Development Timeline new Film Simulation

The target is the new Nostalgic Negative, Fujifilm Superia 200/400 and the Kodak Ultramax 400 film. I use one or two films per film simulation, more if needed. Every shot with film is also made digitally at the same time with an equivalent lens, for example, the Olympus OM10 with 50mm f1.4 and the Fujifilm X-T20 with Olympus 35mm f2.8 or Meike 35mm f1.7. But the lens also influences the result, so always a few pictures with the same lens as on the analog camera, after which the colors of the digital are compared with a crop of the analog camera. To have even better comparisons, pictures are also made with both systems of a color chart type IT8.

Film Simulation Targets :

Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia 200
Kodak Ultramax 400
Kodak Color Plus 200

Update 10/03/2021 Targets added :

Rollei Infrared – this is infrared, that’s clear
CineStill 800T – a very special film based on cinema film, and intended for tungsten light
Lomochrome Metropolis – very promising, the pictures of it I saw are very “classic chrome” like, so this was a “must have 35mm film”
Revolog 460nm – something special to try out, the pictures color change as if they were taken through a colored filter, and appear blue/violet or yellow/green
Ilford SFX – not quite sure, very red sensitive, but unclear in the description whether infrared or not
Silberra Color 100 – limited edition (2000 rolls world wide, I bought two), the description says “based on secret Russian color film” – that was enough for me to buy it, more about it here.

Done:

  • 05/01/2021 – Project targets : Fujifilm Nostalgic Negative, Fujifilm Superia 200/400 film, Kodak Ultramax 400 film -> already bought the necessary 35mm film
  • 13/01/2021 – Fujifilm Superia 200 on Olympus OM10 – Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.4
    • not sure my old Oly still works correctly – cleaned an OM1 for testing and reserve as needed – runs on PX625 mercury battery, need an MR9 adapter
  • 18/01/2021 – Polar Bear MR9 adapter ordered on Ebay – For Olympus OM1 testing
  • 22/01/2021 – Olympus OM2000 ordered on Ebay -> OM lens test camera for 35mm film
    • more modern 35mm film camera to replace the other OM’s
  • 23/01/2021 – Polar Bear adapter arrived
  • 24/01/2021 – Carena 100SX ordered on Ebay -> PK lens test camera for 35mm film
    • same model as the Oly2000 but for Pentax lenses, could be useful for lens comparing
  • 28/01/2021 – Arrived: Carena 100SX -> tested and is defective
    • de camera works without a lens, but when mounted the mirror clashes against the lens – careless repair previous owner?
  • 04/02/2021 – Outdoor test shoot Wilrijk-Antwerp Oly -Superia 200 + Fujifilm X-T10
  • 06/02/2021 – Fujifilm Superia 200 in for development – estimated time dev. 27/02/2021
  • 07/02/2021 – Bought new improved IT8 Digital Camera Target
  • 15/02/2021 – IT8 Target arrived – made a few test shots
  • 01/03/2020 – New Olympus OM 2000 arrived (not the first one) with 35/70mm OM (Cosina)
  • 01/03/2020 – second roll of Fujifilm Superia 200 delivered to a new lab
  • 01/03/2020 – Retrocamera.be – ordered new set of 35mm films
  • 10/03/2020 – adapter for OM/Pen arrived finally

To Do:

  • Camera repair Carena 100SX ?
  • Test shoot with Kodak Ultramax 400
  • Test shots of IT8 target with Fujifilm X-T1, X-T20
  • Test shots IT8 target with Superia 200/400
  • Test shots IT8 target with Kodak Ultramax 400
  • Digital scanning 35mm film Fuji-Kodak
  • Digital scanning photo’s Fuji-Kodak
  • Create new ICC profiles – Lasersoft DC Pro – convert in Gimp 2.10
  • Load new ICC profiles – RT
  • Create new Tone Curves Fuji Superia & Kodak Ultramax
  • Calibrate colors 35mm film with RAW
  • Calibrate colors photo scans with RAW
  • Take averages of calibration
  • Create/Edit Presets with average values – test RT
  • Create Lut – test RT
  • Convert Lut to Cube – test Darktable
  • Upload and Publish

Estimated time to publish and ready for download the new Fujifilm Nostalgic Negative and Superia 200/400: March 15 – 20
Estimated time to publish and ready for download Kodak Ultramax 400: March 29 – April 5

Gear for Film Simulation Development:

  • Olympus OM10 – not sure that it works correctly
  • Olympus OM1 – for reserve – untested
  • Olympus OM2000 – new test camera for OM lenses – to be delivered
  • Carena 100SX – test camera for Pentax lenses – needs repair on mirror
  • Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.4
  • Olympus OM Zuiko 24mm f2.8 + K&F Concept adapter OM/FX
  • Meike 35mm f1.7 Fuji X
  • Fujifilm X-E1, X-T10, X-T20, X-T1
  • IT8 Camera Target
  • Dell Studio 17″ (about 10y old)
    • OS Kubuntu 20.04 LTS
    • Intel Core i5 2.27 Ghz – upgraded to 8GB Ram
    • Samsung SSD 870 1GB internal (new disk)
    • Seagate HDD 2.5″ 2GB internal (new disk)
    • Gimp 2.10 – ICC profiles
    • Rawtherapee 5.8 – creating Presets and Haldcluts
    • Lut Convert Master – Python – Haldclut/Cube conversion
    • Darktable – Cube testing
    • Skanlite – SANE – linux scanning software

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