So I was captivated by Jono's Not Review of the Monochrom and particularly the wonderful galleries of photos from his recent China trip. While watching the events of the 10th unfold I was a bit intrigued by the emphasis on NIK Silver Efex and the camera...not a lot of in depth information concerning the combination in my mind at the present time.
So I did a little work with one of the pics ( Jono's fabulous capture of the Cormorant Fisherman ) from the Leica site to see just what is possible with the neutral monochrome captures from the new camera. Please humor me as this may seem a bit tedious....
I took the pic and after the smallest of level changes in the midtones I began applying Silver Efex Pro 2 filter settings for the different film emulsions...assuming these have varying curve, grain and dynamic settings to mimic the different films. I did nothing other than apply the different film settings to the files...flattened the layers and resized to 1200 max width.
Here are a sampling of the more common film types from Silver Efex Pro 2 from 32 to 400. The first is Neutral...opened in SEFEX and saved without applying any other change to display any underlying change in the pic prior to applying the film types:
Kodak PanX 32
Ilford PanF 50
Agfa APX 100
Fuji Acros 100
Kodak TMAX Pro 100
Ilford FP4 125
Kodak Plus X 125
Kodak Tri X 400
Kodak BW CN 400
This series shows how Silver Efex Pro 2 handles the monochrome output of this on picture based on default settings for the film emulsion depicted.
Forgive me for messing around with this Jono but I could not keep from trying these...the camera and files you have demonstrated are wonderful.
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