Updated: Nov 8
The Classic Negative is my absolute favorite film simulation from Fuji, but it cannot be recreated in a Sony camera, so I thought of giving the Sony recipe a little twist.
Something that will set Sony apart.
Creating an original look with a distinct character, iconic to Sony cameras, that would set Sony apart from other brands, not only as a leader in high spec cameras, but also as a camera brand with amazing colors.
This is the Sony Classic Neg Film Simulation.
If you've been here for a while now, you know how much I love color and that 3 years ago I've started a project called Sony Film Simulations. It's a project which is meant to give your Sony camera amazing colors straight out of camera without the need of any color grading. In the process of recreating the most popular film stocks, I've also recreated a couple of Fuji film simulations inside Sony camera only by using the in-camera picture profile menu, including the Fuji Eterna, Classic Chrome, Velvia & Astia.
You can check here how do Sony Film Simulations colors compare to Fujifilm's
Sony Film Simulations not only improves colors, but also helps getting film like images straight out of the box, cutting down the time spent editing sometimes even completely.
The Sony Classic Neg film simulation has a unique perspective on color and contrast. Strong but faded shadows to ensure an authentic film tone, it has a warm nostalgic feel to it.
The Sony Classic Neg will definitely be one of my first film choices from now on.
All shots taken with the Sony a6700 + Sigma Contemporary 24mm F2
Love this lens, I might buy the whole set.
Sony Classic Negative Film Simulation - Sigma Contemporary 24mm F2
The Sony Classic Neg will shift colors depending on the way you expose, a film like characteristic.
Now that you had a little taste of this film simulation, let's check the differences between Sony Standard Colors AWB - White Priority vs Sony Classic Neg Film Simulation so you can spot the main differences in color.
Sony Standard Colors AWB - White Priority
Sony Classic Neg Film Simulation
The Sony Classic Negative is a picture profile that has a strong focus on the reds, rendering smooth orange or magenta skin tones (depending on the exposure and light present in the scene), and creating nostalgic and moody images.
I started shooting at f5.6-f8, set auto-focus to manual, and lowered my shutter speed to shoot the same ways I used to do with film.
This results in soft images with slight motion blur.
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