Digital Infrared Conversions

 

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Point & Shoot: $149.00

 

DSLR: $229.00

 

Full-Frame DSLR: $299.00

 

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Infrared Photography is a specialized type of photography, which excludes most of the visible spectrum from the final images. This is accomplished by blocking out the shorter wavelengths of the spectrum while exposing the longer wavelengths. Because our eyes are not sensitive to these longer infrared wavelengths, infrared images tend to have a dreamy and ethereal quality to them. This otherworldliness is what draws most photographers to the art of Infrared Photography.

The light filtration is done with specialized long pass filters. As the name implies, long pass filters allow the longer wavelengths of the spectrum to pass through the filter, while excluding the shorter wavelengths. The exact amount of filtration is determined by the characteristics of the filter used and choosing which filter to use in the conversion will depend on the type of IR Photography desired

The 715nm is your typical Infrared Conversion. It blocks wavelengths shorter than 715nm and allows those longer than 715nm to go through. It is a true Infrared filter that should primarily be used for B&W photos, although limited color Infrared pictures are possible. Conversions performed with the 715nm filter are capable of rendering beautiful & rich B&W images with a dramatic Infrared look to them … or images with subtle color tones like the ones on this page.

 
 

Conversion Filter Options

590NM Conversion: After conversion, the camera is capable of producing images within 590-1300NM. Visible light still penetrates through the filter, therefore the most saturation false color images may be produced and has a golden hue.

665NM Conversion: After conversion, the camera is capable of producing images within 665NM-1300NM. Some visible light still penetrates through filter, therefore, higher saturation false color images may be produced.

715NM Conversion: After conversion, the camera is capable of producing images within 715NM-1300NM. Very little visible light penetrates through filter, therefore, low saturation false color images may be produced. This conversion is best suited for B&W IR photography.

830NM Conversion: After conversion, the camera is capable of producing images within 830NM-1300NM. Almost no visible light penetrates through filter, therefore, very low saturation and high contrast false color images may be produced. This conversion is for B&W IR photography.

Full Spectrum Conversion: After conversion, the camera is capable of exposing all spectrums of light.

*REFERENCE* Visible light: Camera is capable of producing images within the visible spectrum of 400NM-700NM

 

Why We Need Your Lens To Do The Conversion

Because Infrared light focuses behind the focal plane of visible light, there is a focus shift that must be compensated for when performing a conversion on DSLR cameras. Additionally, the construction & design of the lens used will influence how far behind the focal plane of visible light the infrared focal plane will be. These two factors combined create the necessity of adjusting a converted DSLR camera to a specific lens. Other lenses may be used with the camera after adjustments, however, depending on the construction of the lens, the focus may shift slightly with varying results. This is the reason why we request a lens along with the camera to be converted. The lens itself is not adjusted or modified in any way; it is the camera’s auto focus assembly that is being fine-tuned to work with a lens of that construction.

 

More About Converted Cameras

* IMPORTANT: Converted Infrared cameras will be more susceptible to lens flare due to the lack of the manufacturer’s short pass filter, especially if bright objects are in the scene. We have found this to be less of an issue using lenses of the same brand as the camera body. This is not a major problem but something that may show up occasionally in some of your images.

* Cameras that are converted to Infrared become permanently modified and unable to produce photographs utilizing the visible spectrum.

* Cameras that have been converted to infrared may be converted back to manufacturer specifications as a separate service and conversion charges will apply.

* Depending on the digital camera model being converted, results will vary.

* Certain models require exposure compensation to be set in order for the exposure to be accurate due to the filtration of visible light. This is a common and minor adjustment, especially with DSLR cameras.

* Images produced with an Infrared camera will have a deep red cast to them. To remove the red cast either a custom white balance may be set in the camera, or images will have to be corrected in post processing.
 

 

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