Luís, I shoot with one of Ritchie’s or your film simulation recipes regularly. But the greatest thing about working in raw quickly became my biggest problem: the endless possibilities provided by editing these files means it’s a never-ending task. Back when the X-Pro3 was announced I was very skeptical on some of the hardware design changes, but one thing that immediately got me excited was the jpg-oriented software updates and specifically the new Classic Negative film simulation. The yellow filter seems more subtle. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. You even have the ability with the Acros film simulation to apply yellow, red, and green filters in-camera. That being said, as much as I appreciated the quality of the jpgs, I almost always ended up working on the raw files for the added post-processing flexibility and to get a more stylized look. As the first iteration in Fujifilm’s lineup of excellent fixed-lens compact cameras, it paved the way for the rest of the X-series lineup with its excellent optics and fantastic usability. One of the great features with all Fuji X Series cameras is the ability to apply various Film Simulations. I always loved the mood of the different films profiles (simulations) included in any of the Fuji cameras released since the first X-Pro, the famous Fuji simulations. Fujifilm X100F Film Simulation Settings. Saved settings can be recalled using IMAGE QUALITY SETTING > SELECT CUSTOM SETTING. Required fields are marked *, Photographer | Writer | Northeast Indiana, Barcelona's Multiverse | Art | Culture | Science, My Fuji X photography experiences, film simulations and Capture One styles, Street photography and musings from Glasgow, Scotland, Street Photography | Landschaftsbilder | Momentaufnahmen. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Provia was the name of Fujifilm’s most popular color transparency (slide) film. I was in a similar situation because the custom WB that the Portra recipe mentions may not have any previously set value. If your camera has a Drive button, press this and scroll down the list to FILM SIMULATION BKT. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. So when you’re using Film Simulation Bracketing, you can’t use any of the other drive modes. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Fujifilm has been a leader in the photographic industry for decades. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Which is your favorite of the Fujifilm JPG film simulations? Just wanted to share my thoughts on the importance of Fuji's Film Simulations. This workflow has dramatically reduced my editing time on the computer and also helped me to focus on getting things right in camera, instead of shooting mindlessly and hopping to fix it in post. I really wish Fuji would create a Superia simulation on the X series cameres! 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I love using the Fuji film simulations – on that Fuji X Weekly article you mention I like using the Portra one although the WB setting is never right for me! I began exploring different possibilities using the in-camera film simulation settings and came across Ritchie Roesch‘s “Fuji X Weekly” blog, which features some really excellent film simulation recipes inspired by classic films. Fujifilm claims that this film simulation matches the tonal range and even the film grain of its analog offering, which is quite impressive. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Right: Acros JPG. To take full advantage of the simulation modes, the user must shoot in JPEG, or, for the best of both worlds, raw + JPEG, in the cameras that offer this setting. Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X-Pro1 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R +6 more Reply Reply with quote Reply to thread Complain I am also frustrated that after pulling in the RAF to Lightroom I have no way to re-apply that film simulation recipe ot the RAF. Your email address will not be published. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Thank you for the quick reply will definitely be trying these settings out this weekend. (One small caveat here is that the film simulation modes aren't supported with first-generation 16mp sensor fuji cameras.) Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. PRO NEG STD is much more subdued than ASTIA, the other film recommended for portraits. Velvia is showing its rich colors here, with both the greens and the blues highly saturated. Step 7. Fuji film simulations recipes are more powerful than you know. You even have the ability with the Acros film simulation to apply yellow, red, and green filters in-camera. I have several ideas and aesthetics that… Thank you so much for your kind words. | FUJI X WEEKLY, Color: +3 (sometimes I’ll drop it to +1 when I want a less saturated look), Exposure compensation: typically between +1/3 and +1, Exposure compensation: typically between +1/3 and +2/3, Exposure compensation: between +1/3 and +2/3, ISO: usually 12800 but sometimes I’ll switch to Auto-ISO with a minimum of 2000 if there’s too much light or if I want less grain, adds a slight fade on the shadows using the tone curve. Several months ago I was asked on Facebook if I would share the film simulation settings I use on my Fuji cameras. Fujifilm states that Classic Negative has harder tonality and higher saturation than Classic Chrome. Matt also hosts an analogue photography podcast Matt Loves Cameras featuring reviews of classic film and instant cameras. Not only are they world leaders in optics, but they are also the biggest producer of instant film and cameras left in the market. Hopefully this will make things a little easier for those that are looking for them. Based on the comparison below, it does seem to be the case. Classic Chrome on the other hand is more neutral and subtle. Bottom: Velvia JPG. This works particularly well with older legacy lenses, because of their natural imperfections compared to current lenses. It was love at first sight as soon as I saw Jonas Rask’s images with this film sim, as it seemed to fit my “film-look” aesthetic right out of the box. Most of the times I use the camera jpgs with just minor tweaks in Capture One, I love the “softer” tones of the X-trans1 sensor! Posted on May 7, 2018 by Ritchie Roesch. Out of the box, it produces a flatter file with softer colors and tonality. Look at the difference between the sky and the grass in these shots. Thank you! Fujifilm took their color science know-how from the film days and created a range of film simulations for their digital cameras that feature a very high level of color accuracy and reproduction. It’s bold colors brought to life the natural world. For those who don't shoot Fujifilm digital, I completely understand their confusion over our collective fanaticism with the film simulation profiles. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Below you’ll find the different iterations of my recipe for the different camera/sensor generations (there is no X-Trans II version, but you can easily use the X-Trans III recipe for those cameras with some minor adjustments). Fortunately Lightroom has added Fuji profiles to allow you to apply these Film Sims in post production. Grain Off. So in order to simplify my shooting process and get more consistent results, I decided to stick with just one color simulation and one black & white simulation recipe. I have a custom user style that I apply upon importing the jpgs, which does the following: The differences compared to the original jpg are pretty subtle, as you can see on this example (left is the original, edit on the right): And that’s it. Provia is FUJIFILM’s “Standard” Film Simulation. Many street photographers seem to use this film simulation if they are shooting color for a raw, edgier look. The new part is my color film simulation settings, previously I had been using exclusively Ritchie’s recipes for color work! Actually, one article contained three different recipes, so technically we’re up to 14. I plugged your color settings into my xt2 and am going to go out today and try it out. I suggest you reset your custom WB that you use for Portra recipe once with a white card (maybe in daylight). Fujifilm produces the best straight-out-of-camera JPGs from any camera manufacturer. Bottom: Provia JPG. For example, if you prefer Fuji’s classic film tones, you can change the WB shift to -2 Red to enhance the greens. Passionate. Press Enter / Return to begin your search. Once or twice I bought a Fujicolor roll, but […] I say, just experiment with your picture settings and see what you personally like best for a given environment. But for amateurs like me who use photography to document their everyday life and the world around them, I strongly recommend giving it a try, I think you’ll be surprised with how liberating it is. It might be best to highlight which sections were uofadetd. Yes, there are a couple of different ways you can do this after you have taken an image. The red filter gives more contrast and a dramatic feel. My favorite Fujifilm film simulation settings. Sepia gives your image a reddish-brown look to mimic the feel of a vintage photo. Have you tried importing the jpgs to lightroom instead of the Rafs? It’s the default film simulation on X-Series cameras and is also labeled as “standard” in the menu. Right: Acros JPG with the red filter. It’s free! (PROVIA/STANDARD) Standard color reproduction. Another reason why I love mirrorless cameras is that you can even see the effect each film simulation will have through the viewfinder and on the LCD screen – very helpful. Matt Murray is a travel, portrait and stock photographer from Brisbane, Australia. I like to keep my default settings fairly neutral for more natural-looking images. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Pro Neg Hi is ideal for portraits with slightly enhanced contrast, especially when contrasted against Pro Neg Standard. Origin: Known mainly for working the Classic Chrome and Acros, Fujifilm X-Photographer LaRoque is something of a modern inspiration for me and my blog. Save up to 7 sets of custom camera settings for commonly-encountered situations. Nice photos, i recently tried out film simulations in camera myself, it’s been fun! Choosing between them became an extremely time consuming task and it got to the point where I would sometimes spend over half-an-hour with a single photo going back and forth between different looks. Right: Sepia JPG. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. It has softer graduations and skin tones, especially when compared to Pro Neg High. For best results, use it with creative lighting choices, or you may end up with a flat, boring-looking image. I’m not sure why anyone would use this filter, but each to their own. And I still import them to lightroom sometimes, if I’m not happy with the jpgs. EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING. Reds and greens also appear quite unique. Without any tweaks to the Colour, Shadow Tone, or Highlight Tone, the histogram in this example is fairly evenly spread out. Yes, you can actually process your RAW files as different film simulations in-camera. FS Acros Red. Film Simulation Bracketing is one of Fuji’s “Drive Modes.” The other drive modes are Continuous Burst, Auto-Exposure Bracket, Dynamic Range Bracket, and Focus Bracket, among others. Ritchie Roesch has been compiling scores of custom film simulations that approximate film stocks – including stocks that … For my color simulation, I took several ideas from Ritchie’s different recipes and mashed them all into one. I love the colors, contrast, and tones of this film simulation. The yellow filter seems more subtle. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. The second is by applying the simulation to a RAW file in the camera after you’ve taken it. However when shooting RAW and importing in Lightroom, the Film Sim effects are not carried across. In the heyday of film, they were also one of the leading brands for the production of 35mm and 120 films, making film emulsions loved by photographers everywhere. Right: Pro Neg High JPG. I still have an X100 – but this is the latest iteration in the series, the X100F. But … I still find that I want to tweak each image just a bit. Velvia was the nature photographer’s go-to film back in the film heyday. No, once you shoot the JPG with that film simulation, you can’t change it. This was my “original” recipe and it still holds a special place in my heart. ", I said, "I'll write a blog post!". Both are optimized for portraits. As with Acros, there are three variants for this mode; you can add a red, yellow, or green filter. Modeled after Fujifilm’s most popular print film for portraits, Fuji Pro 400H, it’s the film simulation I most use for portraits (alongside Astia). It’s much faster than starting from scratch with the Raf files! Velvia’s high contrast and high saturation make it a winning formula for wildlife and landscapes, though it’s one to avoid for portraits. Yes I fell in love with the way it renders colors and soft tones. Just got the X-T2 and have been taking it everywhere the last couple of days documenting everything going on around me. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not a “jpg fundamentalist” – I still use the raf files sometimes, either when the lightning conditions are more challenging or when I want a crazier look just for fun. I have a roll of Superia 400 waiting in the fridge, I’ve never tried one yet but I love some of the photos I’ve seen of others taken with that film. I dig the film simulations onboard. You can easily do that via a button on the back of your camera body, where you can cycle through all available options. Next, you need to set it up to shoot JPGs. Can I change the film simulation after I’ve shot a JPG? Secondly, the ACROS settings I've been using almost religiously are: Acros Red - JPEG Settings - Slightly different to as recorded on my main post. Instead, Fujifilm developed it to emulate the look of classic documentary-style photography. Like the Velvia Film Simulation mode, ASTIA also delivers vibrant colors with extra saturation, but its contrast is softer, making this a good choice for fashion, interiors, and even portraits. Matt publishes Fujifilm X-series body reviews, lens reviews and photo galleries on his website Matt Loves Fuji. Check out the Fuji X Weekly App for iOS. This is something that often surprises X-Series users. I have no idea what was written in the original. There are some noticeable differences over the RAW file, such as higher contrast and more saturation. © 2006 - 2020 Digital Photography School, All Rights You can apply them in-camera if you're shooting JPG or apply them in processing if you're shooting RAW. They started adding the iconic Provia, Astia and indeed the awesome Velvia preset in their jpeg settings on camera and later in their color profiles develop settings for Lightroom. WB Auto. In this article, I will introduce you to the commonly available Fujifilm JPG film simulations, including the characteristics of each one and when you might like to use them. Great tones and colors, though slightly subdued. It’s no wonder that as soon as I got my own X-pro3, I set it to Classic Negative and pretty much never changed it since! Some of these famous film stocks (Acros and Fuji Pro 400 H) still exist. Capture One also has good support for Fuji film simulation modes. I’m a fan of contrasty, grainy images when it comes to B&W, so I experimented a bit and discovered that the Acros film sim when shot at high ISOs produces some very film-like grain, which looks much more natural than the grain effect in the film sim settings. Now, go to the SHOOTING SETTING menu and select FILM SIMULATION BKT. Yeah, I know, I never warmed up to that Portra simulation because I couldn’t get the WB right either. Kind of a wash in this series, which goes to show that picking a film sim for the x100 really depends on the situation. Bottom: Pro Neg Std JPG. This is another simulation named after a slide film, in this case, the film that was very popular among portrait and fashion photographers. Right: Velvia JPG. DR Auto. They really do go beyond color profiles. Many FujiFilm cameras come with several film emulation profiles built-in. Helen December 17, 2017. 😦. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. While most of the times I use the camera jpgs instead of the raw files, I still run them through Capture One to do some quick adjustments. First of all, you’ll need an X-Series camera body. This blog provides the X100F perspective as that camera is my only Fuji. Select the IMAGE QUALITY SETTING tab, then highlight EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING and press MENU/OK. This site was a real game changer, as it allowed me to emulate directly in the camera many of the looks that I was trying to recreate using Lightroom presets. I also shoot 35mm film and usually have a roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 in my Nikon FE. I also find myself wanting to do some minor adjustments in the jpgs, so what I do is I import them to lightroom and apply a preset with the adjustments that I need. It has lower contrast and the colors are less saturated also, especially in the skin tones. They describe is as “ideal for a wide range of subjects.” “Safe” could be another good way to describe it. Just to be clear, I'm only talking about X-Trans conversions here. That’s my main B&W simulation, I almost never process the raws in those files. ASTIA/Soft. Non commercial. But Ritchie has come up with some amazing simulations, I use them all the time! Simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white (with or without color filters). After much trial and error, I settled on the settings below that I used almost exclusively on the X-Pro1 during the time that I had it: When it comes to monochrome images, I still use the same recipe that I came up with once I upgraded to an X-trans III camera some years years ago. Many people bypass it completely, choosing to create black and white images in post. So if you’re only shooting JPGs, make sure you’ve selected one that will complement your subject, or shoot JPG+RAW. "Of course! The green filters seem to work best when photographing people. The Fuji’s are indeed the perfect cameras to carry around with you everywhere, I think that’s one of the main advantages of the system. This Kodak T-Max 400 film simulation recipe is intended for the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 cameras; however, with a couple small modifications, it can be used on any X-Trans III or IV camera.
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