MetroChrome Obscura – Warm Cinematic Film Recipe For Fujifilm Cameras

Discover a remarkable, vivid and warm Classic Chrome film simulation recipe that beautifully emulates the beloved CineStill 400D film stock. Perfect for all your street and portrait photography needs, especially those with stunning high contrast scenes.
Mood: Warm Cinematic, Vivid, Film-Look

It has been awhile and I am excited to share with you another version of my cinematic film recipes, MetroChrome Obscura and this time we are going to create a Fujifilm simulation recipe that mimics the iconic CineStill 400D film stock. With just a few adjustments to your Fujifilm camera settings, you will be able to unlock the magic of this MetroChrome Obscura film recipe and achieve the same warm tones, fine-grain structure, and cinematic aesthetic that is unique to CineStill 400D. Let’s get started and create a stunning Fujifilm recipe that pays homage to this film stock.

After the incredible success of creating the Vision Obscura recipe, I found myself inspired to go for round two and create a new masterpiece. This time, I am excited to present to you my mimic of the beloved warm and high-contrast CineStill 400D film stock, optimized for use on any Fujifilm X-Series camera with the Classic Chrome film simulation.

About The MetroChrome Obscura Recipe

Created using Classic Chrome film simulation for all Fujifilm X Series cameras, MetroChrome Obscura is a fantastic option for street photographers wanting great warm tone results both during the day and at night. With its tested ability to capture stunning images in various lighting conditions, this warm cinematic film simulation recipe is a must-try for any photography enthusiast who is looking for a Classic Chrome based film recipe.

MetroChrome Obscura is an excellent choice for low-light conditions. With the addition of a diffusion filter, you can further improve your photography and achieve a more cinematic look. Its fine-grain structure with the film grain settings set to minimal and warm tones make it ideal for capturing captivating portraits with a nostalgic feel. Trust MetroChrome Obscura to deliver exceptional results every time.

It took me several attempts to perfect the white balance shift and Kelvin temperature adjustments for the MetroChrome Obscura but I ended up setting the White Balance to Daylight. My goal was to achieve a balanced tonality while preserving the unique warm tones during rapid lighting changes throughout a scene.

If you’re using an older Fujifilm X-Trans sensor camera and want to try out the MetroChrome Obscura, don’t stress over the settings. The most important thing is to adjust the white balance shift. Don’t fuss over any custom settings if they’re not readily available on your camera.

For portrait photographers that uses film simulation recipes, MetroChrome Obscura can be a great alternative to the popular Downtown Bloom or High Fashion recipe. With its subtle yet distinct tones, MetroChrome Obscura adds an extra layer of depth to your photographs, making them stand out in any setting. So if you’re looking for a fresh take on a warm film recipe, give MetroChrome Obscura a try and see the difference for yourself.

MetroChrome Obscura For Vivid Cinematic Tone

Thank you so much for your continued support and interest in my Fujifilm recipes! As a result of high demand from my photographer friends and readers who have already tried my recipes, I have created MetroChrome Obscura specifically for Fujifilm users who are seeking a new warm-look film recipe with Classic Chrome. I truly appreciate all of your encouragement and I am grateful to have such an amazing community of photographers to share my passion with.

This film simulation recipe is intended to be used on older Fujifilm camera models X-Trans III and X-Trans IV, as well as new sensors X-T5X-H2, and X-H2S, the X100VI, and perhaps the latest Fujifilm X-T50.

This CineStill 400D film recipe is one of the Obscura recipes & Classic Chrome recipes that came to my mind all of a sudden and using Classic Chrome is also another option to eliminate some bluish tone when shooting at night. Trust me, there were some unwanted tones when I tested Classic Negative, although I originally wanted to use that for this recipe. So, it’s always wise to experiment when creating film recipes to find the one that truly works.

MetroChrome Obscura Film Recipe Custom Settings

Film Simulation

Classic Chrome

Highlight

-1

Shadow

+0.5

Color

+3

WB / Color Temperature

Daylight, 4 Red & -5 Blue

Exposure Compensation

-1/3 to +1/3

ISO

Auto up to ISO 6400

Clarity

0

Sharpness

-2

Noise Reduction

-4

Grain Effect / Grain Size

Off

Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue

Off

Dynamic Range

400

Street Samples

MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe CineStill 400D Street Photography Reflection
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe Street Photography Light & Shadow
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe Street Photography Juxta
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe Street Photography
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe Night Street Photography
Fujifilm X-T4 // SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, January 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe Street Photography Malaysia
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe CineStill 400D Street Photography Lighting
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
Metrochrome Obscura Fuji Recipe - CineStill 400D Street Photography Color
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe CineStill 400D Street Photography
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm f2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
MetroChrome Obscura Fuji Recipe CineStill 400D Night Street Photography
Fujifilm X-T4 // SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, January 2024

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