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

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

a_c_skinner wrote:

Practically I'd find out which of the lenses you've got work well in IR and if they do you've chosen your system.

Few people settle to IR as their main output so I'd also look at affordability, body cost and re-use of existing lens outfit.

I suspect sensor size comes down to the same questions as visible light.

Preaching to the choir Andrew about lenses,

Been down this road with a full spectrum Sony a6300 that died in August.  Most lenses that I tried have IR hot spots, so realize how important this is.  And while you can rent lenses, there are few options for converted camera bodies.

Sony E mount: Know that the Tamron 70-180 & 28-200 play very nice w. IR.  And the 17-28 & 28-75 probably do.

Still need to test my Nikon 17-55 f2.8, to see if Nikon APS-C mirrorless is an option.  But to your point, if good IR lenses are not available, who cares about the camera body.  Trying to narrow the search parameters.

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Olympus XZ-1 Nikon D7100 Sony a7 III Sony a6400 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF +10 more
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