Fujifilm Recipe: Obsidian

Welcome to the world of “Obsidian,” a film recipe that brings a unique touch to your photography experience! Designed with a vision of balancing lower contrast with a touch of richness, this recipe provides a distinctive look that is far from flat. It’s perfect for high-contrast scenes, but it truly shines in low-contrast environments, where it adds a gentle faded aesthetic, evoking a sense of nostalgia and charm. “Obsidian” is a versatile companion, ideal for capturing clear skies, architectural marvels, and breathtaking landscapes. It has become my go-to black and white recipe for day-to-day photography. Even if you don’t own an X-Trans IV camera, you can still enjoy this recipe, albeit without the Color Chrome Effect, resulting in slightly different yet equally captivating results. Embrace the beauty of “Obsidian” and elevate your photography to new heights!

Film Simulation: Acros+R
Grain Effect: *Off
Color Chrome Effect: Off
Color Chrome FX Blue: Off
White Balance: Auto, R 0 B 0
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -2
Shadow: +4
Monochromatic Color: WC — MG —
Sharpness: +4
Noice Reduction: -3
Clarity: 0
ISO: Auto, 640 to 3200
Exposure Compensation: **Slightly Overexpose

*In my personal experience, I prefer to turn off the grain effect. This allows me to capture a clean image and then add the desired grain during post-processing. By doing so, I have greater flexibility and control over the level of grain in the final result.

**Overexpose by a margin of +2/3 to +1

Sample Images

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