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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X-Trans III Recipes:

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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

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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.

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 9

      I appreciate the kind words and feedback!


      • bobmayville · 24 Days Ago

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

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ritchie Roesch · 24 Days Ago

        Awesome! I hope you like them!


  4. Eelco · January 18

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. RICHY · March 11

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

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hank · March 24

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 28

      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

    Thx so much

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tylor Kim · May 20

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

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


  9. tonyyphoto · May 20

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

    Liked by 1 person

  10. John Zorex · May 25

    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?)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 25

      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!


  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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 1

      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

    Nice Recipes. Which one really looks nice on portraits>

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jeremydan · July 3

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Rafael Lobo · July 18

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 19

      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

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

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Steve Kim · August 9

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

    Liked by 1 person

  17. H.L · August 22

    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.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 23

      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.


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