Infrared images with Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm f/2.8 lens

My new infrared photos. As always I used the Leica M8 and B+W 092 IR filter, but this time my lens of choice was the Leica Tele-Elmarit 90mm f/2.8. This is a very rare setup for me when I shoot infrared. The main reason is that with infrared,  the focus scale is not accurate, but I have to focus and then turn the focus ring a little bit to the left (none of my lenses has an IR focus scale unfortunately). Combine that with the horrible LCD screen of the M8, and it’s very very hard to nail focus. 

What I do is shoot multiple images while slightly turning the focus ring each time and hopefully one of them will be in focus. For this reason , I almost exclusively use the Voigtlander 21mm lens for IR photography (which acts like a 28mm with the M8, my favourite focal length for landscapes). 

Of course, with the 90mm I am able to make very different images with shallow depth of field, and this was a pleasant break for my usual infrared landscapes.

Enjoy the images.

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