After almost a year of dreaming about the x100v, I finally got one. I was drawn to the film simulation, compact size, and image quality. After using the camera, my only regret is not purchasing sooner.
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I have always shot with Canon cameras (5Diii), and it was a bit of a learning curve to get a hang of a different layout. Once I set the film simulation recipe, I started out shooting in auto then gradually moved to manual as I got more comfortable. The exposure compensation dial was new to me, but loved how it altered the lighting and now I use it regularly.
The day after my camera was delivered, we headed out to Catalina Island. I was excited to try out the film simulation effect and wanted something with a euro summer, warm toned feel. TikTok has a lot of great film simulation recipe posted, and I saved videos to test out on the camera.
Changing the film simulation settings was easier than I anticipated, the film simulation recipe s posted online are in a perfect chronological order with the options on the camera. My favorite recipe from online was the Kodachrome 64 by Ritchie Roesch. by After testing out a few, I changed the settings on my own to get a more warm and grainy feel. After settling on what I liked, I kept it the same for the whole trip.
Here are the Film Simulation settings I used:
Dynamic Range: DR200
Noise Reduction: -2
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, +3 Red & -5 Blue
Exposure Compensation: 0 but often went to -2 for a darker shadow
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