I recently took some low ambient light pictures of people and found that I was able to get more satisfactory b/w images if I spent considerable time correcting color issues before coverting. Is this what others do as well? I guess if I had a Leica Monochrome M it wouldn't even be an option.
I previously used Aperture 3 for converting, and played with the RGB sliders in the conversion filter, but now that I have AS Exposure, I am getting better results by first finding the best color rendition I can manage with the full color image before applying the conversion filter of choice for b/w (often with only a default color filter setting).
Here is a link to a somewhat lengthy annotated workflow description and a few resulting photos.https://gerafotografija.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/low-ambient-light-people-pictures/
I'm curious to know what other people do with difficult momochrome conversions.