Using Film Simulation Bracketing with the Fujifilm X100F Camera

I have the Fujifilm X100F camera, and one of my favorite features of this camera is its film simulations. Patterned after Fujifilm’s analog films, these simulations – conversions to JPEG – offer a wide range of options, from vidid colors to black and white. On this camera – and most likely with other Fujifilm models; this is the only one I’m familiar with – you can bracket film simulations, creating up to three versions of every photo you shoot.

To start with, press the Menu button, then go to the Shooting menu (the one with the camera icon). Select Film Simulation Bkt, then choose up to three film simulations. The choices are:

  • Provia / standard (STD)
  • Velvia / vivid (V)
  • Astia / soft (S)
  • Classic chrome (CC)
  • Pro Neg. Hi (NH)
  • Pro Neg. Std (NS)
  • Acros (A)
  • Acros (A) + Ye filter (AY)
  • Acros (A) + R filter (AR)
  • Acros (A) + G filter (AG)
  • Monochrome (B)
  • Monochrome + Ye filter (BY)
  • Monochrome + R filter (BR)
  • Monochrome + G filter (BG)
  • Sepia (SEPIA)

Once you’ve selected your simulations, you can now turn on this feature. Note that it only works when you shoot JPEG; if you shoot raw, or raw + JPEG, this feature is not available. (I’ve given some examples, and explained how to apply film simulations to raw files, in this article.)

Press the Drive button – just above the Menu button – and move down to Film Simulation Bkt, then press OK. The pictures you shoot will now use up to three simulations.

Here are some examples. These three pictures use Classic Chrome, Velvia, and Acros + R filter.

Bracket1

Bracket2

Bracket3

I really like this feature; the quality of JPEGs from this camera is so excellent that I rarely shoot raw any more, and this allows me to choose the three film simulations I like most and use them without spending time switching and reshooting. It’s also a good way to compare film simulations; for example, set up three Acros or Monochrome simulations with different filters to see how they look.


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