Make your Nikon Zf destroy the X100VI with these film profiles!

Nikon Zf camera on a tree
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

While the Fujifilm X100VI is the latest photography sensation, with everyone checking to see the latest Fujifilm X100VI deals and stock status, what if I told all you Nikon Zf owners that you can have all the 'film simulations' you ever wanted – and it won't cost you a dime!

That's right, thanks to some free third-party software called Nikon Picture Control Editor (not to be confused with the official  Nikon Picture Control Utility) you can install image profiles directly to your latest Nikon Z or even your trusty Nikon DSLR and leave the X100VI's film simulations and recipes dead in the water.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the profile you want
  3. Clik 'Download files'
  4. Insert SD card into a card reader
  5. Create a new 'NIKON' folder on your SD card
  6. Open the '/NIKON' folder, and create a new 'CUSTOMPC' folder
  7. Copy '*.NPC' files from your download folder to SD-Card in '/NIKON/CUSTOMPC' folder
  8. Insert SD card into your camera
  9. Press the MENU button
  10. Open the Shooting menu
  11. Go to Manage Picture Control
  12. Go to Load/Save
  13. Select Copy to camera
  14. Select a profile and click 'Save'
  15. Load that camera profile
  16. Your new profile is ready to shoot!

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.