Fujifilm X-E4 (X-Trans IV) Film Simulation Recipe: Silver Summer

Wrong Way Shadow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Silver Summer”

This film simulation recipe, called Silver Summer, was a Patron early-access recipe on the Fuji X Weekly App, and Patrons have had access to it since July. One benefit of being an app Patrons is that you get early-access to some new film simulation recipes, and this was one of them, but now it is available to everyone, since a different early-access recipe is now on the app. The Silver Summer recipe has some unintentional similarities to Lomography Cine 200, but it’s definitely not an exact match. I wasn’t intending to mimic a specific film, but a specific aesthetic that I was asked to create. While it’s not modeled after a specific film, it definitely has an analog look. I really like how this one turned out, and I think some of you will really appreciate it, too!

I found that this recipe is particularly well suited for sunny days. It uses the Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation, and produces a silvery look similarly to film that’s had the bleach skipped. If you are looking for a film-like-look that’s a bit “different” than what everyone else is shooting, this is a recipe you’ll want to try.

Summer Slide – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Silver Summer”

This film simulation recipe is compatible with the Fujifilm X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II X-Trans IV cameras. Unfortunately, because it requires Eterna Bleach Bypass, it’s not compatible with the X100V or X-Pro3, and because it uses Clarity and Color Chrome FX Blue, it’s not compatible with the X-T3 or -T30.

Eterna Bleach Bypass
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: +1
Color: +4
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -2
Clarity: -3
Grain Effect: Strong, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: 5300K, -3 Red & -6 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +1 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured using this “Silver Summer” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-E4:

Bee on a Thistle – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Lily – Sundance, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Tree Branch and Creek – Sundance, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Mountain Sky – Sundance, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Zigzag Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Concessions – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Wood Coaster – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Don’t Stand – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Summer Swing – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Chains – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4

Find this film simulation recipe and many more on the Fuji X Weekly — Film Recipes App!

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13 comments

  1. Nicolas · 4 Days Ago

    Hi Ritchie

    using my X-E4 for a few months I have the feeling that the sensor has a green tendency.
    All your film simulations seem to be more greenish than my files of my X-E3.

    I tested this also with a color checker and shot on select (AWB no color shifts) and reading the color chart on my computer (calibrated monitor) that the sensor read out was 5275 K (X-E4) -> 5548 K (neutral) and the hue (from green to magenta) was 2.8 (X-E4) -> 1.8 (neutral). So on both levels rather colder and more greenish.
    I tested this in Capture One (21)

    Can you you confirm this?

    thanks
    Nicolas

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 3 Days Ago

      I would say that X-Trans IV is just a hair less warm and more green than X-Trans III. A white balance shift of +1R is too much, it would need maybe +0.3R to more closely match. It’s not a huge difference, but discerning eyes will catch it.

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      • Nicolas · 2 Days Ago

        Thank you Ritchie for elaborating!
        When I look at my files it’s definitely in the range of +1R to + 2R to and -1 to -2B get the same look as shown in your film looks!

        It’s extremely visible in these film simulations: Cine Teal (Eterna), Vintage Negative and the most extreme in XPro62

        Should I have my X-E4 checked by Fuji?

        Thanks
        Cheers Nicolas

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 2 Days Ago

        Those three recipes are supposed to have a greenish look, so I don’t think you need your camera checked.

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      • Nicolas · 2 Days Ago

        True, they do have a greenish look, but as pointed out your sample images are way less greenish than my photos…

        🤔

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 2 Days Ago

        It could be the lighting, maybe?

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      • Nicolas · 2 Days Ago

        Of course lighting varies, but I’ve tested it with a colour checker card and uploaded the image (no film simulation, no colour shifts, set to AWB, clean sunny daylight) into CaptureOne. The colour correction to neutral grey was almost 300 K and on the hue scale from 2.8 to 1.8 towards magenta…

        That would show a greenish tint and a slightly colder reading of my sensor.
        What is actually more obvious is the the difference to the X-E3 and as a comparison the Nikon D850… 🤷🏻‍♂️

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 2 Days Ago

        Maybe it does need to be checked by Fujifilm. I’ve never really considered this before, but perhaps there’s some variation from unit to unit and they’re not always 100% the same? I’m not sure what the answer is, but I sure hope you get it resolved.

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      • Nicolas · 2 Days Ago

        Thanks Ritchie!
        Will keep you posted…
        Maybe it’s just me being a “Monk” in terms of looks and their colours! But I loved the looks of all your recipes on my X-E3 and on my X-E4 I’m slightly disappointed.
        I will send it in just to be sure!

        Thanks again for your input

        Cheers Nicolas

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 2 Days Ago

        Hopefully it isn’t that the X-Trans IV recipes just aren’t as good….

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      • Nicolas · 2 Days Ago

        I highly doubt that since the greenish tint shows in the “select” mode in Q menu with no colour shifts and automatic white balance… the tint is also clearly visible in my RAWs on my colour calibrated monitor…

        🤓

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 1 Day Ago

        The difference in the DPR tool is what I have experienced.

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