VSCO Goes Off the Beaten Path with Film 07 – Eclectic Films

Fuji T64

Fuji T64

VSCO’s got a new batch of presets for the 7th iteration of its film emulation software for Lightroom, and the results are decidedly eclectic. There are 17 films that come with VSCO Film 07 – Eclectic Films: 10 color films (Agfa, Fuji, Kodak), 3 black & white (Ilford, Kodak), and 4 Tungsten (Fuji, Kodak). We managed to get an early look at this latest installment, and the films are largely a thing of the past. That is to say, they don’t exist anymore, but VSCO’s managed to keep them alive in digital form.

A complete list of films and sample images are available after the jump. A comprehensive review is in the works.

Available Films

Color:

  • Agfa Optima 100 II — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Agfa Portrait XPS 160 — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Agfa RSX 50 II — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Agfa RSX 200 II — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm / Warm +
  • Agfa Ultra 50 — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Agfa Ultra 100 — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Fuji 160S — / – / + / ++ / Alt / Cool / Warm
  • Kodak Ektachrome 64 — / – / + / ++ / Alt / Cool / Warm
  • Kodak Ektar 25 — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm
  • Kodak Elite 50 II — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm

Black & White

  • Ilford Pan F Plus 50 — / – / + / ++
  • Kodak Plus-X 125 — / – / + / ++
  • Kodak Tri-X 320 — / – / + / ++ / +++

Night/Tungsten

  • Fuji T64 — / – / + Alt / + / ++
  • Kodak Ektachrome 64T — / – / + / ++
  • Kodak Elite Chrome 160T — / – / + / ++ / Alt + / Alt / Cool / Warm
  • Kodak Portra 100T — / – / + / ++ / Cool / Warm

Sample Images

Kodak Tri-X 320

Kodak Tri-X 320

Kodak Elite 50 II Warm

Kodak Elite 50 II Warm

Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Ilford Pan F Plus 50

Agfa Ultra 100

Agfa Ultra 100

Kodak Plus-X 125

Kodak Plus-X 125

Fuji 160S

Fuji 160S

First Impressions

As with all of VSCO’s preset packs for Lightroom, each film comes with around five to six versions with slight differences in tonality denoted by +, -, Warm, Cool, Alt. Occasionally, there’s — and ++. The company analyzes the different ways in which film can (or could in some cases) be processed. Anything with a – or — signifies a cleaner look with less grain. Films with + or ++ have a grittier, grainier and more emphatic aesthetic. Warm and cool are relegated to instant film because temperature can affect how the picture develops. There are camera-specific profiles, too, for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Leica, so install the ones for the camera(s) you have. For those that don’t have specific profiles, there is a standard set of presets that covers the rest.

All of that is present in VSCO Film 07 – Eclectic Films. There are well over 100 choices across the films and their subdivisions, and in this case, VSCO’s incorporated films that have bitten the dust. Plug some of these films into B&H’s website, and you’ll see listings with no availability. We’ve got a full review in the works, but for now, we can say that the results look promising.

VSCO Film 07 – Eclectic Films is currently available at a discounted price on VSCO’s website.