#33. "RE: Would anyone be interested in a B&W digital Nikon?" In response to In response to 32
Livermore, CA, US
I particularly like his offhand comparison to D800e...
It was really difficult to differentiate between it and prints that I was making at the same time taken with the 36 Megapixel Nikon D800E. In other words, numbers don't tell the whole story (humm...I think I've written this before), and thus the new Leica MM definitely punches above its weight category.
So... by removing the Bayer filter, we get allow a 18MP monochrome camera to perform at similar resolution to a 36MP color camera. i.e. for more than double the price, you only lose the ability to take color photos. But, I get that this camera is designed to appeal to an aesthetic more than it is to compete in the market. For the type who likes to imagine they're HCB reincarnated I get the appeal.