How to get Fujifilm classic chrome with a Sony A7iii or other Sony Cameras

When I first made the shift to Sony, one of the concerns I had was about the loss of Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome, one of my favourite film simulations and probably the only one I use on a regular basis. It wasn’t a show stopper, but I really like the subdued colours for days where I am shooting in midday sun and can’t avoid it.

Fortunately, moving to Sony doesn’t mean the end of Classic Chrome, or many of the other simulations, which can be replicated in some form. Obviously it’s not a perfect science, but I thought I would would put out something so other people don’t don’t through the process as well:

Lightroom – Classic Chrome

I’ve built a Classic Chrome Profile for the A7iii. I took an existing attempt for an X-T1 and modified it to the A7iii and this is the result. It’s probably not perfect but I think it’s fairly close, and more importantly, it’s free:

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If you want to try this, download the following file and import it into the profiles area:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5le55if0n96e1iz/Sony%20ILCE-7M3%20Classic%20Chrome.dcp?dl=0

You will have to restart Lightroom to get it to appear. It should appear under the Profiles and you can add it to your favorites.

Lightroom – Kodachrome 24 and 64

As an alternative, I discovered a lightroom plugin that gives you this at a cost through https://www.gavingough.com/store/kodachrome

This is what the 24 looks like which is closer to the Fujifilm Classic Chrome

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This is what the 64 looks like, which is a little more contrasty

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As an alternative, I took an existing attempt I found for an X-T1 and modified it to the A7iii and this is the result:

Screen Shot 2018-10-06 at 5.17.30 pm

If you want to try this, download the following file and import it into the profiles area:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5le55if0n96e1iz/Sony%20ILCE-7M3%20Classic%20Chrome.dcp?dl=0

Capture One – All the Fujifilm Simulations

I actually found the Capture One version by accident. Many moons ago, I was using an old Fujifilm X-E2S which didn’t have Fujifilm Classic Chrome, so I discovered a link which allowed me to use the X-T1 developer Classic Chrome. I didn’t create the presets, they came from this thread. You can download the presets from this thread.

https://www.fuji-x-forum.com/topic/3772-capture-one-pro-9-film-simulations-incl-acros/

To import the presets, use this information

https://blog.phaseone.com/move-your-custom-made-icc-profiles-to-other-computers/

Once you have them loaded, they should appear under the X-T1 but can be applied to any file

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This is the Sony A7iii standard one

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This is Classic Chrome

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And finally this is Acros Red if that’s of interest

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