Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Reala 100


Amusement Poles – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Reala 100”

Fujicolor Reala 100 was Fujifilm’s first Superia film, even though initially it did not have Superia in the name. Superia films shared Fuji’s “4th layer technology” and Reala was the first to have it, but Reala was marketed towards “pro” photographers while Superia was marketed towards “consumer” photographers. Eventually Fujifilm added Superia to Reala’s name. There were several different versions of Reala manufactured, including a high-ISO Tungsten one made for motion pictures, but Reala 100 was the most popular.

The Classic Negative film simulation is “modeled after” Superia with “Superia-like” colors, so it’s the best starting point for a Reala recipe. Reala 100 was very similar to Superia 100, but Superia 100 was intended for “general purpose” photography while Reala 100 was intended for portrait photography (interestingly, my wedding photos were shot on Reala). Colors are rendered a little differently between the two films, especially blue, which is deeper and more saturated on Reala, despite Reala being overall slightly less saturated than Superia 100. You’ll find that this recipe and my Fujicolor Superia 100 recipe replicate these differences quite nicely. Reala film was discontinued in 2013.


Tunnel & Fountain – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Reala 100”

This Fujicolor Reala 100 film simulation recipe is a great all-around option. It looks good under many circumstances. The aesthetic of this recipe is very close to my Superia 100 recipe, and I’m not sure which one I like better. This one is better for stronger blues, and the other is better for stronger reds, but they’re not far apart from each other. Unfortunately, as of this writing, this Reala recipe is only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 cameras.

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: -1
Color: +0
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -2
Clarity: -3
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: Daylight, 0 Red & 0 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +1 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Reala 100 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:


Ferris Wheel – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Ferris Wheel Through The Trees – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Hands Raised – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Blue Coaster – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waterless Waterslides – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Umbrella Ride – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Green Trees, Blue Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Cat Statue – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Ride Operator – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting to Fly – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sunstar Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Backlit Fountain – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Flowerbed – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Field of Wildflowers – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Potted Blooms – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Flowers in a Garden – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Blossoms Along a Fence – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Red Blossoms – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Covered Wagon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Man Waiting – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Standing, Waiting – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Corner – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Puddle Reflections – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Stroller – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Almost – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Please Unload Children – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Lying on a Bench – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Pink Hair Bow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Backpack – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Josh Riding Carousel – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Happy Jon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Map on a Fence – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Woodford, Iowa – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Forest Trees – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Windshield Rain – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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  1. Trent · June 20

    These colours are exactly what I am looking for… Problem is I am x trans II 😦


    • Ritchie Roesch · June 20

      I don’t think it’s possible to get this look on X-Trans II, unfortunately.


  2. Jimmy · June 20

    Nice, I love the look of the Superia 100 recipe so I can’t wait to try this out. I just wish the clarity effect wasn’t so sluggish.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 20

      I agree with the Clarity statement. I think eventually it will get better, via firmware updates, or perhaps the next generation sensor.


      • Jimmy · June 20

        Hopefully firmware updates and not the latter, the X-Pro3/X100V are still young cameras, but it looks like fuji have stopped adding whole new features in updates.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · June 21

        Well, hopefully they just paused on it.


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  4. Sergio Vianello · June 28

    Fine! Bravo!!!
    I’m trying your recipes on X RAW Studio.
    Can you tell me if I’ll find the new simulation features of x100v and xpro3 on X RAW Studio and if I’ll be able to save files as TIFF?
    Thank so much.
    Best regards.

    Sergio Vianello


    • Ritchie Roesch · June 28

      You know, the new features should be there. I’m not sure about TIFFs. I haven’t used X RAW Studio in awhile. I’ll have to see if that’s possible.


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  6. rajeshmohanty · July 5

    Can a variation of this be possible for XT-30?


    • Ritchie Roesch · July 15

      Unfortunately, no. At least not right now. I hope that Fujifilm will update the firmware to make it possible, but I don’t know if or when they will.

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