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View Poll Results: Would you buy a B&W only camera?
Yes 1414.14%
May be, if price is right 2727.27%
LoL! Why would i ? 5858.59%
I am rich and i will buy a Leica & use it with Apple Photos App   00%
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06-03-2015, 08:45 AM   #31
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monochrome K-01

I have a K-01 converted to IR by one of the companies that does that.
The IR filter removes almost all traces of colour (there are various filters which
you can chose). So essentially I have a "monochrom" type camera (though
with infrared visuals!) for the cost of the K-01 and the conversion.
Less than $500!

06-03-2015, 09:38 AM   #32

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I think the era of needing a dedicated B&W DSLR is over. Modern sensors are so good that the loss from the Bayer filter array is negligible. When I want B&W I can do a conversion in-camera (the Ricoh GR is great at this) or in software.

There are edge cases where a B&W sensor offers significant benefits but total sales will be low.
06-03-2015, 09:50 AM   #33
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The only way I would buy one if it was something like 24bit, had large photosite sizes, a super fast processor and could also do amazing video.
06-03-2015, 10:05 AM   #34
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A monochrome pseudo-rangefinder APSC with K-mount would appeal to me.
Add a monochrome EVF with rangefinder-style manual focusing and IR capabilities and I'm in for $500.

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they will sell more if they re-release the LX.
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A 12 or 16MP B&W 16bit sensor would be great,Samsung is rumored to be working on one,but not sure if it ever sees the light
06-05-2015, 10:12 PM   #37
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I'm an unreservedly YES
I've often said, take away the Bayer Filter on a K-30 and use all the pixels and you've got 48MP of sensor available!

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