Monochrome M - Silly Idea?

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
DRabbit
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Re: You raise a good point... but...
In reply to Peter Sills, May 1, 2012

Peter Sills wrote:

Sure, would be great. But wouldn't I want access to the full color image as I am sure I could do much better and have many more choices if I were to work with the image on the computer?

Hey, I'm not making an argument FOR a monochrome-m, just trying to guess what something like that would look like.

t think the idea would be to simulate a shooting-film experience... so essentially, no, you wouldn't want the full color file. You'd pick your pre-set/settings and then shoot (no LCD on the back either), just like in the old days when you picked your film and shot. You'd still have some ability to do dodging/burning, contrast enhancement on the computer during your "developing" but you wouldn't be able to restore it to color - just as if you shot B&W film.

What would be the advantage of this? I'm not sure honestly. Maybe -- and I say this because I don't know the answer technically -- there is some way to optimize a B&W only sensor to perform in such a way that a color one cannot? Or, maybe there's a way to convert to B&W in camera that is so good... because that is where the camera's processing power is focused?

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