7 New Film Simulation Recipes – Patron Early Access!

The Fuji X Weekly app for iOS comes out on December 1st, which is just a couple of days away! The app is free, but Fuji X Weekly Patrons get early-access to some new film simulation recipes. What does this mean? How do you become a Patron? Read on to find out!

Advanced features on the app, such as Filtering and Favoriting, are unlocked for Fuji X Weekly Patrons. Patrons also get early-access to some new film simulation recipes—there are currently seven, which you’ll find below. As new early-access film simulation recipes are cycled into the app, these will eventually be made free for everyone, published on this blog and on the app, but right now only Patrons can view them. That’s a perk of being a Fuji X Weekly Patron! Not all new film simulation recipes will be made early-access.

How you become a Patron is through the Fuji X Weekly app. Once you download the app, if you click the Gear icon, click the filter option, or click an early-access recipe, you’ll see the option to become a Patron, which is $19.99 annually. Not only does this give you the best app experience and early-access to some new recipes, but it’s a great way to support Fuji X Weekly and to make the app even better!

Right now the Fuji X Weekly app is only for iOS—great for those with an iPhone or iPad, but not so great for those with Android devices. I’m sorry that I couldn’t release both Apple and Android versions at the same time. An app takes a lot of time and money to create, unfortunately. Getting this off the ground was no small task! Making an Android version of the Fuji X Weekly app is in the plans and one of my top priorities, but it will take a little while to get there.

The seven film simulation recipes below are on the Fuji X Weekly app, available as early-access recipes to Patrons!

Kodak Portra 400 v2

Sage & Sunset – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100V

This is a brand-new Portra 400 recipe for those with a Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4 and X-S10. This recipe doesn’t replace the “old” Portra 400 recipe, but is simply another Portra 400 look. Film can have several different aesthetics depending on how it’s shot, developed, scanned and/or printed, and viewed. Both Portra 400 recipes were created by studying actual Portra film.

Porto 200

Yellow Bike – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from my X-Trans II Porto 200 recipe, so I created a version for X-Trans III & X-Trans IV cameras. Surprisingly, I was not able to achieve a 100% match to the original recipe. I thought this would be quick to create, but it actually took a lot of time. Even though it doesn’t produce identical results to the X-Trans II version, it is still quite similar, and the results are very nice.

LomoChrome Metropolis

Stop No. 11 – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T4

I’ve had so many requests to create a LomoChrome Metropolis recipe, but it’s not been possible, until now! The Fujifilm X-T4 and X-S10 cameras have the new Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation, plus a new White Balance option, that are required to get this look. If you have an X-T4 or X-S10, this is a film simulation recipe that you just might love!

Fujicolor Negative

November Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

This film simulation recipe began as an experiment to see if it was possible to create LomoChrome Metropolis using Classic Negative. It’s not possible, but the results were still interesting. It reminds me of Fujicolor C200, perhaps pushed a stop—it isn’t an exact match to that, just coincidentally similar. I think some of you are going to really appreciate this recipe.

CineStill 800T

Night Synergy – Centerville, UT – Fujifilm X-T1

This might be the best version of CineStill 800T that I’ve ever created! This is a recipe that might make you go out and buy a used X-Trans II camera, just so that you can shoot with it!

Classic Analog

Sticks & Dry Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-M1

This is a recipe I created for X-Trans I cameras. It started out as an attempt to get a Portra look using Provia, which didn’t really work, but the results were quite nice nonetheless.

Kodak Portra 400 v2

Walking on a Bridge – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Like the Portra 400 recipe at the top, this is a new version that doesn’t replace the old one, just simply supplements it for a slightly different Portra 400 look. This film simulation recipe is intended for the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30.

Which of these new film simulation recipe are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!


  1. John Wane · November 30, 2020

    Great! But for me main page is little bit shaky. After headline Images and all text bellow it shaking (for 1-2 pixel). I’m use Firefox + Win10.

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 1, 2020

      That’s strange. This is actually the second time I’ve heard this. I’m not sure if the issue is on WordPress’ end, Firefox or Windows, but it seems like that combo has some trouble for some reason. Thanks for the report!

  2. flatlandvoyeur · November 30, 2020

    LomoChrome Metropolis and Fujicolor Negative…favorites

  3. Emmanuel · November 30, 2020

    I am very very exciting, like a teenager but … I’m on Android 🙁
    But seems really great
    Well done !

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 1, 2020

      Thanks! Hopefully an Android version won’t take too long to get out, but it is a long road.

  4. Aaron Wigfall · December 1, 2020

    Has anyone tried to develop a Kodak Aerochrome recipe?
    I think that would be very interesting ever at all possible probably have to finish it up in C1.

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 1, 2020

      That would be hard to make without an IR conversion. But it would be awesome! Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Dawid · December 4, 2020

    No recipes for XE3? :/
    It’s a shame the filtering doesn’t work for free users so we could see what we are missing in paid option.

  6. CJM_Imaging · December 6, 2020

    What’s your recommended go to film simulations for an X-Trans II Sensor for Low Light High ISO ? Awesome work by the way and looking forward to downloading the App soon !

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 7, 2020

      Number 1 for me is the new CineStill 800T recipe on the app! Otherwise, try Porto 200.

  7. Michel · December 7, 2020

    Hey Ritschie,
    great that you still come up with recipes for the First Gen sensirs, wonderful. Especially as I just got a Xpro1 🙂 still deciding on which lens to get. The XF23/f2 came with it, but I gave the X100T covering that already. We‘ll see, might even go for the older 35/1.4 to get the whole ‚legendary‘ package :-). Any advise from the community? 😉

    Also the App is just great, many thanks for all the work!
    Cheers from Switzerland

  8. Dustin · December 12, 2020

    Hi Ritchie, thanks for all the work you do. Really having fun with you recipes.

    Do you have a timeline for when these recipes will be released to the public?

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 14, 2020

      My intentions are to have specific dates published so that everyone will know. I’ve been busy, but I still intend to do this. They’ll be published in the coming months.

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