Fujifilm X-T1 (X-Trans II) Ektachrome 100SW Film Simulation Recipe


Windows & Reflections – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T1 “Ektachrome 100SW”

What I love about my Ektachrome 100SW film simulation recipe is that it reminds me of a film that I used to use. Just like the original Ektachrome 100SW recipe, which is compatible with X-Trans III & IV cameras, this recipe is identical to my Kodachrome II recipe, except that it uses Velvia instead of Classic Chrome. This version of Ektachrome 100SW is compatible with X-Trans I & II cameras, as well as Fujifilm Bayer cameras.

Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: +2 (High)
Shadow: +1 (Medium-High)
Color: -1 (Medium-Low)
Sharpness: 0 (Medium)
Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
White Balance: Auto, +1 Red & -2 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 3200

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured on my Fujifilm X-T1 using this Ektachrome 100SW film simulation recipe:


Instamatic – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Throw Pillow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Striped Pillow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Indoor Decor Near a Window – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Grass & Concrete – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Little Steps – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


February Forest – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Lizard – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Penguins On A Rock – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Swimming Penguins – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T1


Coral Fish – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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  2. Michał · February 17, 2020

    Wow, that is amazing!
    I didn’t expect Velvia to look that good.

    Also, recently I noticed that in-camera JPGs are apparently impossible to match without extensive postproduction.

    I have been playing with your recipes and tried to mimic them in official software for X-T1 – RAW File Converter EX powered by SilkyPix.
    Like any other software it completely discards White Balance fine tuning, but what’s worse, increasing contrast to match your recipe also gives strong saturation!
    That software matches e.g. Classic Chrome quite nicely… unless you touch contrast – increasing it gave ugly oversaturated orange tint to faces.

    Thank you for this nice work! All the best!

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 17, 2020

      My first Fujifilm camera was an X-E1. I shot RAW with it because I did RAW back then. When I purchased an X100F awhile back, I set it up to RAW+JPEG. What I discovered is that after fiddling with the RAW files the results were very similar to the SOOC JPEGs, and sometimes I actually preferred the JPEGs. That’s how this whole film simulation recipe journey started.

    • walker · February 19, 2020

      Glad to read I’m not the only one using RFC, I love it and it’s my main tool to convert my RAWs in TIFF (later I postprocess them via GIMP+G’MIC). Yep RFC does not offer many knobs to play with but with a bit of tweaking and a ton of patience you get great results and you can even simulate those lovely recipes that Mr. Ritchies offers us.

      • Michał · February 20, 2020

        Well, I also think it’s powerful and since the upgrade from RFC 2 to 3 even the interface got more convenient. But I agree it’s not among the most intuitive. Fuji does a great and well-thought job with its JPG engine.

      • raj · July 7, 2020

        Any tips on simulating these recipes in RFC 3.0? I find it too hard to simulate it, I like Fujifilm X Raw Studio to simulate these recipes.

  3. Francis.R. · February 26, 2020

    The photographs have very beautiful tones. Thank you for your recipes, they have helped me a lot to discover a way to shot in camera without worrying to go to a computer : )

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  7. essentialthings · July 28, 2020


    thanks a lot for sharing all the recipes, especially for the older X-cameras. So I start trying a little bit to find my base recipe for my X-M1. The best is, that I understand all the parameters much more and know what happens when changing them. And so I found a setup with a nice warm touch and especially a much better blue tone than the original out of camera.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 28, 2020

      Awesome! You are welcome! Feel free to share those settings here, if you want.

  8. essentialthings · July 28, 2020

    I started with this setting here, but I don’t like the Velvia base, so I switched to Provia (third and last simulation is Astia, which I don’t try yet). I like a little bit more details in the shadows, so there 0. Color with -2 and -1 works good for me, 0 was too much. Then I took the intensive white balance shift of the Eterna recipe and go back to smaller amounts – currently I ended in Blue -5 and Red +3.

    Provia, DR200, Noise Reduction -2, Sharpness 0
    Highlights +2, Shadows 0, Color -1
    White Balance Auto, Blue -5, Red +3

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 28, 2020

      Thank you for sharing! I will give that a try.

  9. essentialthings · July 30, 2020

    Hm, after some attempts I see the main issue in the not stable automtic White balance of the X-M1, so I will search for good settings in the white balance for sunny and cloudy weather

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 31, 2020

      “Daylight” WB usually works well for sunny conditions and “Cloudy/Shade” works well for overcast. I hope it does well for you, anyway.

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  11. Mattie Jenkins · January 30, 2021

    I saved the best for last, custom #7. I’m waiting on some lenses for my first Fuji body, the X-T1 that I traded someone my Canon m50 for, it felt like I got away with something, lol. But he was excited to get his renewed toy so, that’s nice. Anyway this is my favorite of your recipes from what I’ve seen. I can’t wait to shoot with this. Thanks for hooking all of us up with these.

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 31, 2021

      You are welcome! I’m so happy to hear that you like it! Thank you for the comment!

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