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This question is a repost from the Pen F B&W thread that wasn't getting any response. I really love the monochrome SOOC jpeg's from a Pen F. Does anyone know if there is a way to deliver a similar 'feel' when using a M5-ll, or M1-ll? Other then buying a Pen F of course. Is there a way to set up the internal firmware or settings to achieve something similar? Thanks in advance. John
 
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This question is a repost from the Pen F B&W thread that wasn't getting any response. I really love the monochrome SOOC jpeg's from a Pen F. Does anyone know if there is a way to deliver a similar 'feel' when using a M5-ll, or M1-ll? Other then buying a Pen F of course. Is there a way to set up the internal firmware or settings to achieve something similar? Thanks in advance. John

There are many different ways to set up monochrome in the EM-5 and EM-1, however, you will not find settings in camera or in post processing that will get you that 100% Pen F monochrome look. It's very specific to that camera. This video, however, does show how you can come close.
 

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There are many different ways to set up monochrome in the EM-5 and EM-1, however, you will not find settings in camera or in post processing that will get you that 100% Pen F monochrome look. It's very specific to that camera. This video, however, does show how you can come close.
Thanks Melissa, I shall check it out. John
 

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Raw file was converted to black & white in Lightroom and then Dehaze, Tone Curve, Clarity and Texture sliders were adjusted to taste. Also did a local adjustment on the left cat's face to tease some detail out from around its black mouth. I used the X100V's flip out screen to shoot from low to the ground in order to have a black background behind the cats. Also did local sharpening on the right cat's eyes.
 
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A couple of barn cats.


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Raw file was converted to black & white in Lightroom and then Dehaze, Tone Curve, Clarity and Texture sliders were adjusted to taste. Also did a local adjustment on the left cat's face to tease some detail out from around its black mouth. I used the X100V's flip out screen to shoot from low to the ground in order to have a black background behind the cats. Also did local sharpening on the right cat's eyes.

Great shot! The black and white conversion works really well here.
 
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This and the locomotive photo were made at a recent event. I am currently wading through about 1200 photos from that day.

It was as if these two posed for me in front if their Model A, the building and trees framing the shot nicely, and the background lending credibility. Sometimes it better to be lucky than good!

A massive departure from my normal stuff.

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