Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Superia 800

50149664253_f69253ce2c_c

Flags of IKEA – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Superia 800”

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!

50153756412_10242d2ae3_c

Horse Boarding – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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.

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: +1
Color: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -1
Clarity: -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:

50149664263_35fa2f3ebe_c

Line Begins Here – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150223076_a79d675bec_c

Fire Suppression – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149673438_9356b3b19c_c

Trash – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150453777_fc4f6e29e5_c

Family Friendly Parking – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150453252_42528d9612_c

Waiting for Hope? – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150462187_d1df4184e6_c

Waiting to Enter – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150205551_8934d9ea5a_c

Waiting Reflection – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149655073_875e5b4f8b_c

Keeper of the Door – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149654953_d28be0d145_c

Entrance – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150215376_6022023569_c

Cloud Above Yellow Wall – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150225376_6a4a59df0a_c

Two Flag Poles – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150462587_f5695d2b33_c

Home Furnishings – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150225231_56747aa0be_c

Upplaga – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50152968863_5ecbf41673_c

Track Closed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149654163_ba8d06dd09_c

Artificial – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149654213_0dbe29d50e_c

Hanging Patio Lights – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150189256_15a2c37c4b_c

Two Step – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150427682_5734ea8220_c

Red Light – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50153517641_567848d532_c

Rainbow Spirit – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50153517711_b7257431ce_c

Chair Back – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50153813576_211640ed12_c

Joshua Eating – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50153756332_9a3ed6a1da_c

Brother & Sister on the Couch – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50153524701_a6d4d8cfcf_c

Balcony Railing – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149692703_ca568aeda1_c

Umbrella Unopened – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50150462462_7612e86b79_c

Sunlight Sky & Green Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50149682498_b7222848fc_c

Ripening Soon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

50157178331_e04e5de298_c

Fallen Log in the Forest – Monte Cristo, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

This post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase using my links I’ll be compensated a small amount for it.

Fujifilm X100V Black    Amazon   B&H
Fujifilm X100V Silver   Amazon   B&H

Fujifilm X100F Review Blog

Help Fuji X Weekly

Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly.com. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it. If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution. Thank you!

$2.00

18 comments

  1. Luís Costa · 7 Days Ago

    Man, I need more slots just for all your Superia recipes! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 7 Days Ago

      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…).

      Like

    • Khürt Williams · 6 Days Ago

      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.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Luís Costa · 6 Days Ago

        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.

        Like

  2. Marian · 7 Days Ago

    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!

    Marian

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 7 Days Ago

      I appreciate it! Someday it’ll be time to upgrade, and then you’ll be able to use this recipe on your new camera.

      Like

  3. Mathieu Kirouac · 7 Days Ago

    Amazing, thank you so much for this!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jimmy · 7 Days Ago

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 6 Days Ago

      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.

      Like

  5. Khürt Williams · 6 Days Ago

    Great job, Ritchie.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mindartcreativity · 6 Days Ago

    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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 5 Days Ago

      “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.

      Like

  7. kadoMI (@coolmikado) · 6 Days Ago

    Fantastic work! Unfortunately i’m not in the Classic Negative Club… 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 5 Days Ago

      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.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Nico · 1 Day Ago

    Hi Ritchie!

    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?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · 1 Day Ago

      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!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s