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

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OP nkistrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,497
Re: Infrared Conversion: 4/3 micro vs. Crop vs. FF sensor?

Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

nkistrup wrote:

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)

I would think so.

But I think it would be more important to get a camera that is known to be easy to work with infrared, for example, allows you to directly see focus adjustment.

Were I to do more infrared photography, I'd likely get a well-recommended, pre-converted model.

Hi Mark,

That's why I'm dead set on mirrorless.  (Renting an 850nm converted Nikon D810, and there no comparison to my now deceased full spectrum Sony a6300; you have to have a good EVF, since the sun will be at your back of the most of the time.)

That aside, more expensive cameras have more features, and those tend to be the larger sensor variety.  Sounds like my gut instinct to avoid 4/3 & go FF, was the right one.


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