film effects

Two from archives and a new selfie

I’ve gone through my photo archives again. There are actually quite many interesting shots that I’ve neglected in the first round. I’ve tested B&W conversion for many shots using VSCO Film presets in Lightroom. Quite refreshing approach actually! I also processed quite many using VSCO color presets like Fuji 160 C which seems to be my favorite at the moment. It seems to be so that some shots need to be archived to be found again.

One of the first X-Pro1 shots from May. XF 35mm F1.4 R lens.

A stone duck shot at summer cottage. XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens.

SP. XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro lens. VSCO Film Fuji Neopan 1600 preset. Love that grain!

I just got a Fotodiox EOS-FX adapter to test my Voigtländer 90mm F3.5 SL II lens with my X-Pro1. I will soon post some photos taken with that combination and I will add some comments on it too.

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Tested Lo-Fi App

Tiitus and an icicle, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Yesterday evening I downloaded Lo-Fi App made by Wingnut, LLC. This stand-alone programm will “LoFi” your photos by adding old film effects, textures, and borders.

I tested it for many shots and I was quite pleased about the results I got. The “Randomize” button is especially cool. When you push it you got randomized mix of effects applied on your shot. You can of course select all effects manually but I found randomizing really fun. You can also turn off each effect individually to achieve more controlled results.

Lo-Fi has a 7 day trial period. Download it and try out and see which kind of results it will create. I think only downside is the prize (29 $) because I feel that I would not use Lo-Fi very frequently. Basically I do not like textures and frames (but I do like film effects) applied in photos. Film effects I can do very nicely in LR or by using Nik’s Color Efex Pro or Silver Efex Pro.

I do like the above result, however. That’s why I will test Lo-Fi more and decide few days later if I may purchase it or not.