Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

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rocketjacket
rocketjacket Regular Member • Posts: 226
Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

Wondering if Fuji or Olympus Pen F are better for creating digital film simulations.

Looks like the PEN-F lets you control 12 colours in body, would this make it better for creating or tweaking simulations?

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goblin
goblin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,752
Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

I think the best altogether will be whichever suits your needs better for everything else but film simulations, then shooting raw and running the raw files through DxO Filmpack (which is fairly inexpensive, just make sure it can handle Fuji raw files).

If you want to do it in-camera - Fuji has (I believe) in-camera film simulations of Fuji films, while the Pen-F should have the "Color wheel" option in the camera, which allows you to do plenty of stuff.

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Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?
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Wondering if Fuji or Olympus Pen F are better for creating digital film simulations.

If you download OM Workspace and a Pen-F raw file, you can run the simulations on your computer.

(p.s. Note that the Pen-F as a micro four thirds camera is more often discussed in the Micro Four Thirds forum section.)

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fourthirdcam Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

I found the camera-manufacturer simulations kind-of uninteresting.

There are software packages out there by companies like DXO which put a lot more thought into that kind of thing. Specifically DXO FilmPack is pretty good. It had an emulation of Agfa Ultra in its catalogue and I was surprised how close they got the grain pattern and the weird red-to-orange bias so close!

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grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,879
Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

Exposure X7 software has a good amount of film simulations from b&w, color print and color slide films.  Might want to take a look and download their free 30 day trial.

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Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

fourthirdcam wrote:

I found the camera-manufacturer simulations kind-of uninteresting.

There are software packages out there by companies like DXO which put a lot more thought into that kind of thing. Specifically DXO FilmPack is pretty good. It had an emulation of Agfa Ultra in its catalogue and I was surprised how close they got the grain pattern and the weird red-to-orange bias so close!

You are probably right, far more room for simulations in front of the pc. For some reason doing it out of camera has appeal to me too. Do you think DXO for example will get a raw from either Olympus or Fuji and render the same looking simulation?

fourthirdcam Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: Digital Film Simulations Fuji or Olympus?

rocketjacket wrote:

You are probably right, far more room for simulations in front of the pc. For some reason doing it out of camera has appeal to me too. Do you think DXO for example will get a raw from either Olympus or Fuji and render the same looking simulation?

I don't really consider DXO Filmpack a RAW importer.  They do have RAW processing tools, but I always connect to DXO from inside my photo editing software.  It generates a TIFF file that then opens in DXO to do what I want.  It should be consistent regardless of the source of the image file.  You can spend days in it making your own variations on the presets they provide.

Best to brew a pot of whatever your favourite hot drink is, and settle in for some experimentation.

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