“1979” – A Vintage Look. (Film Simulation for X-T1 and more)

“1979” Recipe Settings


  • BASE FILM SIMULATION: Astia
  • DYNAMIC RANGE: DR400
  • WHITE BALANCE: 6300K
  • COLOR: -2
  • SHARPNESS: -2
  • HIGHLIGHT TONE: -2
  • SHADOW TONE: -2
  • NOISE REDUCTION: -2

Although I like my Gold Leaf recipe it’s a bit too extreme to use regularly. I created this “1979” recipe to be a look that you can walk around with shooting all kinds of situations with.

I don’t create these recipes trying to mimic any specific film stock. Instead I try to match a feeling or vibe. In this case I wanted to create a look that felt vintage. I decided to name it 1979 because it reminds me of a few 35mm film stocks that were popular in the 70s and 80s.

I created this recipe on my X-T1 and it works great with that X-Trans II sensor. If you have a camera that has the X-Trans III sensor or later then you’ll have more options to add to this. The main one I would add if you have the option is some film grain. Experiment and add to your liking. I imagine some subtle grain will do. Just something to add texture and soften the edges ever so slightly.

I really like this recipe. I can’t wait to try it on my X-H1 with some grain. Try this out for yourself and let me know how it works out.

Here’s my YouTube video talking about this recipe. Thank you for your support!

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4 thoughts on ““1979” – A Vintage Look. (Film Simulation for X-T1 and more)

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  1. Nice effect! I haven’t seen too many Astia-based sims these days… looking forward to giving it a whirl.

    Have you tried it out on cloudy days? (Based on your sample images I don’t even know if you get to see too many clouds. 😉)

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