Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/13

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Subject: [Leica] Consensus (? on LUG) on IR filters on M8
From: freakscene at (Marty Deveney)
Date: Thu Dec 13 16:58:09 2007

I'm with George - and I must stress that my M8 and I have an uneasy 
coexistence - for my own photographs I've gone back to film for monochrome, 
_except_ for IR, where being able to see results immediately, not having to 
work with cumbersome viewers and modified meters is a tremendous aid.  And 
carrying a couple of filters is SO much easier than carrying another camera 
specially modified for only IR work.  It also helps that I am used to 
working in IR on a tripod, so I can blend several exposures to get the 
highlight gradation I've come to expect from film.

For most of my own monochrome photography, where a tripod is not an option, 
I prefer film.  When I'm making images for work, a lot of it is in colour 
down a microscope where I can control the light - digital works better than 
E6 films did here.


Most people can only judge of things by the experiences of ordinary life, 
but phenomena outside the scope of this are really quite numerous.
        Shen Kuo - 'Dream Pool Essays'

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