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I want to setup my Nikon D700 for black & white shots for travel photography, people and places. Has any one got a suggested setup they can share with me.

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  • Rodcunich May 20, 2011

    thankyou, how about other settings required to maximise qulaity of shooting in black and white like

    - colour space setting (adobe or rgb)

    - quality setting (raw or other)

    - picture set control (vivid, neutral or other)

    plus any other settings that might impact on the black & white quality

    Rod


  • Rodcunich May 20, 2011

    very practical. thank you

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Hi, To setup the D700 so it only takes photos in black & white you go into the menu then go into shooting menu, then select 'Set Picture Control', then you can chose 'Monochrome' which will make all photos black & white. That's how you set it so every shot taken is in black and white; otherwise if you only want specific shots in black & white I'd suggest shooting in colour and then getting a program like Adobe Lightroom where you can batch edit photo's into black & white since it's easy to go colour to black & white but difficult to go black & white to colour. If I can help you out anymore let me know =)

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  • Kaeleigh May 20, 2011

    Hi Rod,

    With the colour space I've honestly found neither make a huge difference, however I'd fully recommend shooting in RAW and this is because it gives you a better quality photo as well as giving you many more options when post-processing the photos. The other picture set controls don't need to be used because you can easily make those modifications in post-processing. Really all I'd suggest would be to shoot in RAW and then tweak the contrast, exposure and hue as you see fit in post-processing.

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1) Insert the memory card you wish to format into the Nikon D700's body using the memory card slot on its' right side. Make sure the power is off before you insert the card and that you place the card in correctly. The D700 will only accept CF cards, so make sure you have this type available.
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1) Insert the memory card you wish to format into the Nikon D700's body using the memory card slot on its' right side. Make sure the power is off before you insert the card and that you place the card in correctly. The D700 will only accept CF cards, so make sure you have this type available.
2) Turn the camera on with the power switch. Only do this after you have inserted the memory card and closed the memory card slot.
3) Press and hold both the Trash and MODE buttons down for about 2 seconds. Together, these are known as the 'Format' button. The Trash button is located on the back face of the D700 body next to the Preview button, and the MODE button is located on the top of the D700 body next to the shutter button and power switch. If done correctly, the letters 'For' should appear blinking in the shutter-speed sections of both the view finder and control panel.
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Nikon D700 Non-printable User Manual http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D700_noprinten.pdf

Nikon D700 Printable Manual (may require serial number validation) http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D700_en.pdf

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