Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Kodak Portra 800

November Cherries – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodak Portra 800”

Kodak introduced Portra 800 in 1998. The Portra line has seen a number of revisions and updates over the years, but I couldn’t find any information if the current Portra 800 film is the exact same emulsion from 1998, or if it’s gone through some changes over the years like the ISO 400 and 160 versions. Portra 800 is one of the best options for high-ISO color photography, but I’ve never shot it myself.

There are some good online resources that are helpful when creating film simulation recipes for films that I’ve never used, which I did consult, but that’s not how these settings came about. You see, there’s a new version of my Portra 400 recipe (which I know you’ll love) that’s coming soon, and this recipe is a variant of that. Thomas Schwab, who I’ve collaborated with on a number of different recipes (including Portra 400), and who has actually shot Portra 800, helped me out with this one. Thanks, Thomas!

Cabela’s Boy – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodak Portra 800”

I know that many of will love this Kodak Portra 800 film simulation recipe! It’s really nice, and has a good film-like aesthetic. Does it faithfully resemble real Portra 800? I think it does, but film can look different depending on how it’s shot, developed, scanned or printed, and this recipe won’t mimic every aspect of the film. Even so, I think this one will be quite popular, and many of you will use it regularly. It’s only compatible (as of this writing) with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4 and X-S10 cameras.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +1
Shadow: 0
Color: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -2
Clarity: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: 5200K, +1 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +1 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this new Kodak Portra 800 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:

Brown Tree Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Small Shrub – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Backyard Tree Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Yellow House – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Suburban Mailboxes – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Red Fire Hydrant – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Suburban Peek – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Evening Commute – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Smith’s – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Drug – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Suburban Dusk – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Parked Car in the Dark – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Tunnel Bench – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Night Mall Architecture – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Empty Sidewalk at Night – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Christmas Decor Display – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Succulent & Globe – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Jon Wearing Cabela’s Hat – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Potted Plant on End Table – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Accidental Exposure – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Sunlight Through a Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Fujifilm X-Trans IV Recipes

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  1. Luís Costa · November 3, 2020

    Man, I really need more slots in the camera… lol Looks great!

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 4, 2020

      Thanks so much! I do wish that there were more than 7 slots!

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  2. veijom · November 3, 2020

    Looks beautiful 🙂

  3. Dale · November 4, 2020

    Nice work! I like seeing all of these recipes of currently available film stocks, like the Portras. Keep ’em coming 🙂

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 4, 2020

      Thanks! I appreciate it. More coming soon!

  4. Thomas Schwab · November 4, 2020

    THIS is my favorite Portra recipe! Fujifilm listen! We need C1-C99 🙏😉
    Thank you Ritchie!

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 4, 2020

      Yes, way more slots than 7! Thank you for your work on this!

  5. Jimmy · November 4, 2020

    Really like November Cherries, can’t wait for the new Portra 400

  6. Moritz G · November 5, 2020

    I would love to see an article comparing yor Portra Recipes, as well as one comparing the Superia Recipes and your opinion on when to use which of these 🙂
    I really appreciate your work and the time you put into all of this. Thank you for all of this.

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 5, 2020

      That’s a great idea! I appreciate the suggestion!

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  14. rob · April 15, 2022

    Thanks! I love the results. I’ve changed the white balance to auto with the same shifts, as it produces pretty much the same results outdoors without causing indoor shots to become pretty much completely sepia

  15. votive1991 · February 17

    Hi Ritchie been looking at this and some street photography shots from this insta account https://instagram.com/feshku?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    I have an XT5, do you think this recipe would provide similar results to that insta account?

    Many thanks

  16. Theresa · February 18

    I have xt2 and x100f cameras and would love to have this effect but the settings on my camera is limited 🙁 do u know if I can still alter to make it close to porta 800?

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 20

      I think of you ignore Grain size, Color Chrome FX Blue, and Clarity (since your cameras don’t have those options), and use a diffusion filter, like 10% CineBloom or 1/4 Black Pro Mist, you’ll get similar results.

      • theresa · February 20

        thank you Ritchie!

  17. Bob Wisbor · March 28

    I love it. Do you have any idea for x-trans II?

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 28

      You could use a 10% CineBloom or 1/4 BPM diffusion filter to replace Clarity. There’s not a +3 Color, Color Chrome Effect, Color Chrome FX Blue, or Grain option for X-Trans II, so that would be a challenge. You’d have to subtract some red and add some blue to the WB Shift to compensate for the warmer X-Trans II rendering. I’m not sure how close you can get, but it’s something to take a look at.
      I appreciate the comment!

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