I didn’t bother with. Anyways, they worked with me and accepted the camera with no issue.

    After they received the camera, they performed their conversion. I don’t know all what’s entailed except it is a complicated process of replacing a filter(s) over your camera’s sensor, and involves a lot of tiny parts and electronics. You can look up the process on Youtube if you’re inclined. Not wanting to fudge something like this up, I contracted it to Kolari Vision. After weeks of waiting for the original camera order to show up, the process of sending them a camera and having it converted was quick. Lightning quick. I had this process completed within a week. I should of done that sooner, no fault of Kolari Vision not being able to get a discontinued camera quickly. The conversion was worth every penny. The Sony A&RIII camera works as advertised and looks flawless as it should. I can’t tell any work was completed on it. Of course I know it was, due to the infrared use case and testing of their work. I had a 850nm conversion completed, as well as another filter added that helps limit the hotspot that one can get on certain lenses and in certain conditions using infrared technology (physics is hard to beat!). this allows my camera to take strictly Black-and-White photos that are surreal in nature. So far I love my conversion and I would not hesitate to use Kolari Vision again!

    TLDR; In short, Kolari Vision is a world renowned conversion service and infrared / UV filter source to help you modify your camera or to perform the conversion for you. This allows certain wavelengths into your sensor to gather colors and waveforms that your eye, and your sensor, don’t normally see. This can be from different vibrant colors to Black and White surreal images. I would visit to learn about this and other topics of interest in detail to find out more. I have found Kolari Vision to be very responsive and receptive to all my inquiries and requests. Their conversion service is top-notch and also top-tech. I would not hesitate to use them in the future and I am sure I will have other conversions completed as my experience and interest in this field grows. They should be your number one stop if you wish to pursue this area at all. Give them a shot, you won’t be disappointed. FIVE STARS!

  9. Josh Himes (verified owner)

    I am a professional photographer/cinematographer who works in Infrared regularly. I have had approximately 10-12 cameras converted over the years, with varying degrees of satisfaction. That changed when I found Kolari Vision about 8 years ago – I was happy with the very first conversion they performed for me and haven’t looked back. They really are the best in the business and they always do the right thing for the customer if there is ever an issue.

    Sometimes it’s more complicated than just converting a camera. For instance, they converted a Fuji GFX 50S for me and they had never worked on one before, but they took on the assignment with enthusiasm and the conversion was excellent in all respects. They have converted multiple Sony cameras and every one was perfect after the conversion. I would NEVER use another company after working with Kolari and will be a customer for life.

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