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Monochrome M - Silly Idea?

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Monochrome M - Silly Idea?
In reply to Peter Sills, May 1, 2012

Peter Sills wrote:

Isn't this a silly idea?

I mean there is already no AA filter in the M9, so there will be no increase in sharpness from a color filter being added.

The problem is that without the color channels you can really not work with the file, even if your final result is going to be B&W. Programs like Silver FX Pro need the color information in order to create the stunning B&W conversions it does.

I am unconvinced that this is a good idea.

In theory a B&W version of a colour sensor with the colour filter removed could give a sharper B&W image than by taking the colour image and subsequently converting it to B&W.

Some further info on this here - http://www.maxmax.com/b&w_conversion.htm

So for those that are purely working in black and white and are happy that they will not have the option of colour, there could indeed be an advantage in a B&W M9.

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