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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Awesome! I’m so glad that you like it, and I appreciate your support. Your portraits are wonderful!
Dude I love these recipes. Big fan of your Kodak series.
Thank you so much!
Very Nice, looks like its leaning more on the red filter side.
I appreciate the kind words and feedback!
Thanks!! New to Fuji,( was a canon user) love the jpegs, can’t wait to try your Recipes
Awesome! I hope you like them!
Are you considering a recipe for the Ilford SFX200? I used to love that film. Would welcome it!
That would be cool! This is my closest to it:
I just found this recently and was curious if you could figure out a recipe for Ilford Delta 400 for Xpro2. I’m still learning the camera and it’s functions as I bought it used and came with no manual.
Ilford Delta 100 and Ilford Delta 400 were my two favorite B&W films back in the day. I appreciate the suggestion!
Hello, has anyone reported back if these simulations work for the XT200 or other BAYER cameras?
You can use X-Trans I and X-Trans II recipes on the X-T200, but it won’t look 100% the same. I encourage you to give them a try and see if there are some that produce results that you like.
I’m sure you are aware, but there are some Bayer recipes, too.
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.
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).
Thx so much
You are welcome!
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.
That’s a great suggestion! Ferrania Solaris FG Plus has some similarities to Classic Negative.
Thank you so much for all of your genius and hard work! I could never figure these out by myself.
I appreciate your kind words! I’m happy to be helpful.
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?)
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!
Thanks a lot!
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.
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.
Nice Recipes. Which one really looks nice on portraits>
Try this one: https://fujixweekly.com/2018/01/21/my-fujifilm-x100f-pro-neg-hi-film-simulation-recipe-portraits/
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.
Thank you for your kind words and support! I’m happy to be helpful!
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.
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!
Thank for this exellent job! I’m happy to give you 5$
I appreciate your support!
$5 is well worth your cool settings, you just saved me wasting 12 months….thank you
I appreciate your support and kindness!
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.
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.
Do you have Kodachrome 64 for X100F? I really love this recipe on your xtransIV version!
You can use this one and ignore Color Chrome Effect. It will look nearly identical, just very subtly different.
Can i use Xtrans IV recipe on Xtrans III and Xtrans II camera? I really liked your work!
Some of the X-T3/X-T30 recipes will work on X-Trans III. I appreciate your kindness!
is all this can be used on fuji xt2? really newbie heree hehe.
Yes! I hope you find one you love.
Hi I was wondering if there is a ‘Kodak Portra Style Neutral’ recipe for the X-Trans III sensor cameras?
This recipe is compatible with X-Trans III cameras:
Hi Ritchie, I am new to the x-series. Do Trans I and Trans II recipes work on Trans III ?
Technically yes, but they are not intended to and will look differently. Feel free to try, but just expect the results to be different.
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 !
You can use X-Trans III recipes on the X-T3, but also use the recipes for the X-T3, which you’ll find about 2/3 the way down this page:
You’ll pass “Moody Monochrome”, “Black & White Infrared”, and “Sepia”, then you’ll come to the X-T3 recipes, which begins with “Kodachrome 64”, “Kodak Gold 200”, and “Kodak Portra 400”.
Thank you for your response.
I’m having some difficult in saving the recipes. In WB sometimes you advise to use for example: White Balance: Auto, +4 Red & -9 Blue Of course I define the Auto but then the +4 Red and -9 Blue, I can’t. How can I do it ? The same happens with the ISO and Exposure Compensation. Or it is just an recommendation and we have to do it manually ?
If possible, help me with it.
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This article might be helpful:
Because the X-T3 cannot save a WB Shift within the C1-C7 custom presets, you have to set it within the White Balance Submenu (accessed via the Shooting Menu).
For ISO, take a look at this:
You can program up to three Auto ISO presets, which can be assigned to C1-C7. But you certainly don’t have to use Auto, in which case you could set it manually for each exposure.
“Typical Exposure Compensation” is simply meant as a starting point, and not a rule; each exposure should be judged individually.
I hope this helps!
Thank you so much
For editing, I usually use Lightroom. Is there any way to preset in Lightroom your recipes ? The results will be good as well ?
You cannot, the results will be different. Lightroom will apply its version of its interpretation of some (but not all) of the JPEG settings. You can use the recipes (applied to RAW) as a starting point to get you halfway to a finished picture. Just know that the results will not be the same as a sooc JPEG. If you like editing in Lightroom, I’d just embrace that, or if you don’t like editing in Lightroom, I’d just embrace the camera-made JPEG. They live in two different worlds.
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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?
Only the X-Pro3 & newer (X-Trans IV, except for the X-T3 & X-T30) can save the shift with the custom presets. These articles might be helpful:
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.
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.
Thank you. and also if I subscribe from my android phone do I need to subscribe again from ipad?
Unfortunately, the Android and Apple systems are completely separate. Sorry.
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?
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)
Can some of these recipes be used on X Trans II cameras.?