For increased colour and contrast in every picture

Leica photo filters are tools to enhance or alter the look of images. They come in different types, such as colour filters, P-cir filters, ND- filters and UVa II filters. Colour filters alter the colour balance of the image, P-cir filters reduce glare and reflections, ND-filters reduce the amount of light entering the lens and UVa II filters protect the camera lens from UV light. Overall, photo filters are a powerful tool that can dramatically enhance the mood, atmosphere, and tone of an image.

Create atmospheric moods

Colour filters

These specially calculated colour filters are particularly recommended for black-and-white photography with Leica M and Leica Q cameras featuring a monochrome sensor. The yellow, green and orange filters allow photographers to explore a whole range of creative effects with light and contrast. By modifying the conversion of colours to greyscale values, the colour of the filter in the original scene becomes lighter, and its complementary colour darker. This can be used to create uniquely atmospheric moods in landscape and portrait photography. At the same time, multicoating reduces reflections and ensures high transmission without vignetting.

Available in sizes: E39, E46 and E49.

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Nick Rains explains the usage of Coloured Filters

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For a clearer view of things

Circular polarisation filter

The circular polarisation filter eliminates undesirable reflections from shiny surfaces like water or glass and helps to enhance colour contrasts. The universal polarisation filter is supplied complete with a 180° swing-out mount that allows it to be positioned in front of the viewfinder window to control and assess the effect of polarisation on the subject before exposure. Thanks to a range of adapters, it can be used in combination with a multitude of different lenses.

Filter available in sizes: E52 to E95

Universal-Polfilter-M Adapter available in sizes: E39 to E49

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Nick Rains explains the benefits of a Polarising Filter

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Capture motion

ND filter

Time exposure is essential for capturing and reproducing the flowing motion of subjects, such as waterfalls. The neutral density filter (ND) enables this even in sunlight by reducing the amount of light entering the lens to allow longer shutter speeds to be used. Colour rendition remains unaffected and undesirable reflections in contre jour exposures are prevented. In addition to this, the ND filter allows the use of larger apertures for capturing photos and videos with shallower depth of field.

Available in sizes: E39 to E95

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Nick Rains explains how to use ND Filters

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Protects against damage and dirt

UVa II Filter

The UVa II filter protects the front elements of the lens against scratches, marks and dirt. At the same time, the new multicoating and significantly improved optical parameters make it possible to preserve full imaging quality, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. Thanks to an additional thread, the UVa II filter can also be used in combination with other filters, and acts as permanent protection for your valuable lens, too.

Available in sizes: E39 to E95, Series VII and VIII

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