I handed my Fujifilm X-T1 to my 11-year-old son, Jonathan—gave him a brief tutorial on how to use the camera, and let him have at it. My XF10 Classic Chrome film simulation recipe was programmed into the X-T1; to my surprise, Jon made a few small adjustments to it. He increased Dynamic Range to DR400, moved the White Balance Shift to +4 Red, and set Sharpness at 0. I’m not sure why he made those specific changes, but the results are pretty good, and I’m very proud and impressed by the pictures that he captured with the X-T1 using his settings!
My opinion is that this recipe has a ColorPlus feel to it. It could be close to Kodacolor, Portra 400, or Ultramax—it definitely has a Kodak color negative vibe; however, I think Fujicolor C200 might also be in the neighborhood. Whatever film it might be close to, it’s got a great analog-like aesthetic that’s easy to love. Great job, Jon!
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +1 (Medium-High)
Shadow: +2 (High)
Color: +1 (Medium-High)
Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
White Balance: Auto, +4 Red & -4 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 3200
Exposure Compensation: +2/3 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured by Jon on my Fujifilm X-T1 using his Classic Chrome film simulation recipe:
See also: X-Trans II Film Simulation Recipes
Find Jon’s Classic Chrome film simulation recipe on the Fuji X Weekly app!
You should give Jon the camera more often! Some great compositions there. Well done!
Totally agree! 😊
I appreciate it!
Yeah, he did great! I didn’t realize that he had “the eye” so, I need to get him his own camera, for sure!
Yes! Encourage the youngsters. They are capable of learning and have no preconceived notions of what a photo ‘should’ be.
Thanks! I sure will! There’s certainly a lot that I can learn from them.
Your Son’s photos are great Ritchie. He’s done a good job with the camera
Thanks! I really appreciate some of his compositions.
This film simulation looks a lot like bleach bypass, of which I’ve been looking for for my X-E2S. Any comments on that?
Well, maybe try Color -2? That might be closer to a bleach bypass look, but probably still too saturated.
I’m quite new to the film simulations/recipes game, but I’ve had my camera for around 2 months now and while I’ve had fun setting up different configurations, this one is my go-to. I just love the way it looks in almost any setting I’ve tried. Great job Jon, you’ve made my favourite!
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I told Jon, and it made his day!