Fujicolor Reala 100 — Fujifilm X-T5 (X-Trans V) Film Simulation Recipe

Houses on the Hill – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5 – Fujicolor Reala 100 Recipe

Since the next Fujifilm film simulation will be called Reala, I thought it would be a good time to update the X-Trans IV Fujicolor Reala 100 Film Simulation Recipe for X-Trans V cameras. Since blue is rendered more deeply on some film sims on X-Trans V models, a small tweak to Color Chrome FX Blue is needed in order to make it compatible, but otherwise the Recipe is unchanged.

I don’t believe that the new film simulation will be an accurate replication of Reala film, since Classic Negative is so close already; instead, I think Fujifilm is simply going to use the brand name for a film sim that has a neutral and natural rendering (true-to-life or real-like, yet leaning towards soft tonality and muted colors). I don’t know for certain what the new Reala film simulation will look like, this is only a guess based on something Fujifilm said a few weeks ago. We’ll know for sure next week. But I do know that if you want a Reala aesthetic from your Fujifilm X-Trans V camera, this Recipe will produce that!

Fujicolor Reala 100 was Fujifilm’s first Superia film, even though initially it did not have Superia in the name. Superia films shared Fuji’s “4th layer technology” and Reala was the first to have it, but Reala was marketed towards “pro” photographers while Superia was marketed towards “consumer” photographers. Eventually Fujifilm added Superia to Reala’s name. There were several different versions of Reala manufactured, including a high-ISO Tungsten one made for motion pictures, but Reala 100 was the most popular. Reala was very similar to Superia, but Superia was intended for “general purpose” photography while Reala was intended for portrait and wedding photography. Colors are rendered a little differently between the two films, especially blue, which is deeper and more saturated on Reala, despite Reala being overall slightly less saturated than Superia 100. Fujifilm discontinued Reala in 2013.

China in California – Riverside, CA – Fujifilm X-T5 – Fujicolor Reala 100 Recipe

If you have a fifth-generation Fujifilm X camera, which (as of this writing) are the X-H2, X-H2S, X-T5, and X-S20, I invite you to try this Fujicolor Reala 100 Film Simulation Recipe. If you have a Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4, or X-T30 II, use the X-Trans IV version instead. If you have a newer GFX model, I’m not certain which of the two versions will be most accurate on your camera, so maybe try both and see which you like better.

Film Simulation: Classic Negative
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome FX Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, 0 Red & 0 Blue
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: -1
Color: 0
Sharpness: -2

High ISO NR: -4
Clarity: -3
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +1 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Reala 100 Film Simulation Recipe on my Fujifilm X-T5:

Luxurious Living – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Mission Inn – Riverside, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Pawlished Fountain – Riverside, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Fishing by Hand – Riverside, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Urban Structure Abstract – Riverside, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
I Spy with my Little Eye – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
9205 – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Market Building – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Suburban Shrub – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Dodge Van – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Dodge Steering Wheel – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Blacksmith – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Cowboy – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Wagon Wheel & Cacti – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Sun Fountain – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Strength over Thrill – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Tied up in Knotts – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Flight – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Rainbows & Palms – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Treasure Island Beach – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Eek! – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Pacific Surf Rider – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Leaving the Water – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Happiness – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Golden Glow – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Setting Sun – Laguna Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Night Light – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Amanda using RitchieCam – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Waving – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Night Truck Driver – Buena Park, CA. -Fujifilm X-T5
Don’t Text & Drive – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5
Empty Road – Buena Park, CA – Fujifilm X-T5

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  1. Don · 22 Days Ago

    If my memory serves me correctly, Fujifilm Reala was the first Fujifilm negative film to incorporate a 4th layer magenta into the emulsion. I think Superia followed suit soon after. It served many well in particular skin tones wherebyToning down the yellow hepatitis look for a richer, healthier rosy cheek look that errs towards reality. Hence, “Reala.”

    • Ritchie Roesch · 21 Days Ago

      Reala was indeed the first with the “4th layer” and is considered the first Superia film, although Fujifilm wouldn’t add Superia to the name for a number of years after it was released. I think most Fujicolor negative films in the 2000’s had the 4th layer, which was intended to combat the cast produced by photographing under fluorescent lights.

  2. TheCameraEatsFirst · 22 Days Ago

    Gor.geous! I really like how the green is rendered in this recipe. In some Superia recipes it tends to be strong. So much that I usually need to adjust the WB shift a little to tone it down.

    Setting it up in myT5. Thanks!

    • Ritchie Roesch · 21 Days Ago

      Awesome! I hope you like it!

    • cageot en madriers · 17 Days Ago

      While watching the GFX presentation this morning, I noticed that Fuji have their Reala filmsim graphed close on the left shoulder to Provia.The space there is getting crowded. As I’ve always been taken with your recipes for Agfa Optima 200, do you think it could turn out to look alike to that? So far I really prefer the more naturel way that Provia handles greens in particular – as compared to Classic Neg.

  3. DanielZheng · 21 Days Ago

    Love Classic Negative, but feel it is too strong for portraits. Will try this recipe.

  4. TheCameraEatsFirst · 21 Days Ago

    Quick test in the garden (open in full screen): https://i.imgur.com/XeIUu4b.jpg

    • TheCameraEatsFirst · 21 Days Ago

      PS: after you posted about this site’s technical problems I don’t seem to experience them again. Not sure what has been done but… thanks! 🙂

      • Ritchie Roesch · 21 Days Ago

        Thanks for letting me know, I’m so glad to hear it!

    • Ritchie Roesch · 21 Days Ago

      Wow, cool! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Razvan Daniel Dan · 21 Days Ago

    Hi there! I’ve had like 20 reala films last year and used with different cameras, like mju, Nikon F3 HP, Canon A1… Beautiful colors. Would love to have the recipe in my old fujifilm x30, but don’t have classic negative 😔… Great job, congrats!

    • Ritchie Roesch · 20 Days Ago

      Thanks so much!

      It would be nice is Fujifilm released an X40 with Classic Negative… I don’t think that Fujifilm will, but it would interesting if they did. 😀

      • Razvan Daniel Dan · 20 Days Ago

        They will sell x40 just like x100v, I’m pretty sure 😁

      • Ritchie Roesch · 19 Days Ago

        I think if they can increase the sensor size to at least 1″, it could possibly do alright, but small sensor cameras, with the exception of cellphones, are relics of the past. Still, it would be interesting if they did it. I’d give it a try!

  6. Domenico Cucco · 20 Days Ago

    Nice as always! Just a note: the X-S20 is still using the IV-gen sensor, so user of that camera should use the old recipe i think?

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