D-SLR IR Conversion

IR Conversion

Infrared Photography is a unique form of photography that is quite different than black and white photography.  In general, photography is the art of capturing visible light whereas Infrared photography captures invisible light.

Infrared filters are available for the front of your camera lens to the end of a lens to create the IR affect.  However, the IR filter itself is very dark, which makes it hard for the camera to focus and meter.

Rather than adding a filter to the end of the lens, we offer a true IR conversion, which consists of replacing the hot mirror inside the camera with a IR filter of your choice (590nm, 630nm, 720nm, 750nm or 800nm and 850nm).  The cost to convert a DSLR with an APS-C sensor runs $250 and $300 for full frame sensors.  

This includes disassembling the camera, cleaning and then removing the hot mirror in order to replace it with an infrared filter.  We will also update the cameras firmware if necessary.

Example images were taken by Vern Bartley (www.vernbartley.com) with a Nikon D800 converted to shoot Infrared exclusively (850nm).

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Example images were taken by David Lewis with a Canon converted to shoot Infrared exclusively (720nm).

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Example Images are taken by Jordan Sleeth (www.jordansleethphotography.com) with a Nikon D50 converted to IR (750nm).  The images were shot in color and then converted to black and white in post processing.

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Example Images below are taken by Doreen Wynja (www.eyeofthelady.com) with a Canon 20D converted to IR (720nm).  The images were shot in color and then converted to black and white in post processing.

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