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It's not really possible, because the way film works and sensors work is completely different. Sensor cells accept light from the front only and are not affected by light striking adjacent cells. The crystals of silver bromide in film are sensitive to light striking them from any angle, so light bouncing around inside the emulsion causes film images to look ...


I don't see a huge amount of commonality in your examples. The most common "vintage look" we get asked about is usually a lifted black point (so the darkest blacks are actually gray) along with color shifts (blue, yellow, green...). (See How can this brightly colored yet gentle pastel-color effect be achieved?) for an example.) But I don't see that here, ...


Vintage look comes from postprocessing of colors (lower color temperature, lifted black point, less saturation, less contrast, less blue component, a bit of purple tinting) and certain effects simulating lens deficiencies, such as blurs, vignetting, reflections because of improper lens coatings, etc.) Crispness comes from local contrast enhancements. (None ...


For quantitative analyses, try . There is a ton of info about the performance of digital vs film. In short, digital is now extremely better than film in image quality. A more specific topic might be to research the factors that affect image quality.

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