One benefit of becoming a Fuji X Weekly App Patron is that you get early-access to some new film simulation recipes. There are, of course, a number of reasons why you should become a Fuji X Weekly Patron, including Early-Access Recipes—perhaps the best benefit might be the ability to quickly and easily find the recipes that are compatible with your camera. The best App experience is reserved for Patrons.
Currently there are 10 Early Access Recipes on the App. Right now these recipes are only available to Patrons, but they will eventually become free to everyone as new Early-Access Recipes replace them. Several are due to be replaced soon, so this list will probably look significantly different before the end of the year.
Let’s take a look at the current 10 Patron Early-Access Recipes!
Pushed CineStill 800T (X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II)
This recipe is intended to resemble CineStill 800T film, which is Tungsten balanced. Film can have many different aesthetics, depending on how it’s shot, developed, scanned or printed, and viewed, and this recipe is modeled after one particular look from this film. It’s good for night photography, but can produce interesting results in other light conditions.
Pushed CineStill 800T (X-Pro3, X100V)
This is essentially the same CineStill 800T recipe above, but adapted for use on the X-Pro3 and X100V cameras. They’re nearly identical, yet very subtly different. Those with an X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II camera can use it, too, and you get to decide if you like this recipe or the one above better.
Kodacolor VR (X-T3, X-T30)
This recipe resembles expired Kodacolor VR film. This film dates back to the early 1980’s, and is a predecessor to ColorPlus 200. A great option for a vintage analog aesthetic.
Vintage Color (X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II)
I described this one as an “artist’s recipe” because it produces a look similar to famed Hudson River School painter Albert Bierstadt, particularly his Yosemite paintings. It’s one of my absolute favorites!
Old Kodak (X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II)
This recipe is an alternate take on the very popular Vintage Kodachrome recipe. Definitely has an old Kodak feel to it.
Fujicolor NPH (X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II)
Fujicolor NPH was a predecessor to Fujicolor Pro 400H. This recipe produces a nice Fuji print-film aesthetic.
Vintage Negative (X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, X-T30 II)
This recipe was modeled after some old photographs that someone shared with me. In the right conditions it can produce incredibly excellent vintage results.
Porto 200 (X-Trans III + X-T3, X-T30)
The name is not a typo. Nor is there a film called “Porto 200.” But there is an X-Trans II recipe called Porto 200 (named after Porto, Portugal), and this is an adaptation of it for X-Trans III plus X-T3 and X-T30 cameras.
Ektachrome (X-Pro1, X-E1)
Loosely resembles Ektachrome film… at least one of the 40+ emulsions that carried the Ektachrome name.
Color Negative Film (X-Trans II)
This recipe is an adaptation of the X-Trans I Color Negative Film recipe, but for X-Trans II cameras. Great for sunny days.