Originally Posted by ferider
At 50k ASA in color (and a couple of stops more in DR, similar to the SL and Q?), why do you need a monochrome version ? I'm sure the M10 can display B+W only on the LCD, like the 240 does.
I have an original MM and an M 262. The M 262 is by far my favorite color digital body I have owned. But the B&W output from my original MM and low light capabilities is better that the B&W from the M 262 and also the original MM is better in low light. I can only imagine the file quality from the latest MM.
Here's a very simplified explanation.
And the 18MP original MM does well when compared to the 36MP d800E
But I think it is even more than that. I know when I go out with B&W as the primary goal and not an after thought that sometimes happens with a color camera it is a different shooting experience. Like having B&W film in my film camera.
The files from the MM just have so much in them.