Infrared Camera Conversions

photo © Ron Rosenstock

© Ron Rosenstock

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Welcome to our NEW digital Infrared camera conversion service. Our goal is to always provide the best quality products and services and that is why we are proud to join the LifePixel team.

What is a Digital Infrared Camera Conversion?
Your digital camera’s image sensor is capable of capturing a very broad spectrum of visible and invisible light. By replacing your camera’s infrared blocking filter with an infrared passing filter a new realm of photographic opportunities becomes possible. To view some of the amazing Infrared images follow this link to our gallery.

Why should I use Digital Silver Imaging for my IR Conversion?
By going through our site for your IR conversion you get all the benefits of a LifePixel Digital IR Conversion and some added bonuses. Every IR conversion started on our site receives a FREE 8×12 DSI Silver Gelatin Fiber Print™ (the gold standard in digital black & white imagery) or a Museum Quality Inkjet Print on Hanemühle Fine Art Paper, your choice.

How do I get started?
Easy, just follow this link to the LifePixel site where you will select the type of camera you are converting, the filter you would like, and the other specifics.

I would like some more technical information before I get started?
Ok, Check out our FAQ’s below to get quick answers to the most popular questions.

Prices as of 7/10/14, actual pricing may very. Please start your conversion process for accurate pricing.

Most Canon, Nikon, Sony DSLRs $325
Most Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Mirrorless Camera $325
Most Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony Point and Shoot $300
Most Canon, Nikon, Sony Full Frame DSLRs $425


The chart below shows the effect of different IR filters shot with a converted Canon Rebel T3i (600D). A custom white balance was set for each filter.

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The LifePixel FAQ page and the LifePixel web site has a wealth of information on IR photography. Follow the links below.

Please Note: If you don not start your IR conversion through the Digital Silver Imaging website you will not be eligible for a free print and expedited processing.

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Yes it is possible to convert your camera back but it is not practical. We suggest that you dedicate a digital camera to IR, or purchase a functioning used camera for the purpose. Converting an older camera to IR is a great way give that camera a new purpose.


Normal turnaround time is 5 to 15 business days from when we receive your camera/s but may occasionally take longer during periods of high volume.

Rush Processing turnaround time is usually 3 to 5 business days from when we receive your camera/s. Our regular rush processing fee is $100 but could be set higher to limit the number of rush orders we receive at times of high volume.


This is a list of the most requested conversions. If you do not see your camera listed please contact LifePixel via this link or by phone at 866 610-1710.

Nikon: D40*¹, D40x, D50, D60*², D70, D70s, D80, D90*², D100, D200, D300*², D300s*², D3000*², D3100*², D3200*², D3300*², D5000*², D5100*², D5200*², D5300*², D7000*², D7100*², 1 V1, 1 V2, 1 V3, 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 J3, 1 J4, 1 S1, 1 AW1
D1, D1x, D2x
D600*², D610*², D700*ª*², D800*², D800E*²
D3*ª*², D3x*ª*², D3s*ª*², D4*ª*², D4S*ª*², Df*ª*²
Coolpix 950, 990, 995, 5400, 8400, P5000, P5100, P6000, P7000, P7100, P7700, P7800

Canon: D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D*³, 50D*³, 60D*³, 70D*³, 7D*³, DRebel (300D), DRebel XT (350D), DRebel XTi (400D)*³, DRebel XSi (450D)*³, DRebel XS (1000D)*³, DRebel T1i (500D)*³, DRebel T2i (550D)*³, DRebel T3i (600D)*³, DRebel T3 (1100D)*³, DRebel T4i (650D)*³, DRebel T5i (700D)*³, DRebel T5 (1200D)*³, DRebel SL1 (100D)*³, EOS M*³
1D, 1Dmk2, 1Dmk3, 1Dmk4, 5D, 5Dmk2, 5Dmk3, 6D, 1Ds, 1Dsmk2, 1Dsmk3, 1DX, 1D C
G2, G3, G5, G6*³, G7*³, G9*³, G10*³, G11*³, G12*³, G15*³, G16*³, SD800 IS*³, SD850 IS*³, SD870 IS*³, SD880 IS*³, SD940 IS*³, SD960 IS*³, SD 1100 IS*³, S3 IS*³, S5 IS*³, G1x, G1X Mk II

FujiFilm Digital Cameras: FinePix S3 Pro*¹, FinePix S5 Pro, X-A1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-Pro1, X-T1 (Note: the S2 cannot be convert to IR)

Olympus: OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M5, OM-D E-M10, PEN E-P5, PEN E-P1, PEN E-P2, PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL1, PEN E-PL1s, PEN E-PL2, PEN E-PL3, E-PL5, PEN E-PM1, PEN E-PM2

Panasonic Lumix: G1, GH1, GF1, G10, G2, GF2, GH2, GH3, GH4, G3, GF3, G5, GF5, GF6, G6, GX1, GX7, GM1

Sony: A99, A100, A200, A230, A290, A300, A330, A350, A380, A390, A450, A500, A550, A560, A580, A700, A850, A900, A33, A35, A37, A55, A57, A58, A77, A77 mk2, NEX 3, NEX-3N, NEX-F3, NEX-C3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, A3000, A5000, A6000, A7, A7R, A7S, RX1, RX1R, DSC RX100, DSC RX100 II

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*† – Premium IR filters: Deep BW IR filter, Enhanced Color IR filter, Super Color IR filter & Super

– These models make use of Nikon’s new infrared self-diagnostic shutter monitor circuitry. This function involved an internal infrared LED emitter/detector chip that could fog images. In most cases it will not be an issue unless you shoot in overcast weather using higher ISO and/or longer exposure.[wp_lightbox_prettyPhoto_anchor_text_video link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQIaa3ln1A" width="853" height="480" text="Watch this video as it explains this issue in detail." description=""]
We are working on a workaround solution but in the mean time if you plan to use high ISO or long exposures it may be best to choose a different model. Otherwise maintain base ISO and faster shutter speeds when shooting and you’ll be just fine.

– Will not custom white balance after conversion, you will need to adjust white balance in post.

– These models are random, some will white balance all filters some non at all but most just won’t white balance with our Super Color & Enhanced filters.

– Require ultra thin filters and because of this the Deep BW filter for these model will still have a little visible light leakage. In order to obtain a pure BW image you may need to set your camera to capture in BW mode.


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