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Subject: [Leica] M8 Ultra Violet photography
From: freakscene at (Marty Deveney)
Date: Wed Jul 30 00:08:02 2008

Colour UV or IR rarely make pictorial sense to me, but that's just me.  I 
use both UV and IR a lot for work.  The M8 works okay for IR photography, 
but the filter on the sensor does remove some IR (though not enough to 
prevent magenta contamination, obviously).  You can also get a decent UV 
effect, but modern coated glass filters out the vast majority of wavelengths 
that are important in the scientific and technical applications that UV is 
really useful for.  The Fuji YV/IR camera is nice: as are other 
digicams modified to have the filter on the front of the sensor removed.  
You really, however, need a lens with quartz elements like a UV-Nikkor or 
custom lens made by Kogaku or Custom Optics.



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