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Nikon D850 as a Black and White Camera
I did some work with the 50 megapixel Canon 5Ds R to evaluate its black and white potential and concluded then that it already was superior for black and white to Leica M Monochrom:
- Canon 5Ds R Examples: Color and Monochrome (White Mountains)
- Canon 5Ds R Monochrome Potential, thoughts vs Leica MM246 (Dolls).
The Nikon D850 only improves upon the Canon 5Ds R potential. At ISO 31 (or 64), the Nikon D850 creates ultra-low-noise images, enabling wild gyrations in tonal mapping without excessive noise, assuming solid ETTR exposure efforts—ideal for black and white conversions. Plus, some conversions can introduce grain, making it even more film-like on top of the already superb D850 grain structure.
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