I have been searching (perhaps needlessly) for a route to achieve a TMax 100 film "look" via digital (primarily portrait work). It is not my desire to create a "war" of words on this subject - I simply am trying to find a solution (if it is even possible). I have liquidated all my LF film gear and am EXTREMELY happy and thrilled with color via my Sony a900/135/85 gear.
BUT, I have yet to discover digital images that mimic the "classic" B&W "look" of film. All the images I have seen on this board (please, I do NOT mean to be mean spirited - I am just trying to find a solution) look like digital that is trying to "look" like film - but failing miserably.
I am NOT a pro - I just love the "photography process" and the end result. You working professionals are the target group that I am looking to for a viable solution to film (if feasible).
Perhaps I should just purchase a nice used Hasselblad film body and 80 & 110 lenses reserved strictly for B&W portrait work. However I always enjoyed working with a Fuji GX680III and 110/135 lenses.
Am I mistaken in thinking that people under 30 years of age, do not KNOW what a what a great B&W film portrait actually "looks like? Perhaps nobody ( under 30) cares anymore.
Again (professionals), I am not a pro – just an amateur that is (perhaps) more critical/knowledgeable than your clients but NOT as knowledgeable as you.