A while back, Amin posted a call for M43 bodies, to help a company develop a monochrome conversion. He referred to a company called MaxMax (http://www.maxmax.com/b&w_conversion.htm) who currently offer converted Canon DSLR's only. These are ones that they acquire and modify. They do not offer a conversion service for customers' cameras. A few nights ago, after reading a TOP piece on the Leica M Monochrom, I did a search on monochrome conversions, and found THIS site - http://hyperdslr-mods.blogspot.com/ - mentioned in several astronomy and/or astrophotography forums (fora?). I did a search on our Mu-43 forum for any references, but couldn't find any. This apparently is a single person operation in Florida. He charges a little over $400 to monochrome convert an M43 body (he prefers the Panasonic G series). I thought I'd pass this information along. Note: NOT an endorsement - I have no experience with the quality of his work. But, I am weighing whether or not to send my GF1 to him to make it a GF-1-M "Monochrom"