I’ve been trying to get my B&W shots to the way I like them but I have not been able to achieve a look that I’m happy with. I used to shoot RAW + JPEG with the JPEG set to B&W but found that the files take up too much space. I do like the B&W as converted in camera but I wanted something that I can convert with the RAW files as well.
I really like the photos by Thomas Leuthard so I contacted him for some help on the settings. He was very helpful and let me know that he actually has a video up on this as it seems that many people are also asking the same question.
You can find his video here at: http://youtu.be/8JEcr29SSQU
You can find his website at www.85mm.ch for some excellent street photography.
Here some photos that I had processed with the tips provided in the video.