Re: B&W photos for the EOS Digital Rebel

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  1. treehuggerhikerboy

    treehuggerhikerboy TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I was just wondering if there was a special setting for taking B&W's on the Rebel? I remember a friend of mine had a point and shoot, and even on that camera there was a setting specifically for B&W, although I'm not sure what was so special about it exactly.

    And, if there was a separate setting, what would be the purpose? or difference compared to a normal picture?

    Thanks in advance for the input!

    peace
    dave

    p.s. I looked in the manual already and couldn't find it.
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    I don't think you can shoot in b&w but I saw a cd on ebay which should allow you to :p
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    A CD??? How does that work?
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    firmware upgrade or so, it simply adds a profile which allows you to shoot in b&w
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oh, I see.
     
  6. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    If the system is the same as on my 20d you just have to look under parameters in the menu and there should be a set under there that offers b&w and the associated filter and tonal effects.
     
  7. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Nope you cant shoot in B&W...but dont...that way you can convert it to BW...its much better....
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    I agree with Arty--much better to shoot with all the info you can, then convert to greyscale in PS.
     
  9. Alison

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    I agree, shoot color and convert. There are some great methods to covernt to b/w. I used to use the greyscale method but found it lacked good contrast. I use a program called Mystical TTC but you can create similar effects by using just straight PS.
     
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    btw. it's a great way to convert color into b&w via calculations, or edit the channels directly :)
     
  11. jadin

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    you can download the firmware hack on the net without having to buy the ebay cd.

    Sometimes I enjoy setting the camera to b&w. For the same reason you film buffs shoot b&w, rather than just converting in photoshop. I like not having the color shot to fall back on sometimes. It makes you shoot different, I swear you think differently about the shots you take. Or maybe that's just me. :sillysmi:
     
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    I certainly think differently about my shoots when I know I'm shooting in B&W. If I was shooting in colour and converting later I would not be able to think like that.
     

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