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dixeyk

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I am trying to find a JPEG setup on the E-M10 that I can use to approximate contrasty BW film (like Tri-X for instance). I use it on my Fuji X10 and it's rather fun and I was hoping I could do something similar with the E-M10. There's a good bit customization of the image parameters on the Olympus but so far I am not able to get it. I know it CAN do it as I have seen some very nice SOOC BW from OMD cameras. Does anyone have settings that they like?

Before anyone says it...I know I can do this in PP (it's how I currently do it) I am wanting to try something new.
 

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I am trying to find a JPEG setup on the E-M10 that I can use to approximate contrasty BW film (like Tri-X for instance). I use it on my Fuji X10 and it's rather fun and I was hoping I could do something similar with the E-M10. There's a good bit customization of the image parameters on the Olympus but so far I am not able to get it. I know it CAN do it as I have seen some very nice SOOC BW from OMD cameras. Does anyone have settings that they like?

Before anyone says it...I know I can do this in PP (it's how I currently do it) I am wanting to try something new.
I don't know if this will fit your bill but I've been playing with the following:
Monotone
Cpntrast +2
Sharpness +1
B&W Filter: Red
Pict tone: Neutral
Gradation: High Key
I tend to underexpose with these settings -
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dixeyk

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I don't know if this will fit your bill but I've been playing with the following:
Monotone
Cpntrast +2
Sharpness +1
B&W Filter: Red
Pict tone: Neutral
Gradation: High Key
I tend to underexpose with these settings -
View attachment 119411
That looks quite good, I'll give that a try. Thank you.
 

dixeyk

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That's not in the menus. You have to bring up the Highlight/Shadow control. Then adjust the shadow curve.
Thanks, I didn't realize you could do that. I'll noodle with it tonight.
 

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Tried several different variations on setting up the JPEGs and none of them quite get to where I want to get to. Some really great looking images and some that I will definitely use again but just not quite what I was hoping for. I'm sure I can get there with enough noodling but not for my upcoming road trip (short on time) so the Olympus will just have to sit this one out. Plenty of time to figure this out later.

Thanks all for the suggestions. If and when I finally get it I'll make sure to share what worked for me (with images).
 

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