The Power of Fujifilm Colors: Why I LOVE Fuji Colors and See Them in Action at Our Film Simulations Group

I don’t know you, but when I look at an image, the first thing I notice is not how sharp it is at 400% magnification or how grainy it is at 12800 ISO.

Nope!

What first grabs my attention are subject/composition and colors. Those are the main “WOW” factors for me.

And while for the first one (subject/composition) no Fujifilm camera can help you and it’s totally up to the photographer to compose a pleasing image, when it comes to colors, Fujifilm cameras can be quite a good support for us photographers, and certainly they are for me.

Since I switched to Fujifilm (after a long journey searching for “my” system), I have quite radically changed (and speed-up) my editing-workflow thanks to Fuji’s film simulations.

I still shoot RAW+JPEG, I still adjust exposure, add sharpening here and there and make some other tweaks. But the more film simulations Fujifilm was releasing over the years, the less I found myself in the need to laboriously edit the color part of my images in order to set the right mood.

Not to talk of all those times, when the JPEG is just right out of the box, and I don’t adjust anything at all.

So yes, for me, Fujifilm film simulation make a whole lot of difference and are one of the main reasons why I love Fujifilm.

In order to celebrate Fujifilm colors, I recently launched the Fujifilm Film Simulation group, which has reached 10+K members in a very short time.

In this group, images can be edited in all their parts (sharpening, shadow/highlight recovery etc), except for colors. The colors must come purely out of your Fujifilm camera (or be applied in post in Capture One / Lightroom).

It is also allowed to share images that use custom presets, which means take a film simulation and fine tune its settings in-camera (increase contrast, add grain etc), creating your own receipts to store as custom profile inside your Fujifilm camera. Those are very fun to try out!

Now, since I am in total lockdown again (see me here chilling with my dog and cat at home), I have a bit more time this weekend and I decided to use it to go though the images at our Fujifilm Film Simulation group and pick out some of the most liked shots for you.

You’ll see images taken with all kind of film simulations, but you’ll notice that Classic Chrome and Classic Negative turn out to be the most shared and liked ones (or receipts derived from those film simulations).

But also ACROS, Velvia, Provia and one of my favorites, Astia, are also present down below.

Feel free to check out the images below and to join the group if you want.

NOTE: if you join the group and share images, do not forget to tell us which film simulation you used in the description of the image.

I wish you a fantastic weekend,
Patrick

Film Simulation Images Roundup

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This Guy Designed Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipe Cards to Download and Print

One of facebook group I enjoy most lately is our fast growing Fujifilm film simulation group (8.6K members already!!).

What’s special about it?

Well, images shared in this group can be edited in all their parts (sharpening, shadow/highlight recovery etc), except for colors, which must come purely out of the Fujifilm camera (or the film simulation can applied in post in Capture One / Lightroom).

Navigating through the group shows that film simulations are not a marketing gimmik, but a powerful tool available to all Fujifilm X and GFX shooters.

And that Fujifilm takes colors seriously is also shown by the fact that the guy, who developed the original Velvia film, is now in charge of bringing the magic of film colors into Fuji’s digital cameras. We reported about Minami-San here. A life devoted to colors.

But here is the thing.

While Fujifilm currently offers many film simulations (and is always developing new ones), the Fujifilm X/GFX community often loves to fine-tune them to taste.

On the internet you can find all possible receipts. For example, here you can find 80+ film simulation receipts to download in form of PDF.

Now, many X shooters like to save the various film simulations receipts in their 7 available custom presets. But what if 7 is not enough, because the receipts you like to use regulary are more than that?

Well, an answer could be the “Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipe Cards” developed by Oleksii Prytuhin (instagram).

Print them in credit card size (as fellow FS-member Mick did here), put them in your wallet and keep them always with you. When needed, take them out, check the settings, adjust the camera settings and you are good to shoot again.

For now the receipts available in form of flash cards are still limited, but let’s hope Oleksii will slowly extend the number of cards available.

You can check out the Film simulation receipt cards at Fuji X Weekly here.

Of course, if any FR-reader would like to continue Oleskii’s work, feel free to do so, and to share with FujiRumors. I’d be happy to dedicate it another article here on FujiRumors.

Thanks to Kiattikool for sharing this information at our Film simulation group here, to Richie for writing this article and making the PDF available, and of course to Oleksii for the nice idea and the work.

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Fujifilm’s Classic Negative Film Simulation Coming via Firmware Update to X-T3, GFX100 and X-T30

Classic Negative

As FujiRumors already told you here, along with the Fujifilm X-Pro3 on October 23, Fujifilm will also launch the new Classic Negative film simulation.

Classic Negative has a lovely nostalgic and vintage touch to it (see images below).

The good news I hear from sources:

  • Fujifilm will upgrade X Processor 4 cameras (Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100) with Classic Negative film simulation

Sadly (if the rumor is correct), my lovely little X-E3 won’t get it.

↓ First Classic Negative Samples at the Bottom ↓

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Gets New “Classic Negative” Film Simulation

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