Film Simulation Recipe Compatibility: X-Trans III


Bayer, X-Trans I & II

Those with Fujifilm X-Trans III sensor cameras, which include the X-Pro2, X100F, X-E3, X-T2, X-T20, and X-H1, might be unaware which film simulation recipes to use. I’ve published around 80 different film simulation recipes, so which recipes are compatible with your camera? The answer is simple: all of the ones in the list below:

Classic Chrome
Vintage Kodachrome
PRO Neg. Hi
Fujicolor Superia 800
CineStill 800T
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Ektar 100
Kodak Ultramax
Cross Process
Kodachrome II
Dramatic Classic Chrome
Vintage Agfacolor
Aged Color
Kodak Ektachrome 100SW
Fujicolor Pro 400H
Agfa Optima
Classic Negative
Cine Teal
Acros Push-Process
Agfa Scala
Ilford HP5 Plus
Tri-X Push-Process

If you have an X-Trans III camera, you have many recipes to choose from. Yet you actually have many more options than that. You see, X-Trans IV recipes intended for the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 (not the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4, as that’s a whole other situation) are mostly compatible with your X-Trans III camera. The only X-Trans III camera with Eterna is the X-H1, so those X-Trans IV recipes that require the Eterna film simulation will work on that one camera only, and will not work on any other X-Trans III camera. Color Chrome Effect and B&W Toning are the two other features that are added to X-Trans IV. Not all of the X-Trans IV recipes call for those features, which makes those particular recipes fully compatible with X-Trans III. Those that do call for CCE or Toning can still be used, but results will be just a little different. In other words, those X-Trans IV recipes intended for the X-T3 and X-T30 are, for the most part, either fully or mostly compatible with X-Trans III cameras, especially if you have an X-H1, so I invite you to give them a try and see what you think!

X-Trans IV


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  3. Kenneth Peters · August 10, 2020

    Ritchie – Thanks for posting these. Since we do not have the ability to push recipes from our phones to our cameras yet. (Fuji take note). I took your recipes and build a mobile cheat app to use when in the field. I did give you credit. Please let me know your thoughts.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

      Nice! That’s a cool cheat sheet! Is it downloadable for use when offline?

      • Kenneth Peters · August 10, 2020

        Yes since it is web page you can add it your reading list in your browser and then flag it for offline and it will be there.

      • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

        Cool. Thank you. I wonder how difficult it would be to make it downloadable, like a PDF or something? I’m just thinking out loud.

      • Kenneth Peters · August 12, 2020

        I may be able to do that but you would need to expand all of the cards. I will check if possible.

      • Kenneth Peters · August 10, 2020

        Although you can save it as a PDF; it was not written to be PDF friendly. It was written to take advantage of browser functionalities. I would recommend saving to your reading list if you use Safari and enable Reading off line in your settings. I am not too familiar with Android to say how this accomplished on those devices. You can also bookmark the page to your homepage so you have icon right to it. This is how I access it and I moved the icon to my photography folder where all of my photo apps and tools are.

        With that said I would love feedback on how we can make more useful. Like I said i spend 1 hour on it. So I am sure it can be enhanced to make to make it better for you and your fan base.

      • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

        I appreciate your time. This is fascinating. I’d love to figure out how to incorporate something like this into the blog. Thanks for sharing!

      • Kenneth Peters · August 10, 2020

        By career I am an IT guy with 20+ years in web technologies. Photography is my stress reliever. So if you have questions feel free to ask. I would more than happy to help you.

      • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

        My email is . Send me a message when you can so I can email you back. I’ll try to keep it stress free….

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

      I would also suggest, if it’s possible, to include a link to the article, because often there’s more information that might be helpful to the photographer about using the recipe.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 10, 2020

      Also, how did you make this?

      • Kenneth Peters · August 10, 2020

        Few Notes: If you are Apple person you need to go into settings->safari and make sure you save your reading list as offline. Then when you launch the website just save to your reading list and it will be offline.
        I created it using Glitch which a free (semi-free) web application hoster. I user Bootstrap 4 and jQuery to make it responsive. I manually keyed the information in. I should have used NodeJS and SQL Lite to store the data and make the webpage more dynamic, but 1 hour is 1 hour.

        I have added a link to original article at the top.

  4. Nicolas · August 17, 2020

    Hi Ritchie

    just one question: why is the film simulation Vision3 250D missing in this list?
    Works very well in my X-E3, especially since due to limitations in saving settings for C1-C7 a fluorecent light setting is available to be saved..

    just curious!

    cheers Nicolas

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 17, 2020

      That’s a great question, and it illustrates a good point. That particular recipe wasn’t included because it calls for Color Chrome Effect, which the X-E3 doesn’t have. But, it can still work on that camera and produce good results. So it’s worth trying “non-compatible” recipes because it might still work and produce good results, like what you have found.

      • Nicolas · August 17, 2020

        Thanks for clarification!
        I actually try more than I’m allowed to 😉
        Interesting enough the Cine Teal film simulation is as documented too blueish with my X-E3, so I raised it to 7700 K with exciting results!

      • Ritchie Roesch · August 17, 2020

        That’s interesting! I will have to try it.

    • Luis · September 18, 2020

      When setting the WB with Auto and setting values for Red and Blue as requested by the recipe, is it the same if I use Custom WB with said values? Because, when I set this R and B value on auto, the stay the same when I change to another recipe. I’m kind of new on the Fuji system.

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  7. Don · September 6, 2020

    Anyone else getting an error when visiting the link posted?

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 6, 2020

      I’ve heard of problems when there is a popup blocker enabled. Let me know if the problem continues.

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