Background: My primary gear consists of D800e's and a slew of AFS and some manual focus lenses.
My 'alt' gear consists of a Sony A7R (with thin filter modification) that I shoot with adapted M-mount lenses and a NEX-3 converted to 665nm that I shoot primarily with the Sony 16-50mm kit lens. In addition to these two bodies, I also pack a Zeiss ZI body.
What I'd like is an e-mount (or FE mount) body with a viewfinder with a full spectrum IR conversion. I'm thinking of either A) getting my A7R converted to full spectrum or B) buying a NEX6 or A6000 for full spectrum conversion. I intend to use the converted body for IR as well as 'normal' images.
Option A) Having the A7r converted would allow me to carry only one body for IR and 'normal' images. Obviously, I'd have to buy a hot mirror filter, but I won't have to spend more money for a new body.
- What is the IQ like with a mirror filter compared to a non-converted body?
- Is focus peaking (with my M-mount lenses) tougher with a full spectrum converted body?
OPTION B) I'll have a dedicate body for IR and for sometime use for normal images. Downside is I'll have to buy another body.
I'm especially interested in hearing fro those who have the full spectrum conversion.