Black and white photography is still popular amongst photographers, and while it might be easy to slap on a black and white filter on your photograph, there is a skill and subtlety to it that not everyone can grasp or understand, with Ansel Adams probably being one of the more prolific black and white photographers of our time. That being said, back in the day there was film dedicated to black and white photography, compared to now where our digital cameras are able to snap such photos with a few change in settings, but it seems that Sony could be interested in launching a dedicated black and white full frame camera in the future.
According to Sony Alpha Rumors, the company is reportedly working on bringing such a device to the market within a year and will supposedly compete with the likes of the Leica Monochrom which costs a whopping $8,000. This camera will be utilizing a new black and white sensor developed by Sony which supposedly offers greater sharpness, cleaner higher ISO results, and an increased dynamic range which should help black and white photos “pop” a bit more. However given that this camera will only capture photos in black and white, it’s safe to say that it will most likely appeal to a very niche group of photographers, and even then it might be relegated to a secondary camera as opposed to a primary one. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think of Sony developing such a camera?
[Image credit - Ansel Adams]