Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Kodak IR film in M6
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 18:51:59 -0400

I've never used an 87 or 87C filter, but I regularly use an 89B filter.  I
meter through the lens at 1000 EI, and get very nice results.   There meter
seems to see through the dark filter with very little trouble.

Dan C.

At 09:35 PM 03-10-98 +0100, you wrote:
>I've just bought some Kodak HIE and a Lee 87C
>filter which I intend to use with my M6.  I've not
>used the opaque filters before and I'm a bit unsure
>about how to expose.  I assume the meter in the 
>M6 is not as responsive to IR as the film, so I'll
>need to use a handheld meter?  What ISO do I
>set on the meter?
>Are there any other gotchas with this combination?
>I've only tried one roll of the Kodak IR film before
>which was not a total success (!) so I didn't bother
>with it again.
>Any hints appreciated!