Firmware 1.50 Update & RAW only option

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Duane Pandorf, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    I've downloaded and updated my GXR and two Camera Units (A12 28mm & M Mount). I was excited to learn that this new update allowed the option to shoot RAW only. However, there's one major caveat with this new option. If you select it, pay no attention to setting any of the Image Settings. No matter what Image Settings you select, whether Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), all you're going to see through the LCD or VF-2 is the default color that the sensor is reading. Even after taking a photo with any of the different Image Setting options selected all you're going to see on the LCD during image preview after the image is taken is the color image embedded into the RAW DNG file. Once uploaded to your favorite image editing program, again all you have is the color image information that the sensor has captured. None of your Image Settings choices are imbedded into the DNG file.
  2. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    I think I'll wait for the next upgrade. I shoot with my LCD on B&W and I use the smallest jpegs as a contact sheet. I wish Ricoh would release a B&W only 28mm F2 module.
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    For a long time I was very interested in a RAW only option on my Ricoh cameras. But since it works as you describe Duane I shoot RAW+JPG, with JPG set to the minimum resolution. When I download to my computer I just organize the list by "kind" and drag over all of the RAW files. I need the JPGs to see the image as intended on the camera.
  4. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    That's how I've been shooting too. I want to see through the EVF with how I have the Image Setting set. But I've been using the Fine Jpg setting.