Leica Monochrom/Noctilux Historic District Church and Buggy Ride

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by dalethorn, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    These images are from Charleston SC - the Circular Church and a tourist buggy.

    f5.6, 1/2000 handheld, ISO 800:

    f4.0, 1/500 handheld, ISO 800:
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Only the M Monochrom (okay, and a Foveon) can handle the edges in that first shot! Alias max.
  3. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Now there's an idea - if the Foveon guys (or Sigma) were thinking about producing their own b&w sensor and camera, would there be any point to it - could they take advantage of all the pixels the way the MM supposedly does?
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Different colors of light are absorbed at different depths of a silicon sensor. The Foveon sensor makes use of this property to measure the values of light in layers, and use an algorithn to back-out the RGB values.

    What the Foveon sensor can do- emulate the use of color filters in producing a monochrome image in post-processing without giving up spatial resolution.

    The downside of the Foveon sensor: deep pixels, and ISO performance. It would be poorly suited for RF type lenses with short back-focus.

    The worst part of the Foveon sensor: Sigma owns it, and uses it only in their cameras.