Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/10/02

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Subject: [Leica] B&W only version of M8 - anyone else hear this?
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Mon Oct 2 18:11:38 2006

If they would release a B&W version of the M8 and that camera had less noise
at higher ISO, I'd be interested. But I like having the ability to grayscale
from color in that it gives me a whole spectrum of virtual filters for
darkening sky or foliage, etc.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Adam
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 8:07 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] B&W only version of M8 - anyone else hear this?

I'm really thrilled to hear that Leica might release a B&W only version of
the M8. I only shoot B&W in my M's so it would save a step in the handling
of the file. Might eliminate the need for RAW processing too since the
splicing together of color information won't be required. With Kodak being
the vendor for the sensor, and Kodak having attempted to release a B&W only
digital SLR a few years ago (B. D. - you saw one? Used one? Someone here
did, as I remember).

Even if there aren't more pixels - but more SENSITIVE pixels - it would be a
big win.

Anyway, if there's any added rumors I'm all ears and VERY interested.

Thanks for sharing!


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