X-Trans IV film recipe based on aged Aerocolor 125 aerial film
A short while ago I was reading a discussion about a discontinued film, Aerocolor 125. it seems that there isn’t a film recipe available for this film at the moment, so I wanted to give it a try.
When googling for samples I found quite a number of olive green toned images taken in a lomography style with expired film stock. This is the look that I’ve tried to replicate in this film recipe, which I call Aerocolor Lomo.
The base colour tone is an aged yellow green using Eterna as the simulation. This tint shows up strongly in scenes with trees and other greenery. If some conditions, this can be overpowering (e.g. without other colours in the images), but when shooting a more mixed scene, the effect is closer to the examples I saw.
In December, 2022, I revisited this recipe and took some shots in a snowy country lane, and fell in love with the recipe all over again.
Aerocolor Lomo Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Cinema
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: 6450K
- WB Shift: +1 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: +1
- Shadows: +3
- Colour: -2
- Sharpness: +1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
If you enjoy an expired/aged style for your film recipe, you might also like these other recipes …
- Summer Bleach – for a warm washed out tone
- Fading Memory – for soft tones with Bleach Bypass
- Hipsta Ray Mark II – for sepia tones inspired by Hipstamatic
- Decade Print – for a style like an aging colour photo
I’ve also made the Aerocolor film recipe, based on the same film, but without the aged tone.
And, finally, if you’d like to see Aerocolor 125 interpreted by Ritchie Roesch at FujiXWeekly, he has added a recipe called SantaColor based on that look.