M10 Monochrom Interest?

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Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,929
Re: M10 Monochrom Interest

RSColo wrote:

Two weeks ago Leica announced the Leica M10 Monochrom camera. This camera has the largest sensor of any M Leica ever. Without the color filter over the sensor it is even higher resolution than a color 40mp would be. It isn't an existing camera with a psychedelic paint job endorsed by Paul McCartney. It is a major step forward.

So far, on this forum, there is a thread about the great review by Jono Slack and a thread started by me asking about availability (still haven't found one). That's it. There is a related thread about a possible new color M camera with the new Monochrom's sensor. But no posting of more images or members talking about the great new features or the important features that are missing. Granted, a discussion about the high price on this forum would probably be re-redundant again. But there is very little about this new camera.

Why? Is a camera that only takes B&W not very interesting? Is the fact that this is the third camera in the Monochrom series mean it is unimportant. If this was a new Q or the new white version of an existing lens there would probably be more conversation. It just seems strange to me. Of course I am biased being a big Monochrom fan. But I thought there would be more.

I am quite interested in the M10 Monochrom. Early indications are that it is a wonderful performer in low light, and I am also becoming interested in monochrome landscapes. I cannot speculate when I will be able to afford a new M camera body, as we are considering a real estate transaction, and I do not yet know how much of a bite the IRS will want, in April, as retirement has changed my income profile. Financial documents are still arriving, by mail.

Soon, I will know whether to add my name to a wait-list, or postpone until 2021, 2022, or beyond.

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By accident of availability, I learned to use Canon and Nikon DSLRs at the same time. I love specific lenses made by both Canon and Nikon, too much to quit either system. Dabbling with Leica-M is fun, too. I am, certainly, not an expert.

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