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B&W through the viewfinder

ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Sun 16-Jun-13 12:30 PM

One of the neat opportunities of mirrorless cameras like the Nikon V1/V2 series is the ability to use the Monochrome Picture Control and see B&W through the electronic viewfinder.

If you are shooting RAW - or RAW + JPEG - you still can render the image as desired and make changes. But the ability to compose in B&W can be a lot of fun.

Cameras converted to IR create the same opportunity - to view and compose in IR.

Seeing in B&W is a huge benefit in composing B&W images. With conventional viewfinders, you need to "translate" the color image you see to the B&W iteration you visualize after processing.

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