Ok after the recent (somewhat heated) debate in the other thread can you help me out by defining exactly what you think the digital sensor loses that film retains? Now before I go any further I would like to point out I am not challenging opinions, I am trying to produce the best "film like" image I can from my DSLR. I would love to hear opinions on where you think the magic lies, is it: Noise pattern, contrast, dust specs, scratches, dynamic range etc? Anyone have any ideas on how i could best emulate a film image using only my camera and no PP? I'd love if everyone could add there input, hopefully with a bit of trial and error we can try and produce a good interperatation and come up with a way of capturing some of the magic that only film can produce. Instead of a bickering thread, please lets keep it constructive in the true NC way! I have a day free today so I am willing to try different settings and post the results, if members could then add whats missing maybe we could work on the final results.