My Fujifilm X-T30 Kodak Vision3 250D Film Simulation Recipe


Ice Cream Trailer – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Kodak Vision3 250D”

A Fuji X Weekly reader asked me to create a film simulation recipe that mimics Kodak Vision3 250D motion picture film. Kodak introduced Vision3 250D in 2009. While it’s a color negative motion picture film, it can also be used for still photography. I’ve never used this film, but as I researched it, I came to realize that this one film can produce many different looks, depending on how it’s shot and developed. In fact, you can develop it using either the C-41 or ECN-2 process, and you can even develop it as black-and-white. You can push-process several stops. There’s a lot of latitude for over and under exposure.

As you can imagine, it would be impossible to create a film simulation recipe that mimics every possible look from this film, or even most. I focused in on one specific aesthetic, although I can’t say for sure how that aesthetic was achieved, and made a recipe that mimics it. I think I came pretty darn close. Perhaps more importantly, these settings look good. There’s a certain quality to the pictures made using this recipe that’s especially lovely. Some of you are really going to love these settings!


Flowers on a Tree Branch – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Kodak Vision3 250D”

Since Kodak Vision3 250D is a motion picture film, I had fun using this film simulation recipe in the 16:9 aspect ratio from time-to-time because it is a more cinematic shape. If you used the film for still photography, most likely the frame would be a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is what I chose for most of these pictures. You can choose any aspect ratio that you’d like. If you have an X-H1, which doesn’t have Color Chrome Effect but does have Eterna, you can still use this recipe, but the results will be slightly different.

Dynamic Range: DR100
Highlight: +3
Shadow: +4
Color: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -2
Grain Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
White Balance: Fluorescent 1 (Daylight Fluorescent), -3 Red & -1 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)

Below are all camera-made JPEGs captured using this Kodak Vision3 250D Film Simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-T30 camera:


Blue Bokeh – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Nighttime Fire Hydrant – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Yellow Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Lights Strung Across The Road – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Forever the Perfect Accessory – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Artificial Light Rays – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Reserved Parking – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Grass by a Waterfall – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Three Ducks – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Pond – Syracuse, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Tree & Purple Flowers – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Green Leaves & White Blooms – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Webs in the Grass – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Sky Reeds – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Clouds & Roof – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Chopped Logs – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Fake Flower Decor – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Shy & Uninterested – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Sunglasses Indoors – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Boy in Evening Light – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Beans in the Grinder – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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  1. Nabeela · 19 Days Ago

    Are you from farmington???


  2. mindartcreativity · 19 Days Ago

    You made it! You made my favorite film look into a film simulation recipe. Awesome! I tried these settings in X Raw Studio against a Lightroom preset and… it’s a perfect match! I also saved it to my X-H1. I especially love how the shadows look faded out of camera, because of Eterna. Well done!

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  3. antonio Brandão · 19 Days Ago

    uau, beautiful, for me this is your best film simulation (copy?) so far

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  4. alexander · 19 Days Ago

    Looks nice! Is it possible to get close to it with ProNeg.Std for Xtrans III that hasn’t Eterna?

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  5. Dia eldin Khalil · 16 Days Ago

    My favorite one , thanks Ritchie

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jacob van der Sloot · 15 Days Ago

    Probably my favourite yet, nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

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