Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Re: MORE THAN... R.I.P. ILFORD
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon Sep 6 09:40:42 2004
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Dan C offered:
> But seriously folks, why bother to set a digicam such as the Leica D2 to
> b/w mode, when much better grayscale results can be had by manipulating
> colour image in a program such as Photoshop?<<<<<

Hi Dan,
But why not set it in B&W? If you haven't done any serious Digi 2 B&W
shooting in this mode you might be pleasantly surprised what this camera has
been doing. It seems there must be something inside... what? I don't have a
clue, software, hardware, nails, screws and whatever else electronics people
use in this digi world.

But the more I've fiddled around doing things without reading the manual I'm
finding the quality of captured image is far better than what I've been led
to believe by reading many of the posts offered on the LUG.

Yep PS can help tweak a few things, a quick touch of auto levels and that's
it..... print!

Besides it's no big deal and adds to the fun and expereince of doing /
seeing things in digital that you wouldn't other wise.

The more I've said to myself "screw the advice, rules, do not's, wont
produce this, that or something else of quality"  and experimented on my
own, I'm having more fun than a barrel of monkies in heat! Not to forget
learning the simplicity of digial as a quality tool where I've been led to
believe it wont do as well as a wet tray print.

> Both of my digicams have b/w modes, but I have always considered them as
marketing gimmicks.<<

That maybe in your case and cameras. So may I suggest you get a Leica
Digilux 2 and try the B&W mode for yourself and be pleasantly surprised that
it's more than "just a marketing gimmick?" ;-)


Replies: Reply from bladman99 at (Dan C) ([Leica] Re: MORE THAN... R.I.P. ILFORD)
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