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Sony DSLR, SLT, and Mirrorless Infrared Conversion Service

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Description

The Pro AR Ant-Smidge Filter is now available for Full-Spectrum, 550nm Infrared, and 720nm Infrared conversions.

Free Domestic Shipping, quality glass filters

Included autofocus calibration to a 18-70mm or custom lens.

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

APS-C Format:
DSLRs: 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*, A6300*, A6500

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*, A7 II†, A7R II†, A7S II†, A7R III†, A9†, A7 III† 

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 contains 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 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.

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 the best infrared photography camera you can own
  • 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 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

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
590 Filter 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 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 Conversion Filter (Black and White) Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)

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 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.

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 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

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

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 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.

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