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Film simulation – open threadWe have threads for film and threads for digital – so what about a thread for digital that simulates film? You are welcome to share your own pictures, and please let us know which profile or preset you used. Other film-like profiles and presets are also welcome, as well as discussions around this topic.
Hello all. I am new to Leica and absolutely have bought in (more ways than one) to the whole philosophy... but something is on my mind: If everyone -- and I use that loosely, not to offend anyone -- uses the same LR or PS presets, filters, etc... what exactly is the quantitative benefit from using a camera like the one we all have? Is there a particular benefit that these programs receive from the DNG or JPG files we feed them? Or is it just about the feel of the camera and all this digital stuff just about the same? How should we approach that "leica-look"? ------- I am basically trying to discover a good workflow and see if the in-camera processing or desktop variety best in general? Obviously we all have varying taste and eyes but I am curious what better and more seasoned photographers have to say. Thanks. ------- Roman Vail Leica M8 Leica 90mm f/2 Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2.8
D-Lux 7 presets issues
Anthony C posted a topic in Leica D-Lux / Digilux / V-Lux / C-LuxHi, I have both a Leica Q and a D-Lux 7 and I use Lightroom to edit my pics. I have quite a bit of purchased presets as well. With the Q, no issue at all. With the D-Lux, even though my picture are taken in colour and imported in RAW format, some of the presets think the picture is black and white and show me options only in B&W. I have to manually go to the Colour option and click on it to see what the reworked photo looks in colour. Anyone with the same issue ? Thanks.
For color images, I've been often using a VSCO preset as a starting point. I now find that the Leica M-Looks Pro presets give me a better starting point and usually produce better skin tones, and also require little or no use of the LR Structure slider. That is good because the Structure slider can easily result in "haloes". Someone told me that the M-Looks presets were originally made to give an M9-look to M240 images, although I don't know if that's true. In any case, they work well with M10 files. The M-Look presets work somewhat differently from VSCO presets, which apply changes on top of the settings you've already made in LR; M-Looks presets revert to the original DNG and apply changes to that. That means, for example, if you've already adjusted the White Balance, when you apply an M-Looks preset the WB revers to its As Shot setting. For B&W, I've been using Silver Efex; but, now I find that with the M-Looks presets I can get a look that is often as good as what I get with Silver Efex; not always, but better than I can do in just using LR with VSCO. Actually, I've only been using two of the M-Looks presets: Real Film (Typ 4) and Real Film (Typ 5) B&W. The Real Film presets can be bought for $15, while the whole Leica M-Looks Pro package costs $40. But I don't recall whether the smaller Real Film package is sold on the rawpresets.com site, or if you have to go to the original developer's site, whose name you can find on the rawpresets.com site. If you try M-Looks please let me know what you think.
Monochrome presets for SL2 & Lightroom?
malbooth posted a topic in Digital Post Processing ForumHi, Apologies if this is a dumb/naive/inappropriate request, but I am wondering whether any of you know of decent (preferably free) monochrome presets for Lightroom that can be used with SL2 files. I used to use Silver Efex Pro 2 as part of the Nik Collection, but I can't use that now on my iMac. Thanks in advance.