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. These can be easiler adapted to most mirrorless cameras via an inexpensive adapter.

Vintage Lenses

Canon FD mount

Lens Filter Thread Notes Tested by
Canon New FD 24mm f/2.8 ø52mm   RS
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 (KEH Camera) ø52mm   RS
Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 (KEH Camera) ø55mm   RS

M42 (Pentax) mount

Lens Filter Thread Notes Tested by
MIR-1b 37mm f/2.8 ø49mm   RS
HELIOS 44M 58mm f/2 ø49mm   Gus Potenza
Vivitar Auto 100mm f/2.8 ø52mm   RS

Minolta MD mount

Lens Filter Thread Notes Tested by
Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 ø52mm   RS
Soligor Tele-Auto 135mm f/2.8 ø55mm   RS

Nikon F mount

Lens Filter Thread Notes Tested by
Nikon Nikkor-N Auto 24mm f/2.8 ø52mm   RS
Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5 ø72mm   RS
Nikon Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 (KEH Camera) ø52mm   RS

Contax/Yashica C/Y mount

Lens Filter Thread Notes Tested by
Yashica DSB 135mm f/2.8 ø55mm converted Fujifilm X-E1 with 720 nm filter, no hotspots all apertures patpat

Adapters

  • 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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