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Wj9dwest Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jul 2012Mon 14-Oct-13 12:23 PM
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"D7000 B&W"


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Is it possible to shoot in-camera black & white with a D7000? I know I can convert in Lightroom, but don't want to waste the time if I don't have to. Thanks for any help.

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William Rounds Gold Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2011Mon 14-Oct-13 12:28 PM
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Mon 14-Oct-13 12:29 PM by William Rounds

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You can select monochrome in the "Picture Settings". Personally, I have never been impressed with the in-camera B&W renderings, always preferring to work on them in post-processing.

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marksj Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2008Tue 15-Oct-13 01:50 AM
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Long Island, US
          

I agree with William. Shoot in color (raw/jpeg) and you will have more options in the future. I've never been satisfied with any in-camera b/w or monochrome, and I might later decide to render the photo in color.

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 15-Oct-13 04:01 AM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

You can set the Picture Control to "monochrome". If you are shooting raw files, this is just a flag in the file that most non-Nikon software will ignore. For JPG files, the camera's conversion will be baked into the picture. As previously noted, software conversions to b&w will usually get you better results than the camera's conversion.

The big advantage to using the monochrome setting when shooting raw files is that the camera will show you the b&w version on the LCD so that you can see any potential exposure problems while the flag in the raw file is easily used or ignored as you want in post processing.

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Tue 15-Oct-13 02:20 PM
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Port Charlotte, US
          

I sometimes capture images in color that I think would look good in monochrome. Then I employ more flexible post processing software to bring out the full quality from my perspective. Look at something like NIK's Silver EFX Pro as an example. I can vary the contrast, apply filters, add a film texture, grain and a lot of other great effects.

Joseph's comment about previewing in monochrome is about the only reason, other than convenience, I see for using the B&W feature of the camera.

You might try an experiment. Take an image using the in-camera B&W option. Put it away and try not to look at it. Then take the same exact image in color and post process in Lightroom, adjusting the image to your taste. Once you're done, compare the two images and see if you like what the camera has done. That will help you decide if you want to use that feature on a regular basis or not.

Larry

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Snappo Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Apr 2004Tue 15-Oct-13 04:11 PM
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NIK's Silver EFX Pro is also my favorite. Have used NIK for several years.

Good info here: http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/silver-efex-pro/ I think it has a free trial period.

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