I spent many years shooting Kodachrome and Ektachrome films and if there is anything I have missed from straight out of the camera color it is the wonderful subtlety and neutral colors that Kodachrome gave me.
Fuji is known for their color films and their X series cameras – have film simulations for a few of their most popular slide (chrome) and negative color films as well as some basic black and white.
This article points out what a great job Fuji has done to reproduce the effect of Kodak’s Kodachrome film and call it “Classic Chrome.”
I have been doing shooting with this particular simulation which is only available in Jpeg. When shooting Raw + Jpeg, the raw file does not receive data for the film simulation, because IT IS RAW. But Fuji Jpegs are generally just beautiful straight out of the camera and quite usable as a primary image. Of course your favorite editing program can tweak it anyway you like for your personal preferences.
Please read David Hobby’s take on this. Even if you do not use a Fuji X camera you will still find the article interesting.
What the article does not cover are Lightroom presets that are made by software folks who in some cases have produced some excellent add ins for Lightroom and Photoshop that can emulate film and the textures and organic looks that we all love.
Among the new features of the newly announced Fujifilm X100T is something they call the “Classic Chrome” film setting. Technically this is not a debut, hav