Creamy pastel toned film recipe for a retro look on X-Trans IV sensors
One of the great things about the Fujifilm film recipe community is how ideas bounce between photographers and recipes get fine tuned and updated. This is one of those situations.
Manila based photographer, Grant Teng, has adapted the creamy retro looks of Craig Bergonzoni’s excellent 1979 film simulation for X-T1, adding settings and tweaks for X-Trans IV sensors. The result is guest recipe, 1996.
The new recipe shares the slightly aqua toned soft and creamy look of 1979, and has a distinctly retro edge to it. The flattened tone curve and pastel tones make it feel like something from the nineties.
1996 Film Recipe
Originally 1979 by Craig Bergonzoni, adapted by Grant Teng.
- Simulation: Astia/Soft
- Grain Effect: Weak, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: 6300K
- WB Shift: -1 Red, -2 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -2.0
- Shadows: -2.0
- Color: -3
- Sharpness: -4
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -2 or use a mist filter
- EV compensation: +1 2/3 (yes, almost +2 over exposure)
1996 by Suwat Piyathawiwat
Fujifillm photographer Suwat Piyathawiwat shared these wonderful autumn details in the Film Recipes Facebook Group.
1996 by Justin Gould
I also took 1996 for a test drive, with some scenes from the woodland near where I live, and the New Forest National Park where I enjoy many photo walks.