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    Member erikzen's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Harrison, NY

    Black and White Setting on E-510

    I'm wondering if there is any advantage to using the monochrome setting on the camera to take black and white shots verses adjusting it in processing. It's simple enough to take out the color in Photoshop. Besides the fact that it's an extra step you have to take in processing, is there any other reason to use that setting?

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    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    Mar 2004

    Re: Black and White Setting on E-510

    Not really.

    You can use the colour channel mixer to simulate the effect of colour filters.
    Rather than just desaturating the image to take the colour out.

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

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    Color me obvious dumpy's Avatar
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    Oct 2005

    Re: Black and White Setting on E-510

    I use it as a guide. I shoot raw, but if I think I'd like to a scene in B+W I use that mode to give me a rough idea out of the camera.

    I then post process in either Lightroom or PS and convert it to black and white there.

    Sort ofa best of both worlds scenario.
    Please ask before editing my photos, I'll say yes

    I like to take the pictures...

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