If you want to experiment with classic film colors or are impressed by films, this Kodachrome 64 recipe is one of the Fujifilm recipes you should try on your Fujifilm X Series camera.
This recipe was created for the X-Trans IV sensors and can be applied to the X-T30, X-T3, X-T30 II, X-S10, X-T4, X-Pro3, or Fujifilm bodies that are compatible with the Classic Chrome, one of the most popular Fujifilm simulations used for film recipe creation.
Kodachrome 64 recipe, a film classic that is suitable for both travel, street, and landscape. Is it suitable for portraits? We will find out at the end of this post.
What is the Kodachrome 64 Recipe is All About?
The Kodachrome 64 color film recipe was inspired by the Nomadic Mood recipe and is fine-tuned to look like a vintage film roll. This recipe is created with the Classic Chrome-based film simulation.
Let’s get started with a little history about Kodachrome.
Kodachrome is an incredible film that was discontinued in 2009. The main reason was that most of the photo processing labs were unable to develop and print Kodachrome anymore. However, with the rise of digital cameras, many people missed the incredible color saturation of Kodachrome.
In this article, we will look at how you can simulate the Kodachrome effect digitally with the Kodachrome 64 film recipe, although not technically the same as the original film.
Remember that this recipe is suitable for natural light sources. It is also made for people, street life and so on. It is up to your imagination and also the lighting condition in your area.
For Fujifilm X-T5 users, you can try test this Kodachrome on the new camera. The X-T5 has the latest X-Trans 5 sensor, so the output might be not the same, but of course there are no restrictions at all.
Kodachrome 64 Film Recipe Setting
Film Simulation: Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: Auto
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome FX Blue: Strong
White Balance: Auto, +3 Red & -4 Blue
ISO: Auto – 6400
Exposure Compensation -1/3 to +2/3
Kodachrome 64 Film Recipe Samples
How to Setup this Kodachrome 64 Film Simulation Recipe?
While there are many Lightroom versions of Kodachrome film filters available online, Fujifilm users can shoot SOOC and get stunning results without any editing needed.
First, you need to do the following things:
Open your Fujifilm camera, access the shortcut to the film simulation menu to select the Classic Chrome film simulation mode via the Q menu, make the adjustment with the setting below.
You can save this film recipe by storing film recipe custom settings in the camera for quicker access.
This digital version of Kodachrome 64 was created using Fujifilm film simulation recipes has a relatively high contrast color process when shooting straight out of the camera.
Is it Suitable for People?
Absolutely. The Kodachrome 64, especially in the natural color option is suitable for people photography under mixed lighting conditions (natural light, some artificial lights, as well as when shooting with available shade/haze conditions).
If you are shooting mainly on people, check out the Downtown Bloom recipe for portraits.
The Kodachrome 64 recipe also provides nice tones and colors, but only if you don’t look too closely (and it looks great when you do).
The best time to shoot with the Kodachrome 64 film recipe is on a sunny day, during the golden hour or a few hours before sunset. If you are looking for a Classic Chrome recipe, then this is one that you have to try.
This recipe is an alternative solution for older X-Trans IV models and also makes it easier for Fujifilm users that unable to use the Classic Negative-based film simulation. This film recipe is select as one of the best Fujifilm recipes I’ve ever created.
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There are different Kodachrome recipes are available out there to choose from. Is this the Kodachrome 64 recipe for Fujifilm you’re looking for? Cheers.
The photos above are shot with the Fujifilm X-T4 – AmazonUS