One of the earliest film simulation recipes I created that was intended to mimic a specific film was Fujicolor Superia 800, which I made on a Fujifilm X100F about two-and-a-half years ago. This is a recipe that I’ve used often; I especially like it on overcast days. When I published the Superia 800 recipe, I stated, “It’s not a 100% match [to the film], but I feel like it’s convincing enough….” I think that’s a true statement, but with the new tools available on the X100V, could I create a closer match, one that might be even more convincing?
Classic Negative needed to be the starting point for a new Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe since this new film simulation is “modeled after” Fujicolor Superia with “Superia-like” colors. I incorporated the new Clarity and Color Chrome Effect Blue features into this recipe. Unfortunately, Clarity slows down the camera considerably, so you’ll either have to accept the slow speed (which is what I do) or add Clarity later by reprocessing the RAW file. I think this new recipe is indeed a closer match to actual Superia 800—in fact, you could likely convince people that you shot film!
I think this recipe might be my favorite of the Superia recipes that I’ve created thus far. If you like my Superia 100, Reala 100, and Superia 1600 recipes, you’ll certainly like this one, too! It has a great analog aesthetic. It’s pretty amazing that you can get this look straight out of camera. This Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe is (as of this writing) only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4.
Dynamic Range: DR400
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, -1 Red & -3 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Superia 800 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:
See also: Film Simulation Recipes
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Man, I need more slots just for all your Superia recipes! 😀
Sometimes I wish that you could have more slots, as seven doesn’t seem like nearly enough. Other times I think I only really need four or five. Still, other times I think I should just get a bunch of cameras, and have different presets set up on each (only kidding on this last point, sort of…).
Hi Luis, between you and Ritchie, all my slots are filled. But I’m doing some tests and hopefully soon, I can pare it down to just four – two B&w and two colours.
ahahah I can definitely relate! 😀 But even though I have all the film simulation slots filled, 95% of the time I use the same color one when shooting, and then I’ll try different ones at home with Raw Studio.
This recipe looks stunning. If only the xt2 had all these additional options for custom film sims. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!
I appreciate it! Someday it’ll be time to upgrade, and then you’ll be able to use this recipe on your new camera.
Amazing, thank you so much for this!
You are welcome!
I like the photo “Hanging Patio Lights”, although the name could be a little better. On a side note, have you thought about a Fuji Pro 400 recipe? I haven’t had any success at all, but I’m not great at coming up with recipes.
That’s a real tough one. I have made a few attempts that are ok but not great. I should try again with the X100V.
Great job, Ritchie.
Thank you! I’m glad you like it.
This recipe looks great! Back in May I got an XPro3 so I’m now in the Classic Negative Club 😛 As others have stated, I also have not enough slots haha But these settings here are easy to remember or to use in the X-Raw Studio software Also, I somehow missed your 1600 version of Superia. I’m gonna try them both on my next photowalk!
“The Classic Negative Club” is a great club to be in, as Fujifilm knocked that film simulation out of the park. You’ll have to report back what you think of the recipe after your photowalk.
Fantastic work! Unfortunately i’m not in the Classic Negative Club… 😉
Thanks! I’m still hoping that Fujifilm will add Classic Negative to the X-T3 and X-T30 via a firmware update, which will open up the “club” to a lot more people. But we’ll see if they do.
Thanks for this great recipe, I used it during a photo walk yesterday, it’s too good!
I noticed that the old Superia 800 recipe used auto WB while this one uses Daylight. Is there a reason why you changed?
You can use either. Daylight is more accurate to the film since it is daylight balanced. Back in the film days I used to carry warming and cooling filters to adjust the temperature. With AWB there’s no need for that. But, to be most accurate to the film I use Daylight. Feel free to “season to taste” any film simulation recipe.
I’m glad that you like this recipe!
New Fuji owner. These have been incredible. Your recipes are basically all of my customs setting options. Thanks so much!
I’m glad to hear it! I’m happy to help.
Hi Rirchie!! Thanks for all your work and recipes. I’ve just starting with the XT3. Does any of the superia works in my old camera? Looking for some dark look for my photos, any advice? Thanks again!!
The only “Superia” recipe that will work on the X-T3 is this one: https://fujixweekly.com/2018/02/03/my-fujifilm-x100f-fujicolor-superia-800-film-simulation-recipe-pro-neg-std/
This recipe is also in the neighborhood of Superia:
I’m not sure exactly what you’re after, but maybe consider these three: