Canon DSLR UV Camera Conversion

5.00 out of 5
2 customer reviews
(2 customer reviews)

$475.00 + Options

Great for skin damage analysis, eye wear protection testing, dental, forensic and many other uses. We replace the internal hot mirror filter with our high quality custom manufactured UV band pass filter. After conversion your camera will have much higher UV sensitivity and you will no longer need any UV filters in front of the lens making it easier to compose and focus UV photographs. Another benefit is the ability to shoot using wide angle lenses without the problems normally associated with external UV interference filters.

Includes: 

  • 1 year warranty on the conversion service and installed UV filter.
  • Toll free phone and email support for life.

 

Video below is a comparison on normal light vs UV as sunblock is applied.

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Product Description

Have us convert your camera to a dedicated ultraviolet only camera. We replace the internal hot mirror filter with our high quality custom manufactured UV band pass filter. After conversion your camera will have much higher UV sensitivity and you will no longer need any UV filters in front of the lens making it easier to compose and focus UV photographs. Another benefit is the ability to shoot using wide angle lenses without the problems normally associated with external UV interference filters.

Great for skin damage analysis, eye wear protection testing, dental, forensic and many other uses.

Our internal UV only filters are the best in the world, are hard coated using magnetron sputtering technology on fused silica substrate and have the best UV transmission and out of band blocking available anywhere. This coating process is very expensive but we managed to keep costs as low as possible by optimizing the fabrication process and lot volume.

Our default calibration lens for UV only Canon DSLRs is the Coastal Optics 60mm UV-Vis-IR lens but you can use any other lens that can pass readily UV light through the lens.

Our 1 year warranty is included on conversion services and installed UV filters.

After you place your order you will receive an email with instructions on how to send us your camera.

How To Use Your UV Converted Camera

Stock digital cameras are sensitive to a wide light wavelength range from 400nm to 700nm but after UV conversion your camera will only be sensitive to 350-400nm. As you can see this is a much smaller fraction of total light sensitivity of a stock camera. Also, UV light output from the sun through Earth’s ozone layer is significantly reduced and so only makes it down to earth in small amounts. This is actually a good thing or else we’d all suffer severe burns anytime venturing outside.

Along with the above, most lenses are made of glass that doesn’t transmit UV very efficiently and most are even coated specifically to block UV. This makes most lenses useless for UV photography as all you’d get is a black, unexposed frame. You must either use a specialty UV lens like  the Coastal Optics 60mm UV-Vis-IR lens or the Coastal Optics 105mm UV-Vis lens to get maximum light through the lens and onto your sensor. Unfortunately these lenses are beyond reach for most due to their high price tags.

Fortunately, there are some regular lenses that do work for UV photography, provided you make some adjustments. We recommend using a prime lens with the least possible glass elements and coatings, we’ve been successful with the Canon 50mm prime lens. You still need to make adjustments, shoot at higher ISO, wide aperture and in strong, direct sunlight when the UV index is highest (10am to 4pm).

For indoor UV photography or when there isn’t much sunlight available then you must use a UV light source, regular camera flash units usually have a UV block coating applied and don’t work for UV photography.

Custom white balance is critical for proper looking images (even if converting to black & white in camera or in post production) – Always set and use a custom white balance when shooting IR and UV light.

There are other resources on the web about UV photography, with lots of great info, including some about modifying standard lenses for better UV sensitivity.

Here is a good start of the web resources.

1 Year Conversion Service Warranty

Warranty-label-product-thumbCompany warrants the conversion service for a period of 1 year from date of conversion order completion. The warranty is void if the tamper sticker is damaged or removed, converted components have been tampered with, subjected to any abuse or misuse, or if failure to operate properly arises from any foreign elements such as dirt, corrosion, or liquid identified as present within the converted components. The warranty does not cover any other components of the camera except the conversion service and components provided by Company as part of the conversion service.

You must notify Company of a warranty claim within the warranty period, obtain RMA number and ship to Company facility as instructed. The Company is not responsible for lost or damaged shipments, shipping insurance is highly recommended. The Company will repair or replace the conversion and/or conversion components or provide you funds to do so, as determined by Company.

In case of damage during shipping Customer must retain all shipping materials and contact Company within 10 days of shipment receipt to allow for a shipping damage claim to be filed. If Company determines that the damage occurred during shipping and shipping materials were not retained and/or Company was not contacted within 10 days of receipt then the warranty is void.

*This is an excerpt, please see our Terms of Use document for complete details.

2 reviews for Canon DSLR UV Camera Conversion

  1. 5 out of 5
    2 customer reviews

    Maryellen Maguire-Eisen (verified owner)

    With skin cancer increasing faster than any other cancer in the U.S. and one person dying every hour from the disease, our hope is that we can provide children and the people who care for them with a simple lesson about personal risk and proper sun protection. Our very affordable and effective camera systems includes a newer model DSLR reflex camera adapted for UV reflectance photography by Life Pixel.

  2. 5 out of 5
    2 customer reviews

    Amy (verified owner)

    As a nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of melanoma, using the UV Camera in our educational materials has been highly successful. When we go out and speak with a young adult population, visuals are everything. Being able to actually show teens and young people their UV damage has been life-saving. People learn through visual education, and the UV Camera is a MUST if you’re trying to teach about healthy skin and how to protect your body’s largest organ.

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Additional Information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in
Camera Model

D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, 77D, 80D, 7D, 7D mk2, DRebel (300D), DRebel XT (350D), DRebel XTi (400D), DRebel XSi (450D), DRebel XS (1000D), DRebel T1i (500D), DRebel T2i (550D), DRebel T3i (600D), DRebel T3 (1100D), DRebel T4i (650D), DRebel T5i (700D), DRebel T6i (750D), DRebel T6s (760D), DRebel T7i (800D), DRebel T5 (1200D), DRebel T6 (1300D), DRebel SL1 (100D), DRebel SL2 (200D), EOS M, EOS M3, EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M10, 5D, 5Dmk2, 5Dmk3, 5Dmk4, 5Ds, 5DsR, 6D, 6Dmk2, 1D, 1Dmk2, 1D Mk2 N, 1Dmk3, 1Dmk4, 1Ds, 1Dsmk2, 1Dsmk3, 1D X, 1D X mk2, 1D C

Disclaimer

RELEASE: By ordering the infrared conversion service you agree to have your camera converted to infrared by removing the original hot mirror filter and replacing it with a custom infrared filter. You understand and agree that the above outlined procedure will void the camera warranty. You further understand that there is no way for Life Pixel Infrared to know if the camera you are sending has been previously tampered with or damaged before it is sent. You release and agree to hold harmless Life Pixel Infrared from any and all responsibility and liability resulting from sending the above listed camera and any and all possible damage resulting from having the above outlined procedure performed. Life Pixel Infrared disclaims any written or implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

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