Micro 4/3 Panasonic's in-camera Monochrome filter/s

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Two more photographs taken today with the l monochrome d setting on my (recently acquired) GX9, both with available light.

One taken inside the open door of the refrigerator---

GX9_Feb18_21_hot_sauce_in_cold_fridge.jpg


One taken in the living room, where tiny cut-out photos hang like Christmas decorations from a lamp--

GX9_Feb18_21_hanging_photo_Ira's_head.jpg


Both of these were untouched SOOC's. I have to admit, the range of tones, of light and dark, and the subtle gradations in the shadows, are living up to things I had read about this monochrome setting, before acquiring this camera.
 

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That monochrome does render nice.
Yes. It does. It's one of the principal reasons I finally sold one of my long-term favorite mu43 cameras, the Lumix GX8, and got a GX9 - since the GX9 has l.monochrome.d in its firmware. The GX9 is closer in body size and feel to my older GX7, one of my favorite cameras ever, and with the smallish factory grip, its handling improved radically. But having this monochrome setting 'in camera' is a real luxury - and fun, too.
 
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I rarely use Dynamic Monochrome because of the ISO limit, although I like how the tones are rendered using that setting.

I use the in-camera Mono photo style using custom settings I got from Matti Sulanto:
  • Contrast = +5
  • Sharpness = -3
  • NR = +2
  • Color Tone = 0
  • Orange filter
During my last mini-trek, I decided to compare Dynamic Monochrome vs the custom mono photo style but I noticed that D. Monochrome was shot at F/4.0 and F/5.6 with the custom setting so it's not a fair comparison, I guess. I remember though that D. Monochrome has darker tones.

Entrance to the trail at dusk:

Dynamic Monochrome:
P1140016.JPG

Custom Mono
P1140018.JPG
 

MiguelATF

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I rarely use Dynamic Monochrome because of the ISO limit, although I like how the tones are rendered using that setting.

I use the in-camera Mono photo style using custom settings I got from Matti Sulanto:
  • Contrast = +5
  • Sharpness = -3
  • NR = +2
  • Color Tone = 0
  • Orange filter
During my last mini-trek, I decided to compare Dynamic Monochrome vs the custom mono photo style but I noticed that D. Monochrome was shot at F/4.0 and F/5.6 with the custom setting so it's not a fair comparison, I guess. I remember though that D. Monochrome has darker tones.

Entrance to the trail at dusk:

Dynamic Monochrome:
View attachment 254607
Custom Mono
View attachment 254608

I vastly prefer your 'Custom Mono' profile.
Nice photo, too!
 

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