Kodachrome Classic for 70s Kodak Style

Vintage Kodachrome film recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

The classic Kodachrome films are much loved, and with adjustments to the Classic Chrome film simulation, images that reflect this era can be readily achieved on Fujifilm X-series cameras.

Early Kodachrome films had creamy skintones and delicious blues, giving them a character that is deeply connected to that era. Anything with creams, browns and blues looked fantastic on 60s and 70s Kodachrome film.

The good news is that there are excellent recipes covering this period, with the FujiXWeekly ones are a popular choice.

And, on this site, you should take a look at …

My Kodachrome Classic recipe is inspired by, rather than based on one of these, and is a result of a process of adjustment and shooting to try and capture the classic 60s and 70s Kodachrome look within my slightly softer style. So, here it is, with those beautiful Classic Chrome blues, to give retro Kodak tones in a soft tones look.

Kodachrome skies, with the Kodachrome Classic film recipe

Kodachrome Classic Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: 0
  • Colour: +2
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +1 (leave this off, if you want fast shooting)
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Old buildings in Wickham, with Kodachrome Classic
Birch trunks, taken with Kodachrome Classic film recipe
High flyer
Backlit copper beech
Spring leaves in morning light, Kodachrome Classic film recipe
Spring grasses, with sunlight behind. Kodachrome Classic film recipe.

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