I was asked to make a film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans II cameras that mimics the aesthetic of photographer João Falcão (Instagram). I got pretty close to his look with this recipe, although perhaps not exact. Certainly if you like João’s aesthetic, you’ll appreciate these settings. It produces some really nice results! I call it Porto 200.
Why do I call this film simulation recipe Porto 200? After all, there’s no film called Porto 200. Well, Porto is the city in Portugal where João is from. While Porto means “port” I think it has a nice film-stock-like name, similar to “Portra” for example. So Porto 200 it is!
I really enjoy using this recipe on my X-T1! It has (at least for now) a permanent spot in the Q menu. It produces a look that might be kind of similar to ColorPlus 200. It’s not intended to be similar to that film, but to me it seems a little similar. Feel free to try it with +1 Color and/or Sharpness if you prefer, or -5 Blue if you think it’s too yellow. This recipe is intended for X-Trans II cameras, but it will work on X-Trans I and Bayer cameras, too, but with slightly different results.
PRO Neg. Std
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: 0 (Std)
Shadow: +1 (Medium-Hard)
Color: 0 (Mid)
Sharpness: 0 (Std)
Noise Reduction: -2 (Low)
White Balance: Daylight/Fine, +2 Red & -6 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 3200
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to +2/3 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Porto 200 recipe on my Fujifilm X-T1:
See also: X-Trans II Film Simulation Recipes
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Lovely photos, do you think any adjustments are necessary for X-Trans IV?
You know, I haven’t tried it on X-Trans IV. The WB is a little different on X-Trans II, as well as Highlight and Shadow, so out-of-the-box it will not be exactly the same on X-Trans IV. That’s something I should play around with, and I can probably get a good version for the newer cameras.
Woow Ritschie, very nice! Thx a lot! Looks stunning when there is water, maybe when the light isn‘t too harsh, getting a moody touch..wonderful. I love that shot with the light bulbs over the lake. Might try this recipe on my x100t and the lake if zürich, Switzerland.
Unfortunately the 2nd covid wave hit us pretty hard, lockdown again here.
Take care and stay safe! Thy a ton for your work here !!!
You’ll have to let me know what you think after you have a chance to use it! Take care!
I do like this one because it contrasts quite a bit with my classic neg recipes. Definitely going to try this out in the next weeks.
Just like Jimmy, I’d be interested in your recommendations for setting this up on X-Trans IV cameras (X100V in my case).
Thanks! I am making this for X-Trans IV, and it looks just slightly different, but in my opinion it looks great. Coming soon!
I see you included this on the Fuji X Weekly app. It’s not one I’m likely to use. João Falcão images all appear to be captured on damp/foggy/overcast days. I would prefer to use Classic Chrome for that.
Cloudy days can be tricky. Classic Chrome and Pro Neg Std are my favorites to use.