This Fujicolor Super HG recipe was created by Thomas Schwab, who has made several film simulation recipes published on this website, including Fujicolor NPS 160 Pulled, Superia Xtra 400, Urban Vintage Chrome, Kodachrome II, Kodak Portra 800 v2, Classic Monochrome, B&W Superia, and Monochrome Kodachrome. Thomas has also collaborated on other recipes, playing an important role in getting them right, including Kodak Portra 800, Kodak Ektar 100, Kodachrome 1, Kodak Portra 400, and Kodak T-Max 400. Whenever Thomas sends me a new recipe idea, I’m always eager to try it out!
Thomas was photographing using the Provia 400 film simulation recipe, which requires a Fluorescent 2 (also called “Warm White Fluorescent” or “Neon 2”) White Balance. He wanted to see how that not-often-used White Balance would look with some other film simulations, and, after several adjustments, came up with this recipe. He shared it with me, and I shot with it and really liked the results! We wondered if it closely resembled any particular film—it seemed to be in the general ballpark of several Fujifilm emulsions without matching any. After digging a little deeper, and after a chance encounter with a box of prints from 1992, it was determined that Fujicolor Super HG, which is a predecessor to the Superia line, was a surprisingly close match. This recipe wasn’t intended to resemble Fujicolor Super HG film, but fortunately it does!
I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with this recipe, as it produces some great analogue-like results! Because it requires Classic Negative, Color Chrome FX Blue, and Clarity, it is only compatible with (as of this writing) the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10 and X-E4 cameras. I want to give a big “Thank you!” to Thomas Schwab for creating this great recipe and allowing me to share it with you—thanks, Thomas!
Dynamic Range: DR400
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Weak, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: Fluorescent 2, -3 Red & -1 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Super HG film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-E4:
Part 2 – Fujicolor Super HG v2
Part 3 – Super HG Astia
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Thanks for sharing. I’m new to the Fujifilm film simulations and Fuji X Weekly, and I’m loving your dramatic Classic Chrome on my X-E3! I attached a couple from our backyard.
Take care, Albert
I’m glad that you like it! The attachment didn’t seem to work, but I’d love to see your photos!
It’s strange. My x100v doesn’t allow Dynamic Range: DR400. I only have 100% and 200%
Check your ISO, as DR400 requires a minimum ISO of 640.
Thank you I checked and (obviously) you’re correct at 640 I get DR 400.
Other question. If there a big impact in not adding Clarity? When I add clarity, it takes 2-3 seconds to save the image.
Clarity does take a moment. Make sure Boost Mode is enabled. That helps a little. Fujifilm suggests shooting RAW+JPEG and reprocessing the RAW file in-camera to add Clarity. My suggestion is, when you need to shoot fast, use a continuous shooting mode, which disables Clarity, and add it later to those pictures. Also, if the recipe requires a negative Clarity (like this one), you can use a Black Pro Mist or Cinebloom diffusion filter instead of Clarity.
Thank you for all your work! Do you know if there’s any way to recreate this recipe on the older X-trans IV sensors like in the X-T30?
Unfortunately, Fujifilm never gave Classic Negative to the X-T30, so it’s not possible. Sorry. As an X-T30 owner myself, I wish it was possible.