Ultrasoft 77, for Mellow Low Contrast Style

Film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-series with Eterna Cinema

Soft tones photography is definitely my preferred style, and you’ll know this from the type of recipes I make on this site. For this one, I decided to see how far I could push it, and still get pleasing results. So, we have Ultrasoft 77, a warm and cosy Eterna film recipe, with the flattest possible tone curve for super soft tones.

This film recipe is useful when you want to tame harsh lighting conditions, and you can get interesting results on rainy days too. But, Ultrasoft 77 really comes into its own during the softer light of golden hour. You can achieve some very delicate results in the first and last hours of the day.

The softest of tones, from the Ultrasoft 77 recipe

Film Recipe for Ultrasoft 77

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +7 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +2
  • EV compensation: -1/3

Whilst this recipe uses a -2, -2 tone curve it isn’t softened with negative sharpening or clarity. In fact, you still get crisp edges and sharp images, with a +2 clarity crisping things up just a touch. I find it a nice effect, but you can leave clarity off if you prefer.

Softness at sunset, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Sweet pea flowers, captured with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Butterfly bush (with bee), Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
An ultrasoft sunset, with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Warm tone mellowness in the park, with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Soft tone seeds, captured with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
About to bloom, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Boats on the water, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Cruising the river, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Urban view on a dull day, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Sundown over the river, with the Ultrasoft 77 film recipe

Rainy Days with Ultrasoft 77

Rainy early Autumn day, with the Ultrasoft 77 recipe
Beech leaves in the rain, taken with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Rainy day in the woods, captured with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Rainy day urbex, with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe
Warm tones on a rainy day, with Ultrasoft 77 film recipe

More Recipes with Flattened Tone Curve

As a fan of soft tone photography, I’ve made plenty of recipes with a softer tone that lift shadows and soften highlights. Here are a few that you might enjoy.

Soft tone recipes from other sites, which includes the popular soft tone Kodak Portra recipes. Recipes are from Fuji X Weekly unless mentioned.

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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