Fujifilm X-Trans IV Film Simulation Recipe: Kodak Gold v2

Grass and Frozen Pond – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodak Gold v2”

This new film simulation recipe comes from Anders Lindborg (Instagram). Anders is the one who created the Kodak Tri-X 400 recipe, Ilford Pan F Plus 50 recipeseven Fujicolor Pro 160NS recipes, seven Fujicolor Pro 400H recipes, and made an important D-Range Priority discovery. So I know that you’ll love this one, too! He was kind enough to share it with me and allow me to share it with all of you—thank you, Anders!

Anders began by looking at some old prints he has, which were captured on Kodak Gold 200 film. He noticed that these prints looked a little different than my Kodak Gold 200 recipe, but one film can have many different looks depending on how it was shot, developed, printed and/or scanned, or even which generation of the emulsion you’re viewing. This recipe mimics the aesthetic of his prints, but he noticed that it also matches many examples of Gold 200 that he found online.

Kids in a Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodak Gold v2”

This recipe is compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II cameras. To make this recipe work on the X-T3 and X-T30, Anders suggests using Grain Strong, White Balance 5900K (with the same shift), and ignoring Clarity—I suggest that you consider using a weak diffusion filter, such as 1/8 Black Pro Mist or 5% CineBloom, in leu of Clarity. In addition, for X-Trans III, ignore Color Chrome Effect. The results will be slightly different, but nearly the same. Anders suggests trying this recipe with a 3200K white balance for night photography.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: 0
Shadow: -1
Color: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpness: -1
Clarity: -2
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Off
White Balance: 5800K, +2 Red & +4 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this new Kodak Gold v2 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:

Moon Behind Pine – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Moon Behind Cattails – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Safe Zone – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Makeshift Gate – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Wood Post – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Trail to Visitors Center – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Green Leaves in January – Farmington UT – Fujifilm X100V
Hanging Red Berries in Winter – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Berries and Barren Branches – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Brown Reeds – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Jo in a Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Jo Under The Tennis Net – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V
Back Alley – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

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  1. Michael Freeland · June 13, 2022

    First of all thank you so much for all that you do here! Just curious, are the sample images for these recipes straight out of camera or is there additional editing that takes place?

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 14, 2022

      Straight out of camera, aside from some minor cropping and straightening sometimes.

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  4. Justus · November 26, 2022

    Thank you so much for your amazing work! You’re a constant source of inspiration and motivation to learn my new hobby. Regarding the clarity-setting: would you say that your suggestion to use a CineBloom filter instead of the clarity-setting can be applied to all (/most?) recipes? And if so, which filter would you recommend? Thanks so much in advance and greetings from Hamburg!

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 26, 2022

      For recipes that call for a minus Clarity (such as this one), you can use a diffusion filter in lieu of Clarity and get a similar aesthetic. I generally prefer CineBloom over Black Pro Mist because it doesn’t have a tint, while BPM does. 5% CineBloom (or 1/8 BPM) is my preferred option, and it does well to mimic roughly -2 Clarity, 10% CineBloom (or 1/4 BPM) is more similar to -4 Clarity.

  5. Ricardo C · September 9

    Do you happen to have a Lightroom preset for this effect? Let’s say I wanted to throw it over a Leica or Canon raw? I loved your recipe on my Fuji XE4 and I fear you’ve ruined all other cameras for me.

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 11

      I don’t have any Lightroom presets. A few years back I briefly worked with someone (who is one of leading RAW editing software experts) on the possibility of turning Film Simulation Recipes into presets for RAW editing, and it didn’t work out for several reasons. One reason is that the outcome depends on the camera you used and the camera settings used during capture. You could apply the preset to one RAW image and it would look “right” (or right enough, because Lightroom, Capture One, etc., don’t look 100% identical to SOOC JPEGs) but applying it to another it would look all wrong. That’s one of the problems with Lightroom presets. I hope that makes sense.

      • Ricardo · September 11

        This is borderline heartbreaking 🥲 but I do understand the technical side of it and what makes it difficult. Thank you for the reply!

  6. Pierre · 10 Days Ago

    Recipe noob here… The x-t4 does not have highlight and Color so how is this supposed to work in x-t4 or did I miss something

    • Pierre · 10 Days Ago

      Tone curve menu item has highlight and shadow values

      • Ritchie Roesch · 9 Days Ago

        Yeah, you’ll find both Highlight and Shadow within Tone Curve. Fujifilm used to have them separate, but on newer models they combined them into that one place. They just put them into that Tone Cure submenu for whatever reason. I hope that makes sense.

  7. Pierre · 10 Days Ago

    Make that highlight and shadow…

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