Hi, I use an Olympus E-300 and am happy with it, I only ever shoot in RAW. Just recently I have been taking Black & White photos on a Minolta X-700 and I'm having fun.
As the E-300 has a B&W setting in the menu, I thought I would try shooting black & white in digital (still RAW). I took lots of shots, played around with all the settings, and was pleased with my work. Until, that is, I transfered them onto my Mac via the CF card. When I displayed the photos they were converted to colour right in front of my eyes!
I use PSE4, Aperture 1.5, Adobe PS Lightroom Beta 4, Olympus Master, as well as the Mac's own preview. All of these programs display the RAW image without a problem, but WHY do they convert to colour when I shot in black & white?
Is this unique to the E-300 or does this happen on all digital SLRs?
Is there a way of keeping the file date/image black & white? if so, HOW?
And if not, why have a black & white setting on the camera in the first place? Is it just a gimmic?
Please help as this is really bugging me.
I'm just an enthusiastic amature, and I take photos for personal use and FUN!!
Best regards all