• Nostalgic 70’s film simulation (X-trans IV)

    Nostalgic 70’s film simulation (X-trans IV)

    With the release of the new X-H2S and X-H2 models also came the Nostalgic Negative film simulation to the X system for the first time. Now the latest Xt-5 also comes with it. This is my own attempt to emulate the Nostalgic Negative simulation.

  • No Kaizen love anymore

    No Kaizen love anymore

    For those not very familiar with Fujifilm, kaizen is a Japanese word that means “improvement” and could be further be defined as :

  • Tokyo Vice film simulation (X-trans IV)

    Tokyo Vice film simulation (X-trans IV)

    For some time now I’ve been looking to use the more “traditional” film simulations as a building base for my recipes. I mean “traditional” in that those recipes are the original ones, those that came out with the first consumer series cameras way back in the day, like the venerable FinePix F200EXR.

  • Fluorescent Negative film simulation (X-trans IV)

    Fluorescent Negative film simulation (X-trans IV)

    Ever since the Classic Negative film simulation was released and I got my X-Pro3 I’ve been using it and trying hard to love it. I must say that my most used and loved film simulation, aside the black & white ones, has been Classic Chrome. Classic Negative is interesting in a way that it gives […]

  • Q2 Monochrom  film simulation (X-trans IV)

    Q2 Monochrom film simulation (X-trans IV)

    NOTE: There was an early version of this recipe, which I have dramatically altered since then, as it was far from accurate. This new one should be more like the “real” thing. The great thing about the Fujifilm cameras is their what so called film simulations, which are, as you may know, some sort of […]

  • The Fuji X-Pro3  long term kind of review

    The Fuji X-Pro3 long term kind of review

    As with other pseudo reviews in this site I won’t delve in all the technicalities of this camera. My aim here is to share my shooting experience and hopefully to give you a better idea of what you can expect if you are planning to buy this quite expensive piece of gear. As it stands […]

  • My X-Pro3 sub-monitor issue

    My X-Pro3 sub-monitor issue

    Background I’ve enjoyed my X-Pro3 camera since the first day I’ve had it. I previously owned an X-Pro2 which had been my sort of perfect camera, from street photography to travel photography. After long thought I decided to upgrade to the X-Pro3 and sell the X-Pro2 which I quite frankly regret sometimes, not because I’m […]

  • Red (and Classic Neg)

    Red (and Classic Neg)

    I just wanted to put here some examples of the treatment Classic Negative does to colours, specially red. The photos below where taken with the excellent Superia 800 film recipe for X-trans that uses Classic Negative film simulation and that I’m experimenting a lot with lately. What do you think ?

  • Saul & Ernst  Recipe (X-Trans III)

    Saul & Ernst Recipe (X-Trans III)

    The inspiration This is an approach attempt to a colour style inspired from some of the iconic images from the works of Saul Leiter and Ernst Haas. If you don’t know them, check them out it’s well worth it. The idea is to achieve a “painterly” look. I’ve deliberately chosen to go for a warm […]

  • A case for Fujinon small manual lenses

    A case for Fujinon small manual lenses

    Why I would love Fujifilm to start a line of faster and smaller manual lenses