#21 Shooting B&W with the Leica Q

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I love shooting black and white with my M240. It gives me a sense of shooting with an old film camera – the way I think a black and white photo should look like. I had hoped the Q should give me the same result, but up until now I did not really like the results i got – straight out of the camera that is…

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Now I found a simple setting that got me closer to the result I wanted. I simply raised the contrast to high in the jpg-settings. Why didn’t you think of that, you may ask. Well I did – but I tried this on my Fujifilm cameras – and did not like it. As it turns out, Leica is another matter.

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The contrast can be fixed in Lightroom afterwards of course, but want the result out of the camera to be as close to my desired result as possible. I also prefer to shoot jpg:s – even though all ”real photographers” claim that you can not shoot anything but RAW.

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The results I get from my cameras, using jpg, is enough for me. I agree that RAW files are better för the processing afterwards – but as I like to put as little time as possible behind my computer – the camera has to do the work for me. And the Q does it fine.

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