New Patron Early-Access Film Simulation Recipe: Vintage Color

Sentinel & Merced – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Vintage Color”

The Fuji X Weekly app is free, yet becoming a Fuji X Weekly Patron unlocks the best app experience! One benefit of being a Patron is you get early access to some new film simulation recipes. These early-access recipes will eventually become available free to everyone in time, including this new one. In fact, a few of the original early-access recipes have been publicly published on this blog and the app, so everyone can now use them. Patrons help support Fuji X Weekly and, really, without them there would be no app. So I want to give a special “thank you” to all of the Patrons!

This particular recipe is one that I’m especially excited for! I was tasked to create some settings that mimic the aesthetic of Lisa Sorgini’s Behind Glass project, and I believe I got pretty close. I have no idea if Lisa shoots digital or film, and, if film, what film and process, but my suspicion is that it’s digital post-processed to have a vintage analog look. This recipe captures that aesthetic quite well. I call it Vintage Color.

Lower Yosemite Falls Mist – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Vintage Color”

What I like most about this “Vintage Color” recipe, and it was a great surprise when I discovered it, is that it’s pretty close to the aesthetic of famed Hudson River School painter Albert Bierstadt, particularly his Yosemite paintings. It may not mimic any specific film, but, no doubt about it, this is an artist’s recipe! I know that many of you will absolutely love it, and it will quickly become a fan favorite. It’s compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10 and X-E4 cameras, and it replaces Fujicolor Negative, which was a Patron early-access recipe, but is now available to everyone!

If you are a Fuji X Weekly Patron, it’s available to you right now on the app!

Example photographs captured using this “Vintage Color” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:

Urban Reflection – Reno, NV – Fujifilm X100V
Storm over Structure – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Windshield Rain – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Joy Behind Glass – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Caution – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Tracks & Trees – Capitola, CA – Fujifilm X100V
Warm Blossoms – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Golden Forest – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
Forest Sun – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
Half Dome Through The Trees – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
The Captain – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
Merced River – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
El Cap & Merced – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V
Yosemite Creek – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X100V


  1. Bruce · May 9, 2021

    This simulation has a good feel to it, especially for the landscape examples you are showing.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 11, 2021

      Thanks so much! I personally really love it. I appreciate the comment!

  2. William Jeffrey · May 10, 2021

    Hi, Ritchie.

    Apparently the app isn’t compatible with my Motorola Android phone, even though I have the latest update on it.

    Is there an alternative?

    Thank you.

    Be well,
    Bill Jeffrey


  3. William Jeffrey · May 10, 2021

    Ritchie, thank you for producing the weekly newsletter.

    I appreciate it and I am a patron.

    Be well,
    Bill Jeffrey


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  5. Nemo · May 14, 2021

    Anything for xt30?

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 14, 2021

      There are currently two Patron early-access recipes on the app: Porto 200 and Kodak Portra 400 v2. I’m hoping that those two will be replaced by two others soon, which are in the works.

  6. Nemo · May 20, 2021

    tried same parameters but with 7700k on xt30.
    feeling something’s missing. XD

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20, 2021

      Probably Color Chrome FX Blue and Clarity. Hopefully Fujifilm listens and adds those features to the X-T30 before moving onto X-Trans V next year.

  7. allanbramsen · June 2, 2021

    When will this become available for non app payers….???

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 2, 2021

      I don’t know exactly when, but it definitely will at some point in the coming months.

      • allanbramsen · June 2, 2021

        I hope sooner than later, it looks awesome.

      • Ritchie Roesch · June 6, 2021

        I appreciate it!

      • allanbramsen · November 26, 2021

        Almost a half year has gone, is this still only for Patreon users ?

      • Ritchie Roesch · November 26, 2021

        Yes! There are others that are even longer. Porto 200 just became available, and it was Patron-only for almost a year. It will eventually become free for everyone, but it’s not always a quick thing.

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