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hmm, I saw that there are already folk asking for the options of the M11

, but wouldn't the M10 Monochrom be on the list first?
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M10-P as sure as night follows day. Then M10M. Then M10 with ping pong rubber, M10 Safari Edition.... Then (in 2020-ish) the M11.

Hi Wattsy,

I think we miss the M10 Titanium before the ping pong rubber Mt Everest version ...

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Leica will withiut a doubt take their time with an M10 Monochrom. They will most likely wait until the M10 sales and the M246 sales drop.

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Right, but if we wait until the sales drops, we might see it earlier rather than later ...

actually, I would like to see it

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A Monochrom M10 is a very interesting concept - one which will  without doubt sooner or later appear on the market.

I agree, but Leica has used a newly developed  sensor. Unless it is designed as a monochrome version at the same time, modifying the filter stack will take some time - and money.

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A Monochrom M10 is a very interesting concept...

 

Going by previous Monochroms, an MM10 might offer ISO 400-150,000.

And given that the eye is far more accepting of noise in monochrome, the upper bounds of useful ISO (for me) might be as high as 19,200.

Crazy-high.

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How would that work?

Instead of a bayer color filter, use a clear plus ND filter grid.

In low exposure zones the clear pixels smooth out the ND pixels

In mid zones both ND and clear pixels give full resolution.

In highlights the ND pixels fill in the clipped pixels.

 

Alternatively use photodiodes with different sizes in a custom sensor.

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Instead of a bayer color filter, use a clear plus ND filter grid.

In low exposure zones the clear pixels smooth out the ND pixels

In mid zones both ND and clear pixels give full resolution.

In highlights the ND pixels fill in the clipped pixels.

Alternatively use photodiodes with different sizes in a custom sensor.

Interesting idea, basically increasing the exposure range of the sensor at the expense of ISO performance and possibly resolution due to interpolation.

But wouldn't it just be better to have tools that can indicate when the highlights are clipping excessively?

Perhaps that would detract from simplicity of operation.

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Instead of a bayer color filter, use a clear plus ND filter grid.

In low exposure zones the clear pixels smooth out the ND pixels

In mid zones both ND and clear pixels give full resolution.

In highlights the ND pixels fill in the clipped pixels.

 

Alternatively use photodiodes with different sizes in a custom sensor.

 

what would a ND do differently than a proper exposure compensation or exposure setting?

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