Originally Posted by nightfly
These are interesting but I wish someone could do a convincing Kodachrome.
If you look at some of the Kodachrome simulations here and browse the images linked to in the Saul Leiter thread of actual Kodachrome:
There isn't a whole lot of similarity even given the huge amounts of variables.
Also, with regards to Fuji X Raw Studio, I don't understand why the profiles wouldn't be built into the software (like they do in the Capture 1 Fuji version) rather than requiring you to connect the camera? Surely the processor in your computer would be capable of anything that is built into the camera even if there is secret Fuji mojo going on.
I never shot Kodachrome but I have thousands of my fathers old Kodachrome slides and they don't look like what you linked to either except for a couple of those. The Kodakchrome II 'recipe' has some of the feel of the Kodachrome I have.
Part of this is there just isn't one Kodachrome look. It looks like it varied a lot over the years and also seems like its look varied quite a bit with exposure and lighting. Check any of the Kodachrome groups on flicker and there is a wide variety to the shots there.
For X Raw Studio it is a way of getting you exactly what the camera would do since it actually has the camera perform the processing. On my Macbook Pro (2015) the processing is *much* faster in X Raw Studio than in any of my applications. What is also cool about it is seeing the changes real time on your files. If one wanted to develop their own look this is dramatically easier than developing it in camera. Once you have the settings you like you could then just transfer them into the camera to have what you want.
Just for fun I tried the same boring picture in a few different 'Kodachrome' looks. This was shot on my M240 with a Summitar wide open.
Lightroom with a 'Kodachrome' preset
RPP64 K64 Film Emulation
DXO Filmpack 5 Kodachrome 64
DXO Filmpack 5 Kodachrome 25
DXO Filmpack 5 Kodachrome 200
DXO Filmpack 5 Kodachrome Generic
This is also altered by the DXO shots using the camera as shot WB. LR and RPP64 both were autoWB which is better than the cameras WB but FilmPack doesn't have that as an option.