My Fujifilm X-Pro2 Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch (Fuji X Weekly)

I believe that Haas, Ghirri and Eggleston continued to use Kodachrome even beyond 1974 when the new version came out, but it seems they used it less extensively, especially Eggleston, who became known for his work with color negatives. Still, each of these three photographers captured some of their most recognizable images on the second era of Kodachrome. And that’s the look that the film simulation recipe below is based on.

Yet another excellent film simulation recipe with which I can experiment to create one for my X-T2. Thank you, Ritchie!

The following images were hurriedly taken short after reading this article. I apologize for the banality of the subject material.

Meethi—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Feet—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Sassafras—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Backyard—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

I have been shooting using the defaults on my Fujifilm X-T2 and getting good results. However, I want to shorten the path between the defaults, experimentation, and finding my own settings. I discovered Ritchie Roesch’s website via a Google search for “Classic Chrome Film Simulation Recipes”. Ritchie has created an incredible set of recipes for his XPro2 and X100F. I think this ACROS Film Simulation Recipe is a good starting point for me to learn how these film simulations works, tweak them and find my own recipe.

I will most likely use this recipe for most of my street photography and general photography.

All of the images here were SOOC JPEGs.

Standard ACROS—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 16 mm, f/2.8

You find this Fujifilm X100F ACROS film simulation recipe on Ritchie’s website. The version I am using is below.

  • Acros+G
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlight: +2
  • Shadows: +2
  • Noise Reduction: -2
  • Sharpening: +2
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • ISO: Auto up to 12800