I am in the middle of doing a review on Replichrome ll Lightroom Presets by Totally Rad! Inc. A few months ago Kodak announced it would be stopping production of Kodak BW 400CN, one of its fantastic black & white film stocks. Both VSCO Film 05 & Silver Efex Pro have these stocks as presets, and I was happy to discover that Totally Rad's 'REPLICHROME I: ICON' pack contains a few variations of a Kodak BW 400CN preset. I quickly put together the 3 images below for you to look at.
- Kodak BW 400CN
- Kodak BW 400CN +
- Kodak BW 400CN -
Each image is applied without any adjustments to the original file in Adobe Lightroom.
Kodak BW 400CN
It's always interesting to look at comparisons with presets from other companies. The important thing is to remember that presets really are just an approximation of the original film stock and vary based on each company's preset development process. Not only that, the original file and its support by the preset can change the results based on camera profiles.
Some of the variations are subtle but worth the comparison
I really am liking what they have to bring to the table. I will concentrate solely on Replichrome for the upcoming review as they have so much to offer in the pack .... more to come