Classic Chrome is one of the most popular film simulations available on Fujifilm X-Trans cameras. It produces a look similar to quintessential Kodak color transparency films like Kodachrome and Ektachrome, which graced the pages of publications like National Geographic and Arizona Highways for many years. With all things vintage being in style, there is a huge draw to the analog-esque results produced by the Classic Chrome film simulation.
I love Classic Chrome and I have used it as the base for a bunch of different film simulation recipes. It’s possible to achieve a number of different interesting looks straight out of camera by adjusting the settings. Honestly, I think that I’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible. I plan to create even more film simulation recipes using Classic Chrome in the coming months. As I do, I will add them to this article.
Below you will find all of my different film simulation recipes that I have created that use Classic Chrome. If you haven’t tried them all, I personally invite you to do so and see which are your favorites! My personal favorite is Kodachrome II, but they each have their own usefulness and charm. Let me know in the comments which recipe you like most!
Even though the different recipes say X100F, X-Pro2, and X-T20, they are completely compatible with any Fujifilm X-Trans III or IV camera. For example, you don’t have to use the X100F recipes exclusively on the X100F. You can use any of my recipes on any X-Trans III camera.
My original Classic Chrome recipe.
My dramatic Classic Chrome recipe.
My Classic Chrome recipe for Fujifilm Bayer and X-Trans II.
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Kodachrome II is my favorite. I love the color of the clouds and skin tones it produces. 🙂
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Kodachrome II is probably my favorite, too. Thank you!
Could to sim Classic Chrome using an X Pro 1? Ive read Astia -2 colour +1 shadows and highlights but I kind of think you could get there using Pro Neg…
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Pro Neg Hi and Astia are very similar. I’d try the same settings with Pro Neg Hi, but you’ll have to experiment with the white balance shift to get it right. Maybe try +3 red and -2 blue, but that’s just a guess.