Most regular readers of the Blog have realized that for my birthday I received the Monochrome I had lusted after (thank you CF!). This camera immediately seemed amazing to me but it is always worth a bit of validation after you have made an investment purchase like this one. So when someone I really admire commented on the sharpness, clarity and lack of noise in the files, I was even more excited (hard to believe!) And when he followed up with a comment about the level of detail in this photo of the water pitcher I was beyond elated. So, a Pitcher is worth a 1000 words.