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09-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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GR Monochrome

Hey Pentax forums community, we have a voice donít we?
So maybe lest try and ask Ricoh/Pentax to make GR Monochrome like Leica Monochrome but more affordable and compact.
Lets do a petition or something like that.

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If they could stick a B&W sensor into the current GR without hiking the price more than a couple hundred, I'd be all for it! A true B&W sensor would be cool to try, but said toy is not worth $8k

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At first I thought this sounded like a great idea, then I remembered I could just pop a roll of FP4+ or HP5+ into my GR1s instead.
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The GR is cool, but I will never say no to color. No offense to those who love monochrome, but I wouldn't pay a penny for it when I could have something that produces color.

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If they could stick a B&W sensor into the current GR without hiking the price more than a couple hundred, I'd be all for it! A true B&W sensor would be cool to try, but said toy is not worth $8k
Itís not such a big problem, they must only not to put Color Filter Array Layer on a sensor and tune firmware. I think it will not significantly increase cost By the way maybe try it on my GR Scratching the Color Filter Array Layer Off a DSLR Sensor for Sharper B&W Photos
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I'd go for it. I wouldn't go for a monochrome DSLR because I feel that a DSLR's utility is in the various situations I can use it. For a GR with a fixed lens and a small body, a monochrome sensor would make a whole lot of sense.
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The GR is cool, but I will never say no to color. No offense to those who love monochrome, but I wouldn't pay a penny for it when I could have something that produces color.
Nobody ask you to say no to a color, but the benefits of dedicated monochrome camera such as : significantly increase of sharpness and hi-ISO performance, may convenes you. By the way GR is so small that you can carry several of them with you, one color one monochrome.

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I'd go for it. I wouldn't go for a monochrome DSLR because I feel that a DSLR's utility is in the various situations I can use it. For a GR with a fixed lens and a small body, a monochrome sensor would make a whole lot of sense.
Yes i have the same thoughts. GR i already great street photography camera and it would be a monochrome it would be truly a legend.
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
Nobody ask you to say no to a color, but the benefits of dedicated monochrome camera such as : significantly increase of sharpness and hi-ISO performance, may convenes you. By the way GR is so small that you can carry several of them with you, one color one monochrome.
That's true, but but size isn't the issue. I think you're over-estimating the average person's disposable income. When you live on about $20k per year to pay bills, keep a roof, feed yourself and care for your family, you don't spend $900 to buy an extra camera that, for all intents and purposes, does exactly the same thing as your other $900 camera. I need more bang for my buck. If the Ricoh GR Monochrome were an option, it would be one I eliminated immediately. A sharper image, and better ISO performance? For all those pictures I look at on my laptop screen and post to Flickr for my friends to "Fave" from their smartphones? The impact of those refinements would not be noticeable to me, and to never have color would always be a sacrifice and a regret.

It's an opinion poll, isn't it? Would you buy the camera, yes or no? No; wholeheartedly.

I'm not arguing! I'm very cheerful about all this! I don't want to hurt any feelings! (I just read through my post and it seemed kind of harsh. I'm not grouchy, I promise!)

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It sounds like a toy for art students to me. A person could shoot and process a lot of b&w film with a second-hand camera for what it would likely cost.
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It sounds like a toy for art students to me. A person could shoot and process a lot of b&w film with a second-hand camera for what it would likely cost.
You all forgetting Pentax/Ricoh camera target market is Japan and they love street monochromatic pictures.
And cost monochrome sensors are cheaper, les elements
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
You all forgetting Pentax/Ricoh camera target market is Japan and they love street monochromatic pictures.
And cost monochrome sensors are cheaper, les elements
The poll question was whether or not forum users would want one, not whether we thought Japanese street photographers would buy one.
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Found this on Ricoh's facebook:

"Chris Leskovsek and his GR set off to capture travel snapshots and documentary photography. We think he did quite well. Originally published in The Huffington Post- Talking Photographs with Chris Leskovsek





It's almost like a GR monochrome would be perfect for him.
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Found this on Ricoh's facebook:

"Chris Leskovsek and his GR set off to capture travel snapshots and documentary photography. We think he did quite well. Originally published in The Huffington Post- Talking Photographs with Chris Leskovsek





It's almost like a GR monochrome would be perfect for him.
Yes I wanted to post the same link (:
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Yes I wanted to post the same link (:
Muahaha, I am faster.
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So, samsung is going to make one. ):
Samsung is rumored to announce a new NX Achromatic (black and white) mirrorless camera | Photo Rumors
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