Welcome to Monochrome Imaging Servies

  Specializing in the conversion of Sony mirror-less cameras to monochrome (B&W) by removing the Color Filter Array (CFA) from the digital sensor, also known as sensor de-Bayering. I can also convert these cameras to be sensitive to IR light, either Full Spectrum, or at a given wavelength of your choice.

  I am proud to now offer conversion services for the Sony Mark II series of cameras. I have just converted the a7R II, and I am confident in saying that this demo unit is quite possibly the only one in existence. Sample images can be seen in the sample galleries menu above.

  And I will be able to convert the NEW a7R III as well, since it is the same sensor that is in the a7R II. Be the first to own an a7R III(m) monochrome!

  Considering the Leica Monochrome? Don’t want to pay the heavy price? Consider this conversion as an alternative. You can use Leica lenses on these Sony cameras, and virtually any lens ever made will adapt. I call this the poor man’s Leica Monochrome. Please look through the Galleries and the Technical section to learn how well the conversion works.

  What are the benefits you should expect from using a converted camera?

  • Increased Resolution & Sensitivity, see “How sharp is a monochrome converted camera?” HERE
  • The camera has a more film-like response; high ISO noise looks more film-like
  • The use of increased ISO with less objectionable effects

  Models that I covert are the Sony NEX series, alpha series, and a7 series cameras. And I am now converting the Mark II series of mirror less cameras. I convert APS-C and full-frame sensors of all resolutions. My recommended conversion is the monochrome conversion with the full spectrum IR conversion of the Sony a7R. This option gives you the most out of these cameras, and best mimics film while leaving your options open. The a7R is especially a nice camera to convert with its 36MP full-frame sensor.

  I have successfully modified a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6. I can also convert other cameras, please ask about other models not listed here.

  I currently use the following cameras as demo units for the work on this site: NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-7, a7, a7R and a7R-II

Current Pricing for These services:

CFA Removal:

  • NEX series (APS-C)
    • 5, 5N, 5R & 5T ____ $300
    • 6 & 7 ____ $375
  • a series (APS-C)
    • a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300 & a6500 ____ $400
  • alpha series (Full Frame)
    • 7, 7s & 7R ____ $575
  • alpha Mark II series (Full Frame)
    • a7-II, a7s-II, a7R-II____$650

Other brands can also be converted to monochrome, please inquire about converting your Nikon, Fuji, Canon, Lumix or most any other camera.