I liked my Fuji X100, I loved the X30 (might even get one again…)! And part of what I liked was the gorgeous film simulations.
Provia, Velvia and the others, among them a very passable B&W mode. Not the Acros of the new X-Pro2 for sure, but nice and contrasty in it’s red-filter-flavor. At last we can chose freely what look we want! Well done Fuji!
Wait! What am I saying? Film simulations? Let me think… FILM SIMULATIONS!
S I M U L A T I O N S !
A simulation is not the real thing, eh? I can buy ‘film simulations’ at an average of 5€ (or less) per item. They come in beautiful cardboard boxes. Inside is a nice round container. Open it and smell the wonderful fragrance of the film inside. I love it!
I load my ‘film simulation’ in my camera and get around 36 nice pictures… well some even
are keepers. Granted, I can’t change simulation on the go, that’s a fact. But I normally carry my XA2 sporting a B&W simulation and the Lomo with a color simulation.. So what?
Don’t tempt me with your simulations Fuji. I like the real thing. And if that’s not working, there’s always Lightroom 😉
So just use these simulations if you like, I won’t say anything. But let me use mine and enjoy the fine colors. And as an aside, I get that gorgeous grain FOR FREE! No digital noise, FILM GRAIN, people. The real Thing!