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    Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    I've now removed all my UV/IR filters from my lenses for use on the M9. However, I have a prefence for using filters to protect the front element of my lenses (particularly when they are Leica -price). But I've read comments from others who believe that this compromises ultimate performance.

    What are other M9 early adopters planning? Filters or not?
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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    None, like I do with all lenses, not matter whether they are Leica, medium format, canon or Rodenstock.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    Still planning on UV filters on mine.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    Maybe even IR, in certain circumstances.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    I agree with Lloyd on this, hang on to a couple IR filters for now. IR has been reduced in the M9, but not eliminated. There might still be need for the IR filters.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    Leave the UV/IR filters on - they'll work great with the M9, aside from the usual complaints in darker conditions with point light sources... But as mentioned above, the M9 has not totally solved the IR problem.

    If you want real filters, get yourself Heliopan SH-PMC or B+W MRC "486" filters. Much better quality on all levels. If you prefer, you can ditch the IR part and just get regular UV filters.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    According to Sean Reid, remove your IR filters for any lens shorter than 75mm or you will get cyan corners on the M9.

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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    My lenses will be naked on the M9
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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    what to do?

    my knee jerk reaction is -- give them to me!


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    Re: Removed my UV/IR Filters - now what?

    Actually, I tend to use these filters on any digital camera, if focal length permits. The colours are better.
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