Fujifilm X-Trans III Recipes

These film simulation recipes are compatible with all Fujifilm X-Trans III sensor cameras, which include the X-Pro2, X100F, X-E3, X-T2, X-T20, and X-H1. A few of the X-T3 and X-T30 X-Trans IV recipes are fully compatible with X-Trans III cameras; however, most are partially compatible, which means that you don’t have every required setting on your camera, so it won’t look exactly the same, but feel free to try anyway. These X-Trans III recipes can be used on X-Trans IV cameras.

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  1. John Platt · November 1, 2020

    To say I love the Kodak Tri-X simulation is an understatement. I have contributed via Paypal, thank you
    posting on Instagram tonight. @johnplattphotos

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 2, 2020

      Awesome! I’m so glad that you like it, and I appreciate your support. Your portraits are wonderful!

  2. River Uhing · November 28, 2020

    Dude I love these recipes. Big fan of your Kodak series.

  3. Musafir Hoon Yaaron!!!! · January 7, 2021

    Very Nice, looks like its leaning more on the red filter side.

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 9, 2021

      I appreciate the kind words and feedback!

      • bobmayville · November 11, 2021

        Thanks!! New to Fuji,( was a canon user) love the jpegs, can’t wait to try your Recipes

      • Ritchie Roesch · November 11, 2021

        Awesome! I hope you like them!

  4. Eelco · January 18, 2021

    Are you considering a recipe for the Ilford SFX200? I used to love that film. Would welcome it!

  5. RICHY · March 11, 2021

    Hello, has anyone reported back if these simulations work for the XT200 or other BAYER cameras?

  6. Hank · March 24, 2021

    Can I download full size files of the examples somewhere. I have been looking but have been unable to find them both on the site and in general.

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 28, 2021

      I don’t put up full size pictures because the website would run painfully slow and because people would steal them (happens too frequently, unfortunately).

  7. chi lung cheung · April 27, 2021

    Thx so much

  8. Tylor Kim · May 20, 2021

    I love all your receipes. Taking pictures with Fuji makes more fun now. I was wondering if you would consider the receipe for Ferrania Solaris FG Plus 100.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20, 2021

      That’s a great suggestion! Ferrania Solaris FG Plus has some similarities to Classic Negative.

  9. tonyyphoto · May 20, 2021

    Thank you so much for all of your genius and hard work! I could never figure these out by myself.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 23, 2021

      I appreciate your kind words! I’m happy to be helpful.

  10. John Zorex · May 25, 2021

    Thanks so much for this! One question: when using a film simulation recipe, do you shoot in manual mode, or in aperture priority (or something else)? (Given that you sometimes mention exposure compensation, I’m thinking maybe not manual?)

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 25, 2021

      Great question! I most often shoot in Aperture Priority. Sometimes Shutter Priority. Sometimes Manual. For Manual, the exposure compensation is a guide to know how far above or below the meter you should consider shooting. Of course, each exposure should be judged individually. I hope this helps!

      • John Zorex · May 26, 2021

        Thanks a lot!

  11. First off, I appreciate you taking the time to figure out these recipes. So far I’ve tried Kodachrome II, Pro 400H, Ektar 100, and Classic Chrome and my shadows seem to be getting crushed. I have an X100F and I’ve been using VSCO desktop for years with this camera and other cameras previously owned. The only film simulation I can compare is their Pro 400H, which keeps more detail in the shadows. I also used to shoot a lot of Portra 400 and Ektar 100 in my old Canon AE-1 and I don’t remember the shadows looking so flat. I feel like most, if not all, of the recipes I’ve tried need at least a -1 to the recommended shadow tone setting. Of course, this could all just be my personal preference.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 1, 2021

      Not really knowing exactly what’s happening, I’d recommend adding a little more exposure. That does well to lift the shadows. Of course that’s a tough balancing act because you don’t want to blow out the highlights. It’s perfectly ok to “season to taste” the recipes to your liking, so adjusting the shadows is perfectly fine. Another option is to pull up the shadows using software… the details are there in the JPEGs. That takes a little of the fun out of it, though, but if it works, it works.

  12. nd1da · June 15, 2021

    Nice Recipes. Which one really looks nice on portraits>

  13. jeremydan · July 3, 2021

    This website changed my way of thinking that shooting RAW is necessary. Your work is absolutely amazing, thank you so much to share those! Donation is the least I can do.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 4, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words and support! I’m happy to be helpful!

  14. Rafael Lobo · July 18, 2021

    I just found your website and it is exactly what I was looking for! Was trying to utilize my x100f more. However, I did find that this model does not save the white balance shift to the presets so it does get a little complicated. Did you ever try sending a message to Fujifilm? Maybe I should try and see if they would consider it for a firmware update.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 19, 2021

      Hi! I’m glad that you found it. Unfortunately only the X-Pro3 and newer can save WB Shifts with the Custom Presets. I don’t have any insider contacts at Fujifilm. That would be great if I did! I’d love to talk with them about all sorts of things. I appreciate the comment!

  15. DENIS · July 21, 2021

    Thank for this exellent job! I’m happy to give you 5$

  16. Steve Kim · August 9, 2021

    $5 is well worth your cool settings, you just saved me wasting 12 months….thank you

  17. H.L · August 22, 2021

    I Have a question, when shooting with a Fuji recipe camera still saves a raw file on one card and jpg on the other. (taking about X-Pro3 here). How does this raw file differ from the one from the factory settings? Is that raw file editable the same way as the one at factory settings? I appreciate your answer.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 23, 2021

      The RAW file has the JPEG data contained within, and different editing softwares will apply its interpretation of some of those settings to the RAW file. White balance is probably the big one. Each program (Lightroom, Capture 1, etc.) is a little different in how it handles the JPEG data contained in the RAW files, but the settings do affect it, although you certainly have the authority to manipulate the RAW image however you want, and “undo” any affects of the software applying its version of the JPEG settings. I hope this helps.

  18. Kim Marquez · December 28, 2021

    Do you have Kodachrome 64 for X100F? I really love this recipe on your xtransIV version!

  19. Arif (@arif_muftalib) · March 8, 2022

    Can i use Xtrans IV recipe on Xtrans III and Xtrans II camera? I really liked your work!

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 10, 2022

      Some of the X-T3/X-T30 recipes will work on X-Trans III. I appreciate your kindness!

  20. Aliff Hardi · April 12, 2022

    is all this can be used on fuji xt2? really newbie heree hehe.

  21. Darnell · May 20, 2022

    Hi I was wondering if there is a ‘Kodak Portra Style Neutral’ recipe for the X-Trans III sensor cameras?

  22. pj · July 18, 2022

    Hi Ritchie, I am new to the x-series. Do Trans I and Trans II recipes work on Trans III ?

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 18, 2022

      Technically yes, but they are not intended to and will look differently. Feel free to try, but just expect the results to be different.

  23. nuno pestana vasconcelos · September 28, 2022

    Hi Ritchie, I’ve just discover you and I’m fascinating with your recipes. I have an X-Pro1 that you unfortunately don’t have so many recipes for, and also X-T3. Which one do you recommend me to use for the X-T3 ? Trans III or Trans IV recipes ? I just donate you $5. Have fun !

  24. welshphotographer · October 24, 2022

    These are great, thank you very much and kudos for making them.

    I’m also struggling with saving different white balance settings as when I go back to the white balance sub menu and change it, I can’t then go back to the custom profiles set up to save it and lock it in for that profile, so all my 7 custom profiles have the same auto white balance with whatever custom profile 1 was?

  25. phillip · December 1, 2022

    i have an ipad the fujiweekly app only retains the photos when im online. Im offline most of the time and I cant use the app. please update the app so it can be use offline.

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 2, 2022

      Hi, Phillip! I’m sorry for this trouble. I’m trying to get to the bottom of it. The way it works is that each time the app is opened, it downloads the recipe file, and searches the web for the pictures. Once downloaded, the file is saved to the app and the pictures are cached on your phone, and are supposed to stay indefinitely for offline use. But… for some reason the pictures on your device are disappearing. Your iPad is clearing the cache. I’m not sure why, because that’s something that’s supposed to be done manually. So I’m working to get to the bottom of it, and hopefully will get it figured out. Thank your for the feedback, and again I’m sorry for the trouble.

      • phillip · December 2, 2022

        Thank you. and also if I subscribe from my android phone do I need to subscribe again from ipad?

      • Ritchie Roesch · December 2, 2022

        Unfortunately, the Android and Apple systems are completely separate. Sorry.

  26. Jo · January 6

    Hi!! I love your recipes, they’re so helpful and well though out!
    Thanks for all you do!

    I was wondering if you happen to still make recipes for older sensors, or if you’re mainly focused on newer sensors as of now?

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 6

      Thanks for your kindness!

      Most of the new recipes are for newer cameras, but I’m still making recipes for older sensors, too.
      In 2022, I published:
      – Two recipes for X-Trans I (plus one Patron Early-Access Recipe on the FXW App)
      – Six recipes for X-Trans II (plus one Patron Early-Access Recipe on the FXW App)
      – Eight recipes for X-Trans III (plus three Patron Early-Access Recipes on the FXW App)

  27. Victor Cachia · April 7

    Can some of these recipes be used on X Trans II cameras.?

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