Timeless Quality of Film

Despite years of digital photography, many photographers, including us, have moments when they indulge in the timeless quality of film. One of my favourite B&W films were Kodak 400 TMAX or TRI-X 400. Their strong contrast and graininess created a particular visual atmosphere. Fortunately, today’s programs such as NIK Silver Pro allow the photographer to recreate this look (even though it will never be the same as shooting film!).

Here are some recent images taken with the Fuji X100S and processed in NIK Silver Pro.

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Today you can find the best film-like simulations in the Fuji X-series cameras. We are big fans of Provia and Astia film simulations. Fuji has recently introduced a new Classic Chrome film emulsion in its new Fuji X100T. Our first reaction: What a stunner it is! For those who do lots of street/documentary photography and want to stay away from processing pains, it is a real game changer. This slightly de-saturated emulsion is reminiscent of the best colour films and we can’t wait to start using it. For now you can check out some samples here.

In the meantime we have a few more recent images all shot with the Fuji X100S, Fuji X-T1 paired with the 56mm F1.2 lens.

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2014 © Olaf & Kasia Sztaba Photography. All rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “Timeless Quality of Film

  1. I find it interesting that the very effect that for years we tried to get rid of (i.e. film grain) by using the lowest possible ISO/ASA rated films, cameras are now recreating. So something that was previously undesirable is now being recreated optionally.
    Times change !

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