OOC Black and White - X100

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OOC Black and White - X100
Nov 2, 2012

I've had my X100 for a week and I'm in love. Actual love. Physical love.

I've been pulling my hair out on the RAW vs. JPEG issue, so today I had a play. In the RAW corner is unlimited flexibility and an incredible safeguard. In the OOC corner comes uncannily good white balance, forget-about-it ease and crazy speed.

Complicating the matter is my puny 1GB SD card (er, it forces me to be thoughtful, it does I swear) and my equally puny but all kinds of lightning-fast laptop SSD, where my collections end up. RAW + JPEG isn't really an option: I don't have that sort of real-estate, and I don't like the way it occupies the camera's brain anyway.

I would be happy to shoot RAW, and I'm sure I will on occasion (why can't there be a third function button, so I can assign RAW mode on-the-fly? oh the irony) but mostly I just want to shoot and forget; know I'll be able to show off the bulk of my photos without spending hours in post-production.

This evening I thought, to hell with it, I'll swallow my photo-nerd pride, load up one of the configurations I'd set earlier, and shoot some black and white pixels.

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Is it as good as twenty minutes each in Photoshop? Probably not. I'm not sure that's a problem for me, though.

Anyway, for those who are interested - my B&W custom setting.

ISO: 1600

DYNAMIC RANGE: AUTO

FILM SIMULATION: B

WHITE BALANCE: AUTO / (B+1, R+2)

COLOR: MID

SHARPNESS: SOFT

HIGHLIGHT TONE: HARD

SHADOW TONE: HARD

NOISE REDUCTION: LOW

Fujifilm FinePix X100
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