Black & white film is much more sensitive to differences in contrast than color film, so it's known for being able to capture and highlight detail that would be lost in a color image.
Setting a digital camera to grayscale (or using Photoshop for post-processing, for that matter) does not change anything about the way the image sensor initially reacts to the light, so you don't gain any advantage by doing that. That would be essentially the same as shooting color film, scanning it into the computer, and then converting it to B&W.
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- OT: C-41 B&W?, Eiron, Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:19:20
- BW400CN lab scan example, McTeague, Fri, 24 Apr 2009 09:56:36
- Re: OT: C-41 B&W?, jp498, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:37:54
- Re: OT: C-41 B&W?, EGD , Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:29:24
- Try Ilford XP2, Ross , Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:02:43
- Your purpose? C-41 does not mean quick processing (+), vvk, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:01:54
- Film? Why not just set a digicam to B&W?, Noel , Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:11:14
- So-o-o-o 20th century . . . . ., Eiron, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:52:21
- Contrast!, BlaaSaab, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:07:44
- Re: Film? Why not just set a digicam to B&W?, Erik919kt , Thu, 23 Apr 2009 08:04:07
- Why paint a picture when you could just make a photo?, LesH , Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:29:40
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