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Using color card for mono to color conversion

So lets say I somehow got my hands on the gorgeous Leica M9M (Not the CMOS ripoff they made named Type 246) If I simply include a color card in the image. Will I be able to capture color information ...
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Why does the Y component in YCbCr represent luma/intensity?

As far as I know, the RGB to YCbCr conversion is just a linear transformation, yet the Y channel successfully captures the intensity value of each pixel. How? In other words, where do these magic ...
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How to recreate Edward Weston's Pepper No. 30?

I usually shoot outdoor when plenty of natural light is available, so I don't really care about flash, reflectors, etc (mostly street photography, sometimes landscape). After seeing Edward Weston's ...
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How can I find the origin of a classic Italian monochrome print?

I have a copy of an Italian monochrome print (1920s) showing 4 youths playing cards with a cheat occurring by the passing of a card under the table by foot. How can I determine the origin of the ...
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What results can I expect from monochrome digital camera modification?

I know of the Leica Monochrome (black and white) camera, but it is too expensive for me (my budget is about $1,200). Is it there a service that will modify the sensor of a camera to make it truly a B&...
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RAW Image Resolution from Mono vs RGB bayered CMOS sensors [closed]

What is the resolution difference between a RAW image taken with a monochrome sensor vs a RAW image taken with a sensor with a Color Filter Array? With a color sensor, I know that sensitivity and QE ...
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Can I save color images while reviewing them in B&W with an EOS camera?

Is there a way I can take RAW color images with a Canon EOS camera while reviewing them in B&W on the LCD screen on the back of the camera? Sometimes I might want a color image but would like to ...
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Can I set the display on Canon G9X to monochrome when shooting raw?

My old G9 (no X, from 2007 or so) can do this but I remember Canon removing the feature on the G10 and probably from subsequent models. I guess the reasoning was that raw is always in colour anyway. ...
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Do I still need to use color filters for images that are to be presented in monochrome (B&W)?

Some types of filters, such as polarizing filters, are still necessary because their effect can't be replicated in post processing. But what about using color filters to produce B&W photos? Is ...
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Could I save power by using a camera with only grayscale detectors?

I need a camera which monitors grayscale the environment because of strict battery life requirement (one week) and because computers can only understand grayscale. I am thinking GoPro Hero 3 because ...
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Is it okay to print from monochrome onto color paper?

I am interested in printing some black and white photos and can't decide on the type of paper to print my photos on. I have struggled to discover comparisons between different photo papers. For ...
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Why are images shot in monochrome mode in color when I download them?

I shot some picture using monochrome mode on my Nikon D3200. When I transferred them to my computer, they appear in color - I cannot see the monochrome effect. What can I do?
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Is there a better DNG workflow for monochromatic-lit scenes to produce B&W images with more detail?

I am going to take a few photos of hardware for documentary purposes; unfortunately the only light available is monochromatic (think of low pressure sodium-vapor lamp). This is not really a big ...
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What is the effect where some objects are a single bright color but the rest is black and white?

There is an option to filter only one color (R,G,B,Y) in my camera. What I want to know is can this effect be achieved in photoshop? And what is this called? I tried googling monochrome and came up ...
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When is application of a sepia effect or filter useful?

We already know that the black and white filters can be used to see geometric layouts of a certain scene, without showing or emphasizing the colors. (i.e. where the colors are not important) My ...
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What zone does lith film cutoff occur in?

With lith film, exposure accuracy is said to be of great concern - basically, it's a matter of black and white. But when metering, what zone does the cutoff between black and white happen in - is it ...
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What monochrome color schemes have been popular?

There's the classic black-and-white photography, originating from silver-based photography, contemporarily used mostly to bring out shapes, texture or space, or give a "quality" feeling. And there's ...
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Panasonic GF3 - stuck on monochrome?

My boss has just purchased a Panasonic GF3 camera, and every photo he takes is in monochrome - he's certain it's a software issue since it says 'mono' on the LCD display. He's thoroughly checked the ...
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How can I visualise in monochrome via an optical viewfinder?

Many years ago I had a glass filter I could look through to get an idea of what a scene might look like on black and white film. I think it was blue coloured, long gone I'm afraid. Does anyone have ...