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Setting E30 for B&W

can anyone explain how i set it up for B&W shots as i dont seem to be able to get it to the correct setting?
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

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can anyone explain how i set it up for B&W shots as i dont seem to be able to get it to the correct setting?
I think you should be able to do it by selecting 'Monotone' in Picture mode (Camera 1 settings menu).

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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

thats what i thought but it dont give me that option

Camera 1 options

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Card Set up
Custom Reset (not highlighted)
Gradation
File Format
WB
ISO
Noise Red
Noise Filter

no other options
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

P70 in the Manual says i should press menu , camera one and it should be in the options under custom reset before graduation buts its not??
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

Don't forget though; if you shoot in RAW, the picture mode won't make any difference, the RAW file will still contain all colour data too.

The picture mode only creates a jpg image based on the selected 'Picture Mode' for the engine in the E30 to process, as well as creating a smaller image for displaying on the E30's rear screen (which it does even if you shoot only RAW)
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

I would be saving JPEG & RAW to have both options. To select Monotone, with the Super Control Panel showing (selected with [Info] button) press [OK] in the middle of the 4 way pad, & move the highlighted cursor with the 4 way arrow buttons to the upper right corner where "Natural" or "Muted" or "Portrait" & one of the other selections is "Monotone", you can then changed the filter colours underneath Sharpness & Contrast boxes or you can do this through the Menu under Camera 1 settings, 3rd one down under Custom Reset, select the Picture Mode, to the right select Monotone & then to the right, select Contrast, Sharpness, B&W filter & Picture Tone (e.g. Sepia).

I hope the 4 way buttons haven't been selected to OFF. If so, go to MENU, Spanner B & to the 4 Way Function (the last one in B) & select [...].

Hope that helps.

BTW Have you seen this. http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-sett.html & http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-sett-sheet.html

Also this is interesting reading http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e30-rev.html
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

[QUOTE=Ross the fiddler;164855]I would be saving JPEG & RAW to have both options. To select Monotone, with the Super Control Panel showing (selected with [Info] button) press [OK] in the middle of the 4 way pad, & move the highlighted cursor with the 4 way arrow buttons to the upper right corner where "Natural" or "Muted" or "Portrait" & one of the other selections is "Monotone", you can then changed the filter colours underneath Sharpness & Contrast boxes or you can do this through the Menu under Camera 1 settings, 3rd one down under Custom Reset, select the Picture Mode, to the right select Monotone & then to the right, select Contrast, Sharpness, B&W filter & Picture Tone (e.g. Sepia).

I hope the 4 way buttons haven't been selected to OFF. If so, go to MENU, Spanner B & to the 4 Way Function (the last one in B) & select [...].

Hope that helps.

I have followed your instructions however i can get to the portrait in the top right but cannot change it to anything , custom reset is not highlighted so cannot access this option and picture mode is also not showing under custom reset?
would i be better doing a full camera reset??
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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

I assume you have the Mode dial set to P A S or M rather than one of the Auto settings? In this case I think I would be inclined to reset to factory default settings and then use Wrotniak's Cheat Sheet to work through the settings as a starting point.

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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

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LMFAO didnt realise that i had the camera in Auto Portrait Mode problem solved

Funny thing my old E300 it would take B&W in all auto modes as well

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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

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LMFAO didnt realise that i had the camera in Auto Portrait Mode problem solved

Funny thing my old E300 it would take B&W in all auto modes as well

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I'm glad you have got it sorted. Mistakes like that are so frustrating and easy to make. I think that is about the first time I have ever managed to solve somebody's camera problem. Enjoy your E-30.

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Re: Setting E30 for B&W

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LMFAO didnt realise that i had the camera in Auto Portrait Mode problem solved

Funny thing my old E300 it would take B&W in all auto modes as well

many thanks
It's usually the simplest things that can cause the most frustration untill it is solved.
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