Kolara Canon Full Spectrum IR Elph

I like photographing InfraRed images, but I did not want to modify one of my existing cameras to InfraRed. I have used Infrared Filters on my Cameras, but the cameras were not modified for InfraRed so you had to use a tripod with Infrared filters which had long exposure times which is limiting your choice of subjects and more to carry in the field. Kolara came out with a modified Full Spectrum InfraRed Canon ELPH (20 megapixel for~58 meg file ) that also gives you a choice of 37mm filters for a variety of InfraRed images. I started with the basic set of 3 filters, 590nm IR Filter, 720nm IR Filter and a 37mm Hot Mirror Filter which converts it back to a Regular Imaging Point and shoot pocket camera. Also you can get a wide variety of 37mm IR Filters for different B&W or Color InfraRed imaging. Where a Regular Modified Camera only has one IR setting. The images here were taken with the 37mm 720nm IR Filter.

Raw 720nm IR Image Before Converting to B&W Grayscale

6 Comments on “Kolara Canon Full Spectrum IR Elph

  1. I’ve never seen shots like this before Reed. They are so crisp.
    When I played with Infra Red film back in the early seventies the exposures were limited. A summers day appeared like winter time as the grass turned white and the graininess gave a surreal appearance. The anti-halation layer scattered the light giving a ghostly quality.
    I didn’t know this effect could be done electronically?
    Go to a cemetery, the effect is even more so ghostly.

    • Thanks for the feedback! I just got the sort of “starter” filters to see if I liked the camera and the IR B&W Images. It is definitely a fun camera to use. I will also be buying filters soon for color infrared images. They have a very wide selection of filter types to use. That is why I bought this Modified Canon Elph instead of converting one of my old Digital cameras. This One camera can give you a wide assortment of IR effects, both B&W and color IR you just have to use different filters. They even have a filter that mimics the old Kodak InfraRed Film. Thanks again!

    • Thanks Donna! Infrared B&W images seem to have a little more “depth” to them and are fun to do! After photographing commercially & personally for over 50 years it adds a new creative way of photographing my subjects! Soon I will also be trying color infrared. But those images might be a little too strange & weird in color!

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