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    Default Digi-black & whiting...

    sounds weird hor?
    me I am a lazy bum who thinks tinkering in photoshop is done for REALLY bad pix...

    ok main topic:
    I wanna do black and white on my digicam [olyc2100uz] and the greyscales look quite uncool.
    reading around I realised BnW film polarises blue end of spectrum, i.e. darker and red side is lightened...

    HENCE, I was thinking of getting an orange filter to simulate the colour polarising ( from cheapo trails I tried in photophop) so as to get a BnW curve that matches BnW film...

    Plausible? anyone advise on which orange gel to get? i.e. how dark the gel how translucent, if got specific model etc...

    Thank you all....
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    Have you tried out the B&W filters available for photoshop? They attempt to stimulate B&W films, not merely just desaturating colours.

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    Hi,

    There are a number of articles on http://www.luminous-landscape.com/ which covers this topic, you might want to check it out.

    Regards
    CK

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    those need to buy mah... I can get similar results in photoshop with just overlays... why bother...

    well the thing is I want to take the pics all ready to go... no PS
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Originally posted by denizenx
    those need to buy mah... I can get similar results in photoshop with just overlays... why bother...

    well the thing is I want to take the pics all ready to go... no PS
    Trouble is, when you set your digicam to B&W mode or do a straight grayscale conversion in photoshop, the output never matches the tonality of a real B&W print. If you've seen real B&W prints, you will know what I mean. The straight-from-the-cam B&W and straight PS-converted-to-grayscale ones lack that special feel.

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    argh now I will lose my temper... read my first msg!
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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