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  1. I'm in the process of ordering a APO Leica-R Elmarit 100mm F/2.8. My understanding is it has a filter-size of E 60. What does that mean? Can I get a regular B+W 60mm UV filter or is there a special filter I have to get for this? B&H sells Leica filters that are "E 60" but they're a fortune! If a regular B+W works that would be a great relief. On another related question, this lens was made in 1986, the first year they came out with this particular lens. Should I get a UV lens or a clear lens, given that it was made when FILM was the only medium? What happens if I got a clear filter, would I have a bluish color shift on a Canon 5DSR? Thanks, Bill
  2. I'm starting a thread for anyone who would like to create, and share full color images by shooting three black and white photos of the same subject. The technique is called Trichrome Photography, and it was used to create the first color image in 1861. Here's some early examples http://tricrhomephoto.tumblr.com/ Creating a color image from three black and white photographs is done by using a different color filter in front of the lens for each exposer (Red, Green, and Blue.) When those three black and white color records are combined, a full color image is created. Today, the easy way to combine those three black and white color records, is with Photoshop. The highest quality Trichrome images are produced with a tripod, and a still object. However, interesting color effects can occur if there's movement between exposures. This technique can be done on film or digital cameras. As much as I consider myself a film enthusiast, I think the best black and white color records will come from Leica digital Mono cameras. Of course, Leica digital color cameras can be used, however they have a filter in front of the sensor to create color (possibly reducing detail.) Leica mono cameras do not have this filter, therefore possibly increasing the amount of information being recorded. With film cameras, the process is a bit more involved. There's the choice of what black and white film to use (slowest speed possible is best since three images will be layered on top of each other.) Processing of the film, then scanning of the film. Also, layering the three black and white color records together in a program like Photoshop may not be as precise, depending on the quality of the scans. The following link shows examples of Trichrome Photography today https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/trichromes The following link shows a Trichrome created with a M6 http://www.pirate-photo.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=820 And a Youtube video on how to stack the three color records into one shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S28OUlavAvg The idea to start this thread came from two books I'm currently reading. "The Dawn of Technicolor 1915-1935," and "Technicolor Movies; The History of Dye Transfer Printing."
  3. Does anyone have experience using ND filters or variable ND filters on their M240, with Voigtländer lenses? Specifically I would like to be able to use a 58 mm filter ( to fit the Heliar 15 v.iii ) and a 49 and 52 mm step up ring with the 58 mm filter for use with the Nokton 50 1.5 and Nokton 35 1.2. Does anyone know if this will work with the stock hoods, or can I not use the hoods? Will the filter fit within the hoods? Trying to not have to buy 3 different size filters. The hood on the 15mm is non removable, but very small. Thanks, Brent PS looking at the Hoya and B+W specifically. The B+W seems quite deep in the variable version, and they're specifying a different front filter thread diameter than the filter size ie 58mm rear threads, 62mm front.
  4. H guys, As mentioned in another thread, I just bought an SL and 24-90. I have always bought a skylight / UV or protective filter for any lens I have ever bought but this is my first Leica and I don't want to interfere with or degrade optical quality. So wanted some advice pls - filter needed or not? Thanks John
  5. Have to say I agree with this excellent article: http://blog.mingthein.com/2016/03/21/to-filter-or-not-to-filter/#more-12270 "The main reason I avoid filters (except for the usage cases above) is because I often do see a difference. Aside from the obvious scenario of shooting into light sources and seeing significant ghosting, the problem is if you’re using an Otus – anything you put on the front of it, Zeiss’ own filters included, will visibly degrade contrast. It seems that the planar filters introduce reflections that simply weren’t an issue previously with the concave front elements of the 55 and 85mm Otuses. The same is generally true of other lenses with concave fronts, too: they tend to maintain higher contrast without filters; probably because there are fewer paths for internal reflection (and thus stray light, flare and reduction in contrast) to take place."
  6. Regrettably RG Lewis, a Leica Premier dealership in London has closed its doors after more than 100 years of trading because its proprietor is retiring. I was in Croydon Photo Centre yesterday (formerly called High Street Radio and Photographic), which is a family business owned by 84 year old Reg Roach and has specialised in Leica and Roberts radio products for over 50 years. Reg's son Paul showed me a large amount of Leica accessories (hoods, filters, caps, Visoflexs, adaptors etc) that Len at RG Lewis had passed on to the shop when he shut the doors at RG Lewis. Croydon Photo Centre already offers a wide range of classic Leica goods but Paul told me that it will take some time to load all of the former RG Lewis accessories onto his website. He told me that if anyone is looking for Leica accessories then please contact the shop by email or telephone on the weblink above. Paul's very happy to talk to people over the phone or if you happen to be in the area on a day that the shop is open (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) then call in for a chat and a rummage. (For full disclosure I have no connection to Croydon Photo Centre or its goods other than to have been a satisfied customer over the years who enjoys the 'days gone by' feel of the shop with shelves stacked high with all sorts of goods and hidden gems and drawers filled with more and staff who know their products well who are happy to spend time talking to you. I have only posted this message as a service to other forum members who may be or may have been looking for a particular for some time.) For those who know Reg he unfortunately fell and broke his hip recently so he's in hospital at the moment but is in constant contact with Paul by phone as I witnessed while Paul was looking for an IROOA for my Rigid Summicron, which he successfully found with Reg's telephonic guidance. Pete.
  7. Hi all, I recently hit on a Summicron 50mm and bought it. Now I need a ND filter, preferably a variable one, as I'll be shooting open. Could you recommend me one ? I live in Europe and would appreciate if you can also tell me where I can buy it. Sometimes it's hard to find a certain model. Thanks and wish you all a good weekend. N.
  8. Hi there, I recently purchased an M6 and plan to shoot black and white film with my 35 Summicron Version 2 8 Element lens. I read that many people use either the orange / yellow filter when it comes to shooting monochrome, I would just like to get your thoughts on which one serves better as an all purpose lens? And how exactly are they different when applied? Thanks! Regards, Jeffrey
  9. I would like to purchase some filters for the M10 + Summilux 35 FLE, and I am not sure which are the best in terms of ease of use (screw on with hood, stacking, vignetting). I am about to order these: UV: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/leica-filter/leica-filter-uva-ii-46mm-schwarz-skul13033.html ND: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/leica-nd-filter/leica-filter-nd-16x-46mm-schwarz-skul13055.html Polarizer: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/b-w-pol-filter/b-w-circular-polfilter-ksm-e46mm-mrc-f-pro-skubw82658.html
  10. Just in case somebody needs rare-sized hoods or filters, e.g., for the Summarit 50mm f/1.5, and doesn't mind a third-party item, check out HeavyStar (HeavyStar Photo Gears Home Page). They make a vented metal hood for the Summarit 50mm f/1.5 that would actually stack onto an E43 filter, and supply an E41 to E43 step up ring with it. So I can use 43mm filters between the step up ring and the hood. I've also purchased a 39-43mm step up ring for a Summicron 50mm f/2 Dual Range, so I'll be able to use the same filters and hood with it as with the Summarit. The hood itself comes with a cap, and caps for 43mm lenses are also sold. The prices are reasonable. The hood (incl. step up ring and cap) for the Summarit costs USD 24.88); the step up ring for the Summicron, USD 6.95. The hood and step up rings seem to be aluminum painted flat black. Regards, Richard
  11. Hallo Leica Freunde, habe mir nun endlich den Wunsch einer Dunkelkammer erfüllen können und nutze nun einen Durst M670BW der neusten (zuletzt gebauten) Version. Alles soweit klasse nur die Multigrade Filter, die ich mit dem Vergrößere zusammen bekommen habe passen nicht. Ich erläutere das mal kurz: Ich besitze ein 12 Filter-Set "Ilford Multigrade" um diese unter der Vergrößerungslinse nutzen zu können (Für Splitgrade etc.). Habe wegen der schlechten Filterschublade (Filterfolien sitzen nicht lichtdicht in der Filterschublade auf Grund der Konstruktion - Licht kann an den Randbereichen durchscheinen!) mich für diese Möglichkeit entschieden. Problem ist jetzt nun aber, dass ich den Befestigungskorb, welcher mitgeliefert wurde, mein Schneider-Kreuznach Componon-S nicht halten kann. Der Durchmesser des Linsengehäuses ist zu groß ( < 1mm ). Wenn ich es versuche zu befestigen sitzt es immer schief. Die 2. Möglichkeit, die Filterhalterung am Objektiv mit 3 Schrauben zu befestigen, ist leider auch nicht möglich, da ich so den Blendern nicht mehr bedienen kann. Mache ich etwas falsch? Jemand eine Idee wie ich die Halterung befestigen kann? Vielen lieben Dank!
  12. Nun freue ich mich schon sehr auf meine neue M Monochrome, die da in Kürze kommen wird. Jedoch welche Filter soll ich bestellen? Früher habe ich bei der analogen s/w Fotografie Gelb- und Orangefilter benutzt, um Blautönen eine Zeichnung zu geben bzw. Landschaftsbildern mehr Dramatik zu verleihen. Und das war ein Negativverfahren. Wie sieht das bei der M Monochrom aus? Bedanke mich schon jetzt für aussagekräftige Antworten und sende freundlichen Grüßen aus dem Burgenland
  13. Excuse my ignorance. I've recently acquired a lux 35mm s/n 3474710 and 12504 hood which clicks on the front. Question - what is the thread at the front of the lens for? I read online that this little beauty doesn't take filters without the 12504 hood, so whats the purpose of the thread?
  14. Liebes Forum, ich bin frisch beigetreten , verzeiht mir falls ich meine Frage hier am völlig falschen Ende poste... Ich nutze an meiner Leica M4-P seit kurzem das Voigtländer Color Skopar 50mm F2.5. Allein schon zum Schutz der Linse hätte ich gerne einen Filter drauf, kann mich aber im Dschungel der ganzen M39 Filter nicht wirklich zurecht finden. Was würdet ihr mir empfehlen? UV oder einfach nur Schutzglas? Gibt es vielleicht ein Produkt, das sich besonders bewährt hat? Ich fotografiere meistens auf Fuji Superia X-TRA 400, Ilford HP5 und Ilford XP2. Filterdurchmesser wie oben angedeutet M39. Vielen Dank und herzliche Grüße Fernauslöser
  15. Hi, guys. Just wondering about everybody's opinion regarding Leica filters. Are they really worth it? How about other brands - Heliopan? Hoya? Others? Thanks. Rosie
  16. Hallo zusammen, vielleicht begehe ich ja einen Dankfehler an dieser Stelle, aber dennoch wage ich es: Wenn ich eine Landschaft mit einem s/w - Film aufgenommen habe, dann setzte ich z.B. einen Orange-Filter ein, um das Himmelblau dunkler zu machen. Dabei wurde auf dem Negativ die Eigenfarbe dunkler und die Komplementärfarbe heller. Im anschließenden Vergrößerungsprozess wurde dann, da das Blau weniger Deckung hatte der Himmel dunkler wiedergegeben. Der Sensor der MM gibt direkt ein Positiv. Dann müsste man eigentlich einen Blaufilter nehmen und das Himmelblau abzudunkeln. Das würde aber für den s/w-Photographen ein Umdenken bedeuten. Oder verhält sich der Sensor wie ein Negativ und wird direkt in der Kamera-Bearbeitung zu einem Positiv umgerechnet? Da keine Farbinformation vorhanden ist müsste hier der Nik-Filter eigentlich auch bei der MM nicht wirksam sein (zumindest ist er das bei meiner M8/M9 nicht, wenn ich s/w-jpgs bearbeite). Gruß Michael
  17. Has anyone used these macro filters? Hoya 46mm Close-up Multi-Coated Filter Set ( +1 +2 +4) A46CUSGB If so, could you share your experience/opinion? Thanks.
  18. When I get my new Noctilux f/.95 in the next few weeks should I get some ND filters so I can use it set to .95 during the day. Most of you say B+W are the best so what values do you think I need?
  19. Hallo an alle Leica (Qualitäts)Nutzer, Kann mir jemand sagen wo man die filtergewinde von den alten Leica objektive nachlesen kann oder kann mir jemand gleich hier antworten? Mir würden die objektive interessieren: Leica Hektor f=13,5 cm 1:4,5 Nr. 982599 Leica Elmar f=9 cm 1:4 Nr. 1082095 Leica Telyt f=20 cm 1:4,5 Nr. 1072779 Vielen dank im voraus Robert Klotz
  20. Seit gestern ist die neue Version von Nik lieferbar. Einige neue Filter, verbesserte Bedienung. Eine Demoversion gibt's zum Download auf der Herstellerseite, das Upgrade kostet 99 Euro. Mir gefallen die Filter, obwohl man natürlich alles auch, wenn auch mit mehr Aufwand, in PS5 ohne Nik erstellen kann.
  21. Hi, I'm using a Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 (Serialnumber 2461xxx made in Canada; v2?) on my M8. Unfortunately this lense does not have a screw thread for the use of filters. Am I guessing right, that the only possiblilty to use filters is in using a hood, which has the possibility to take these? Does the original Leitz/Leica hood 12504 offer this possibility? Is this true only for Series VII or as well for E39 (39mm) filters? Is there an alternative hood (preferentially made out of metal) which can hold 39mm filters? Thanks, Dennis
  22. Anyone tried infrared photography using D-lux 4? I just got myself a Lensmate adaptor and a 46mm Hoya IR filter R72, but for some unfathomable reason, the photos turn out all pink, like this: They look nothing like what the infrared pictures I've seen on say, Flickr: Infrared Help! Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Might it be the camera settings or...?
  23. Ich habe ein Frage zu o.g. Objektiv, bzw. zum dazugehörigen Filterhalter. Kann man - im Vollformat - mit dem Filterhalter E77 (Art. Nr. 14 484) jeden Filter verwenden? Oder muss man, um Vignettierung zu vermeiden, bei dieser Brennweite bereits die flacheren Slim-Filter verwenden? Vielen Dank für Eure Hinweise. Jonsi.
  24. Hi everyone, Got a question about filter sizes and such. Here is a picture of my Elmarit-M 2,8/28mm lens in question, s/n 2977899: After purchasing this lens, I ordered a "series 7" filter for it from B&H Photo. This was the size the seller recommended. Well the filter arrived and there's no threads on it to screw it onto the lens! So that was weird, I've never seen a filter without threads. That one went back the next day obviously. Next, I carefully measured the front element's diameter and selected a 49mm slim B&W UV filter instead. So this new filter arrived yesterday and I took off the rectangular hood (#12536) and screwed the filter in place-- yeah it fit! But uh oh, now the hood won't go on. It was either / or, but not both. Eventually I figured out that if I attached the hood first and forced the filter through the front of it, I could carefully screw it on. Shouldn't there be a better way though? What am I missing? Thanks, Mike
  25. I tried to order the 15mm filter holder for CV 15 , but the response was: "the 15mm filter holder is not available; it is out of production". And now? Help, help help
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