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  1. Albert Smith
    July 9, 2020 @ 2:51 pm

    I’m pretty old and started photography in the 1960s. I shot slide film for all of my most important images, Kodachrome in the early days and Fujichrome at the end of my film days.

    With slide film, you got the shot or you didn’t, and at 50 to 75 cents per frame, you had better learn how to get the shot.

    Today, with my Fujifilm cameras I shoot like I did with slide film. I have multiple film simulations (all with tweaked highlight, shadow, color, sharpening, etc…)
    programmed into the Q menus that I arrived at after much trial and error. They are all annotated with a narrative description that describes the use as I scroll through the Q menu custom settings. All of my cameras have the exact same set ups, so there is no difference in the output from any of 3 bodies.

    Today I enjoy plugging my camera into my large HDTV via an HDML cable when I return home and enjoying a slide show immediately. Film simulations are like getting a box of slides back from the lab. You got the shot, now enjoy looking at the images.


    • Alwin Kok
      July 9, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      Hi Albert,

      I thank you for your sharing. Your experience with slide films was a wonderful one. I can imagine how you process the slide film while I reading it.

      Thank you and have a great day ahead.


    • Timothy Gasper
      February 22, 2021 @ 7:14 am

      I hear you Albert. I grew up shooting slides as well, starting in 1960. I still do for a few agencies who ask mostly for slides, but with medium format or larger. When I got my first Fujifilm digital, the XT1, I went right for the film simulation mode to make the settings I like for the types of photography I am shooting. It’s nice to plug in the camera to the TV and go through all of them. What is ironic to me is that here we are deep into the digital age and cameras now are ‘simulating’ film media. I mean like…why bother? Glad I kept all my film cameras. Keep shooting.


  2. Thomas
    October 8, 2020 @ 9:49 pm

    Did you made any in camera changes in the jpge settings? Highlight, Contrast, Color, etc.


  3. Gordon Ovenshine
    May 1, 2021 @ 11:55 pm

    Hi Alwin, any chance you could share your presets on classic chrome and negative?


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