Fujifilm X-Trans IV Recipes

These film simulation recipes are for Fujifilm X-Trans IV sensor cameras. X-Trans IV can be divided into two categories: X-T3 & X-T30, and X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II. The X-T3 & X-T30 cameras don’t have all of the JPEG options that later X-Trans IV models have. All of the X-T3 & X-T30 (as well as X-Trans III) film simulation recipes are compatible with the X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II; however, Grain, Toning (for B&W), and Double-Exposure (for those recipes that call for it) are different, so you’ll have to decide for yourself which equivalent settings should be used on your camera.

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X-Trans IV Recipes for X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 & X-T30 II:

X-Trans IV Recipes for X-T3 & X-T30:

Note: Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, and Verano Tostado recipes are compatible with all X-Trans III & IV cameras, just follow the directions explained in those recipes.

X-Trans III film simulation recipes are compatible with X-Trans IV cameras.

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233 comments

  1. javahar jackman · November 17, 2021

    Hai sir! I’m xt3 user, May l know weather ? I can use any of this recipes for cinematography. If so which one you will suggest.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 17, 2021

      Yes! Obviously start with the X-T3 compatible recipes, which begin about halfway down this page, plus the X-Trans III recipes.

      There are a couple of options not found in video–for you, it will be Grain and Color Chrome Effect.

      The best strategy (I think, I’m not a cinematographer) will be to use lower-contrast recipes and not higher-contrast recipes. Maybe decide which aesthetic you want and look for the recipe that’s the closest.

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      • javahar jackman · November 18, 2021

        Thankyou for your information sir!

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  2. Chris · November 27, 2021

    Is it possible Fuji releases firmware update for X-T3 with all the film simulations the newer models come with? Do you, Admin, have any clout with Fuji so that you could precipitate this happening? Please advise.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 28, 2021

      I have zero clout with Fuji. I’m not affiliated with them, or have any insider info or any contacts. I wish that I could advice them on things, because I have plenty of opinions that I’d love to share with them.
      My opinion is that Fujifilm should absolutely give the new settings to the X-T3 via a firmware update, but at this point they probably won’t.

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  3. Alex · November 27, 2021

    Hello, are recipes compatible with X-T30 II or i need X-Trans III?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 27, 2021

      All of the recipes in the top half of this page are fully compatible with the X-T30 II. Those in the bottom half (indicated as X-T30 and X-T3), plus the X-Trans III recipes, are mostly compatible, but you’ll have to decide on Grain size and (if appropriate) B&W Toning.

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  4. Matt · November 28, 2021

    Hey Ritch, first I want to thank you for this site / app.

    As a newbie, the way you are mentioned in every films sims thread on reddit or youtube videos and such you could almost believe you created the whole fuji colors thing. People are asking for Fuji “Recipes” and everybody knows what they are talking about.

    Like so many mentioned before your recipes helped me get back into photography and just enjoy shooting instead of spending dozens of hours editing.

    So yeah I just got a x100v and I absolutely love it, its just starting to snow here (Quebec City) and I was wondering if you had some recipes that plays well with a snowy landscape?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 29, 2021

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I’ve had good luck with Fujicolor NPH (an Early-Access recipe in the App), and I just saw that someone did some wonderful snow pictures using the Kodak Vision3 250D recipe. Amanda’s Classic Negative might be good, too.

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  5. Dustin · December 20, 2021

    Hi Ritchie. Old follower here and love the work that you do. I’m currently saving a lot of these profiles manually on FUJI XRS and it’s pretty overwhelming(I have an X-Pro 3, also an X-E2 but that’s another story). I’m just on less than half and realized the ones for the X-T3/T30 work for this one too. And on top of that, the X-Trans III recipes work as well.

    My question, how do you know not to get overloaded with recipes when you’re trying to find the right look for your photos? How do you know which ones to use for a certain “environment”? For instance, I just came from Hawaii(not a photo trip, more of a vacation trip) and wanted to get good ones from recipes. I don’t know where to start. I’ve mostly just set it on Kodachrome 64 and just forgot about it.

    You have any advice or ideas?

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    • Khürt Williams · September 24

      I can see how this can be a tyranny of choice without a straightforward way to choose.

      In that case, I recommend shooting a set of images with each default film simulation (e.g. ten photos in Provia, 10 in Velvia, etc.) under different lighting conditions and then applying some of the recipes in the X Raw Studio software. You may get a feel for which recipes work for you.

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  6. Ali · December 30, 2021

    Thank you for creating this platform – an incredible help for me as I dig into the world of photography. Quick question – is there any way to add more than 7 custom settings / simulations or are we limited to the 7 total slots? Also, I’m trying to figure out how to setup one of my dials to swift through the settings / simulations on the go – is there any resource for this? I tried to do it but wasn’t seeing any change

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 30, 2021

      I appreciate your kindness!
      The camera can only save 7 (actually, the X-E4 can unofficially save 8), but you can store more than 7 in X RAW Studio, and I believe it’s possible to transfer those to the camera, if I’m not mistaken (I’ve never done it myself). Of course, that would require you to be tethered to a computer…. One day I hope that Fujifilm will allow me to push a recipe straight from the FXW App to the camera, that would be incredible!
      As far as quick access to the C1-C7 presets (I think that’s what you were asking), you can in fact program that. For example, on the X-H1, I have it programmed to the rear command dial, so when I press it in it activates it, and using the wheel scrolls through it. To set it on the X-H1 it is: Menu – Wrench Subset – Button/Dial Settings – Function (Fn) Setting – R-Dial – Select Custom Setting. I imagine that whatever camera you have, it should be similar.

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  7. Alex · January 22, 2022

    Is there an easy/fast way to turn these recipes into CaptureOne Style presets?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · January 24, 2022

      There’s not. It’s possible to do it, but it definitely takes some effort. And the tricky part: you can fiddle enough to get the RAW to be close to the SOOC JPEG for one image, save the preset, then apply it to a different RAW, but it doesn’t closely match the SOOC JPEG for that exposure. That’s not to say it’s impossible, just that it’s trickier than it might initially seem.

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  8. Dave Cooper · February 2, 2022

    Hey there. Thanks very much for sharing these. I’m about to try out my first recipe from your site and have a technical question. If I’m shooting RAW, and import into Lightroom with “Camera Settings” checked, will it import with the recipe intact?

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  9. Pradeep · March 22

    The X-Trans 4 recipes are wonderful. Can’t wait to try them out.

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  10. Glen Thuncher · March 24

    Hi Ritchie, I emailed you earlier but thought I would reach out to you via comment. I LOVE my X100V, but miss the color rendering of my Leica M9 – is this a recipe you could create? I think it would be immensely popular with X100 users.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

      I’m sorry, been behind lately, and trying to catch up. I’ve never shot with any Leica, so I’m not real sure what Leica color rendering looks like. Do you have sample pictures?

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      • Glen Thuncher · March 26

        Good morning, yes I have an entire Flickr album with Leica M9 images for you to review. The Fujifilm X100V is so frequently compared to the M9, I think a ‘Red Dot’ simulation would be wildly popular on your site. I am happy to make a $$ donation towards the cause if you’re able to recreate the “Leica look”.

        Here is a link to my M9 images:

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        Thanks again for your prompt reply, I look forward to your thoughts.

        – Glen Thuncher

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      • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

        Are these edited RAW or SOOC JPEGs or something else? I think the general aesthetic can probably be replicated. The Rockwell recipe isn’t that far off. I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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      • Glen Thuncher · March 26

        Yes, these are all edited raw files – I no longer have the M9, so I can’t share any straight out of camera images to share with you. You may be able to find information online about the “Leica look”, as it’s referred to. Even the Q2 has the ‘look’. My take on that is, color rendition seems to be a little cooler and images a little sharper. Leica color might be an intangible that’s difficult to replicate – but I will take a closer look at your Rockwell recipe.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · March 26

        I appreciate the information! It’s helpful. Thank you!

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  11. dino volpe · April 30

    I can’t find the “Highlight” – “Shadow” adjustments on my fuji xt-4, can you help me find them ? Thank you !

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  12. Paul · May 9

    Does messing with clarity slow your camera down as well? Wondering if it’s my memory card or just this setting.

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  13. Luis · May 19

    Why are the x-t30 and x-t3 separate recipes from the other ones like the x100v? I thought they were all x-trans 4 sensors? Do they have a different color science?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      The X-T3 and X-T30 don’t have all of the JPEG options that the newer cameras have, such as Grain size, Color Chrome FX Blue, Clarity, Classic Negative, Eterna Bleach Bypass, etc. Even though it’s the same X-Trans IV sensor and processor, the X-T3 and X-T30 are more like a different generation, kind of in-between X-Trans III and X-Trans IV. I hope this makes sense.

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      • Luis · May 24

        Yes, that makes sense, thank you. I was just trying to figure out which portra 400 version to use since i saw someone on youtube with an x-t30 use the portra 400 simulation for the x-t30 and the pictures looked amazing. I have an x100v and I wanted the same look and thought I would try it, but I wasn’t sure why they were divided like that. Good to know. I guess it still works for the x100v though? I like the results so far, just not in florescent lighting at night.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · May 24

        It will still work, but you’ll have to decide on Grain size (Small or Large), Color Chrome FX Blue (Off, Weak or Strong), and Clarity.

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  14. Elvin Jacob · June 7

    Any plans to release the recipe for Fuji 800npz? What would be the closest recipe to the Fuji 800npz?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · June 8

      I tried a couple of times but wasn’t satisfied with the results. I should try again. What camera do you have?

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      • Elvin Jacob · June 11

        I use an XT4. Honestly, I am currently using the DVLOP version of Fuji 800 NPZ and prefer that over other presets while shooting in Indian light (both direct and bounced). The in camera recipe would be an absolute godsend!

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      • Ritchie Roesch · June 13

        I’ll give it another try, thanks for the suggestion!

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  15. KEn · July 8

    Any chance/suggestion for the a Kodak vision 3 simulation on the x100v?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · July 10

      You can use it on the X100V (I have done so with much success); however, you have to decide on three things: Grain size (Small or Large), Color Chrome FX Blue (I suggest Off), and Clarity (0, or maybe -2). I hope this helps!

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  16. yy chan · July 15

    looking forward to the leica m9 color

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    • Ritchie Roesch · July 16

      I appreciate the suggestion. I’ve never shot with a Leica to know what the color output is, but my suspicion is that it has more to do with Lightroom editing than any built-in Leica output, but I’m not certain since I have no first-hand experience. I’ll definitely research it, though.

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  17. Daniel · August 11

    Hi.
    I’m really like your work. I visit your page several times every week. My problem is that you have too many recipes I like… 🙂
    I wonder if you could help me choose recipe. I would like to come close to the Instagram filter Crema. Please help me find the right recipe for that. Thanks!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 12

      I have to admit: I’ve never used an IG filter. But, I took a look at Crema. It appears to do a few things: add a warm cast… except to shadows, where it adds a cool cast (split-tone), increase contrast a little, boost shadows, and decrease vibrancy. I don’t have a Film Simulation Recipe that can replicate split-toning (it’s not possible on a Fujifilm camera), but I would look at the Portra recipes, if you’ve never used them before. I hope this helps!

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  18. commanderyi · August 14

    Any setting recommendation to get this simulation on the xt3?

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    • commanderyi · August 14

      for the reggie potra for the xt3

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      • Ritchie Roesch · August 15

        Ignore Color Chrome FX Blue and Grain size, and it will render almost identical on the X-T3.

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  19. Walter · August 15

    Hey Ritchie, I’ve just started a self imposed documentary project and I’m using an X-T3 and a X-T4. I was looking for a recipe to use for it and started using The Rockwell recipe but it’s only for the X-T4. Is there something you would suggest using to get close to that with the X-T3 so it all looks cohesive? Thank you again for your great work.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 15

      You have to work backwards and not forward. There’s nothing you can do to make this recipe compatible with the X-T3 and have it match the results of the X-T4; however, you can make the X-T4 match the X-T3. My recommendation is to set Clarity to 0 and Color Chrome FX Blue to Off on the X-T4 (since the X-T3 doesn’t have those), and then use the same settings on the X-T3. The results should then be the same on both cameras.

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      • Walter · August 15

        Duh, that is an excellent idea, solution. Thank you very much. Now, why didn’t I think of that?

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      • Ritchie Roesch · August 16

        😀

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  20. Thierry · September 2

    Hi Ritchie, thank you so much. Just a technical question. Some recipes for the X-T3 require let’s say a setting like daylight, but with some + reds and minus blues. But somehow I can’t save those specifications (reds and blues) when making a custom preset. Only in the general menu. How much does this affect the results? If I just use a plain custom and edit those reds and blues (so not ”daylight” for example)?
    Would love to hear your answer. Thank you so much!

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  21. Walter · September 4

    Hey Ritchie
    I was searching for a good film negative look and came across your Nostalgic Negative among the others and I have to say it is really nice. Good work there. I’m using it with my X-T4 and would love to use it with the X-T3 also. Can you suggest a recipe for me for that? I don’t see it for the X-T3. I would love to get as close to a film look as possible. I’m working with a film crew that is shooting film, I think it’s a Vision 500 emulsion they’re using and I want my stills to mimic that. Thank you very much.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · September 5

      There are three reasons why that recipe isn’t compatible with the X-T3: Clarity, Color Chrome FX Blue, and Grain size (which the X-T3 doesn’t have). You could simply ignore Grain size, but for the other two… potentially try a polarizer to replicate Color Chrome FX Blue and maybe a 20% (or 10% & 5%) CineBloom to replicate the Clarity. I hope this helps!

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  22. S. · September 10

    Hey, so when i use the xtrans4 recipes on my xt30, and ignore rhe options which i can’t set, because i dont have them, f.e. clarity, will the recipe work?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · September 12

      Well, technically the recipe will “work” but it will look different, which you may or may not like. Certainly feel free to try, you never know what you discover in the trying.

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  23. Star · September 25

    Dear author, can you launch more recipes based on Classic Chrome? Because I found that most of the recipes are based on Classic Negative, but my camera is XT3. I like those recipes very much, but they can’t be used, which makes me very distressed. I look forward to the author listening to my advice. Thank you!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · September 25

      I show 24 Film Simulation Recipes in the Fuji X Weekly App that are 100% fully compatible with the X-T3 that use Classic Chrome, including one I published earlier this month. But… I’m always working on more. 😀

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  24. Pan · September 28

    Dear author, can you recommend some recipes for taking ocean or beach?, my is my camera is X100V, thank you so much!

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  25. Amal · October 20

    Hi, just got my x100v and in wondering if we can use these custom recipes on movie mode?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · October 20

      Yes, sort of. Clarity, Color Chrome Effect, Color Chrome FX Blue, and Grain cannot be applied to video. Otherwise you can.

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      • Amal · October 21

        thank you for the reply, appreciate it. Cool, but I gotta change them manually everytime right? its not a menu where I can choose from, similar to the ones I set for Stills mode

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      • Ritchie Roesch · October 21

        Yeah, unfortunately, you can only program one at a time in video mode, C1-C7 doesn’t apply.

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  26. Pam · October 27

    Hi Ritchie! Pro Image 100 always was my favorite film when I took film camera in the past, so I wanna know which recipe is closed to this film, thank so much !My camera is X100V

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  27. Paul · October 30

    Has anyone heard if X-T30 going to get firmware update to match the settings the X-T30 II has?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · October 31

      It’s not. There were rumors two years ago, but it never came to pass. The X-T30 II is the firmware update that the X-T30 should have received, but never will. Fujifilm has stated that they are moving away from Kaizen firmware updates going forward, which I think is a big mistake.

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  28. Viki · November 15

    Hi, is it possible to use them on x-m1?

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  29. Ash_VonHohenheim · November 29

    I love your work ! I don’t even own a Fuji yet, I was looking for an entry one like XE3 or X100F, but just scrolling through your IV recipes makes me want to aim for an XE4…

    Is it technically possible to somehow adapt the IV recipes for an X-Trans III sensor ? Give or take a few missing parameters so it won’t look exactly the same?

    Thanks,

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 29

      The recipes tend to have more forward compatible than backwards, but sometimes there is backwards compatibility. The biggest challenges are when a camera doesn’t have the film simulation you need (Classic Negative, for example). The X-E4 can be tough to find—I love mine, and if you can get one, it’s a really good camera. The X-E3 and X100F are also very good cameras, even though they’re just a little older. I hope that this is somehow helpful.

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      • Ash_VonHohenheim · December 21

        Thank you for your answer ! I ended up getting an XE3 second-hand ( 4 was too expensive + waiting time). Seeing all the trans IV recipes still make me envious, but I wonder, are the Chrome/Chrome blue effect parameters that big of a deal ?

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      • Ritchie Roesch · December 21

        There’s not a big difference between Weak and Off, but the difference is more noticeable between Strong and Off.

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  30. Danial Mahathir · November 30

    Hey Ritchie,

    Just wanted to share my appreciation for all of this. My wife and I were given the X100V as a wedding gift last year. We loved the camera, but I didn’t realize how customizable it was!

    Just wondering; we’re heading to Japan in a weeks time. And was wondering which film simulation you’d recommend? I’m trying to go for that classic tokyo 90’s-ey vibe.

    I know its probably a dumb question, just that I’ve not had ANY experience with film photography. My main is a Sony Fx3 and A7III so i only ever shoot raw haha. Would appreciate any input you have!

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    • Pam · November 30

      Hello Danial! I am from Asia, having been Japan several times. Maybe “Nostalgia Color” and “Santa Color” are some recipes that you can try, hope its helpful and have a nice trip!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 30

      I would try a Classic Negative recipe, something like Fujicolor C200, Fujicolor Superia 100, Fujicolor 100 Gold, Fujicolor Reala 100, Fujicolor Premium 400, Fujicolor Superia 800, or Fujicolor Natura 1600. Program a few different ones and see which you like best. Have fun in Japan… that’s a bucket-list destination for me.

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      • Danial · December 1

        Thank you both for the suggestions! Will give them all a try.

        (Definitely pay a visit before it gets super crowded again dude, the time is now haha)

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  31. Andreas · December 16

    Hi Ritchie,

    I just switched from Sony to a Fujifilm X-E4 and that’s how I found your site. Great work! I hope Fuji has already recognized this. Do you have any recommendations for film simulation regarding family photos?

    Many thanks,
    Andreas

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  32. Donald · December 20

    What would be a good everyday classic film simulation for my XE4? please and thank you for your work

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  33. Bao Te'en · December 25

    Hi Ritchie,

    Merry Christmas 🎅
    Thanks for the awesome site & app, really inspiring! I’ve recently bought my first digital camera (X-Pro 3) after having only ever shot analog.

    I’ll be trying out a ton of your recipes but was wondering what you recommend to use to shoot during winter (sunny mostly) in a big city (Beijing specifically).

    Looking forward to your reply!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 27

      Merry Christmas!

      I would try Chrome Slide, Agfa Ultra 100, SantaColor, Reggie’s Portra, Nostalgia Color, or something like that. I hope this helps!

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  34. Richard · December 27

    hello,

    First, Merry Chrismas!

    Do you know… How to get really white whites in a «black and white» photography (and not a white that tends to yellow)….?

    For exemple, with ClassicChrome, the snow is really white. I love that. I would like have the same whites, in ClassicChrome and Acros (for example).

    Thanks et forgive my bad English.

    Have a good day,

    Richard

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 27

      The whites are white in B&W (Acros or Monochrome) as long as Monochromatic Color is set to 0. With that said, understanding the Zone System, unless the white is pure white (Zone 10), it will actually be grey. I don’t like the transition from Zone 8 to Zone 10 in digital cameras, including Fujifilm, so I try to avoid those Zones, and when practical keep Zone 8 as my upper end.

      https://www.kimhildebrand.com/how-to-use-the-zone-system/

      I hope this helps!

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  35. Phil · 29 Days Ago

    Very cool site! Thanks a lot

    How do I handle the white balance when the recipe says to set it to sun, but I’m in rooms?

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  36. Tallal · 26 Days Ago

    I am thinking to buy a fujifilm systdm just because of the different cool recipes.

    I want to ask you that can we have all the recipes look that are capable for xt4 in xt3 by taking raw from xt3 and then using Xrawstudio?

    Simply by using Xrawstudio, can we have that xt4 recipe looks in xt3?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 25 Days Ago

      No, it doesn’t work that way. X RAW Studio actually uses the camera to process the RAW file (not the computer), so the camera’s capability (or lack of capability) prevents you from doing this.

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  37. anaisy · 4 Days Ago

    Hello, I have a question. How can i save them in Film Simulations, like camera’s other presets are.

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  38. julie · 13 Hours Ago

    just went through all of your recipes and comments on your page- thank you for all your work!

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