Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/22

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Subject: [Leica] Nik Software--silver efex pro
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:47:57 -0400

I predict the software to make digital look like film will fall out of
fashion fast. And be looked back upon as a mistake.
I think film does a lot better job at looking like film does than digital
does and if I was that focused on the film look I'd just shoot film. I
frankly find the "look" of digital far from objectionable and if I didn't
like it I'd not shoot with it.
But I basically have a hard time telling them apart. The main way I know is
the paper sizes are different.  16x20s vs 13x19's.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Craig Semetko <csemetko at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:58:56 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Nik Software--silver efex pro
> Lluis,
> It is the real dea, Lluis, IMHO. I had just started working with it when I 
> had
> to turn over digital files to the publisher for "Unposed." The files I 
> took my
> time on are really indistinguishable from tri-x. One or two files I didn't
> spend enough time on (or I just simply wasn't skilled enough at processing
> yet) look more like digital. But I've shown a copy of the book to some pros
> who thought most of the 8 or so digital shots in it were actually film.
> If you want your digital files to look like B&W film, this stuff does the
> trick.
> Cheers,
> Craig
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 2:54 PM, lug-request at wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Has some one onthe list experience with this software?, it is
>>>> really effective as it is announced?
>>>> Experiences, comments and recomendations will be welcome,
>>>> Thank you
>>>> Saludos cordiales
>>>> Lluis
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