I read an article on B&W photography where the photographer suggested capturing pictures simultaneously in RAW and monochromatic JPEG so you can see what it looks like in BW on the LCD. What a cool idea! Is this possible on the D800? I know you can record RAW & JPEG at the same time on the two cards but I don't see how you can capture the JPEG in B&W. Any idea how to set that up--if you can?
I don't think it's even necessary to shoot jpeg at all... If the picture control is set to monochrome the image review in camera should be black and white too!
If you open the RAW file in Nikon View NX or Capture NX2 it will still be B+W because it's reading the camera's shooting instructions. It's. Still a RAW file though so you can change it back to full colour.
Of course if you open it in a photoshop or lightroom or something none-Nikon, the camera info will be disregarded and the flat RAW image will be displayed.
Sat 09-Mar-13 10:52 AM | edited Sat 09-Mar-13 10:53 AM by jec6613
Exactly, no need for RAW + JPEG, just set your PC to MC, or you can even grab some other PC files to emulate different color responses, and voila.
For instance, you could create a PC file for monochrome with a yellow filter, and it'll shoot just like pan film with a yellow filter on. With some work, you can even get to the specific tonal responses of different film stocks, if you wanted.
Not only that, but if you change your mind in post, you can with ViewNX or CaptureNX select any of the Nikon PC profiles you have loaded into your workstation and apply it after the fact.