Showing posts with label Infrared. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infrared. Show all posts

Friday, August 29, 2014

Myth Busting with a Full Spectrum Sony A7R

sony a7r full spectrum infrared filter

Sony A7R with Clear Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops


sony a7r full spectrum infrared filter

Sony A7R with Stock Filter and Voigtlander 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar Crops


Will replacing the standard Sony A7R's ifrared cut-off filter with a clear filter improve rangefinder lens performance? Compare the images above from genotypewritings to see what your conclusion is. Read more about the full spectrum Sony A7R at genotypewritings.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sony NEX-6 Infrared Conversion by IR-Photo.net



sony nex-6 infrared disassembly video

Sony NEX-6 Disassembled for Infrared Conversion


Wiebe from IR-Photo.net uploaded his Sony NEX-6 infrared conversion tutorial video and here it is. Check out 4:59 for a surprise.

Visit IR-Photo.net for a more detailed NEX-6 disassembly and infrared conversion tutorial.

Thanks Wiebe and IR-Photo!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sony NEX-5 Near Infrared Video by Bob Trongone

Here's an interesting application for the Sony NEX-5, infrared video. The camera was converted to see near infrared while keeping all of the functions of the NEX.



sony nex-5 infrared video conversion

IR I-78 by Bob Trongone



Details from Bob T's Vimeo

Infrared footage of Interstate 78 West seen in eastern Pennsylvania.
Capture device: A Sony NEX-5 modified to see near infrared.
Filter: MaxMax X-Nite XDP




sony nex-5 infrared video conversion

IR NY17 Bob Trongone



Thanks Bob T!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wireless Sony NEX Video Record via Infrared

NEX-7 Video Record via Infrared Remote by Lucky Luke



One thing missing from the Sony NEX remote is the ability to trigger video recording on the camera. Well a few people have found solutions. Below is eglijeg's solution using a Harmony Remote. He outlines the steps and they have been confirmed to work by other people. We do not have a Harmony Remote to test it, maybe someone can find a solution for a Comcast Remote.

I got this to work fantasically with a Harmony 890 though.

Some of you have figured out, there is already the NEX-5 as a device in the Harmony programming software. It is under VCR. This has all of the standard remote buttons programmed in it. Add this device to your remote in the harmony software program (don't update your remote yet though if you want the record feature to work)

Next, in order to get the video record button log into

http://members.harmonyremote.com first, then go to

http://members.harmonyremote.com/EasyZapper/Infrared/ManualInfrared.asp?ReturnUrl=ShowInfrared%2Easp

Now, select "manual" for the key code entry type

enter the code below for the movie record button in the "data value" field under the pronto data type:

0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0400

Then set the add this code to the "VCR" device.

Now you can go back into the Harmony software and you can assign a button to start recording video. I renamed the VCR to "NEX"

Update your remote and you should be good. Excellent!


Here's a remote code posted by hot. We are not sure how to use this.

SONY code for

0000 0001 shutter
0011 0110 2sec shutter delay
0001 0010 video on/off


Thanks eglijeg, hot, and lucky luke!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Broadband Infrared NEX-3 Images by Thor L.

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

Broadband Infrared Converted NEX-3 Sample



Thor L posted some very interesting shots from his Sony NEX-3. The NEX-3 was modified into a broadband infrared camera. The infrared cut filter on the NEX sensor was replaced with clear glass. The autofocus system was also modified to focus correctly in infrared.

Check out more interesting images from Thor L.

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tempus NEX Sony NEX Intervalometer Remote



Here is the Tempus NEX, an intervalometer infrared remote for Sony Alpha cameras including the NEX. The Tempus NEX was created by bymac.org and will be available on June 15th according to the Tempus NEX website. The Tempus NEX will cost $69, we're not sure if that includes worldwide shipping, it is being made in Portugal. Send an email to tempus@bymac.org if you are interested in this intervalometer for time lapse movies.

Here is a sample time lapse movie by bymac.org made with the Tempus NEX and a Sony NEX-5. The Tempus NEX will work with Sony Alpha cameras with IR remote receivers, e.g. A900 and SLT-A55.



Unfortunately the NEX-5 does not go into sleep mode when it is in Remote Shutter mode. The screen will be on and draining the battery while waiting for the IR signal. Have extra batteries ready when doing intervalometer shots.

We are hoping that the next firmware will allow us to turn off the screen as an option.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sony NEX-5 gentLED Auto Intervalometer

Sony NEX-5 Time Lapse Video using gentLED Auto Intervalometer by xironmonkyx



Here is another intervalometer for the Sony NEX-5 for creating time lapse videos. It is a gentLED Auto infrared trigger. Here are the main features of the gentLED Auto:

  • Variable delay from 2 seconds to 30 minutes
  • Built-in on-off switch and battery (included with unit)
  • RED LED indicator when the unit has triggered the camera
  • Weighs only 0.6oz, 18g (including battery)
  • Comes complete with velcro pads, and Operating Manual - all you need to take picture


sony nex-5 gentled time lapse intervalometer


Here is the operating manual for the gentLED auto. Check out Gentles Limited for more info on the gentLED auto.

Unfortunately the NEX-3 does not have an IR receiver.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full Spectrum Sony NEX-5 Video



Here is a video from a Sony NEX-5 that has been converted for full spectrum photography, which means the sensor is now sensitive to Ultraviolet, Infrared, and Visible light. The colors in the video is the result of using an Fuji Film SC 58 filter on the Full Spectrum Sony NEX-5.

The conversion was done by Invisible Light Technology.

Check out surrealcolor for more info on full spectrum photography.


Thanks falseirir!

Check out the IR Converted NEX-5.

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!