My Fuji X70: Kodachrome64 (XTrans2 recipe)
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.
Here I’ve used the Kodachrome 64 film-sim recipe with 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)
All recipes sorted by specific sensor are found here.
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.
8 Responses to “My Fuji X70: Kodachrome64 (XTrans2 recipe)”
Though I used Ektachrome more, I used Kodachrome 64 a lot. Truth is, I don’t remember that well the look of the photos, but when I saw the skies in these images, I was immediately taken back to those images in my memory. I remember that tone in the sky.
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Hi, John. I’ve been bouncing between default/standard/Provia and Koda64. As you’ve pointed out, the blue skies in Koda64 are very distinctive. In all, the Koda64 images reminded me of Dad’s 1970s images with colour film. Out of curiosity, I’ll have to give the Ektachrome 100SW film-simulation a try next. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!
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Hi. The color of the picture is so nice!
What is the exposure value of the pictures?
Thanks. I don’t remember what the exposure values are. Typically in daytime, I begin with f/10, 1/1000-sec, ISO-1000; and work my way around these values to maintain an “evenly distributed” histogram so that the images are neither under- nor overexposed.
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