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Leica M10 Monochrom

Infrared with Leica M10 Monochrom

The page looks at infrared images with the Leica M10 Monochrom.

As a monochrome sensor, the question surely arose at Leica of what kind of infrared-cutoff filter to use. A substantial amount of near infrared light passes into the sensor, presumably by design. The proof is shown on this page by images taken using the B+W 092 infrared filter, which has a sharp cutoff at ~690nm, which is right around the point where human vision rapidly fades in its ability to see these wavelengths.

Infrared is both a plus and a minus: light in this near-infrared band is sure to reduce micro contrast and sharpness by focusing differently than visible light. But it also means that Leica M10 Monochrom photographers have a monochrome camera that can also function as a near-infrared camera—a huge plus if infrared is of any interest, since no modifications are needed other than screwing on an appropriate cutoff filter.

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f4 @ 16.0 sec, ISO 160; 2020-12-15 17:12:50
LEICA M10 MONOCHROM + Leica Summicron-M 2/28 ASPH @ 28mm + filter B+W 092

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