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Information About Precision Camera Infrared Conversion Services

What Type of Camera Should I Convert?

b. Infrared DI

DI cameras are small and convenient and a great alternative to their bulkier DSLR siblings. Here are a few advantages:
  • Small & Portable
  • Fixed Lens
  • Low Cost

There are other advantages to DI cameras, however they will vary per model. DI cameras often have a Video mode; great Macro capabilities, incorporated image stabilization systems and other features such as smile recognition all at a low cost.

Besides having great features at a low cost, there is one more reason why DI cameras are great candidates for Infrared Conversions - True Live View. True Live View has been a feature of DI cameras for a long time and that makes it possible to offer an Infrared Conversion service that is virtually hassle free. Their design utilizes the imaging sensor as the focus sensor and because the camera is so sensitive to Infrared and the focus is based on the contrast levels in the scene, true auto-focusing in Infrared is quickly accomplished regardless of focal length used. This is a major advantage over the DSLR cameras without True Live View because there is no need to shift the Autofocus sensor assembly.

When converting a DI camera for use in the Infrared spectrum, a proper focus calibration must be done using the manufacturer authorized adjustment tools - failure to do so will result in unpredictable Autofocus.

Before having your camera converted to infrared, ensure that the company providing the service is a factory trained service center authorized by the camera manufacturer. Precision Camera is the World's Largest Camera Repair Facility with authorizations from virtually all-major manufacturers; you can trust your camera to Precision Camera.

Things You Must Know About Converted Infrared Cameras

  • 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.
  • 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.

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