This Film Simulation Recipe is called Analog Gold because it has a vintage film-like aesthetic with a golden color cast. It produces a warm, somewhat-muted look, and does well in both sunny and overcast conditions. While it’s not modeled after any specific film or process, it does convey an analog quality that’s easy to appreciate. I know that some of you will love this one!
I don’t recall much of the backstory of this recipe. I published it in January as a Patron Early-Access Recipe on the Fuji X Weekly App (which means a new Early-Access Recipe has replaced it, so if you are a Fuji X Weekly App Patron, be sure to look out for that), but I didn’t give a lot of details, and nine months later I just don’t remember. I think it was just some experimentations that I was doing at the time. If you like vintage-analog aesthetics, be sure to give this one a try!
This “Analog Gold” Film Simulation Recipe is compatible with the Fujifilm X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II cameras, but not the X-T3, X-T30, X-Pro3, or X100V cameras. It’s likely also compatible with the X-H2 and X-H2s, but I haven’t tried to know for sure. Those with newer GFX cameras can use it, too, although it will render slightly different.
Eterna Bleach Bypass
Dynamic Range: DR400
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Off
White Balance: Daylight, +4 Red & -9 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +1 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured using this “Analog Gold” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-E4:
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This looks so good with so much warm feeling and nice shadows. I will try this sometime. I have earlier tried your kodachrome 64 and 25 and both are excellent one for any conditions. Koda 25 has little sharpness for looks great for architecture and daylight time. Thanks for sharing these recipes Ritchie.
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Awesome! I appreciate the input!
I love the aesthetic of this recipe and was eager to try it out, sadly I don’t have the eterna bleach bypass simulation. Do you have any tips on how the look to recreate the look on the X-Pro3 (expecting the answer no)?
I think the hard part is that -9 Blue on the WB Shift would need to be closer to -12 Blue (which doesn’t exist) but it might be possible to get somewhat similar using Eterna.
Thanks for the reply and link Ritchie, some ideas there to try out.
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