Why is digital B&W so hard?

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mlackey
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Why is digital B&W so hard?
Dec 21, 2011

I sure I'm being (extremely) naive here, but when I converted to digital some years ago I anticipated that B&W would be easy. Any pic with good composition and good exposure could be conveted to monochrome and poof an Ansel Adams B&W would emerge.

Well, let me say... it ain't happend yet. Not for me. Best I can manage are some rather nauseating visual vomit grey scales. I've got some really snappy color prints, but B&W seems to be eluding me.

What am I missing?

Mike

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