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  1. The latest issue of Black+ White Photography magazine featured black and white infrared images by Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington, captured on a Nikon D800s converted to infrared with a 720 nm filter. They are presented as fine art images with none of the, quote, White fluffy trees set against dark skies, unquote. They are beautiful images. They claim to be able to reveal tonal variations not seen on a colour image converted to black and white. It made me curious to compare my type 246 images with those from my Q fitted with an Hoya R72 since I do not own a converted camera. I had to set ISO to 3200 on both cameras to keep the shutter speed on the Q to only a few seconds because of the density of the R72. The images all had setting of black and white points in Lightroom but no other processing. They were all exposed with the A setting. The Q shots are very noisy but there does seem to be better separation in the lower tonal values of the images (attached) compared to the 246. It's a rough and ready comparison, but does infrared capture have the edge over straight monochrom capture? 😄 Images 1 & 2 are infrared colour converted, nos 3 & 4 type 246 images
  2. No offence taken jdlaing. In fact, I learned this many years ago also, and invariably turn the 'wrong' way until I feel the click you mention before screwing on correctly. It helps avoid cross-threading, too. Now I just have to return the 46 mm filters for the second time 😬😬
  3. Well, thank you everyone. As you have all been re-iterating, it is a 39 mm filter. Previously when I have tried fitting this size, it just seemed to rotate without locking on. Trying again now, it screwed on and stuck. I wonder if there might have been a speck of grit on the thread preventing it locating correctly. My research suggesting a 46 mm thread clouded things further. Whatever the reason, the problem is resolved with your help. Thanks everyone.
  4. Thanks for the replies but unfortunately, I am still struggling. Here are photos of the lens. I have a 39 mm filter that fits my Summicron 50 and Elmarit 90. It sits comfortably inside the front element of the Voigtlander with the screw on shade removed, but it will not screw on, and falls off if the lens is inverted. This same 39 mm lens falls through the centre of the screw on shade, and so the filter cannot be sandwiched between lens and shade. A 46 mm filter sits comfortably around the front element of the lens, sitting around the thread on to which the shade screws, but has no internal thread for screwing on to the body of the lens, and so cannot be fixed. There appears to be a thread on the inside of the shade that could take a filter, and the 46 mm filter fits loosely within the outer edge of the shade, but will not screw on to this thread at the outer end of the shade. The 46 mm filter will not in any way fit onto the camera side of the shade. It may be that there is no thread at the outer end of the shade and that it is just some ribbing in the finish? Maybe I am missing something obvious but it has me stumped. Any further ideas?
  5. Hope I’m not breaking any protocols by posting this query here! I have a Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm f1.7 lens for my M3. I want to be able to fit a yellow filter to the lens. I researched it on the web and came up with a thread size of 46 mm.I ordered one but found it to be too big to fit on to the front of the lens, and anyway, on closer inspection, there seemed to be virtually no thread on the front of the lens available. I returned the filter but then found thread on the inner of the screw on hood. I re-ordered the 46 mm threaded filter which arrived today. The filter is marginally too small to screw into the hood, and I am not convinced that there is enough depth of thread on the filter to make contact with the thread on the hood. I plan to return the filter, and include the hood for them to measure and fit. Before I do that, I wondered if I could pick the brains of the experts on this forum as to whether I might be barking up a wrong tree. Thanks
  6. After a photographic lifetime of cheaper bags and all the positive comments on this and other threads, I blew on buying a Billingham Hadley small which I trialled in the field for the first time today. In it I packed a type 246 Monochrom with 50 mm Summicron lens, a Leica QP, together with A Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm 1.7 and an Elmarit 90mm 2.8 It weighed 7.5 lbs packed, perhaps a little too heavy, but after a 7.5 mile hike, it felt comfortable, with perhaps just a tinge of neck pain at the end. If I am going to carry two bodies, it might be better to carry one in hand, or perhaps better still, one camera, one lens. That way I could carry lunch. It's a very handsome looking bag in Khaki canvas & Tan. Trouble is I hardly dare put it on the ground for fear of dirtying it! Attached an image from the cold, frosty and foggy UK, from today.
  7. Cleaned the 6 bit code sensor and set Lens Recognition to manual. Just have to remember to dial in the lens every time I change lenses. Thanks all.
  8. With lens recognition set to automatic, all three lenses in my OP reported 'lens not selected'.
  9. Interesting, Philip. So if an M lens is coded, should I set Lens Recognition in the menu to Automatic so that the lens used is reported in EXIF, or is the camera not able to recognise the lens anyway, because there is no electrical contact?
  10. Thanks for that. It was the significance of the coding on the lens that was confusing me. An elementary error, I guess, but another item of information gleaned on my Leica journey, a journey started quite late in life! Thank you for your input.
  11. Thanks for the reply. Are you saying that the Summicron I have is not capable of supplying the EXIF data because it cannot connect electrically?
  12. I have a Type 246 and have noticed that the aperture metadata is not matching that on the lens. Generally the metadata is recording aperture as 1 stop higher than the lens setting. For example f4 on the lens is recorded as f4.8 on the metadata, and f11 as f13. In the menu, lens recognition is set to automatic. This is on a coded Summicron 50 mm f2 serial no 2331077. I was thinking of DIY coding a Voigtlander Ultron 35 mm f1.7 and an Elmarit 90 mm f2.8. Any ideas on the discrepancies on the Summicron. Thanks
  13. What a pity there is no easy way of re-mapping Ctrl Y to Ctrl X. Then we could more easily toggle between the Ctrl Z and Ctrl X with the keys sitting next to one another.
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