Monochrome M - Silly Idea?

Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Monochrome M - Silly Idea?

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 -

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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