The new part is my color film simulation settings, previously I had been using exclusively Ritchie’s recipes for color work! Based on the comparison below, it does seem to be the case. Bottom: Provia JPG. The yellow filter seems more subtle. 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. Most of the times, yeah. 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. For example, it is rumored that the newest film simulation launched with the X-Pro 3 – Classic Negative – will be rolled out to cameras, including the X-T3 and X-T30, very soon via a firmware update. Fujifilm has been a leader in the photographic industry for decades. Fujifilm X100F Film Simulation Settings. Fujifilm’s classic black and white emulsion brought to life digitally with rich details and excellent sharpness. No, the Fujifilm JPG film simulations available to your X-Series camera depend on the model and the firmware updates you have applied. 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. Fuji film simulations recipes are more powerful than you know. Something that I realized from using his simulations is that the biggest defining factor in the final look of the jpg is the Auto White Balance shift applied. Many of you know that I am an avid film photographer. Select the IMAGE QUALITY SETTING tab, then highlight EDIT/SAVE CUSTOM SETTING and press MENU/OK. One of the great features with all Fuji X Series cameras is the ability to apply various Film Simulations. Just to be clear, I'm only talking about X-Trans conversions here. I shot on 135-format film for some years, using a Samsung compact. I love its look and it’s the one I currently use on my x100F: Since the first-generation X cameras didn’t have Classic Negative or Classic Chrome, I had to try out different alternatives to get close to the look of my original color recipe. 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. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. If youâre a Fuji shooter with any interest in SOOC jpgs, FujiXWeekly is the finest resource available. Fujiâs Standard/Provia film simulation looks great on its own, and I â¦ This setting will be applied to all the JPGs produced until you change it. The red filter gives more contrast and a dramatic feel. Hi, I have created my own 7 Custom Settings for Film Simulation with different values for Grain Effect, Color Chrome effect, WB, DR, Sharpness etc...etc. Helen December 17, 2017. Classic Chrome on the other hand is more neutral and subtle. It’s bold colors brought to life the natural world. Your email address will not be published. Thank you Janice, I’m glad you found them useful! Red filters have long been used in black and white photography to increase contrast and make images look more dramatic. Velvia is showing its rich colors here, with both the greens and the blues highly saturated. So I’ve had to tweak my color recipe a few times along the way to fit each camera generation – they’re not exact matches, of course, but I believe they have the same overall vibe. I began exploring different possibilities using the in-camera film simulation settings and came across Ritchie Roeschâs âFuji X Weeklyâ blog, which features some really excellent film simulation recipes inspired by classic films. Provia is FUJIFILMâs âStandardâ Film Simulation. For best results, use it with creative lighting choices, or you may end up with a flat, boring-looking image. Press MENU/OK in shooting mode to display the shooting menu. Like so many other Fujifilm users out there, one of the main things that drew me into the X series system was the quality of their jpg files and the film simulations. This works particularly well with older legacy lenses, because of their natural imperfections compared to current lenses. Kind of a wash in this series, which goes to show that picking a film sim for the x100 really depends on the situation. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. Thereâs been a lot of interest in my film simulation recipes, so I thought that Iâd put them all in one convenient place. Fujifilm claims that this film simulation matches the tonal range and even the film grain of its analog offering, which is quite impressive. They really do go beyond color profiles. WB Auto. 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. Hi Luis, I don’t want to be stuck with just a JPG. Non commercial. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. I have a X Pro-1 and Ive been experimenting for about a year now and really love all these simulation recipes but the white balance never seem to come out remotely close, any suggestions? Right: Acros JPG. It’s fun to change the film simulations to see what different effects they give you. 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. Instead, Fujifilm developed it to emulate the look of classic documentary-style photography. So when youâre using Film Simulation Bracketing, you canât use any of the other drive modes. Secondly, the ACROS settings I've been using almost religiously are: Acros Red - JPEG Settings - Slightly different to as recorded on my main post. It’s much faster than starting from scratch with the Raf files! That had a lot to do with my decision to purchase the X-T2. Iâm 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. The yellow filter seems more subtle. So if you’re only shooting JPGs, make sure you’ve selected one that will complement your subject, or shoot JPG+RAW. Yeah, I know, I never warmed up to that Portra simulation because I couldn’t get the WB right either. Right: Pro Neg Standard JPG. Close the preferences window. My favorite Fujifilm film simulation settings. Out of the box, it produces a flatter file with softer colors and tonality. Fujifilm produces the best straight-out-of-camera JPGs from any camera manufacturer. Characteristics: This film simulation is based on Fujiâs Professional Color Negative film and comes in two flavors. Highlight -1. The tonality of this image is quite soft compared to others. The ability to see through the viewfinder or LCD is incredible. So far this year I have published 12 new film simulation recipes: six for ânewerâ Fujifilm cameras, such as my X-T30, and six for âolderâ models, such as my X-T1. Darktable: Is This Free Lightroom Alternative Right for You? Great tones and colors, though slightly subdued. This was the original black and white Fujifilm JPG film simulation on X-Series cameras until Acros came along. Here are the settings that I often use after years of experimenting. ð¦. 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! Categories: Mirrorless Cameras Tags: Fujifilm, Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm X100T Mirrorless Camera I frequently get asked which film settings are best for the X100. Cameras like the X-Pro2, X-T2, the new X-H1, and even the less expensive models, like the X-E3, all feature 15 different Film Simulations, as theyâre called. Many FujiFilm cameras come with several film emulation profiles built-in. The first is using software such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Film Simulation: Acros; Highlight Tone:-2; Shadow Tone:-2; Pro Neg LaRoque. You even have the ability with the Acros film simulation to apply yellow, red, and green filters in-camera. However, this article isn't going to be about the merits of shooting film, but the value of Fujifilm's film simulations. Most manufacturer's JPEG profiles are average at best. Bottom: Pro Neg Hi JPG. Share with us in the comments. I also shoot 35mm film and usually have a roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 in my Nikon FE. 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. ð. Crafting and Inspiring Great Imagery / Medium Format. Capture One also has good support for Fuji film simulation modes. Thank you! 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. Classic Chrome has lower color saturation and full-bodied tones, giving it a distinctive look. Fujifilm states that Classic Negative has harder tonality and higher saturation than Classic Chrome. 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. 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. FS Acros Red. 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. However when shooting RAW and importing in Lightroom, the Film Sim effects are not carried across. | 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 Iâll 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. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. My favorites so far have been the Kodachrome simulations (both the Vintage Kodachrome and Kodachrome II) and Fuji Superia 800, but they’re really all quite excellent and cover an enormous range of looks. I’ve loved playing around with different looks to my images over the years. Press Enter / Return to begin your search. The JPEGs are ephemeral. Right: Velvia JPG. DR Auto. It might be best to highlight which sections were uofadetd. Right: Astia JPG. 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. 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. One of the things that I was also hoping to achieve by shooting jpg was to get a more consistent look in my photos, but looking back that never really happened because I kept changing back and forth between all of those recipes! "Of course! How would I reproduce these in older x trans sensor? 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. Fujifilm's customisable film simulation settings make me shoot in jpeg more and more. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Velvia’s high contrast and high saturation make it a winning formula for wildlife and landscapes, though it’s one to avoid for portraits. Agfa and Kodak films were the brands I used the most. I am feeling rather sheepish about this post. The Classic Negative film simulation also seems to warm the highlights and cool the shadows. 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). ð, Beautiful color setting there! But at least for now I’m leaving it on, just so I can get a final image straight out of camera. I really wish Fuji would create a Superia simulation on the X series cameres! Check out the Fuji X Weekly App for iOS. Fujifilmâs two 24-megapixel cameras, the X-Pro2 and X-T2, offer a film simulation mode that accurately emulates their remarkable black and white Neopan ACROS film. Some of these famous film stocks (Acros and Fuji Pro 400 H) still exist. 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. PRO NEG STD is much more subdued than ASTIA, the other film recommended for portraits. X-Trans IVX100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-T3 &â¦ Sigh. Thank you for the quick reply will definitely be trying these settings out this weekend. I always use the same camera settings on the x-pro1, which are: Auto ISO, Auto DR, Astia, Color -2, NR -2, H: 0, S: 0 (or 1), WB shift R4 B-5. The Fujifilm X Series cameras all have a diverse set of buil-in color palettes which have been been modeled to match some of Fujiâs most classic film stocks. Thank you so much for your kind words. I like to keep my default settings fairly neutral for more natural-looking images. I have several ideas and aesthetics thatâ¦ Isle of Wight RAW file. Provia: The Jack-of-All-Trades Fujifilmâs most popular E-6 slide film is alive and well in todayâs X-series lineup. First of all, you’ll need an X-Series camera body. Bottom: Asita JPG. Yet there will be more! © 2006 - 2020 Digital Photography School, All Rights Bottom: Acros JPG. Many street photographers seem to use this film simulation if they are shooting color for a raw, edgier look. I still have an X100 – but this is the latest iteration in the series, the X100F. Many people bypass it completely, choosing to create black and white images in post. You can apply them in-camera if you're shooting JPG or apply them in processing if you're shooting RAW. Actually, one article contained three different recipes, so technically weâre up to 14. Yes, you can actually process your RAW files as different film simulations in-camera. No, once you shoot the JPG with that film simulation, you can’t change it. Base Settings. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Thanks for the article and the diverse array of sample photos to give us an idea of what your recipe looks like in different contexts. I have no idea what was written in the original. Step 7. The Film Simulation mode does the same, with a boost in color saturation and contrast that is great for landscape and nature photography. This is part of Fujifilm’s ongoing improvements they make to their cameras and lenses. With its medium contrast and saturation, this is the most neutral film simulation and is suited to most genres of photography. Bottom: Velvia JPG. I dig the film simulations onboard. For example, if you prefer Fuji’s classic film tones, you can change the WB shift to -2 Red to enhance the greens. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. I’m a big fan of Kodak’s tones – especially in its slide films – so my color simulation is geared towards that warmer look, but you can change that just by changing the WB shift. Now from the "Cameraâ pop-up menu, choose the camera you want to set the settings for and from the "Default" pop-up choose "Camera Settings". Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. This is another simulation named after a slide film, in this case, the film that was very popular among portrait and fashion photographers. Although the number of film simulations has grown over the years with the release of new generations of cameras and sensors, new film simulations don’t always roll out to older model cameras. 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. When I choose one of the 7 Film Simulations from the Q-menu all the added settings working correct. The second is by applying the simulation to a RAW file in the camera after you’ve taken it. Posted on May 7, 2018 by Ritchie Roesch. It has lower contrast and the colors are less saturated also, especially in the skin tones. Originally I came up with this recipe when I was using a X-T20, but since then I’ve also owned a X-Pro1 which didn’t have Classic Chrome available, and now I’m using a X-Pro3 which has the amazing new Classic Negative. Have you tried importing the jpgs to lightroom instead of the Rafs? When I first bought a Fujifilm Finepix X100 in 2012, I was absolutely stunned by the quality of the images it produced. Fujifilm claims that this film simulation matches the tonal range and even the film grain of its analog offering, which is quite impressive. This is something that often surprises X-Series users. I have imported the JPEG+RAW but … that uses so much disk space. It simulates NS160, a professional color negative film for studio portraiture. Can I change the film simulation after I’ve shot a JPG? Matt also hosts an analogue photography podcast Matt Loves Cameras featuring reviews of classic film and instant cameras. The colors and details are just stunning, and as someone who grew up with film photography in the 80s, the idea of having film simulations directly in the camera was just perfect! One setting where I still have some doubts is the grain effect… I feel the new size option is a definite improvement, but somehow I still don’t find it as convincing as the grain from Capture One, let alone real film. Hopefully this will make things a little easier for those that are looking for them. Just wanted to share my thoughts on the importance of Fuji's Film Simulations. This was my “original” recipe and it still holds a special place in my heart. Save up to 7 sets of custom camera settings for commonly-encountered situations. Right: Monochrome JPG. 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. Itâs nothing short of amazing the range you get when editing Fujifilmâs raf files, especially when it comes to recovering shadows and highlights. Matt publishes Fujifilm X-series body reviews, lens reviews and photo galleries on his website Matt Loves Fuji. This blog provides the X100F perspective as that camera is my only Fuji. Non professional. Thanks for reading it, hope you’ll find them useful too! But Ritchie has come up with some amazing simulations, I use them all the time! Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. You can get as many different looks as you want, none necessarily âbetterâ than the others, just different. You can easily choose the Fujifilm film simulations via a button on the back of X-Series camera bodies. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like... Best Fujifilm X-Series Kit for Urban Portraits. The red filter gives more contrast and a dramatic feel. Next, you need to set it up to shoot JPGs. I hope this helps you. Look at the difference between the sky and the grass in these shots. That being said, it shouldn’t be too hard to replicate this look with the Rafs in lightroom. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Skies look different with this simulation, as it removes magenta. Now, go to the SHOOTING SETTING menu and select FILM SIMULATION BKT. 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). “ My favorite Fujifilm film simulation settings ”. You even have the ability with the Acros film simulation to apply yellow, red, and green filters in-camera. Reds and greens also appear quite unique. Ritchie Roesch has been compiling scores of custom film simulations that approximate film stocks â including stocks that â¦ I quite often use this simulation for shooting portraits. Right: Acros JPG with the green filter. That’s my main B&W simulation, I almost never process the raws in those files. It’s like making a print and throwing away the film negative. You can even convert RAW images to JPG with Fujifilm JPG film simulations in-camera, but that’s a topic for another day. Left: Isle of Wight RAW file. This Fujifilm JPG film simulation is not based on a classic film emulsion. And of course there are plenty of situations (especially for those doing professional paid work) where the flexibility of Raw is a must. Simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white (with or without color filters). Right: Acros JPG with the red filter. Saved settings can be recalled using IMAGE QUALITY SETTING > SELECT CUSTOM SETTING. Then click "Create Default." Astia is known for its softer colors and contrast, giving a more subdued look overall with beautiful tones. To learn more about how to adjust shortcuts, I have the video in my catalogue. It’s the default film simulation on X-Series cameras and is also labeled as “standard” in the menu. Top: Kids in a filed RAW file. Right: Classic Chrome JPG.