Above/featured: South portal, Lions Gate Bridge – 25 Jun 2021.
I wrote about how the Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime has been great for my photography. Fujifim prides itself on good to faithful reproductions of film simulations (film-sims). For the most part, I’ve used the default or “Standard” setting, equivalent to the “Provia” film-sim which is one of 11 film-sims built into the X70.
I learned about other film-sims, particularly those applicable to the older X-Trans II sensor that’s in my X70 camera. I’ve been interested in digital reproductions of “old” colour slide film, and seeing how images over a variety of subject matter appear with a film-sim that looks a little more like “old school film”. Ritchie Roesch describes in Fuji X Weekly the differences between the Kodachrome II and Kodachrome 64 film-sims; the former resembling the look of Kodak film from the 1960s to the mid-1970s and the latter echoing the final version of the film-type from the mid-1970s to 2009. Roesch provides additional historical context to the development of Kodachrome film here.
At locations throughout metropolitan Vancouver, I’ve made the images below using the “Kodachrome 64” film-sim with this recipe to apply the following settings:
- ‘Classic Chrome’ built-in film-sim
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlight: +2 (High)
- Shadow: +1 (Medium-High)
- Color: 0 (Medium)
- Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
- Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
- White Balance: Daylight; 0 Red, -3 Blue
- ISO: Auto up to 3200 (or fixed to 1000)
I made all photos above with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime between March and July 2021. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kTF.