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  1. #1 Leica M Monochrom 
    Opinions on this? Seems weird to release a black-and-white digital camera.

    http://us.leica-camera.com/photograp...m/m_monochrom/

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    Incredible! B&W is where it all begin and I could not think of a better company to help carry B&W into the future. Cheers.
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    pretty brilliant. it's coming from a company dedicated to the art, and craftsmanship of photography and the camera. pretty ballsy to come out with a pure monochrome camera in this day and age, but the sentimentality totally make since. and it's probably gonna some amazing looking b&w photos coming off this cam. the m9 alone is already amazing, with it not needing to process any color and just working hard on processing a monochrome image I"m sure produces some amazing results.
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    this however... is a little more wacky


    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/10/leica-hermes-m9-p/
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    Actually I think it is a pretty good idea. B&W + digital hasn't come as far (IMHO) as digital + colors. That has of course a lot to do with the lack of filtering to achieve the different B&W looks, too... But as a CMOS sensor is basically grayscale, why not try to optimize that and make some kind of digital refernce camera for B&W? THEN one could start teaching peeps how to achieve those looks with standard digital cams.

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    Phase One has offered a 39 MP B&W digi back for a while. It's also available in an Infrared version if you REALLY miss B&W Infrared film. The huge advantage with this approach is that you are no longer interpolating an image from the BAYER pattern. Produces very sharp images.
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    Tack sharp FF B&W through Leica glass...love it + messing around with color filters takes me back to the old days in the wet lab at school :)
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    very tempted by this camera.
    anyone want to buy a very nice M9 :)
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    I love the idea, but it's just a little too rich for my blood.
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    Ikonoskop did the same thing.

    http://www.ikonoskop.com/a-cam-dii-pancromatic/
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