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Old 04-05-2010   #1
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Default The LX3 and dynamic black and white.

I've enjoyed using the LX3 as a black and white camera, though I chose dynamic black and white for these images I will be trying out the other black and white options too. They were shot as jpegs then I used ACD Pro's light equalizer before making some minor adjustments in Capture NX2, my raw converter.




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Old 05-03-2010   #2
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the LX3 Dynamic B&W mode gives great results.
the only thing you need to be careful of is using it where there is a lot of contrast ie a sunny day with a lot of shady areas! i used mine in Dynamic at a friends wedding & a lot of the pics were too black on the dark areas.
this one below for example, nice pic but too contrasty/dark for me

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Good point. The other B&W options would be a better choice where the scene is already contrasty, my preference in high contradt scenes is Smooth B&W. The LX3 is one of the better compacts but it still has a somewhat limited dynamic range, something to watch out for when shooting in lighting conditions that exceed it.
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The DR of the LX3 is actually pretty good - surprisingly so. It even competes with some DSLR's:

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Though the tonal range won't be quite there.

dynamic B&W is the Panasonic jpeg I love the most.
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love the b&w in this one...it makes it more interesting.


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