One question – I use a Fujifilm X-T2 and use Iridient X-Transformer to demosaic the raw files to DNG (avoiding the dreaded X-Trans ‘watercolour effect’). One question though. One comment if you make tiff file it would be great if it has the same name as the original. After I posted my original note to you, I decided to put down my Canon 5D Mark IV and try my Canon 5D Mark III as well as my Canon 5D Mark II cameras to see if the RAW negative files would load and appear in my Lightroom 6 Library. Would this image size be sufficient to capture the grain and quality of 35mm film, or would images from a scanner be better with NLP? Are you photographing the emulsion side of the film? I’m thinking of going down the DSLR route for scanning medium format negatives and slides and have a quick question for you. Just set LR’s white-balance to “auto” and it should be good to go. Ok, let’s look at how it’s done. It’s available now at Question: When you used the XF80mm, is the minimum focus distance (25cm I believe?) It’s easy to do this on the Fuji XT2 because the display is really good and I can use features like focus peaking to make sure everything is perfectly in focus. Thanks for your question. I’m hoping a new setup and NLP will help me reduce the amount of time I spend scanning and editing images. So if the filename was 01688.NEF it then becomes 01688-positive.tif . In principle a scanner is a very slow digital camera, where as a digital camera, DSLR and mirrorless give more control with camera shutter speeds and aperture settings. And with development tools like Negative Lab Pro, you can choose exactly how you want to process that data, in a non-destructive workflow that will even let you emulate those pro-lab film scanners! Is there any chance you could make Negative Lab Pro as a standalone app or even as a plugin for software like Affinity Photo? are you shooting tethered? You practiced. With my DSLR scan setup, I’m able to process my negatives in an all-RAW workflow. It looks fantastic. I’m using a Pentax 50mm prime (£25) and a macro conversation ring (£10) to achieve the macro quality good enough for my eyes with my Fuji XT10. Exposing to the right, or ETTR, is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. My guidance has been mainly through Peter Krogh’s DAM book series. This is incredible. Yes, there are a few and I’m hearing more and more pop up! If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results. Get a FREE 12-shot trial of Negative Lab Pro here ( Once your interview's done, we’ll let you know the next steps and when you can expect to hear from us. No, Negative Lab Pro will not work with Photoshop – it is for Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic. Now available. How essential is the 1:1 magnification? I’ve been experimenting with a 36MP DSLR and Photoshop Camera Raw, and it’s a challenge. LEFT (before) Notice how drab the tones and colors are in ColorPerfect’s non-raw conversion. I am positively stoked. (Note, I just bought a license for your fabulous tool!!! One of the most popular methods of conversion is using a combination of sampling the film mask, creating a subtractive layer with the sampled color, inverting, and then using auto-curves in Photoshop. You’ll have some time at the end of your interview to ask us any questions, such as what’s it like to work here, development opportunities, or to find out more about the role. Recently, I spend a good deal of time organizing my color and b & w negatives for the second part of the project. The beautiful tones and colors we typically associate with analog film are based on the color models of two scanner models: the Fuji Frontier and Fuji Noritsu scanners. And because it comes with a diffuser, it’s easy to use with LED screens you already own (like an iPhone or iPad). I respect that you did the taste test blind. The only alternative that can product results close to DSLR scanning your negatives is to send off your negatives to a professional film lab. Thanks! Is this like creating a virtual copy and I am then working in the virtual copy? Not sure with the es2 attached the light table/tablet would have enough light. Many thanks for your quick and very detailled answer ! I have a Leica Q2, which has a macro mode that allows for focusing up to 17cm, which I’m guessing is sill too far, right? Look especially close at the difference in those skin tones. Well, don’t give up yet! Stay tuned . In fact I prefer Capture One to either and Lightroom, but plugins such as this keep me running LR a little longer…. If you need help with a non-website issue please use our get in touch option. Need to do a more thorough comparison, but at first glance, it seems to do far better than X-Transformer! I know this seems impractical, but any chance Negative Lab Pro will be ported to work with other raw development software (e.g. You persevered. Extension Tubes As tempting as it is to just take an existing lens and add an extension tube to it to make it a macro, you will NOT get the same results. Sometimes this works great, and other times it does not. 1) Tripod:This tripod is great! Negative Lab Pro lets you emulate these pro scanners right inside of Lightroom (or you can choose no emulation). Thank you for all this fantastic info. You can also use the metadata you add in Lightroom for sorting your Library, searching for images, or creating Smart Collections! We’re ok with that. Negative Lab Pro is a Lightroom Plugin that let’s you convert and edit color negatives in an all-RAW process. Despite being a nice tool, it never gave me the quality and facility of usage I was expecting. When done correctly, this leads to significantly better tones and colors. Hi, first, crop is not destructive in Lightroom… so you can have it cropped one way for conversion, and then recrop afterwards however you’d like. Do you have a best practice work flow? Silverfast with a Nikon Coolscan ED9000 gets me the best results right off the bat, but if it makes the “wrong” automatic decision, you’re sort of locked in and it can be hard to adjust further. While the professional lab scan performs well, there are still some minor issues that result in drab feeling skin tones, poor color separation, and lack of depth. I will be using my Z6 to scan. Making these changes directly in Lightroom is quite difficult and can have unintended results (as everything is inverted and each color channel is in its own “space”), but fortunately, you can make most changes directly inside of Negative Lab Pro, and it will update the Lightroom settings for you. Hi Nate, thanks for this amazing resource. I’d love to hear more about this next step. This can be really useful for make fine-tuned changes, just be aware that if you need to make major changes to the tones in your image, it is best to do it on the RAW file with Negative Lab Pro first. Also, I could not find any updates to 6.7 on Lightroom. We also have a team of customer support agents to deal with every difficulty that you may face when working with us or placing an order on our website. Even with the best film labs, you are giving up creative control of your film negatives. This looks great! Regarding the macro lens, would there be any models/specifications you’d recommend I look for or avoid? This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. The Singapore Math approach teaches techniques and skills to easily and accurately perform mental math. Hi! Thank you also for your tutorial on scanning with an APN, it can do a good job! Almost everything you need is included in a small footprint unit. Andy. Use the factoring method to pick that variable h out of the group. RIGHT: Again, this was the automatic conversion by Negative Lab Pro in Lightroom. with the XF80mm… since it is a true 1:1 macro, I believe I could capture an area the same size as the sensor itself (23.6 x 15.6 mm), while the size of 35mm frame is actually 36 × 24 mm. 4. I don’t know if you know, but I actually stumbled upon your scans via Negative Lab Pro’s sample photos. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get the RAW files to Lightroom because my Canon 5D Mark IV CR2 RAW files are not recognized yet according to the Adobe Lightroom site. I'm very proud to say that I work for Home Group. To show you what a difference this makes, I’ve included some comparisons later on in this guide. You can also just try auto-focus. To help you feel at ease, its fine by us if you want to bring notes on questions that you want to ask or things you don’t want to forget to tell us about. 1) Separation of capture and editing – it’s a significant advantage (both in time saving and quality) to be able to scan everything in one session, and then edit in a completely different session. (with some drop in quality) As shown in video, make sure it plugged in and at maximum brightness.» Kaiser Slimlite Plano – $109 at Amazon.» Much more insight and discussion on best light tables for DSLR film scanning here. I thought your very first version of the “wedding” photo was damn good. Probably just as important as what I include in my process is what I DON’T include. The answer to this very good question is “no.” Binary is simply a numeration system for expressing real numbers, while Boolean is a completely different number system (like integer numbers are too irrational numbers, for example). - Tell us about a really tight deadline you worked hard to meet and how you did this.- When have you gone above and beyond to deliver brilliant outcomes for your customers?- Tell us something that you’re really proud of which you’ve achieved as part of a team.  Additional “glass” or “plastic”Take off any filters on your camera lens, and do NOT place any glass on or beneath your negatives during shooting. What is your option about using your process and software with a Nikon D3400 or D5600? Comparing a $200 flatbed to literally thousands in camera gear? Hello Nate ! Thanks for this, I’ll do a free trial and check, but believe you’re right that I should still have access to colour profiles after X-Transformer does its thing. Perhaps most upsetting is the amount of the image that was “cropped out” by their misaligned scanner, which I would not have known about had I not scanned it myself later. Thanks and good luck. You seem to have a bunch of happy followers. Quite the opposite. For photographers who still love shooting analog film (like myself), DSLR Film scanning holds incredible promise. I couldn’t stop going back to that photo. I like the look of this plugin – something which has stopped me shooting negative film again is the lack of proper colour profiling in a RAW workflow. Use a different negative holder? Feels more natural working there. Sure, it’s an investment, but their units feel like they would survive a nuclear blast (seriously).MIDDLE-TIER» Essential Film Holder (£90 includes both 35mm, 120 and diffuser) – A clever design that works with both 35mm and 120 film, and includes a quality diffuser (which opens up more options for light sources – for instance, you can use the diffuser directly against an iPad screen). Register/login to make an online payment, view your balance and update your details. If not, stop reading this, and go back up an watch! Thanks! Can I use your software without a z6 profile? It is possible to count arbitrarily high in binary, but you … Having tried both Enhance Details and X-Transformer, I personally came to the conclusion X-T is superior, and a lot faster to process. Nate, This look amazing! Nate, I’m quite desperate because I cannot focus properly. 4r2 + 20r + 25 4. My main concerns are regarding my camera and lack of macro lens. Yes, it would convert a TIFF from a DSLR but this is not ideal, since it has already been “baked” with whatever camera profile / WB setting was used when it was made into a tiff. LEFT:  Photoshop (action). Now, since I’m scanning 6×6 negatives using a 35mm equivalent digital sensor, I’m just wondering what’s the best practice: one shot or 2 or more to cover the size of the 6×6 negative? I managed to borrow a Canon 5D MKii with a 100mm macro lens for 1:1 in the end rather than use the Q2. Negative scanning is highly dependent on the particular software used to drive the scanner, and in many cases the software is limited to that scanner. Not only did they load but I was able to pull up my Negative Pro plug-in and convert the files to positive and make some minor adjustments. Just thought I’d ask before purchasing “Negative Lab Pro”. If you’d like to continue working on the RAW version of your negative after converting and editing with Negative Lab Pro, you can! Then relax. It’s a good value for all it includes, and works quite well. 4) Light TableI looked at a lot of Light Tables and for now, this one is really working out well. Do you think you might have a profile for my camera soon – ish? You can convert a single negative (in the Develop module), or you can batch convert multiple negatives (in the Library Module). Luckily, In just a few seconds, we’re able to get a significantly better results with Negative Lab Pro. Help us improve our website. Can I scan the photos on a light table with my phone and a phone macro lens if my phone shoots raw? If you are concerned about the “flatness” of your negative, you can upgrade your scanning mask, or use magic tape around the edges of your film to tape your negative directly to your light table. So… definitely more to come for scanners out there! Thank you very much Mr. Johnson. It’s possible in the future I could make something else, but no promises! You learned. » Negative Lab Pro ( Jerry. For example if you have a really short mission in an enterprise which doesn't apply "good" methods (test classes not in the same package, etc. Thanks Herman! Even after a LOT of work in post, they still didn’t look quite right. Follow him on Instagram. Hello, Sold on DSLR film scanning? Will be following up in the New Year … and shoot with Fuji … so this seems like a great match. Thanks. If your biggest hangup is the subscription model, you should still be able to buy a license for Lightroom 6 which isn’t a subscription, and use that with Negative Lab Pro. Hi Nate. It’s fast, optimizes for each scene, and gives you good control over the tonality. etc…). I’ve seen some of these items recommended on other blogs, but in my own tests they were either unnecessary, or degraded negative quality. – kij Nov 27 '12 at 11:14 So far I have converted one roll of Ilford XP2 captured with an X-T1, and your tool is truly excellent – easy and clear to use, very professionally designed with helpful tooltips etc, and very quick to apply edits once the conversion is complete. I’ve seen others do comparisons with drum scanners that show you can extract a similar amount of detail with the right DSLR setup as you can with a drum-scanner, but if cost/time were no object, I think a drum scanner would still produce the most “perfect” details. Id prefer to just quickly snap them with my phone and convert, that is good enough for a contact sheet. NOTE: For each of the examples below, you can drag the slider to reveal the differences. Excellent stuff that I’ll have to come back and spend a bit more time with! 2) Non-destructive editing – By capturing the original negative and editing in Negative Lab Pro, your original, unedited negative is always there, ready to be tweaked or completely re-editing using the original, un-corrupted data. This can be useful in establishing if you have an imbalance (one leg much more powerful than another) and for working on pedalling technique. I read quite a few posts but not all. LEFT: The professional lab scan is actually pretty good, but there are still a few issues. There is a ton of skill (and subjectivity) that goes into the final edit (whether it is a negative via a pro lab or a digital photo edited in Lightroom). That said, the machines commonly used in labs for scanning (like Frontier and Nortisu) definitely have their own biases when it comes to hues and tones. Will it be possible to use with CC and on Mobile? Is that something you wish to, and can, implement? And yes, I’ve learned a lot in the process of building this that could be helpful for positive images (both film scans and digital images) that I will either implement in the form of future preset packs or via an entirely new tool. This is what I do for 2-shot merges. RIGHT: Negative Lab Pro for Lightroom (automatic conversion). This is incredibly important, because to convert your negatives into color-corrected positives, we need all the editing leeway we can get! Use the Nikon ES 2 attached to the lens with a Lume cube for light? As I’ve built my own setup for scanning film, I’ve seen a lot of mistakes that can trip you up and degrade your results. Glad to hear you are enjoying it! Also remember to use “output” sharpening on your final output before comparing! Hi Nate, I have a question on scan quality. Hey! Can you make plug-ins for DXO and Capture one pro as well. It is made as a copy, so you don’t lose the original RAW file. 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