A couple of days ago I published my Fujifilm X-T30 Eterna film simulation recipe, which I have received a lot of positive feedback for. I have also received several requests to invent a film simulation recipe that produces similar results without using Eterna, for those who have X-Trans III cameras and don’t have access to that film simulation. Well, I did it! I made an “Eterna” recipe that mimics my Eterna recipe. It’s not a 100% match, but it’s pretty close, and don’t think you’ll get much closer without using Eterna.
There are a few settings that could be adjusted, so you’ll have to decide what you like best. I think Shadow should be set to +1.5, but since that setting doesn’t exist, you’ll have to choose between +1 and +2. I went with the latter. It’s a similar situation with Color, and I went with +3 but you could choose +2 instead. I think that an argument could be made that a white balance shift of +6 Red and -6 Blue is more accurate, so there’s another decision. You can make whatever changes you’d like to customize this recipe to your own tastes.
PRO Neg. Std
Dynamic Range: DR200
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong
White Balance: Auto, +5 Red & -6 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 6400
Will give that a go on my 100F today!
Let me know how it turns out!
So far good, need to get out and about with it yet though.
I like it. It feels “crisp”.
hope to try this out this on my x-t1 soon hope you could make some different one in the future
I have one coming very soon.
I dialed in those settings into my Fuji X-T20 but the image looks really bad and too contrasty, it’s almost only black and white. Are the values really supposed to be “+” because your on your first Eterna profile you used “-” values which decreases contrast and gives it a more cinematic look. Or am I doing something wrong here? Thanks for your effort, love your custom styles, especially Kodachrome II.
Did you use this?
Yes, I did
I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe adjust the settings until you find something that you like.
It finally worked. The WB got stuck somehow and kind of messed up the whole image. I don’t really know what happened but resetting the camera solved all my problems. Now it looks a lot like your example images. Thanks again.
I’m so glad that it worked. That’s weird about about the camera issue, but glad that a reset worked.
How would you translate the WB shift to X-Trans II sensors? I’m going to try and adapt this recipe to use in my X100T. I’ve always liked the tone quality of the pro neg simulations, to my eyes they seem very film-like.
I don’t know that you can translate this recipe fully to X-Trans II, but for WB shift I would try +3 R and -4B. That should get you in the neighborhood.
Thank you! Yeh, I don’t think it will be a complete match but it might be fun. I’ll let you know if I get some interesting photos.
Definitely keep me up to date!
So, i wanted a plain ‘eterna’ and decided to make up the difference between this and your eterna recipe, since its meant to replicate that adjusted recipe, thinking that would produce standard eterna. Good results, and surprisingly accurate! setting white balance to -5r +6b, with -2 shadows/contrast. I actually used flourescent 2 setting. Am not sure if its really a flourescent film to be honest! DR400 too. Its best for high DR shots. Or if you take it rather underexposed for a kind of ‘faded’ look is cool. I find i have EV set to 1 OR -1 or more, for a particular ‘nostalgia film’ effect but not much at 0EV.
That’s really interesting, I will have to give it a try! Thank you for sharing!
this is what I looking for this site blows me up. So great what you do here for us …….
Thanks so much!
Is it correct that you’d have to adjust the white balance every time you want to shoot a different custom simulation? Since there’s only 3 custom white balance settings and up to 7 custom film simulations, you could have three custom balances dedicated to particular sims, but would have to change the white balance each time you used the others.
Custom White Balance is a custom white balance measurement. On every camera except the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 (and I presume the upcoming X-S10 and X-E4), the white balance shift cannot be saved. If all of your 7 presets use Auto White Balance, you’ll have to change the shift each time you change presets. If each of your 7 presets uses a different white balance, (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Kelvin, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, for example), then you won’t have to adjust the white balance shift because the camera will remember one shift per white balance. I hope this helps!
Any other idea/suggestion about a recipe update for X100V/XPRO3/XT4?
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This is a really nice, underrated recipe. I think your suggestion is great! I’ll have to try it when I have a chance. I appreciate it, Thomas!
how are your “Eterna” and Eterna recipes for X100F and XT30 so vastly different in settings when they both use Pro Neg. St and an X-Trans III? Am I missing something or what is the “right” one of those 2 for the XT2?
This recipe is meant to get close to my X-T30 Eterna recipe that uses Eterna (not Pro Neg Std). https://fujixweekly.com/2019/04/12/my-fujifilm-x-t30-eterna-film-simulation-recipe/ The other “Eterna” was a guess at recreating the Eterna simulation when Eterna was still new and only a few samples had leaked out onto the internet. It’s actually closer to my low-contrast Eterna recipe, although that’s more coincidence than intentional. https://fujixweekly.com/2019/08/16/my-fujifilm-x-t30-eterna-low-contrast-film-simulation-recipe/
Ah okay, now I get it. Thank you for the explanation.
Oh and a little suggestions, it would be nice if there was a slideshow with all your great recipes at once(or per sensor). for if you dont have much time to look around and just need something quick before heading out.
That’s a great idea! I appreciate the suggestion.
Holy crap this is so good!
Hello! first of all thank you for your work and efford. I just have a question related to the White balance. When I change the white balance on a specific custom its stuck in the same balance for the other custom settings! So is changing the entire recipes. Any solution to have a different white balance in every custom setting? I am using 100f
Only the X-Pro3 and newer models can the camera remember a White Balance Shift with each C1-C7 custom preset. These articles should help: