This Film Simulation Recipe is called “Fujichrome Provia 100F” after the film that it is intended to mimic. Fujifilm introduced Provia 100, a color reversal film, in 1994, and replaced it with the much improved Provia 100F in 2001. I’ve only shot a couple of rolls of Provia 100F. I remember that it had a cool color cast (especially when compared to Kodak films), it had a fair amount of contrast, moderate saturation, and tended to render blues strongly. This recipe has been in the works for awhile, with a lot of failed attempts. I think it does pretty well at reproducing the aesthetic of the film, but there are definitely a few compromises—more of the “memory color” that Fujifilm talks about than perhaps a 100% accurate rendition. Still, I believe that it turned out pretty well overall.
You might be surprised that this recipe doesn’t use the Provia film simulation as its base, but instead uses Classic Chrome. The Provia film simulation doesn’t actually resemble very well the film that it was named after—Fujifilm used it more as a marketing name on the X series than anything else. Velvia was the Fuji slide film that I most often shot with, but Provia was probably their most popular because it wasn’t nearly as wild as Velvia, and produced more true-to-life (yet still fairly vibrant) colors.
This Fujicolor Provia 100F Film Simulation Recipe has been a Patron Early-Access Recipe on the Fuji X Weekly App since January, but it has been replaced by a new Early-Access Recipe, so now it’s available to everyone. It’s compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, and X-T30 II cameras. It should be fully compatible with X-Trans V cameras, but I’ve yet to be able to test it to know if it renders the same or not. Those with newer GFX cameras can use this recipe, too, but it will render slightly different.
Dynamic Range: DR400
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: Daylight, -2 Red & +5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +1 (typically)
Example photographs captured using this “Fujichrome Provia 100F” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V and Fujifilm X-E4 cameras:
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Is there a way I can use standard provia preset as base for this? Considering I have kodachrome on my classic chrome preset already?
You can use any of the film simulations as many times as you’d like. For example, you could have seven different recipes that each use Classic Chrome in all seven C1-C7 presets. You don’t have to have just one Classic Chrome preset. I hope this makes sense.
It unfortunately does not. I’m brand new to the Fuji system (when I commented, I had my xpro3 for a whopping 35 minutes!)
How can I make different “recipes” using the same chrome preset?
Press the Q button, which will open the Q Menu. Then press and hold the Q button until the Edit/Save Custom Settings menu appears. You’ll find C1-C7. You can edit those to be however you want them to be.
You can program whatever seven recipes you want, irregardless of film simulation, into those C1-C7 custom presets. They could all be Classic Chrome recipes, or they could all be Acros, or any combination. The only limitation is that there are “only” seven Custom Presets slots.
Also I’d like to ask, with some recipes, it calls for changing dynamic range to 200 or 400, but the camera won’t allow me to select those options (they’re greyed out)
The DR settings are ISO dependent. DR400 requires a minimum ISO of 640, and DR200 requires a minimum ISO of 320.
I love the look of Provia 100F and I’d like to give this recipe a try, however I’m wondering how well it will work on a X-T3. The only settings I’m missing are clarity and color chrome blue. Are there any changes you’d recommend to use this recipe on older cameras?
Without Color Chrome FX Blue, the blues won’t render nearly so deeply. You could ignore CCEB, Clarity and Grain size, and it will still look similar, but not identical. I would give that a try and see if you like it… you might or might not. I’m sorry that I don’t have better advice.
Thanks your help.
I was afraid without CCEB it wouldn’t look quite right. It a shame because the vivid blues are one of my favorite things about the Provia 100F film.
It would be nice if Fujifilm gave CCEB to the “older” (it’s almost comical saying “older”) models…