Fujifilm X-M1 (X-Trans I) FXW App Patron Early-Access Film Simulation Recipe: Reminiscent Print

Bougainvillea Day – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – “Reminiscent Print”

This Film Simulation Recipe came about as an experiment after reading that film photographers weren’t meant to like the Provia film simulation because they’d find it to be too hard. So, I thought, maybe that’s true, and perhaps I can make it less hard and more, something that film photographers might find to be “just right” (as Fujifilm put it). It took some trial-and-error, but I do believe that I have succeeded! This is a much, much better “standard” setting than default Provia, and, if you have a background in film photography, you’ll appreciate this recipe.

I find this new recipe to be reminiscent of cheap color negative film shot in point-‘n’-shoot cameras and printed at a one-hour lab, probably on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper. It’s not intended to resemble that, but to me it does. I’m reminded of the 4″ x 6″ prints from 20+ years ago that are sitting in a box in the closet, or are carefully arranged in a photo album at my parent’s house. That’s why I call it Reminiscent Print.

Classic Car Denim – Goodyear, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – “Reminiscent Print”

This new Reminiscent Print Patron Early-Access recipe is compatible the Fujifilm X-Pro1, X-E1, and X-M1 cameras. Those with X-Trans II and Bayer cameras can also use it, although the results will be just a little different. If you are a Fuji X Weekly App Patron, it’s available to you right now on the App!

The Fuji X Weekly App is free, yet becoming a Fuji X Weekly Patron unlocks the best App experience! One benefit of being a Patron is you get early access to some new Film Simulation Recipes. These Early-Access Recipes will eventually become available free to everyone in time, including this new one. Patrons help support Fuji X Weekly and, really, without them there would be no App, so I want to give a special “thank you” to all of the Patrons!

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs captured using this “Reminiscent Print” Film Simulation Recipe on my Fujifilm X-M1:

Pier Post – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – Photo by Jonathan Roesch
Light & Water – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – Photo by Jonathan Roesch
Fine Morning for Fishing – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – Photo by Jonathan Roesch
Line in the Lake – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – Photo by Jonathan Roesch
Pier Reflections – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1 – Photo by Jonathan Roesch
Better Days Behind – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Church Bells – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Unlit Canopy – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Red Bougainvillea Blossoms – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Backyard Bougainvillea – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Autumn Orange – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Oranges – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Bucket Blossom – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Pink Rose Bud – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Peace & Minecraft – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Ball Toss – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
All the World’s a Stage – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Steps – Litchfield Park, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Outside Tables – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Made With Passion – Buckeye, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Duster Headlamp – Goodyear, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Radial G/T – Goodyear, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1
Rear Duster – Goodyear, AZ – Fujifilm X-M1

Find this Film Simulation Recipe and over 250 more on the Fuji X Weekly — Film Recipes App!

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6 comments

  1. Melvin Brinson · December 20

    Really love this one! I’ve heard the early x-trans sensors were special. Maybe we could expect an x-trans 4 version? Or recommend settings for the x-trans 4?

    Great work as always, Ritchie!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 21

      Thanks! It’s probably possible to get pretty close; however, the sensors definitely render differently. I’ll take a look. 😀

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  2. Francis.R. · December 21

    Indeed there is a taste of family box storage of treasures : ) “Ball toss” looks impossible, excellent use of the autofocus.Thank you, Ritchie : )

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 22

      Thanks so much! Those who state the focus capabilities of the newest cameras aren’t good enough… that was on an X-M1, not X-T5 or X-H2!! 😀

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  3. theBitterFig · December 22

    Scrolling down the blog after about a week away, I was about to ask “Hey are these mostly shot with the TTArtisan 27mm?” And then I saw the article on the M1 +TTA27 as a budget x100 alternative.

    That really is a distinctive bokeh from the semi-pancake. Seems like it’s a lens that could easily get a cult following. That combination of modern convenience with that old-lens swirl is unique. I don’t fault anyone if it isn’t to their taste, but it’s unlike any other lens I’ve used.

    I’ll say that the film sim really does capture the old box of pictures vibe.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 22

      Yeah, good catch! Most of them are with the TTArtisan 27mm f/2.8, a couple with the 18-55mm, and the Fujinon 35mm f/2 might have been used for one (I used it briefly before switching to the 18-55mm, I don’t remember off hand if an image with it made it into this article).

      The TTArtisan 27mm has some great character sometimes, and when it works, it really works.

      Thanks so much for the input!

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