Olympus has some very impressive controls for creating black and white images. You can change contrast and sharpness, select from a number of black and white filters, add a touch of noise, color toning, and even a bit of vignetting, all without ever leaving the camera - truly impressive stuff.
The Pen has several 'Art Filters' built into it's in-camera processing arsenal. Last week we discussed the Pin Hole Art Filter, one of my all-time favorite effects. Today I would like to talk about the Grainy B&W Art Filter. The Grainy B&W filter, as the name implies, produces a rather coarse, contrasty, edgy 'journalistic' look. It might sound a bit rough from the description and truth be told this is one of those most destructive filters I have ever used, that being said the end-result is rather satisfying as it invokes a dramatic response from each image.