8.8/10

I couldn't find anyone else who had converted the Sony RX1 to IR or full spectrum so I took a bit of a risk converting it. Alan Burch (of Infrared Camera Conversions UK) was brave enough to give it a go and was very helpful throughout the process. He now offers this conversion service (if you have an RX1).

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2012 -

Zeiss Sonnar

AF

35mm

f/2.0 - 22

1/3

9

20cm

49mm (metal)

8/7

485g

36mm

38°

LHP-1 (not included)

RX1.jpg

This camera / lens looks pretty amazing for IR throughout most of the aperture range. There is a slight hotspot at f/22, as diffraction begins to come into play, but that's unlikely to bother anyone. You can get some small issues with IR light blooming if you push it hard, but it's by far the best IR performance I have found from an autofocus 35mm lens.

I am trying to go out as much as possible to get decent IR samples from this camera but so far the weather has not been on my side. I will keep updating this page as I get better images. The filters used below are:

  1. Hoya Red R25a (590nm)

  2. Kolari Vision IR Chrome

  3. Kolari Vision IR Chrome

  4. Kolari Vision IR Chrome

  5. Kolari Vision IR Chrome

  6. Hoya Red R25a (590nm)

  7. B+W 093 (830nm)

  8. Kolari Vision IR Chrome

  9. B+W 093 (830nm)

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