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11/19/2003 07:03:57 AM · #1
I am looking to buy the new Canon EOS Digital Rebel. Does anyone know if it takes black and white shots? I downloaded the manual from Canon and read through it and saw nothing of this feature. I also read the specs on Ritz.com and it says nothing of the same. If someone could let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks!
11/19/2003 07:08:58 AM · #2
You can not take B&W shots in camera. You must desaturate them in post processing.
11/19/2003 07:52:17 AM · #3
Garrick: If you are looking to buy soon - I got mine from circuitcity.com for $929 vs. everywhere else at $999
I couldn't wait a week for the free shipping and it was only $20 more to have it shipped overnight to me. If the order is in before 1pm EST it ships the same day.

I don't miss the B&W mode at all, in fact, I rarely used it on my Sony. I find I prefer desaturating in post-processing... just a personal opinion though :-)
11/21/2003 04:57:52 PM · #4
The great things about using your computer to convert to black and white are that 1)You can still have a color image of the exact same shot and sometimes the shots are as good in color as in B&W, and 2)You can make serious differences in the appearance of the shot by using the Channel Mixer and choosing which "filter" works best for that shot.
11/21/2003 05:18:05 PM · #5
And even if you don't have a channel mixer (such as if you are using PS Elements), you generally get good results by changing the image mode to grayscale. Note that this is not the same as desaturating through the 'Adjust Color' command, which often looks totally unnatural.

11/21/2003 09:06:34 PM · #6
"sometimes the shots are as good in color as in B&W"

Did you state that backwards on purpose?

B & W often looks totally unnatural because it is unnatural.
11/24/2003 10:34:27 AM · #7
Photography isn't necessarily about what is "natural". Pretty much all great photos that I've seen and taken aren't about how it was in reality. It's more about how the photographer wants it to be. The great thing about black and white is that you reduce the elements of the picture to line and tone and often less is more.
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