Infrared Conversion: 4/3 micro vs. Crop vs. FF sensor?

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saltydogstudios Senior Member • Posts: 2,218
Re: Infrared Conversion: 4/3 micro vs. Crop vs. FF sensor?

nkistrup wrote:

Scoured the Internet, and cannot find anything about infrared photography with regards to sensor size.

Does infrared photography benefit more than visible light photography, by using a camera with a larger sensor? (e.g. Full Frame vs. 4/3 micro)

My guess is that larger sensors let in more light, therefore they are better for infrared, but that advantage is no more than would be seen when shooting in visible light. (IOW, big sensor better regardless of what part of the E.M.S. your are shooting in.)


You may get a better response in the "science & tech" forum but my guess would be no benefit.

Longer wavelengths would benefit from a deeper sensor (perhaps) but the area does not affect the depth.

I own a micro four thirds full spectrum converted camera & enjoy it - I add a low-pass filter if I want to use it for Infrared.

You should also look into Foveon cameras, which have a removable hot mirror (blocks IR/UV light) and a dedicated long wavelength portion of the sensor.

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