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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 October 2020 at 14:43
Brian, this looks much better and I think there's still room to improve once you follow all the Negative Lab Pro advice on digitising the negatives. Especially shooting the "matte" side will give more improvement and flipping the mirror image you get that way is very easy to do in Lightroom. When I see this I don't think there is a need to send me a strip, you're well on your way to an optimal result.

How do you like Negative Lab Pro so far, especially for Black and White? I've only done one or two tests with B&W and I liked the results a lot but after buying I first digitized a whole roll of Porta 160 colour film. My 12 keepers are already in this thread (based on the lab scans) but I'll post some more of my own scans in the outtakes later today.
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Thank you. Yes, already an improvement and clearly scope for a lot more. Iím still in the early stages of film photography and all it entails and loving every bit of it. So there is bound to be a few bumps in the road on the journey.

Negative Lab Pro is amazing so Iíve spent the rest of this monthís pension on the Adobe subscription and NLP licence. Now that I have invested I intend to make full use of it . I just need to get out again and shoot another film. Leica, X-700 or Dynax 7? I think the X-700 is due even though the 7 is the only true Dyxum qualifier
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 00:03
Image looks great, Brian.

Great to see you are enjoying NLP. Iíve never scanned using a DSLR, but judging from NLPís forum and FB group, it seems like a bit of a learning curve but once youíve mastered it, itís quicker than using a dedicated film scanner.

Youíre starting to use the software at a great time as well. V2.2 is a great step forward. Nathan (the software creator) is already working on V3 which looks like an even greater leap forward. I love the fact that heís so open with the development and the community is so involved.

The only aspect of NLP I donít like is the way it handles reds (sometimes) and blues. I get it that the software is about emulating lab scanners (Frontier etc) but the blues looking like that 80ís teal colour sucks IMO :) Since V2.2 and the introduction of the ďNaturalĒ LUT this can be controlled. I also use the ďBASICĒ colour model which doesnít try and emulate a lab scanner and gives a more natural and neutral rendition of the image.

BTW ... this is also a good method of editing negatives. Very simple and pretty effective. Not on the same level as NLP though.


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