As I continue toying with my new Nikon V1 it is really growing on me. If any visitors hoped over to my Flickr site you’ll notice I do a lot of black and white work. Some of this is due to my continued use of film and yet I do convert a lot of digital to monochrome as well. My wife, a painter, chides me because I have no real concept of a color wheel. Because of my long history with film, I just see in shades of grey – and no, not 50 shades!
Back on point – the V1. Even at ISO 100 luminance noise is present but as I mentioned in my first post with this camera I am not much for pixel peeping and clinically sharp images for the majority of my work. With mono conversion the luminance pattern of the V1 translates nicely to a bit of texture and character within the images. For now I am doing conversions in both, Adobe CS6 and Aperture and comparing outputs. Thus far it appears I can pull a bit more micro contrast out of the images with CS6 but the differences are so subtle.
Next week I kick off a round of travel so I’m looking forward to night shots while out and about on the town.