Creative Collective 023: Comparing Kodak Color Recipes

Great American Fish – Morro Bay, CA – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Kodak Portra 400 v2”

I thought it would be interesting to compare Kodak-inspired Film Simulation Recipes on my Fujifilm X-E4. So I pulled out my phone, opened the Fuji X Weekly App, and selected Filter by Sensor (choosing both X-Trans III & X-Trans IV) and Filter by Color. Then I used the Search feature to find all of the recipes with “Koda” in the name—I didn’t search for “Kodak” because Kodachrome would have been excluded. The App displayed 36 recipes. Some recipes, like Reggie’s Portra, Old Ektachrome, and Elite Chrome 200, didn’t show up because “Koda” isn’t found anywhere in the recipe title, despite the Kodak-inspired aesthetic, so I had to search those out separately. Then I reprocessed an exposure (captured in Morro Bay, California) on my X-E4 with all of these recipes.

Let’s take a look at how these 41 Kodak-inspired Film Simulation Recipes compare to each other!

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  1. Jens G. · August 3, 2022

    Kodachrome II is so great, i’m addicted to the colours! But there are still a lot of recipes to try out, i’m quite new to Fujifilm and your website. By the way: thank you for your work, it’s really inspiring!

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 4, 2022

      Thank you for your feedback, and I appreciate your kindness! The Kodachrome II recipe is a favorite of mine, too.

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