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Testing M8 with elmarit 28mm f2,8 (Recently Acquired)

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Some photos to try this new acquired objective.

The photos were taken without IR / UV filter and most of them in JPG, the DNG once processed with the RAW camera and Photoshop, I liked the JPG better.

* Do you think that with the UV / IR filter, the colors would have been more natural and real? ...

* I have seen on the Internet, UV / IR filters (E46) for sale and I have only found the Leica brand, which, if they are new, have seemed expensive, I have seen some used at prices between 60 and 80 €. . .
Do you deserve to buy such a used filter? ..

* Are there UV / IR filters (E46) from a different brand than Leica?

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, lct said:

En mi experiencia (usuario M8.2 desde 2011), los filtros de corte IR son obligatorios en el M8. Los más económicos son fáciles de encontrar en e ** y.  https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html_nkw=uv+ir+46mm&ul_noapp=true&_sop=15 

Thanks for the link.
Some prices are very cheap, the question is whether they are of good quality.

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Just buy the B+W ones off Amazon, they shouldn't be more than £35 or so for the 46mm.

They seem to be better quality as well.

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6 hours ago, Dopaco said:

Thanks for the link.
Some prices are very cheap, the question is whether they are of good quality.

There is no free lunch. If you want the best quality, choose a Leica, B+W or Heliopan IR-cut filter which are more expensive but i have a cheap Rocolax myself and it works fine albeit with a bit more flare than my usual Leica's.

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9 hours ago, lct said:

No hay almuerzo gratis. Si desea la mejor calidad, elija un filtro de corte IR Leica, B + W o Heliopan, que son más caros, pero yo también tengo un Rocolax barato y funciona bien, aunque con un poco más de brillo que el de mi Leica habitual.

At the end after looking a lot I decide for the one I show in the photo:
(New) Inside the Leica, each house has a price, it has cost me to get one at an average price.

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Well done. AFAIK Leica UV/IR filters are the only ones allowing to remove the glass from the filter mount and to screw another filter or a screw-in hood into them. 

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The UV / IR filter, is it also good for taking pictures in Black and White direct from the camera (JPG)? ..

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3 hours ago, Dopaco said:

The UV / IR filter, is it also good for taking pictures in Black and White direct from the camera (JPG)? ..

I have too little experience with out of camera jpegs sorry.

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On 6/6/2019 at 10:20 AM, Dopaco said:

The UV / IR filter, is it also good for taking pictures in Black and White direct from the camera (JPG)? ..

I prefer to take black and white pictures without the UV/IR filter because the pictures seem to have more depth. YMMV*.  There are many others on the forum who do the same.

Pete.

*YMMV is an internet abbreviation for "Your Mileage Might Vary" that's used in the automobile industry and translates as: 'you might disagree'.

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Black&white from M8's jpeg can benefit from not using UV/IR filter as some subject may have more or less IR waves.

 

In my use, when I wanted B&W jpeg from M8, I don't use UV/IR filter anyway, most of time.

But in photos of green plants ( which emit more IR ) in scenic pictures, the plants seem "pale and not very contrasty" in photos without UV/IR filter.

 

This is without UV/IR filter (but working from DNG, sorry)

 

 

 

another picture without UV/IR filter

 

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Some portrait,

without UV/IR filter can do well to  the image

(necessity here, I don't have E41 UV/IR filter to mount to the old Summarit 1.5/50mm LTM)

 

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Thanks for your comments and sample photos.

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If I need cheap filters I'm buying on ebay. If I need good and not overpriced, BH.

Last time I was buying cheap IR cut filter on ebay, I have to pay twice. China sellers don't know what they sell, sometimes.

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I just visited this thread because i saw some shop is selling M8 with good price. 

i have never used this camera before. my first M is M10.

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Hace 39 minutos, oudjunk dijo:

Acabo de visitar este hilo porque vi que una tienda está vendiendo M8 a buen precio. 

Nunca ha usado esta cámara antes. mi primera M es M10.

Having M10 that is recent and more advanced, why do you want to use M8?

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38 minutes ago, Dopaco said:

Having M10 that is recent and more advanced, why do you want to use M8?

I just wanna tried :) because of its price and i think i can sell it later.

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27 minutes ago, oudjunk said:

I just wanna tried :) because of its price and i think i can sell it later.

Why not.

You would see that Leica had done good job on M10 😉.

I now do use M8 for IR pictures that it's the "best M" for that use.

M8 can do most of newer M pictures if one can live with it's limitations of digital camera,

don't forget that M8 is in good shape for it's dozen years.

 

 

with Leitz IR filter (not UV/IR of course ! )

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31 minutes ago, a.noctilux said:

Why not.

You would see that Leica had done good job on M10 😉.

I now do use M8 for IR pictures that it's the "best M" for that use.

M8 can do most of newer M pictures if one can live with it's limitations of digital camera,

don't forget that M8 is in good shape for it's dozen years.

 

 

with Leitz IR filter (not UV/IR of course ! )

I had plan for going the shop today to buy Leica M8 but someone bought it already. so regret it. 

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