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12-02-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Q-S1 user modes

On my original Q, I could set up the camera how I wanted and save it to a user mode. Then assign that user mode to the front dial. For instance, I love shooting b&w in a square crop, but sometimes want just a plain 4:3 full color shot.

On the Q-S1, it seems like I can only save a user setting in the review image menu and it only save the WB, picture style, and filter. There doesn't seem to be a way to save the 1:1 crop into the user mode. I haven't tested, but does it even save Av vs. Tv ? Also, I don't see an option for multi-exposures. And no diffraction correction?

The user modes seem to be less functional now than before. I hope Ricoh can throw in a firmware update to add more options to the User modes as well as patch in some other features that are in most of the other cameras.

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That stinks. Those front dial options are a huge part of the fun and versatility of the Q I MHO. I hope they do add them back via firmware upgrades.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
On my original Q, I could set up the camera how I wanted and save it to a user mode. Then assign that user mode to the front dial
A User Mode on the Original Q? I don't seem to be able to find a User Mode setting or an option in the Quick Dial setup to chose any User Mode. Or are you talking about the Q10??

EDIT: OK, found it now. Good grief, what a lot of tossing around just to save a custom setting I can't imagine I'd ever need to go through THAT just to save a 'setting' that I might never need again. It's just as easy for me to set the camera per shot. Easy as pie..

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