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    Removing NEX CFA filter

    Just wondering, anyone did it to convert nex camera to monochrome.

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    Yes. Can't give more details now.
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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    Yes as well, but like Vivek, I'll reserve my publication until I've tested it.
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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    cool, I look forward to more details whenever you can.

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    I saw this a while ago ... looks kind of scary though
    DIY Monochrome Camera

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroomfield View Post
    I saw this a while ago ... looks kind of scary though
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    Thanks for the link!

    After 5+ years of experience and unspeakable amount of cash spent, my only suggestion on that route is- AVOID.

    AFAIK, only one has done a NEX successfully and it will be available as a service for any/ everyone, once they publish the details. It will be revealed when they are ready to do that. My part in that was to offer encouragement and provide some initiative. I hope to get hold of one monochrome NEX in my hands soon and use it myself.

    I will venture to say that I have seen samples from a first such sample and looks nice and clean- totally a professional job.

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    ooo, I think I want my nex 5n to be monochrome too!!

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    OK, I've tried it briefly, and yes the files are nice.
    Before I get too euphoric though, I need to try opening the RAW files with something other than the Sony software, as I feel it is applying the demosaicing process. If this is detrimental to the "result" then I'd rather not use it.
    DCRAW is one program that I've heard about, but I am in the dark as to how to use it.
    Anyone want to walk me through this please.
    Gary

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbealnz View Post
    OK, I've tried it briefly, and yes the files are nice.
    Before I get too euphoric though, I need to try opening the RAW files with something other than the Sony software, as I feel it is applying the demosaicing process. If this is detrimental to the "result" then I'd rather not use it.
    DCRAW is one program that I've heard about, but I am in the dark as to how to use it.
    Anyone want to walk me through this please.
    Gary
    Hi Gary,

    The link given by mbroomfield has links to it. I have no experience, myself.


    Quote Originally Posted by mbroomfield View Post
    I saw this a while ago ... looks kind of scary though
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    Your sample jpeg (shared outside the forum) looks gorgeous!

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    Re: Removing NEX CFA filter

    has any one does a comparison of a 5n monchrome moded version, vs a normal bayer 5n that has the raw converted to JPG?

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