Further notes about Velvia in the X100...

In my post about Velvia film simulation I said the following: "The trick with this mode is to add contrast back with a strong S curve and lower saturation a tiny bit as it tends to create files that are very colourful but a bit flat overall."

That flatness has nothing to do with the Velvia setting. The culprit is the in-camera dynamic range processing which can sometimes get a little aggressive in high contrast situations. I've always left mine set to AUTO but I'm now wondering if that's such a good idea. I might lower that in my custom setting. I'm also thinking of setting SHADOW TONE  to M-SOFT to soften shadows a bit further.

I could do all this in post obviously but I like how close Velvia usually gets me to where I want to go and these tweaks just help it along. Experimentation, experimentation...