What's Best Camera For Black and White Photography
And Good For Nighttime Photography Too?

by Mike
(York)

Black and White Photo Taken With Canon 5D Mark III

Black and White Photo Taken With Canon 5D Mark III

Hi! I'm looking to buy a new camera, but want to make sure i get the right one. I want a camera that's great for BLACK and WHITE photography, but also is good for shooting at NIGHT. Have a Nikon at the mo' and it's let me down repeatedly at night. Thanks for any advice you can offer. Thanks!!!!

Hi Mike,

You've asked a great question. You want a camera that's good for shooting black and white and also good for shooting at night. I'll give you a quick answer to both for now, but add to my answer in more detail depth shortly-I'm swamped with a few projects right now.

Best Canon Camera For Black and White Photography

The good news is that there is no such thing.....or a better way to put it is that they're all good for shooting black and white images. Although the digital cameras can convert your photo into black and white within the camera just by a setting in your menu, it's so much better to convert it yourself with software afterwards.

Shooting in RAW mode is ultimately the best thing to do because you'll be able to make as many different versions in color or black and white as you wish afterwards.

If you have your camera convert the image into a black and white you're essentially stuck with that photo in one version of black and white with little control over contrast and other variables. Much of the fun of converting a color image to black and white is the multitude of different effects you can get.

Best Canon For Night Photograph

The best quality for night photography comes from several factors.
1. A camera with a full sized sensor. Larger sensor cameras do better in low light situations.
2. Not too many pixels. If too many pixels are jammed onto the sensor they are smaller is size and don't collect light as well as fewer larger pixels.
3. The most recent cameras have better sensors and more advanced software that processes the data better.

Also of the utmost importance is the lens you use for night photography. You need a high quality sharp lens that performs well with a wide open aperture of f/2.8 or larger.

Check back and I'll expand on this answer.
Hope that helps, Mike.

Thanks,
Bruce

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