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Raw conversion is an area where a lot of variation can be seen. Few raw converters support interpreting color camera files as pure monochrome data.
With Adobe Camera Raw, there is no way to tell the software that the file is a monochrome file, and so it is demosaiced as a color image. This has one positive effect: any sensor artifacts (e.g. channel gain) are generally filtered out.
Three raw conversions are shown here. They should not be judged on sharpness and contrast as the sharpening and contrast adjustments varied for all. The key issues are the amount of detail rendered and any undesirable effects.
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