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I am wanting to get back into infrared photography, I understand a stock M8 would do the trick. I always found rangefinders were better for infrared than SLRs and I would imagine now a mirrorless. I generally used HSIR film and a 29 or full infrared filter. I have 2 lenses that would be perfect a 35 Summilux and a 25 Canon f3.5. I don't use them much on my CL. Is there any tricks to know?

This was done on a IIIC with a 25 Nikkor.

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Yes,

Nice IR picture (I see that you have some experiences in IR 😉)

I discovered easy IR photography with M8 from about 2008 .

I use Leitz old "IR" (as marked on the filter) with all my lenses in E39 size mainly in the wide (the Super-Angulon 4/21 is very good candidate with some time to master it).

Also B&W 093 IR and Heliopan filter RG780 are used but my preference goes to Leitz IR filter.

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In this thread you will find some nice examples of IR from M8

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/257394-bw-pictures-on-leica-m8/?do=findComment&comment=3782274

 

my modest contribution in the said thread

(one from hundreds of IR pictures from M8 which are not very easy to have good take )

 

 

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Thank you, nice image. I have the Leitz IR, but preferred the 29 red, let some lower wavelengths through. IR negs are a difficult scans so I do the ones that count.

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When I want to do IR photography, my M8 is the go-to tool. I use either a Hoya R72 or a B&W 093 and I get consistent results easily handheld. An ISO of 640 usually is sufficient.

Here are some examples:

Potomac River, C&O National Park, 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M (Pre-ASPH), Hoya R72 Filter

 

Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, same lens and filter

 

Cheers, Allan

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Berwartstein Castle, Palatinate Forest

 

 

 

 

Elmarit-M 28mm ASPH + B&W093 (Flickr)

 

 

 

 

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... near Berwartstein - natural bathing lake

 

 

 

 

Elmarit-M 28mm ASPH + B&W093 (Flickr)

 

 

 

 

 

Thorsten

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B+W 092 . Just meter through the lens on mid tone.   ISO 320

Move whatever the distance scale shows to 5.6 on depth of field scale to adjust focus.  

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Not wanting to start a whole analog vs digital debate but IR is one aspect of photography where analog - especially the amazing Kodak High Speed Infrared - beats digital, not contest. I have 9 rolls for Kodak HIE left and 2 Kodak colour IR.

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HIE was amazing!

I hope your old rolls of HIE are still good, Ian. I bought 200 sheets of HIE 4X5 just before it was discontinued and although frozen, the first exposures were fogged, but when I finish my new camera I will try again.

(I have three all-metal 4x5 cameras specifically intended to avoid bellows leaks and transparency.)

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Tonight I started looking at old M8 IR pictures and tried using dehaze, enhanced details and other adjustments that was not available to me with LR6.

This is what I adjusted it to with LR6.

 

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On 9/12/2019 at 1:26 AM, J.Nordvik said:

Tonight I started looking at old M8 IR pictures and tried using dehaze, enhanced details and other adjustments that was not available to me with LR6.

This is what I adjusted it to with LR6.

Which filter on the M8 did you use? Beautiful mood in both versions.

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Haven't found an M8 yet, lost a couple bids on *bay. KEH had a couple but again too late. So I have been using my CL, problem is really long exposures, everything on a tripod.

Corn Field, CL 23 Summicron ISO 3200 f5.6 1/4 sec Hoya r72

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My M8 came today shipped from San Diego, CA in the US, menu was in Spanish, manual Italian and Spanish. So had to figure out that the ISO was not set in the menu but under the Set button. Set the camera to DNG files etc. 

The first IR image, 25mm Canon (works much better on this camera than my CL where it has massive fall off) r72 filter. Happy that I could use 1/30 of a second max I have gotten from the CL is 1/5 with an r72.

 

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On 9/10/2019 at 1:36 PM, pico said:

HIE was amazing!

I hope your old rolls of HIE are still good, Ian. I bought 200 sheets of HIE 4X5 just before it was discontinued and although frozen, the first exposures were fogged, but when I finish my new camera I will try again.

(I have three all-metal 4x5 cameras specifically intended to avoid bellows leaks and transparency.)

Operative word is WAS.

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