Fujifilm X-T1 Agfa Optima (Provia) Film Simulation Recipe


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Reeds & Mountain – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1 “Agfa Optima”

The film simulation recipe in this article is my Agfa Optima recipe, which is compatible with X-Trans III & IV cameras, converted for use on my Fujifilm X-T1. While the X-T1 is an X-Trans II camera, you can also use this recipe on X-Trans I and Bayer sensor cameras. Agfa Optima is a color negative film that was around from the mid-1990’s to the mid-2000’s.

Provia
Dynamic Range: DR100
Highlight: -1 (Medium-Low)
Shadow: +1 (Medium-High)
Color: -2 (Low)
Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
White Balance: Daylight, -3 Red & +1 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 3200

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

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Eggs in a Bowl – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Take a Picture Pronto – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Fruity Cereal – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Stealth Mode – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

 

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Suburban Alleyway – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Windows & Shadows – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Pine Tree & Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Green & Fence – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Rural Metal Fence – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

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Marshland Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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3 comments

  1. Pingback: [Not] My Fujifilm X-T1 (X-Trans II) Kodak Portra 160 Film Simulation Recipe | Fuji X Weekly
  2. jorghahn@outlook.com · 9 Days Ago

    The other day I saw a side by side of two photos, one Provia and the other Classic Neg, both SOOC. To me it seems that Classic Neg is like a slightly desaturated version of Provia, and with a slightly blue-ish WB shift. Actually, it reminded me a lot of this Agfa Optima recipe.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 9 Days Ago

      Classic Negative definitely has more contrast and less saturation than Provia, and with a different color shift. Classic Negative also acts different depending on how its exposed. I can see the resemblance to the Agfa Optima recipe. That’s something I might have to dig deeper into. Thank you for the comment!

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