Film Simulation Recipe Compatibility: X-Trans IV

Bayer, X-Trans I & II
X-Trans III

Those with Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras, which include the X-T3, X-T30, X-Pro3, X100V and X-T4, have the most film simulation recipes to choose from. There are currently five X-Trans IV cameras, and they actually fall into two groups: “Old” (X-T3 & X-T30) and “New” (X100V, X-Pro3 & X-T4). The two groups have different options. The latter has the new Classic Negative film simulation (also the new Bleach Bypass film simulation on the X-T4), Color Chrome Effect Blue, Clarity, new Grain options, and new B&W Toning. This means that the recipes that are intended for the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 are not compatible with the X-T3 and X-T30, with the exception of Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, and Verano Tostado, which are compatible with X-Trans III & IV (just follow the directions explained in those recipes). I do hope that Fujifilm adds these new features to the X-T3 and X-T30 via firmware updates.

X-T3 & X-T30

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The list below are the film simulation recipes that are intended for use on the X-T3 and X-T30. Also, all of the X-Trans III recipes are also fully compatible with these two cameras, so you have that list to choose from, too.

Kodachrome 64
Kodak Gold 200
Kodak Portra 160
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Ultramax
Kodak Vision3 250D
Eterna
Expired Eterna
Eterna Low-Contrast
Polaroid
Polaroid II
Analog Color
Jeff Davenport Night
Faded Color
Vintage Color Fade
Elite Chrome 200 Color Fade
Color Negative
Fujichrome Sensia 100
Fujicolor Pro 400H Overexposed
Warm Contrast
Bleach Bypass
Kodacolor
Kodacolor II 126
Classic Slide
Urban Vintage Chrome
Fujicolor 100 Industrial
Lomography Color 100
Velvia
Redscale
Cross Process
Acros
Monochrome Kodachrome
Ilford HP5 Plus Push-Process
Ilford Delta Push-Process
Dramatic Monochrome
Faded Monochrome
Split-Toned B&W
Cyanotype
Sepia

If you have an X-Trans III camera, you can use some of the recipes above, even though they are intended for X-Trans IV. Those recipes that use the Eterna film simulation are only compatible with the X-H1, because that’s the only X-Trans III camera with Eterna. Those that call for Color Chrome Effect or B&W toning are not fully compatible with X-Trans III (but some can be used anyway, it will just look a little different). Others, such as Portra 160 and Warm Contrast, are actually full compatible with X-Trans III, because Color Chrome Effect is Off.

X100V, X-Pro3 & X-T4

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The film simulation recipes below are only compatible with the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4, with the exception of Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, and Verano Tostado (just follow the instructions in that article). Expect this list to grow significantly over the coming weeks and months, as I have a number of different recipes in the works.

Kodachrome 64
Kodachrome 1
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Ultramax 400
Kodak Ektar 100
Fujicolor Reala 100
Fujicolor Superia 100
Fujicolor Superia 800
Fujicolor Superia 1600
Agfa Vista 100
Classic Negative
The Rockwell
Bleach Bypass
Verano Tostado
Bright Summer
Cine Teal
Kodak Tri-X 400
Kodak T-Max 400
Black & White Infrared
Sepia

All of the X-Trans III and “Old” (X-T3 & X-T30) X-Trans IV recipes are fully compatible with the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4, but with two caveats: Grain and B&W Toning. You’ll have to decide if you want Grain set to Small or Large. That will be your call, whatever you think is most appropriate for your pictures. If the recipe calls for B&W Toning, you’ll have to figure out how the new B&W Toning translates, because it’s different. Other than that, all of those recipes are yours to use, in addition to the ones listed above.

Now it’s your turn! Which recipes are your favorite and what cameras are you using them on? Let me know in the comments!

17 comments

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  2. Scott · August 5

    Hi,
    I’ve been lurking around your blog for a week or so, and am pretty excited about trying some of your recipes.
    But apparently I’m technologically stunted or something, because I can’t figure out how to install them, or even where to start. Some of them start from one of Fuji’s built-in film types, some apparently do not.
    I would assume that somewhere on your blog you’ve published a step-by-step description of the process, but I’ve looked pretty hard and can’t find one. (It’s probably right under my nose and I’m just not seeing it.)
    Could you post a link to your instructions, or to anyplace that describes how to implement Fuji color recipes?
    Thanks.

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  3. v.a. · August 6

    Fuji is well known for updates. And this strategy to separate xt3 and xt30 makes me sad. No classic negative atc. All cameras have same tech after all. I have Canon m50 and 99% images are jpegs. Have a plan to move to Fuji because of that super jpeg versatility in camera (Canon does not offer that). Well and super cool recepies (big thanks to you for your work). Not sure what to do… Invest lot of money (for me) in new xt30 and hope for updates or get used xt20…

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 6

      There isn’t a huge difference between the X-T20 and X-T30. I have the latter and my wife the former. I do hope that Fujifilm gives the X-T3 and X-T30 a good firmware update to bring them more in line with the other X-Trans IV cameras. There have been rumors of that for at least 9 months, but so far nothing. Maybe it’s in the works right now or maybe it will never happen.

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    • Khürt Williams · August 7

      Another option is to ignore your desire for more/different gear and invest that money in improving/learning your craft.

      Don’t invest in camera gear, invest in your skills!

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  4. James Symmonds · August 7

    Out of the “funky” color sims, I’ve liked shooting with the Cross Processed and Cinestill. The Cine Teal looks intriguing. I’d just have to find a slot to put it in the camera. I really need to figure out how to get a firmware idea to the right people in Fuji.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 7

      I wish I had some connections at Fujifilm, but I really don’t. But if enough people send them messages, they’ll listen.

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  5. Khürt Williams · August 7

    In an attempt at simplicity, I have deleted all but two film simulation recipes from my X-T2.

    I have retained a tweaked version of Luís Costa’s X-trans III colour recipe and Jamie Chance’s ACROS Red film simulation recipe. Neither of these recipes attempts to replicate the look of any specific film stock. They are what they are; general-purpose colour and B&W for Fuji digital cameras.

    I will continue shooting RAW + JPEG, using the JPEG for “instant photography” and tweaking RAW files when I want to go beyond the limitations of film simulations.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 7

      I’ve been wanting to simplify things and pick a handful of recipes and stick with just that for a consistent look. But I hope to make more recipes (there are six in the works right now, plus about 25 on a to-do list), so my desire to simplify will have to wait. I do believe simplicity is better.

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  6. Dean Fuller · August 7

    Thank you for writing this post. I’ve been confused about recipe compatibility. I guess I assumed I had a III sensor because there was a 3 in my camera model . . . . 🙂

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  7. Kenneth Peters · August 13

    Ritchie,

    Here is another quick reference app for the XTran IV

    https://xtran-iv-recipe.glitch.me/

    Thanks
    Ken

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