My Fujifilm X-T1 (X-Trans II) Kodachrome 64 Film Simulation Recipe


Sun Roof – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1 – “Kodachrome 64”

One of my favorite film simulation recipes is Kodachrome 64. It’s also one of the most popular recipes on Fuji X Weekly. Those with X-Trans III and IV cameras, such as the Fujifilm X-T30 that I created it on, have been enjoying it since August, but those with X-Trans II cameras—X-T1, X-T10, X-E2, X-E2s, X100T, and X70—have been left out of the fun. Those with Bayer sensor cameras, such as the X-T100, XF10, X-A7, etc., have been out of luck, too. That all changes, starting now. I have cracked the code, and created a Kodachrome 64 recipe for my X-Trans II camera! Unfortunately, it won’t work on the X100, X100S, X-E1 or X-Pro1 because it requires the Classic Chrome film simulation, which those cameras don’t have. But those who own a Fujifilm X-Trans II or Bayer camera, which do have Classic Chrome, I’m sure will appreciate this Kodachrome 64 recipe.

Classic Chrome
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 ISO 3200

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Kodachrome 64 recipe on my Fujifilm X-T1:


Watered Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Reflection in the Grass – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Reed Grass – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Reeds In Water – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Sisters on a Bridge – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Red Mustang – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Wrangler – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Parking Lot Sunset – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


January Evening Hill – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Rooftop Birds – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Suburban Silver Lining – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Coffee Cup – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Prerequisite – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Yellow Pillows – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Smiling Jon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

See also: First three Fujifilm X-T1 Film Simulation Recipes

Fujifilm X100F Review Blog

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  2. clément · February 3

    Ritchie you are the best ! Thanks !!! Can’t wait to try this one ! 🙂

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    • Ritchie Roesch · February 3

      You are welcome!


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      • Ritchie Roesch · February 3

        It would be more helpful if they gave some of the details. It was still interesting to see. Thank you for sharing!


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  6. tonyyphoto · March 24

    Hi, Ritchie,
    Is it possible to replicate classic chrome on an x-trans I sensor? I’ve looked through your site but haven’t found anything. Thanks for the help! I’m using an x-e1.


  7. Jörg · March 27

    Hi Ritchie, I only came across these X-Trans II recipes recently. Actually, I had always been hoping that you would come up one day also with some Kodachrome recipes for the older Fujifilm cameras. So thank you very much for this!

    Maybe you can just help me out with one technical doubt I have. In another thread you once told me that the DR200 or even DR400 setting serves to lower the contrast which I guess you need to achieve this specific film look but then I see that you increase the Highlight and Shadow values which have the opposite effect, i.e. increase the contrast. Could maybe briefly explain how these settings work together? Do they neutralize each other or does one override the other? I never really understood this.

    Thank you so much and please keep on creating!


    • Ritchie Roesch · March 29

      The DR settings reduce the highlights. Essentially it underexposes the picture, and lifts shadows and midtones while keeping highlights in check. It prevents clipped highlights, but in doing so reduces contrast. The Highlight and Shadow adjustments determine the curve. They work hand-in-hand, in my experience, and one doesn’t necessarily replace the other, although you might get similar results in some situations; for example -1 Highlight and DR100 instead of of +1 Highlight and DR200. I hope this helps!


      • Jörg · March 29

        Thank you, Ritchie! I think I understand from a technical but not yet from a film look point of view. Are you saying that for example in your Kodachrome 64 recipe it would be more or less equivalent to set DR to 100% and leave highlights and shafows at zero or negative values instead? I guess my confusion comes from that one setting (DR400%) decreases contrast whilst the tone curve (highlights, shadows) is set to increase contrast.

        Thank you so much for taking the time to explain! Stay safe!


      • Ritchie Roesch · March 29

        I think the way to think about it is this: Dynamic Range settings are to prevent clipped highlights by maximizing the dynamic range of the sensor, while Highlight and Shadow sets the curve, which determines the contrast. But there is some overlap between the two settings, and to a degree you can adjust one instead of the other and get similar results.


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  9. Jörg · March 29

    Ok, that makes sense. Thank you once again!

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  10. Mat · May 24

    My XE2 doesn’t have a Daylight setting for white balance. Should I apply the minus 3 blue to Auto?


    • Ritchie Roesch · May 24

      It does have it, but Fujifilm names it something different (I forget what off the top of my head). Look for the sun symbol. That’s daylight.


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  12. Uwe Roeder · August 2

    it is quite gorgeous

    Liked by 1 person

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