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03-06-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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The best Monochrome setting in K5?


I personally love B&W photography very much. Recently owned a K5 that can shoot Monochrome straight from the camera. I am quite happy with it. But I would like to know what is the best setting under monochrome in K5? More contrast? More sharpen? or......etc.


03-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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That is a pretty personal taste. One generally has much more flexibility over all aspects of the process in Post Processing even with simple editors like Photoshop Elements or even that Googl picture thingy.
Once the camera shoots monochrome, that's all she wrote..
03-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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It very much depends on the scene as to what settings work best. If you shoot RAW+ set on monochrome you can chimp in B&W but still have the flexibility for more tailored B&W conversion on the colour RAW.
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Ei yksiväristä kuvaa olekkaan. Täytyy olla aina kaksi värinen jotta kuva erottuu taustasta. Ja hyvässä mustavalko kuvassa on kaikki värit ja sävyt jotta se on hyvä. Eli RAW kuva joka muokataan ohjelmalla mustavalkoiseksi kuvaksi jos sellainen tarvitaan.

03-07-2011, 02:25 AM   #5
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Shot everything in colour, do the B&W in post-processing. There are so many ways to turn colour into B&W that you are greatly limiting your potential by having the camera do it. I also never flatten the layers so I can always go back and adjust the conversion if I think I can improve it.
Creating digital Black and White pictures from colour
How to Convert Color Digital Images into Black and White Ones
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I always apply a gradient map to the RAW file in Photoshop. It means that it is re-adjustable on any subsequent visits to the file, depending on what you want to achieve.
03-07-2011, 06:31 AM   #7
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Thank you for all the replies.
03-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #8
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Whatever you do to get you B&W images, it's best to do it outside of the camera...


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