Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sony NEX-5 Disassembled for Infrared Photos

sony nex infrared photos sample


PG took the scalpel to the Sony NEX-5 in order to the remove the Infrared filter for Infrared Photography. Let's see what's inside the hard candy shell.

Cracking the NEX-5 shell.

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

NEX-5 Control wheel.

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

NEX-5 Main Board (top).

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

NEX-5 Chips.

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared
sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

NEX-5 main board (bottom).

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

NEX-5 Sensor Heat Sink.

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

Removing the NEX-5 Infrared Filter.

sony nex disassembled components chips infrared

More sample infrared photos by PG.
sony nex infrared photos sample
sony nex infrared photos sample


Check out more sample Infrared photos from the NEX-5 by PG and the NEX-5 disassembly gallery. Thanks PG!

6 comments:

  1. what an amazing feat.. been looking for this info whether Nex3/nex5 can be converted to Full IR camera and this post definitely help... thanks!!!

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  2. Great, thats just what I've been looking for. Did you replace the Filter? Did you have any issues with the auto focus? Can you tell me what size the built-in filter has?
    I realy hope you can give me a few answers.
    Many thanks!

    Thomas

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  3. Was wondering if someone can put a NEX 5's innards inside an old film camera like what someone did with a cybershot... that would be too cool. a digital camera with APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses on an old Leica (or Zorki) film camera...

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  4. @Franz Hopefully the Fuji X100 influences Sony and we can see a NEX equivalent of a digital Minolta CLE.

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  5. Thanks for this great article!

    Have you done a replacement of the original IR-AA filter? Clear glas or maybe an UVI filter?

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  6. I am looking for a broken sony nex 5. I don't care what condition it is it. You can contact me at jinx5595@yahoo.com

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