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Infrared Pro Converted Sony A5100 mirrorless digital camera - 830nm IR - $880 (Pinellas County)

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make / manufacturer: Sony
model name / number: A5100 infrared

This posting is for a Sony A5100 mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera that has been professionally converted to photograph in the near-infrared spectrum of light. The conversion was done by LDP LLC, the best in the industry with a long experience in professionally converting digital cameras to infrared. The conversion cost just under $600 not counting the $500 cost of the new camera. During the conversion the infrared-blocking hot mirror filter was removed and replaced with an 830nm infrared-pass filter. This yields greater contrast and better black and white infrared images than a 720nm or other weaker filter (as the 830nm only lets in a little bit of color information). The infrared conversion allows for handheld shutter speeds and much easier infrared photography than using a regular unconverted camera with an infrared filter on the front of your lens.

This is your chance to own a unique custom camera. This is very likely the only camera of its kind. The regular white version of the camera is rare, and an infrared conversion of any camera is very rare.

On the picture of the camera outdoors, the LCD does only show a black and white image as I had the camera set to black and white (though shooting in RAW will still retain the little bit of color information even if its set to black and white). The red you see is from the manual focus assist feature (which works really well). If you notice purple/magenta and green diagonal lines (aliasing) on the LCD screen, that is due to the camera on my phone not being able to photograph the live LCD screen properly -- these lines do not show up on the photo or on the camera's LCD screen when you look at it in person.

This camera takes beautiful detailed infrared photos, though does have a quirk where it didn't seem to be communicating with lenses for autofocus, aperture data, etc (this could be just with the particular lens I tried, but since I experienced this, please expect this as the condition/quirk it has). I use manual focus lenses the large majority of the time so this was not an issue for me. Also, the sensor could use a cleaning (which I have never done). Other than these, the camera works great and creates really nice images. I'm only selling it as I haven't used it nearly as much as I expected to after I purchased it and I'm downsizing the excessive gear I have. I'll include one official Sony brand battery and body cap with the camera.

If you are new to infrared photography, you'll learn that certain lenses will work better than others. You can experiment or look up lists of lenses that produce infrared hotspots to know which to avoid. I've found that even some lenses that do produce a hotspot are still usable to a degree (or sometimes fully at different apertures or focal lengths). The lens that was showing the sample live image in the photo is a 20mm Nikkor lens which worked well.

$880 cash
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