These film simulation recipes are intended for Fujifilm X-Trans II cameras, such as the X100S, X100T, X-E2, X-E2S, X-T1, X-T10, X70, X20, X30, XQ1, and XQ2. Not all of these recipes are compatible with every X-Trans II camera, because some of the older X-Trans II models don’t have all of the film simulations that later ones have. Some of these recipes will work on X-Trans I and Bayer cameras with slightly different results. Feel free to try X-Trans I and Bayer recipes on your X-Trans II camera, although results will be slightly different.
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For some reason my X-T1 does not have color settings such as adjusting red or blue as suggested in this post. Currently running latest firmware.
It’s the White Balance menu. This should help:
Aahh, there’s the (unfortunate) answer: “Most Fujifilm cameras do not have the ability to save White Balance Shifts within Custom Presets. Most of my Film Simulation Recipes require a Shift, yet you cannot save the Shift, so each time you change Recipes you must manually adjust the Shift.”
Yeah, it’s too bad. It doesn’t make it impossible, just a bit inconvenient, unfortunately.
I have the same problem. When I enter the menu to adjust the custom settings and I reach white balance, I can only choose between Auto and so on, but I cannot adjust the blue or the red specifically.
This should help:
You can’t adjust the red and blue when you’re editing/creating a custom setting, you need to back out of there and go into IQ White Balance where you can arrow right and make the adjustments to the red and blue. Basically the Red/Blue adjustment happens outside of the custom setting at the White Balance stage, so if you’re switching between custom settings you might want to check your white balance settings are right on. Just like you need to do with the exposure settings when jumping between custom settings.
So love these recipes, would you do some handbook or pocket book that have some recipes for certain fuju camera? I would love to buy and support if you consider to make some!
I appreciate the encouragement, suggestion and support! Maybe someday I will publish some books, that would be great!
Hi Richie, many people seem to love the X-trans II sensor because of the filmic and slightly warmer look. I think about buying a x100t. The x100v is too expensive for me. What do you think about this camera? Currently I shoot with a 6D mark ii and an xf10. Will it be very different from the xf10 as far as Image quality is concerned? Regards Lars
The X100T will be similar to the XF10. The X100T is a higher-end model than the XF10, but also older. I think image quality will be pretty similar, but not identical. If you like the XF10, I imagine that you’ll equally like the X100T, and perhaps enjoy it a little more than the XF10. I hope this is helpful.
Yes, it helped a lot. Thanks Ritchie 👍🏻
I have X20. thank you for posting old cameras
More will be coming!
Hi Ritchie. I absolutely love your work with these recipes. Just recently stumbled across your site and when I saw your images I couldnt resist – I had to try them:) So I dusted my trusty X-E2S and started shooting. I cant remember the last time i had so much fun trying different simulations for different scenarios and the results – they are all amazing. You brought the joy of photography to my life again and for that I am grateful 🙂 Maybe one question: Are you planning to create a Portra 400 recipe for Trans II sensor?? That one brings so many memories. I have tried to recreate it myself, but the settings still elude me. Thank you for all your work and I am so excited to see new recipes.
Thank you! I hope to make an X-Trans II Portra 400. I tried once unsuccessfully, but I won’t give up. I appreciate your kind words!
Ritchie, do you plan to make an acros recipe for x-trans ii cameras? would love to shoot it.
That would be amazing! I would have to think carefully how that could be done. I appreciate the suggestion!
I wonder what’s your favorite go to recipe for X-trans II (colour)? And what would you use on overcast and dull days?
My go-to recipe for X-Trans II is actually the Bayer Classic Chrome recipe. For overcast, try the original Classic Chrome recipe for X-Trans II.
Thank you. I’ll try this out 👍🏻
Hey, I just tried the portra 160 and the portra V2 and absolutely love them on my X100T. I was just wondering if you still plan on working on a portra 400 recipe for the X TRANS 2 sensor. I just love the look of portra 400. Greetings from Germany, Ken
Thanks! I was working on one, but got a nasty dust spot on my X-T1 sensor. I need to clean it, but haven’t gotten around to it. As soon as I do I’ll work on it more. Thanks so much for your input!
What film simulation i can use instead classic chrome . Cause my x100s , have not this simulation.
There are 27 X-Trans II recipes, and “only” 9 use Classic Chrome, so you have several to choose from. I’d recommend looking at these two:
Hi there, love your film simulation recipes. First time Fujifilm user here with my purchase of the X70 – can I create these recipes on the X70? Thanks!
Yes! These X-Trans II recipes are compatible with your camera. I also just purchased an X70, so that I can create even more X-Trans II recipes. It arrives from Japan in a couple of weeks.
Hello, any chance of a Fuji 250T recipe for the x-trans ii? I’m looking for it or something similar
That’s a very interesting suggestion. I’ll add that to my list. Thanks for the input!
I love your work and would like to be able to do some tweek myself. I have identified some recipes for younger sensors that I’d like to bring on my X-E2. What would be your recommendations to orient experimental exercise in the right way? What would be the must know information to have in mind.
Thanks you very much
X-Trans II is a little warmer. Highlight isn’t identical, and the curve in general is slightly different. Obviously X-Trans II is missing a number of options found on the newer cameras. I think for some recipes you can get close, and for others it’s not as possible.