Comparing “Classic Negative” and “Color Negative” Film Simulation Recipes

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:

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“Classic Negative”

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“Color Negative”

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“Classic Negative”

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“Color Negative”

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“Classic Negative”

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“Color Negative”

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“Classic Negative”

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“Color Negative”

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!

6 comments

  1. fragglerocking · 26 Days Ago

    Colour negative wins for me 🙂

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 26 Days Ago

      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!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Helen Fennell Photography · 26 Days Ago

    That classic negative is sublime! I am going to have a try at creating it on my XT2…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 26 Days Ago

      You can use this recipe on your X-T2! It’s completely compatible. Glad you like it!

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      • Helen Fennell Photography · 25 Days Ago

        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.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · 25 Days Ago

        I look forward to seeing them!

        Like

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