Vintage Lenses for Infrared Photography

Here are the vintage lenses and adapters that I and others have used for Infrared Photography. All have no hot spots in infrared. The Tested by column lists others who have shared their vintage lens IR results.

Vintage Lenses

Lens Mount Filter Thread Notes Tested by
Canon New FD 24mm f/2.8 FD ø52mm    
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 (KEH Camera) FD ø52mm    
Canon FD 50mm f/1.8] (KEH Camera) FD ø55mm    
MIR-1b 37mm f/2.8 M42 ø49mm    
Nikon Nikkor-N Auto 24mm f/2.8 F ø52mm    
Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5 F ø72mm    
Nikon Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 (KEH Camera) F ø52mm    
Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 MD ø52mm    
Soligor Tele-Auto 135mm f/2.8 MD ø55mm    
Vivitar Auto 100mm f/2.8 M42 ø52mm    
Yashica DSB 135mm f/2.8 C/Y ø55mm converted Fujifilm X-E1 with 720 nm filter, no hotspots all apertures patpat


  • Fotasy - Adapts many vintage lenses to mirrorless mounts for about $15 USD
  • Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR - Adapters vintage lenses to mirrorless mounts and adds Tilt/Shift for about $200

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