I Love Monochrome

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by namesbams, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. namesbams

    namesbams FujiXspot Rookie

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    Bambang Sutrisno
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Hi Bambang,

    Nice images but I am struggling to understand your logic - you want Fuji to introduce a monochrome camera but you don't like their mono rendition...?
     
  3. namesbams

    namesbams FujiXspot Rookie

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    Bambang Sutrisno
    Thanks Bill

    Yes i don't like the BW filter from Fuji, but in my logic if they make monochrome specialized camera maybe they can make better BW rendition. Actually i dont really know what i'm wishing for, haha.. Maybe it's just my frustration because i can't afford Leica Monochrome :D
     
  4. petach

    petach FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    I just cannot see the point of a mono camera......period! But we are in a democracy, save up and buy one and see if you end up taking 2 cameras out with you :0)

    Ignore me.......I must be a philistine, or I wish I could afford one and nay say it because I cannot.

    Actually......the amount I have spent in 2 years on cameras; I could have got one!!!!!
     
  5. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FujiXspot Veteran

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    I love black and white, too; it is why I took up photography.

    But about Fuji and monochrome images, I was thinking very much the opposite of you just yesterday when, looking over the black and white images I extracted from my X100 raw files, I thought, "I really should never have sold that camera". And then started thinking about getting another. Processing the raw files in Lightroom and Topaz B&W Effects (Any good b&W converter will undoubtedly do), I was able to get black and white images very much to my liking, with creamy tonal transitions that seemed to me quite specific to the camera. A couple of shots I was pleased with below:

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  6. namesbams

    namesbams FujiXspot Rookie

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    Bambang Sutrisno
    Maybe i could afford Leica M or value MF like Pentax 645D if only i had a little patience for saving, but D800, Ricoh GR and Fuji XE1 are too tempting to be ignored that is why i choose to spent rather than saving :D


    nice BW Bill, have you ever tried Silver Efex Pro and Replichrome preset for LR? They are great BW converter in my opinion, i'm sure you should try it :)