… I accidentally discovered a vintage Kodachrome recipe for my Fujifilm X100F, based on Classic Chrome. By “accidentally” I mean that I had no intentions of creating a Kodachrome look. I captured a RAW image and played around with it in the camera’s built-in RAW editor. I was trying to see what crazy looks I could get if I really messed around with the settings. One of the versions that I created reminded me of vintage Kodachrome.
Ritchie's happy accident allowed me to capture these in-camera JPEG images. I have never photographed with any Kodachrome film stock so I don't know how accurate Ritchie's recipe is to the original film. However, I do like the results.
If it were possible to add an S-curve in-camera, I would add a slight fade to give an old photographic print look.
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 these Chrome Film Simulation recipes are a good starting point for me to learn how these film simulations works, tweak them and find my own recipe.
I am using Ritchie's recipe with one modification. I am not a fan of film grain so I have set the grain setting to off for all of these. All of the images here were SOOC JPEGs.