BW shooting Question


tomboy87

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Hi all,

May I know what's the difference between shooting in BW mode straight from the camera against using a BW filter to shoot instead ?

THanks!
 

Rashkae

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Hi all,

May I know what's the difference between shooting in BW mode straight from the camera against using a BW filter to shoot instead ?

THanks!
There is no "BW filter". There's "B+W" which is a BRAND NAME for high-end filters.

So the difference is... When shooting in BW mode straight from camera, you will get a black and white picture. When using a B+W filter, you will get the effect of the filter (polarizing, ND, GND, etc) unless it's a UV filter in which case you get no effect.
 

Octarine

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When shooting Black / White straight from cam the image conversion is done in the cam according the limited options cameras offer. Once it's Black and White there's no way back and your post-processing options are limited as well.
Better shoot RAW and use the software that came with your camera.
 

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shooting b&w starlight from camera, if you want a color version of the images later on is pretty a gone case.

doing conversion at the post you will have more control and than using convention b/w contrast filters.


and the b/w contrast filter is original design to use of b&w film, you need to understand what subjects you are dealing with before you decide which filter to use, there is not really a filter can fit for all type of situations.
 

tomboy87

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Understood now ... thanks !!
 

TWmilkteaTW

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Hmm..Shoot RAW or normal Jpg with color. You can always convert to B&W with software if not covert back to color again.Its better and safer IMHO.
 

ed9119

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if I'm intending a day's images to be eventually converted into black and white I'll use a selection of various color filters to enhance certain zones within the grayscale
but be mindful that the 'color' output is going to be sporting a color cast unprocessed

otherwise a CPL will help heaps too

ok OT
 

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