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Does the B&W setting make any difference when shooting RAW

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

I am working on a few articles on my site about shooting RAW and thought I would post something here about what may be the first of those post.  The question has come up before about how camera settings impact RAW.  Specifically does shooting in B&W make any difference at all when shooting RAW?  In my opinion, it makes no difference at all.  Of course there are settings that make a difference (ISO, shutter speed, etc), but things like color space, sharpening, Hue and even B&W make no difference.  One question I still have is White Balance, while I think it shouldn't make any difference, I am not sure, but that is a test for another day.

Below are two images taken a couple of minutes apart.  All settings where the same except one was shot with the B&W setting and the other was shot using the sRGB color space and these are straight from the camera, you can even see the dang dust on my sensor.  They were re-sized for easy viewing.  Can you tell which is which?

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