We currently offer two types of Conversions:
1. 715nm: Suitable for B&W and low saturation color images. Camera will be sensitive to wavelengths higher than 715nm.
2. 665nm: Suitable for both B&W and Color. Primarily used for color due to higher color saturation (vs 715nm). B&W images can be produced in post processing.
About Converted Infrared Cameras:
• Cameras converted to Infrared become permanently modified and unable to produce photographs utilizing the visible spectrum. Cameras 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. 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.
• Conversions that are performed on cameras are done so as modifications to the manufacturer’s specifications and therefore will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty for conversions is strictly 90 days and is offered by Precision Camera without any affiliations with the manufacturers. Precision Camera’s warranty covers only the conversion performed and may be voided if damages such as liquid, corrosion, sand, surge, impact, and customer abuse are found on the unit.
• Limitations of the conversion such as minor exposure and focus shifts, as well as the limited infrared spectrum sensitivity of the imaging sensor will not be considered malfunctions and therefore no warranty work may be performed on them if the camera is found to be within Precision Camera’s specifications.
• Newer models with Dust Reduction Systems will require us to completely remove the dust reduction system and completely disable that feature upon completion of the conversion. This is done because the Dust Reduction assemblies block IR light and need to be removed to maximize the sensor’s exposure to IR. Once the conversion is complete the Dust Reduction function will no longer be active.
Infrared Conversion Pricing:
• Point & Shoot Digital Cameras - $140 plus $28.50 Shipping, Packaging and Insurance
• Compact Hybrid Cameras- $200 plus $28.50 Shipping, Packaging and Insurance
• DSLR Cameras - $260 plus $28.50 Shipping, Packaging and Insurance
• Full-Frame DSLR Cameras - $325 plus $28.50 Shipping, Packaging and Insurance
On all DSLR & Compact Hybrid conversions we recommend sending a lens in so that we may match the camera’s focus to that specific lens. No adjustments are done to the lens itself and the camera will work with other lenses, however, focus performance will be optimized for that particular lens and focal length selected. Recommended adjustment lens focal length is between 14-80mm.