20 Frames: Legoland with a Fujifilm X100V + Kodachrome 64

Friendly Wave – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”

What is the best travel camera? My opinion, and the opinion of many other photographers, is the Fujifilm X100V.

The Fujifilm X100V is a great travel camera because of its compact size, versatility, and image quality. It features a fixed 23mm lens, which provides a classic 35mm equivalent focal length, and a bright f/2 maximum aperture. The camera has an intuitive retro design and advanced features, such as a hybrid viewfinder, leaf shutter, built-in ND filter, and weather sealing. The 26-megapixel APS-C sensor produces exceptional image quality, and, when paired with Film Simulation Recipes, is ideal for street and documentary photography. The X100V has solid build quality, yet is small enough to easily carry around, making it an excellent choice for capturing your adventures.

One travel adventure that I recently returned from was a day at Legoland (a Lego themed amusement park) in Carlsbad, California, for my son Joshua’s 9th birthday. Because his birthday is so close to Christmas, he typically gets the short end of the celebration stick, so this year we wanted to make it extra special, and a Black Friday deal made it more affordable. To capture the experience, I brought along my Fujifilm X100V programmed with the Kodachrome 64 Film Simulation Recipe. This recipe produces a nostalgic slide film aesthetic similar to the images found in National Geographic, Arizona Highways, and other magazines from my childhood. I used a 5% CineBloom filter, which I prefer for its subtle diffusion effect, for this outing.

The day started out with thin overcast sky, which gave way to midday sun before thick clouds and light rain moved in for the rest of the adventure. The X100V with the Kodachrome 64 recipe handled the changing light quite well—I even got a couple good pictures after sunset under artificial light. This camera and recipe combo is my top option for color travel photography, including a family outing to an amusement park. Because I used a Film Simulation Recipe and shot JPEG, when I returned home I only had to download the pictures from my camera to my phone, crop or straighten if necessary, and upload to my cloud storage. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Shark Bite – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Happy Josh – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Yellow Duck, Blue Boat – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Skipper School – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Nautical Light – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Amused – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Selfie – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Big Leaves – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Blur – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Carousel Riders – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Space Guy – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Encounters – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Not Amused – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Snack Break – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Waiting Isn’t Fun – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Bubbles – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Jon Acting Crazy – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Under the Dim Light – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”
Amanda’s Smile – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”

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  1. cynthia92126 · February 3

    It would be wonderful if one could get their hands on one (X100V). TikTok’ers are making it impossible! 😉

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 6

      It’s definitely been more difficult than it should be.

  2. Serge tremblay · February 4

    Good evening Mr. Ritchie
    I notice that you often use a diffusion filter when taking your photos. Next April, I will be in Nice France for three weeks. With my X100V, I would like to use a Cokin diffusion filter that I have had for years. Will it be as effective as the “cinebloom” for example?
    Thank you for advice and your time,
    P.s: I love the Kodachrome 64 recipe …
    Serge Tremblay

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 6

      I don’t have any personal experience with Cokin diffusion filters. I do like to use a 5% CineBloom for my personal pictures (I usually don’t use it when making and shooting for new recipes, unless it is stated in the article that I did). I think with any diffusion filter, subtlety is key, and 5% Cinebloom or 1/8 Black Pro Mist are better options than their stronger counterparts. I’m not sure how Cokin compares, but if you have a “weaker” one, I would try that.

      • Serge · February 6

        —thank you very much for your opinion. I’m going to do some tests with my Cokin filter. I’ll get back to you on this.

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