I shoot a lot of BW JPEGs and while I think they look pretty good they always seem to be missing a little something. It's tough to nail down what exactly but when I look at the BW JPEGs from the X-P1 they strike me as being a bit muddy in the mid-tones and a bit lower contrast that I would expect. Color JPEGs however look great so I'm certain that it's something that I'd doing wrong and perhaps has to do with the custom settings I use. BW ISO Auto (limit 1600) Dynamic Range: DR 400 Film Simulation: BW+Red White Balance: Auto Sharpness: +1 Highlight Tone: -1 Shadow Tone: +2 Noise Reduction: -2 Also, I wonder if it has to do with fact that I shoot adapted lenses instead of native? When I've shot with native lenses I think images look terrific. I suppose it would be understandable if Fuji's were at their best with native lenses as opposed to with adapted lenses (that would be very similar to my experience with an Olympus OMD). FWIW my ancient Sony NEX produces great looking BW JPEGs with the very same adapted lenses which is a little frustrating given how Fuji JPEGs are widely considered to be among the best in mirror-less and Sony (form that vintage) among the worst. No matter, I am curious if folks have any strategies that I might use to get the best out of Fuji BW JPEGs. I know the X-P1 can produce lovely BW but it's a bit of a struggle for me to get there.