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    Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    I would love some feed back from users of WATE and John's WATE filter adapter: when used on the lens with the original shade, does it vignetting on FF Leica (M9, M240)?

    Tanks!

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    Anybody?

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    i would expect it to vignette
    sold my WATE or i could try it

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    Yes, I'm afraid. Very severe.


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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    Yes, agree fully with Bob.

    I shot my WATE with the Milich adapter on film and got a really big vignetting surprise. I was using an MDa and thought the film gate was a lab special.
    Then I investigated the lens and I recall I used it on an M8 without any issues. Then I realized that the M8 had a much smaller sensor than FF. Popped the lens on my M9 and sure enough, lots of vignetting.
    Took the filter off, and everything was fine again.

    So, adios Milich adapter.

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    way back when, the M8 needed IR filtration, and that led to the adapter which was M8 specific
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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    way back when, the M8 needed IR filtration, and that led to the adapter which was M8 specific
    Those of us that had a WATE and the M8 much appreciated your effort. The Leica method of mounting a filter was pretty ugly and I also think prone to flare.
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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    what are folks using for filters on the WATE then?

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    way back when, the M8 needed IR filtration, and that led to the adapter which was M8 specific
    John - On my M8 your adaptor was brilliant. Thank you so much for that. The IR filter problem with the M8 needed a solution on the WATE and your adaptor was perfect.
    Last edited by Auni; 6th May 2014 at 20:09.

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    thx, that was the first leica accessory i made. it might still work on FF if you don't use the standard WATE hood on the front. i no longer have a wate to try it

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    Re: Milich WATE adapter on FF?

    John - I still have your adapter somewhere, but the only filter I would be interested in now for my M + WATE would be a polarizer. Right now I just shoot through a handheld big polarizing filter left over from one of my (now sold) DSLR lenses. Again, that adaptor was fantastic for us WATE + M8 users.

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