Creative Collective 002: When Film Simulation Bracket Is Actually Useful

All Fujifilm X cameras have a feature called Film Simulation Bracket. Select three different film simulations, and the camera will process each exposure as three different images using whichever film simulations you selected. Unfortunately, with Film Simulation Bracket, you cannot change any other parameter, only the film simulation. This means that the camera will not apply three different film simulation recipes. When Fujifilm designed this feature, I’m sure that they were unaware of how people would be using their cameras, and Film Simulation Bracket definitely demonstrates that. Instead of what it is, it should be Custom Preset Bracket—you pick three different C1-C7 presets, and the camera will generate an image using each with every exposure. That would be amazing! But, sadly, that’s not an option. I’ve never really liked or used Film Simulation Bracket until recently, and I discovered that it can sometimes be a useful tool.

In this article we will look at what Film Simulation Bracket is, how to use it, and when it is a useful feature.

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  1. rederik75 · November 9, 2021

    Well, the Fujicolor Pro 400H should fit, actually… In the article where you describe the 7-in-1 recipe you say that besides the film it calls for (Pro neg If I remember correctly) it will perform well with all the film simulations available…

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 9, 2021

      That’s a great point! Thank you for pointing that out!

  2. rederik75 · November 9, 2021

    I use it with classic chrome as default and I tried also Velvia, for the autumn foliage, with great results

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 10, 2021

      That’s so great! Thanks for the report!

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  4. Steven Weiss · January 12, 2022

    I am a patron–yet I can’t read this article/

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 12, 2022

      The Creative Collective is a separate thing from an App Patron. Being an App Patron unlocks advanced features of the App and gives early-access to some new recipes. Joining the Creative Collective gives access to bonus articles on the blog and the Zine.

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