Someone asked me what the differences are between my “Classic Negative” film simulation recipe and my “Color Negative” film simulation recipe. They’re pretty similar, but they’re not exactly identical. I thought it would be helpful to see them side-by-side, so I applied my “Color Negative” recipe using the in-camera RAW converter on my Fujifilm X-T30 to a few recent exposures that I had captured using my “Classic Negative” recipe. Check them out:
As you can see, while they’re quite similar, the “Color Negative” recipe is more saturated, has a tad more contrast, and is a little warmer with a bit more red. The “Classic Negative” recipe is slightly more bland, but with a nice vintage negative-film aesthetic. So which film simulation recipe do you like better, “Classic Negative” or “Color Negative”? Let me know in the comments!
Colour negative wins for me 🙂
I don’t think this recipe received much fanfare when I published it, but it’s definitely a really good one. I’m glad that you like it!
That classic negative is sublime! I am going to have a try at creating it on my XT2…
You can use this recipe on your X-T2! It’s completely compatible. Glad you like it!
Doh! Brain freeze on my end! I put the sim on my 100F and took it out yesterday. Love the colours. I’ve put a shot on instagram and tagged you. I will put some more up later.
I look forward to seeing them!
Hey Ritchie, I know this is a little late in the game, but I’m still scouring through all the great information you so generously work so hard to provide. I really like the Color Negative best out of the two, the color rendering is just a little more pleasing to my eye.
Thank you for your input! It’s really appreciated!
Hi Ritchie ! I just discovered your website and it’s so rich of informations and so helpful, impressive work, thank you ! By the way, why the color negative is based on fluorescent WB while the classic one is based on Kelvin WB ? They are both really close… if I use fluorescent for the classic one, will it be right ? Thanks !
You can try it and see what you think. When I creating these particular recipes, I was trying different white balances so that each of my 7 custom slots could have a different white balance, and I could avoid changing the WB shifts. It was kind of a workaround for the WB shift problem.
Thank you, it was exactly for the same reason that I’ve asked you 🙂 ! Because my Kelvin slot was already set ! I’ll try it, thanks.