Above/featured: False Creek east, from Cambie Bridge – 12 Jul 2021.
A variety of film simulations in the form of recipes with different settings are applicable to Fujifilm cameras to create uniquely historical and/or vintage look to images. Fortunately, a number of recipes are available to apply onto Fuji cameras with X-Trans II sensors.
That’s where my Fuji X70 has entered the fun fray. Previously, I showed examples of images made with the Kodachrome 64 recipe, simulating images made with the Kodak analog colour film produced from the mid-1970s to its final run in 2009.
I wanted to try another film-simulation recipe: the “Ektachrome 100SW” (SW for ‘saturated warm’) described by Ritchie Roesch in Fuji X Weekly. Historically, the Kodak company produced the ‘Ektachrome’ line of colour transparency or slide films. From its introduction in 1996 to its termination in 2002, the ‘Ektachrome 100SW’ film with increased ISO sensitivity produced images with deeper colours and warmer colour balance.
At locations throughout metropolitan Vancouver over a period of four weeks in July and August 2021, here are images below straight-out-of-the-camera (SOOC) with the following settings:
- ‘Velvia’ built-in film-sim
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlight: +2 (High)
- Shadow: +1 (Medium-High)
- Color: -1 (Medium-Low)
- Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
- Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
- White Balance: Auto; +1 Red, -2 Blue
- ISO: Auto up to 3200 (or fixed to 1000)
Minor adjustments have been applied from SOOC to posting; these adjustments include brightness (“zeropoint offset”), rotation, and correction for geometric distortion.