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It Starts Like a Dream | Kodak Color Plus 200 Sony Film Simulation Recipe

This is a #FreshlyBaked Series.

Went out with my friend Andrew for a quick coffee and took some shots with the Kodak Color Plus, and the results are absolutely amazing.

He also likes to shoot film, you can check out Andrei's Instagram

All shots were taken with the Sony a7III + Sigma 24mm f2 Contemporary and with the 9artisan Black Mist filter on top. Really good filter, must say, did not expect it at the price given.

I wanna talk a little bit about this filter, because it's really freaking good!

Normally what can you expect from a 30$ filter? Probably nothing spectacular, but maybe it can do a decent job, right? That's what I thought when I place the order, but I had no idea how wrong I was going to be.

Usually with lower end products companies sacrifice quality, but surprisingly not all the time.

Well let me tell you that at least with this Black Mist Filter, they did a wonderful job.

I don't wanna take it off. It softens the images in a very subtle way, offers a beautiful highlight roll off and glow, resulting in a gorgeous Film like image straight out of camera.

And in combination with the Sigma Contemporary line, it's an absolute killer, honestly.

If you want more samples of this combo, you can go Check Out the Sony Ektachrome Film Simulation Article

So back to the main subject, the Kodak Color Plus 200 Film Simulation.

Obviously seen from the photos above, it's a slightly warm toned Film Recipe with soft contrast and rather high dynamic range that will render beautiful colors.

I can see this Custom Sony Picture Profile being used for Portraits, Travel, Leisure photography, Street photography, Still life, Sunsets.

Shadows are shifted towards green, skies towards teal and skin tones will be Pink Orange.

Overall very well balanced, rendering orange earthy hues.

Here are a couple comparison shots with Sony's Standard Colors

This Sony Picture Profile is similar to the Kodak Film Simulation, but with balanced contrast, lower saturation, subtle highlight roll off and overall more pleasing tonalities, in my opinion.

Maybe it's time to update the Kodak Gold 200, for better color rendition and softer highlights. It feels a little crunchy at the moment.

Also the colors will differ between the 2, Kodak Gold 200 being mostly based on a warm color specter like Red Yellow, while Kodak Color Plus 200 will have a Colder base with shades of Warm Greens.

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What do you think of this Film Simulation?

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