Classic Chrome and the XE1

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Digital Cameras' started by sanford, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. As anyone heard for sure if this new film simulation will make it to the XE1? Not that impressed with the samples I've seen so far.
  2. Classic Chrome looks okay in the David Hobby photos from a couple of months ago, but I haven't looked around to see the results others are getting.
    I'd like to see a Reala emulation. Or a firmware tweak to desaturate the reds, at least in the Provia and Astia emulations. They can leave the hypersaturated reds in the Velvia, I suppose. But I'm having to selectively desaturate the red channel in most JPEGs that include any significant reds, even when the in-camera JPEGs were already set to minimum saturation. That's the only significant weakness I see in the X-A1 JPEGs.
  3. Sanford, it doesn't look like it: there's a news item on dpreview today.
  4. Looks like the XE1 will miss out on the good stuff.
  5. It would be interesting to compare the in-camera Classic Chrome results with the Kodachrome emulation setting in the copy of Silkypix provided with Fuji cameras. That "K" mode from raw isn't bad, although it's not as convenient as the excellent Fuji in-cameras JPEGs.
    DxO Filmpack has a pretty good Kodachrome emulation, although results vary depending on how the raw file is tweaked (WB, etc.) before shuffling over to DxO FP for finishing. But it retains the characteristic blues and greens, without the hypersaturated reds that I generally found unpleasant with Velvia.
  6. I thought their Velvia film simulation was way too over saturated until I looked at some old slides. Velvia really did give people bright red faces.
  7. You can easily achieve the Classic Chrome look on the X-e1/x-a1/x-pro1. Set film simulation to Astia; Set Color to -2. Set highlight tone and shadow tone both to +1. The results are nearly identical to Classic Chrome. Try it out.

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