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    IR use on the M9?

    I love the M8 for IR (pseudo - Hoya R72 filter) work, used it yesterday and posted some samples on my blog.

    Am curious how the M9 with .3mm thicker IR absorption glass over the sensor will now work for IR use?

    Would be interesting to see a side by side of how they render an ir remote control for example.
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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    I am confident that the M9 would be useful for IR (and UV).

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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    I think so too. Would be nice however, since there are a couple of folks with both cameras, if they could do some quick snaps through an R72 filter at same exp. w/ same lens.
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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    Maybe I've missed something, but isn't one of the selling points of the M9 that it dosn't need those IR cut filter like the M8 did cause the cut filters are built into the sensor.

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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    Hi Frank,

    I'm referring to the usability of the M9 vs M8 for specifically taking IR photos. The M8's "issue" with the filters, allowed great handheld IR photography. I have some examples on my blog.

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    Maybe I've missed something, but isn't one of the selling points of the M9 that it dosn't need those IR cut filter like the M8 did cause the cut filters are built into the sensor.
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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    The M9, perhaps, is similar to the Nikon D70 when it comes to IR response.

    Like D70, M9 does not need IR cut filters but the would show some IR response.

    I would expect ~ 1 stop less IR sensitivity relative to M8.

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankSmith View Post
    Maybe I've missed something, but isn't one of the selling points of the M9 that it dosn't need those IR cut filter like the M8 did cause the cut filters are built into the sensor.

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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    Seems reasonable Vivek,

    For me, that would put me right on the border of handheld and needing a tripod.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The M9, perhaps, is similar to the Nikon D70 when it comes to IR response.

    Like D70, M9 does not need IR cut filters but the would show some IR response.

    I would expect ~ 1 stop less IR sensitivity relative to M8.
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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    Quote Originally Posted by ampguy View Post
    I love the M8 for IR (pseudo - Hoya R72 filter) work, used it yesterday and posted some samples on my blog.

    Am curious how the M9 with .3mm thicker IR absorption glass over the sensor will now work for IR use?

    Would be interesting to see a side by side of how they render an ir remote control for example.
    Very nice!

    I particularly like:

    "another IR photo: M8, 50/1.4 @ 1.4, 1/500, ISO 640."

    and

    "late summer leaves: Taken with M8, Summilux 50/1.4 with R72 IR filter @ f1.4, 1/22, ISO 640."

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    Re: IR use on the M9?

    Thanks JSK! I appreciate your comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by JSK Rangefinder View Post
    Very nice!

    I particularly like:

    "another IR photo: M8, 50/1.4 @ 1.4, 1/500, ISO 640."

    and

    "late summer leaves: Taken with M8, Summilux 50/1.4 with R72 IR filter @ f1.4, 1/22, ISO 640."
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