Fujifilm X-Trans III + X-T30 & X-T3 Film Simulation Recipe: Eterna Bleach Bypass

Flowing Stream – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – “Eterna Bleach Bypass”

Lately I’ve been really enjoying the new Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation found on the Fujifilm X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II cameras. It occurred to me that those with “older” cameras, like X-Trans III and the X-T30 and X-T3, are missing out, so I wanted to do something about it. Now back in May I created a recipe for these cameras called Chrome Bypass that sort of fulfills this, but it wasn’t an attempt necessarily at mimicking the Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation; however, I used it as a starting point for this recipe. After much adjusting and experimenting, I decided that this was the closest that I could get to Eterna Bleach Bypass for those without it.

The Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation is intended to resemble cinematic film that’s had the bleach skipped during development. It has low-saturation and high-contrast, and almost a silvery aesthetic. This recipe isn’t a 100% match to the film simulation, but it’s as close as you’re likely to get. And it produces some really nice results—I very much enjoyed using it!

Sunset Snow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 – “Eterna Bleach Bypass”

This recipe is intended for those who have a Fujifilm X-Pro2, X100F, X-E3, X-H1, X-T2, X-T20, X-T30, or X-T3 camera. If you have an X-Pro3 or X100V, you can use this recipe, too, but you’ll have to decide what Grain size you want (either Small or Large). Those with an X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, or X-T30 II can also use this recipe (after deciding on Grain size), but I would recommend the Ferrania Solaris FG 400, Muted Color, Silver Summer, or LomoChrome Metropolis recipes instead, which use the Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation.

PRO Neg. Std
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +3
Shadow: +3
Color: -4
Color Chrome Effect: Off or N/A
Sharpness: 0
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Weak
White Balance: Incandescent, +8 Red & -9 Blue
ISO: Auto up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Sample photographs, all camera-made JPEGs, captured with a Fujifilm X-T30 using this “Eterna Bleach Bypass” film simulation recipe:

Warning Falling Bike – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Lost Mouse Hat – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
November Leaves – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Leaves Along the Autumn Path – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Path Covered in Autumn Leaves – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Fallen Tree Across the Gap – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Yellow Leaves in the Forest – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Red Leaves in the Forest – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Little Red Berries Dangling – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30
Last to Go – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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  1. shuttersoundtr · November 11, 2021

    Glad you’re still producing something new for the Xt30. I really appreciate you! Thank you so much, you are great!

  2. Gabor · November 11, 2021

    I second that, it’s great to have all these sims for the X-T30. What Fujifilm did with releasing the X-T30 II instead of a firmware update is kind of a bummer for me, so I really appreciate your work.

  3. eric festinger · November 13, 2021

    hello Ritchie!

    I used this film simulation of yours yesterday on my 30+km hike. Mostly woods and the weather was foggy when I started. I don’t know how this simulation would work on other weathers or places, but it was perfect for yesterday 👍 If you’d like to check the results, I shared the low res pics on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/73mof5ilcp1qqw1/AAC8GM0n9GTgn3e2pczn9ZDia?dl=0

    Many thanks for your hard/brilliant work + imagination on this continuous work,

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 16, 2021

      Wow! Your pictures look amazing! Thank you for sharing them!

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