I recently received a nice print order, including three of my older B&W images, two shot on 35mm (probably Plus X), and one on 645 (Tri X). The client wanted big prints (16"x24"), which was a bit of a push from 35mm. The shots are seascapes of sand and pilings, fences, etc, with long shadows on the sand, and beautiful sand texture, due to late afternoon sun and orange filter. The orange filter darkend blue sky showed beautiful, sharp film grain; something missing from digital files converted to B&W. I want to recreate this "mood" in new B&W images. I now use a 1DS MkII. I just bought three REALLY cheap Takumar lenses on eBay (24mm f3.5, 50mm f1.4, and 105mm f2.
. I have an adapter to allow using these screw mount lenses on my MkII. My idea is to use these old lenses, shoot color, then convert to B&W. But I need a plug-in that not only converts to black and white (and apply yellow, orange or red filters after the fact), but I need to add "grain" to complete the nostalgic B&W "look". I tried Fred Miranda's plug in, but it completly blocks up the sand highlights. Anyone know of a plug-in?