Steve's conclusions for the Epson R800 states "Color or B&W images with good dynamic range make gorgeous monochrome prints that rival the best of what I used to make in my darkroom some twenty-five years ago."
Steve also evaluates the Epson R300M but doesn't mention B&W rendering quality in his conlusions.
I was wondering how the Epson R300M -- or more specifically the Epson R200 which has the same print engine and is essentially an R300M stripped of all the bells and whistles -- stacks up in the B&W rendering department. Is it comparable at all in quality to the R800?
How do these Epsons (R800, R300M, R200) compare with the HP 7960 in B&W rendering?