Fujifilm X-Trans IV Film Simulation Recipe: AgfaChrome RS 100

H&M – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “AgfaChrome RS 100”

I was asked to create a film simulation recipe for AgfaChrome RS 100 color transparency film. Agfa made this slide film from 1984 through 1995, with an “improved emulsion” released in 1992. I never used AgfaChrome RS 100, so I have zero experience with the film. It was difficult to find examples of, and old issues of Popular Photography and Photographic magazines were my best resource. Despite the challenges, I was able to create a film simulation recipe that I’m very happy with.

This AgfaChrome RS 100 recipe renders pictures beautifully! It has a great vintage analog feel to it. People might think that the images are old film pictures that you scanned, and they certainly won’t suspect that they’re straight-out-of-camera JPEGs! I’m confident that this recipe will be an instant favorite for many of you.

Flower Garden – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “AgfaChrome RS 100”

Because this X-Trans IV recipe requires Classic Negative, Clarity, and Color Chrome FX Blue, it’s only compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10 and X-E4 cameras—unfortunately it’s not compatible with the X-T3 and X-T30. I believe that it is compatible with the GFX100S, although results will likely be slightly different. If you have a compatible camera, be sure to give this AgfaChrome RS 100 recipe a try!

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

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this “AgfaChrome RS 100” film simulation recipe on my X100V and X-E4:

Bowl on a Shelf – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X100V
Parking Garage – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Below Deck Parking – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Smile – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Little Dragon – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X100V
Free People – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Towering Cloud – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Drive Slow, But Don’t Park – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Checkerboard – Scottsdale, AZ – Fujifilm X100V
Patagonia – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Green Grapes – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Blackberries – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Pink Among Green – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Little Cherries – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Permission to Park – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
One Way – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Honey Bucket & Trailer – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
We Are Open – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Park City Downtown – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Buildings in Downtown Park City – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Church Cans – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Gas Sign – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-E4

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  1. Marc Beebe · August 3, 2021

    Not sure about the newer versions, but old Agfachrome featured what we used to call “European colours”: muted and muddy. You’ve got the low saturation and low contrast down pat, but I think it’s a tad too cyan-blue. Somehow the film always seemed to manage a sort of over-all brown/sepia cast.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 3, 2021

      It might be because I was mostly viewing it on old magazine pages. That might explain the color shift. Or maybe it was mostly the “improved emulsion” version I was viewing? It’s hard to know because I found so little to go on. I appreciate the comment!

  2. Peter Davies · August 3, 2021

    I was about 12 and my grandparents gave me an Agfa ISO Flash Rapid C camera for Christmas. I had been wanting my own camera for some time so I was super happy with my present. Unfortunately, it would only take Agfa film cartridges and I ended up very disappointed with the “washed out” colours that Agfa film delivered. (I think I only ever shot one roll of film.)

    I must say, your simulation looks incredibly authentic……..so, sorry, but I won’t be using it. Just like the 60’s when I ended up wishing I had received a Kodak Instamatic camera, I will stick with your wonderful Kodachrome II and Ektachrome 100SW simulations.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 4, 2021

      Lol! I love this story. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Daniel · August 4, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe.
    I really like those 90ies colors!
    It looks quite authentic when I compare them to some of the photos that my parents shot with the exact same film around 1990.
    I see myself using this recipe a lot!
    I’m looking forward to the recipes you are coming up with.

    Greetings from Austria!

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 5, 2021

      Awesome! I appreciate the feedback! Thank you!

  4. Marc · August 7, 2021

    First off, thank you for all of the work you do on these and especially for putting up more Agfa simulations. Along those lines, would you consider trying to make an Agfa XPS 160 simulation?

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 8, 2021

      You are welcome! I’ll definitely look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. Laszlo Horvath · February 2, 2022

    Hi Ritchie! No chance to create this one or Positive Film for X-Trans III cameras?

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 2, 2022

      Unfortunately, it’s not really possible to recreate the color palette and behavior of Classic Negative using a different film simulation. I wish there was!

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