Fujifilm X-Trans III + X-T30 & X-T3 Film Simulation Recipe: Chrome Bypass

Don’t Walk Under Falling Bicycles – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – “Chrome Bypass”

There are a number of X-Trans IV film simulation recipes that I’ve had multiple requests to create versions for that are compatible with X-Trans III and X-T3 and X-T30 cameras. LomoChrome Metropolis and Bleach Bypass are two that are commonly requested. These recipes require JPEG settings that don’t exist on the “older” cameras, including the Classic Negative or Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulations. I knew it would be impossible to recreate those recipes for X-Trans III and the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras, but I wanted to get as close as I could. After much experimenting, I came up with some settings that are sometimes similar to the LomoChrome Metropolis recipe and are sometimes similar to the Bleach Bypass recipe, and sometimes not like either.

What the LomoChrome Metropolis and the Bleach Bypass recipes have in common are that they’re both high in contrast and low in color saturation. There are some other similarities between them, but there’s plenty that’s different, too. This recipe with certain subjects and in certain light situations can resemble one or the other, or neither. It’s as close as I could get. If you like the LomoChrome Metropolis and Bleach Bypass recipes, this is your best bet for X-Trans III and X-T3 and X-T30 cameras (aside from doing double-exposures). While it’s not as “perfect” as I was hoping to achieve, I think it’s a pretty good recipe for capturing dramatic pictures. It’s kind of (but not really) the low saturation version of Dramatic Classic Chrome.

1100 Stop – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – “Chrome Bypass”

Because these settings resemble both the LomoChrome Metropolis and the Bleach Bypass film simulation recipes, I decided to name this recipe Chrome Bypass, taking a little from each name. I don’t currently have access to an X-Trans III camera, so I don’t have any samples captured with a Fujifilm X-Trans III camera, but it should look very similar.

PRO Neg. Std
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: +3
Shadow: +4
Color: -4
Color Chrome Effect: Off or N/A
Sharpness: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong
White Balance: Auto, +2 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Sample photographs, all camera-made JPEGs, captured with a Fujifilm X-T30 using this “Chrome Bypass” film simulation recipe:

Mountain Teasels – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Cloudy Branches – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Summer Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Country Fence & Old Tires – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Tulip Pot – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Colorful Tulips – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Handy Dandy Grill – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Little Bit of Green – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Thrown Pillow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Instax Table – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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  1. jmiliad · May 2, 2021

    Definitely one of the most interesting ones. Didn’t even know that something like that was even possible with the X-T3/30. Thank you very much Richie!

  2. mmoberlyart · May 2, 2021

    Been waiting for this one for my Xpro3!! Thanks

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  3. shuttersoundtr · May 2, 2021

    I love it. Gloomy. I am sure it will look great I will try in rainy weather. Thank you Ritchie 🙂

  4. Andrea Demarco · May 2, 2021

    So happy to see new recipes that I can try with my X100F – sometimes it’s sad to see all the new recipes based off of the newer simulations without being able to get the same effect. I really think this looks very good and gives off the same feeling as the recipes it is trying to copy! It may just be good in its own right, actually. Will be interesting to see in which light conditions this works best. We are heading into summer here in the Mediterranean. I think it will fit winter more, but it might still be interesting enough for some shots in summer.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 2, 2021

      I appreciate the input! I have a couple more that I’m working on. I need to get myself an X-Trans III camera (again) so that I can make more recipes specifically for X-Trans III. The new cameras are great and have some wonderful new tools, but X-Trans III is still very good, too.

  5. Walter Thomson · May 3, 2021

    This is great! Thank you very much. Your Mountain Teasels shot is awesome too. Well done.

  6. Yas · July 23, 2021

    This cannot be used for Fujifilm xt200?

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 25, 2021

      No, unfortunately, it’s not compatible with Fujifilm Bayer cameras like the X-T200. Sorry.

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