Film Simulation Recipes

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X-Trans IV
X100V, X-Pro3, X-T4, X-T3, X-T30, X-S10 & X-E4, X-T30 II

X-Trans III
X-Pro2, X100F, X-E3, X-T2, X-T20 & X-H1

X-Trans II
X100S, X100T, X-E2, X-E2S, X-T1, X-T10, X70, X20, X30, XQ1 & XQ2

Bayer
X100, X-A1, X-A2, X-A3, X-A5, X-A7,
X-A10, XF10, X-T100 & X-T200

X-Trans I
X-Pro1, X-E1 & X-M1

GFX
GFX-50S, GFX-50R, GFX100, GFX100S

How To Add Film Simulation Recipes To Your Camera

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71 comments

  1. spearofneptune · November 10, 2020

    Is there a way to get cinestill 800t working on the x-trans II? I own a x100s and i really love this recipe and the looks of it.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 10, 2020

      That’s a great idea! I’ll try working on that.

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      • spearofneptune · November 10, 2020

        That would be awesome 🙂 Thank you

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    • Dan · August 9

      Some of the RNI’s Kodak profiles look surprisingly similar to Cinestill. And they are profiled to the x-trans cameras too.

      Overall, I’m finding the RNI film profiles (google for All Films 5) more sophisticated and accurate than the Fuji’s built-in simulations. Again, google for RNI Fuji Pro 160NS vs Fuji Classic Neg comparisons.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · August 10

        I’ve used RNI. In fact, I have two of their apps on my phone right now. They do good work. Alien Skin Exposure is probably better than RNI for desktop. However, I almost never use RNI (or Exposure) because it adds significant time to my workflow and I’d be less productive. Also, for me, shooting recipes is much more fun. I prefer to spend the least amount of time possible sitting in front of a computer or fiddling on my phone. That’s just me, everyone is different. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Juli Mohedano · November 11, 2020

    Hi Ritchie
    First of all thank you for the awesome work you are making.
    I have a couple of questions
    1. About White balance shift. Some of your recipes require tweak it. I cannot change it from within the Q button, but I have to do it from the Menu instead.
    The problem is that the configuration I make will have effect in all 7 memory banks of my X100F.
    How do I do to keep more than one recipe?
    2. My preferred color photographer is Saül Leiter. When will you publish a recipe for his color?
    Thanks and regards
    Juli

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 12, 2020

      Regarding the White Balance Shift, only the newest cameras, X-Pro3 and newer) can save the shift within the Q menu. I wish all Fujifilm cameras could. The best workaround is to use different white balances, because the camera will remember a shift per white balance. Or, somehow keep track of the shift and remember to change it each time.
      Regarding Saul Leiter, I believe he used Kodachrome very early on, but switched to color negative film, and he was known for using any film, especially generic store brand and preferring it to be expired. So it’s hard to know exactly.

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      • Juli · November 16, 2020

        Thanks Ritchie for your explanations

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      • John Huff · February 26

        I just put the WB shift as part of the custom name when I save the recipe. That allows me to at least see what the shift is. An example name would be “FUJI PRO 400H R2B1”. I wish they would update my firmware to be able to save the WB shift for each custom setting like the XPro 3 does. Maybe I will just buy an XPro 3 to solve the problem. There goes my GAS again.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · February 27

        Lol! It’s definitely more convenient on the newer cameras that can save the shift. It’s hard to resist the G.A.S.

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  3. Gabriel Quezada · November 28, 2020

    Jesus! Youve answered the very question I had in mind of not being able to save the white balance shift.

    Thank you

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  4. James T · December 6

    I appreciate everything you’ve done here and it’s quite staggering how excellent your new app is!
    An XT2 has been enough for me. I can get most of what I need colour wise with your recipes.
    What makes this special for me? I’m not a colour person! I’m actually a well-known artist for very
    specific black-and-white created with my Nikon gear. With that in mind, the Fuji Acros mode in
    my T2 has been fun to play with. I spent years training myself to see is in B&W for the final RAW edit.
    As many say, they like Fuji as it’s a joy to shoot JPEGs! I agree and your recipes have made my
    experience of colour photography much more enjoyable! Thanks and regards from England.
    James T.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 7

      I appreciate you comment! I love your story! Thank you for sharing it with me. I enjoy helping other photographers, and I’m so happy to hear that I’ve been helpful to you. Thank you for this comment!

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  5. Kiran Mohanty · December 9

    Really glad to have come across this website. You are doing a great job mate.

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  6. John Pease · December 14

    Will you do any Agfa recipes?
    I used to use RSX100 and RSX50 slide film a lot.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 14

      Well, I have a done a few Agfa recipes, but not RSX100 or RSX50. I’ll add them to my list. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  7. Don · December 21

    I just would like to mirror what others have said to thank you for these recipes. I use them and they’ve been useful. I’m actually leaving room for my own trying to emulate Agfapan 25 of old and something towards effect. Thanks again!

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  8. Louis · December 22

    Having these recipes adds a lot of fun using my X100F and X-T2. Thanks a lot for that. Why mention the camera’s that I use? It would be nice to be able and select the recipes for a certain type. Any chance you can add a filter option?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 23

      These will work on your X100F and X-T2:

      https://fujixweekly.com/fujifilm-x-trans-iii-recipes/

      On the iOS app, if you are a Patron, you can search by camera. I’d love to add that ability to the blog, but it’s above my know how, so I would have to hire someone to do it for me. Maybe someday that can happen, or I’ll discover some tool that will allow me to implement it. I appreciate the comment!

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  9. Xerwin · December 29

    Good Day Sir.

    Your works are great. I had been following and subscribed to your emails. I wonder if you are working to have an android version of this app.🤗 Im hoping that you could create one for android user too. Please?.🙇. I will be delighted to know when it will be released. Do you have a youtube channel too? so I can follow as well?. Thank you and God bless.

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  10. Timothy Smith · January 19

    Hey I really appreciate everything you’ve done for us regarding this site!

    Just a quick question, would any of the newer simulations work on a gfx 100 system?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · January 19

      With the GFX100, I’m not sure if it’s more similar to the X-T3 & X-T30, or more like the X-Pro3, X-T4, X100V, & X-S10. The GFX-50S is more like the X-T3 & X-T30, but the GFX100 is newer, so I’m not sure. The X-T3 & X-T30 recipes (as well as X-Trans III recipes) work on the GFX-50S but the results are very slightly different (still very close, though). I imagine that either the X-T3 & X-T30 or the X-Pro3, X-T4, X100V & X-S10 will be compatible with the GFX100. Sorry that my answer isn’t more definitive.

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  11. TAMMY MURRAY · February 4

    Kodak T-Max 400 recipe and image write delay? This recipe produces some great photos and behaves much like the film version. I have noticed something though. It appears that there is a write delay when shooting with this recipe. I have the X100V. Has anyone reported the same? Thank you for the film recipes and this site!

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    • Tammy · February 4

      I believe it is the clarity setting (+4 for this recipe) which is causing the write delay.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · February 7

        Yes, exactly! Unfortunately Clarity slows things down.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · February 7

      I appreciate the feedback. Glad that you like the recipe. The delay is from Clarity. Ensuring Boost Mode is enabled helps a little, but Clarity slows things down, unfortunately.

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  12. Louay Ahmed · February 4

    is there one for the Fujifilm X-Pro3?

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  13. Tammy · February 5

    I believe it is the same as the recipe I am using for the X100V. The ‘Fuji X Weekly – Film Recipes’ app has the recipes with camera and sensor compatibility.

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  14. Elazar · February 16

    Will this app be made for android?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 16

      That’s being worked on. It’s almost done! Hopefully within the next two weeks.

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  15. Walter Thomson · February 17

    Hi, thank you very much for the work put into creating these recipes. I use a few of them on my X-T4 and X-T3. A question I have is how to keep these simulations when downloading in Capture One software? Reading the Base Characteristics shows me AUTO but not sure it’s the same simulation as the recipe. Any info on this?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · February 17

      So, Capture One (and every other RAW editor) will read what the JPEG settings were and will apply its interpretation of those settings to the RAW file, but some things (like Dynamic Range) aren’t applied, and the things that are applied won’t appear exactly the same. There’s really no way to create an identical image to the sooc JPEG without a lot of fiddling.

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  16. Matthias Maschek · February 26

    Hello!

    I came here because of your Kodachrome Simulation for the X-T30 its beautiful and now my most used recipe, thanks for all that work!

    Have you ever tried to recreate JPEG conversions of other Camera manufacturers?
    I am trying to simulate the look of not a film but the default JPEG Conversion of my old Canon DSLR. The Image it produced, especially for protraits, is a look i am really missing on my Fuji. I think the Kodak Gold comes quite close but not exactly. All my tries to get that look failed really miserable. Would you be interested to try your amazing hand at this? I could provide some sample images (in RAW & JPEG) to show the look I am aiming for.

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  17. Darren O'Brien · March 10

    I have owned fuji cameras for years and have only just realised this is a thing! The Kodachrome simulation for the X100V is really nice. I am mostly a Black and white photographer and struggle to get consistency in my colour work, but this has helped!

    I am also just discovering the Fujifilm X Raw software and really like how you can use these recipes with that too. If only you could output images in Tiff format, but for now its been great.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · March 15

      Awesome! I do wish that saving in TIFF was an option, that would be nice.
      I’m glad that you’ve found these recipes useful. Kodachrome is one of my favorites, too. Thanks for the input!

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  18. Mike · April 12

    Hey Ritchie, love these recipes, thank you for your hard work! I have a question, which you may have half answered above, just want to clarify. At the moment I shoot in RAW only, so I’ve been making sure that Lightroom imported and applied the camera settings so that my RAW files would have the right film simulation in tact. Works great for the default simulations. Is there any way to do this with recipes? i.e to import all the other settings that get changed (shadows, highlights, clarity, etc..)? Sorry if this is more specific to editing software than your recipes, I just can’t figure out how to recreate something in post that looked great on camera without shooting in JPEG. Thanks!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · April 12

      Lightroom (and really every RAW processor) doesn’t apply its interpretation to every JPEG setting, unfortunately. It would be nice if they did! Like you found out, many of the settings just aren’t interpreted by the software. I think a nice alternative would be if Fujifilm cameras could save in TIFF. The X-T4 can I believe when using X RAW Studio, but not sooc. If you could save in TIFF in-camera, then you’d have more editing flexibility if you needed to post-process, or if you liked the sooc image, then you’re done.

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  19. Marek · April 14

    Hey Ritchie, what would be your simulation choice for artificial low-light (ex.tungsten, led, mixed) indoor shots ?

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  20. Max · April 14

    There is one thing I don’t like about this website…And it’s the fact that I realised 7 is not enough space for these custom recipes 😀
    Thank you so much for putting all this work into these! Now that I have my X-E4 I noticed that it seems even easier to set custom presets – and I’m using JPEG about 95% of the time with your awesome recipes.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · April 16

      7 isn’t enough. But, on your X-E4, you can Acros 8! Thank you for your comment! I appreciate your kind words.

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  21. Gill · May 16

    I just bought a XT-4 and I’m just a hobbyist photographer so forgive me if this question is silly. When applying these recipe settings, what image quality should I use? Raw? Fine? Normal?

    Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put in to crafting these recipes!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · May 17

      I use RAW+JPEG Fine. You can use JPEG and Normal if you prefer, but I recommend what I use.

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  22. mat · May 31

    hey there!
    many thanks for your great work!!
    What recipes (color & b&w) would you recommend to get a consistent result, working with a x-t1 and x-t3 at the same time? I like porto and triX for example.. Sure experimenting myself would be better, but I get you have a way better understanding of those machine than I…
    Thanks a lot

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    • Ritchie Roesch · June 1

      Try Kodachrome 64, Kodachrome II, Ektachrome 100SW, Portra 160, Kodacolor, Eterna, and Agfa Optima. There are versions of these for the X-T1 and X-T3. There will some variations in the exact output, but they’ll look very similar to each other. I don’t think that there are any B&W recipes that are close matches. Hope this helps!

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      • Mat · June 2

        Will do, many thanks!!

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  23. Ernesto Robina · June 18

    Thank you so much for sharing these wealth, Ritchie! Much appreciated mate.
    I have a quick question though, when using these custom recipes, which metering mode do you often use or does it matter? Thanks again and more power to you!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · June 18

      I most often use Multi, but sometimes Spot. It doesn’t matter because each exposure should be judged individually. The suggested exposure compensation is just to nudge you in what’s hopefully the right direction.

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  24. Enrico Bianchi · June 19

    This project is great, you are doing an awesome job! I moved to X-T3 from 13 years of Nikon (D90, Z50) since few weeks, and I’m going crazy for all this simulation possibilities, like a kid in a toy shop…
    I’m wondering if, provided the parameters to be the same, recipes born for X-trans III will work the same on X-trans IV cameras like mine. In other words, are the recipes upwards-compatible?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · June 21

      X-Trans III recipes are fully compatible with the X-T3. X-Trans II, X-Trans I and Bayer recipes are not. I appreciate your kind words!

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  25. Viviana Biazzo · June 27

    You recipes are amazing, the work you put the tweak and test them, really impressed.
    Was wondering, have you ever attempted at reproducing Lucy Laucht’s visual style? I believe she shoots mainly with a Leica, but I was wondering what we can do with Fuji to get similar results.
    Thanks!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · June 27

      That’s an interesting look. It’s clearly a preset that’s intended to produce a film-like look. I’ll see if I can recreate it. I appreciate the suggestion!

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  26. Guy Philip Sleeman · July 24

    is there a way to search recipes?
    i.e. I have reviewed my photos and can see what the settings were for the highlights shadows etc, but cannot tell what recipe it was from. Thanks

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    • Ritchie Roesch · July 25

      No, not yet. You can browse them (both on this website and app), and there is a search feature on the website (top-right “hamburger” menu), but it searches the entire website, not just recipes. It’s something that I want to implement in the future. Sorry that I’m not more helpful.

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  27. Dusty Framer · August 2

    Hey Ritchie – Loving the blog and App! Up until discovering your blog, I never really felt satisfied with my XT30. Now I’m loving it! I’ve gone with your advice and chosen different WB recipes for the 7 slots – was wondering if there is an easy way/guide on how to use the 3 custom white balance’s to maybe substitute one/some of the recipes that use common WBs? EG If I can get say Kodachrome 64 to use a custom WB with R2/B5 shift, that way I can still program Portra 160 with the R4/B5 Shift for Daylight. Any tips on Matching a custom WB to one of the static WB’s so I might be able to substitute? Thanks in Advance! Cheers

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  28. Kev Beau · August 8

    Hi Ritchie, love the recipes will donate shortly! What recipe would you recommend (xTrans 3) when trying to get that Alan Schaller high contrast B&W look? Thanks!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 9

      I appreciate your kindness!
      Alan shoots with a Leica and edits his RAW files, but a lot of his look is simply dramatic light. So the first place to start is not with a recipe, but with light. As for recipes, look at Acros Push Process, Kodak Tri-X 400, and Ilford HP5 Plus. Even the original Acros recipe might do the trick. I hope this helps!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · August 9

      Interestingly, I stumbled across this video. Maybe you’ll find it useful.

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  29. Paul · 16 Days Ago

    Hi, I’ve got a few suggestions that might improve the app. 1) a search field, for obvious reasons, 2) a way to select and keep favourites.
    Any idea if this might be possible?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 14 Days Ago

      I appreciate the suggestion. A search field would be great. There have been a couple of issues with implementing it (largely, it working offline), but I do hope to someday include it. As far as Favoriting, that’s already an option if you are a Patron, but it’s going to get a whole lot better very soon. Thank you for the input!

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  30. Chris · 14 Days Ago

    It seems there are few recipes for x-t3. Any idea why? How will attempts at recipes for other models turn out if put into x-t3?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 14 Days Ago

      There are over 70 recipes on this website that are directly compatible with the X-T3. Look at the bottom-half of the X-Trans IV page (under X-T3/X-T30) and X-Trans III. Also, on the Fuji X Weekly App, if you are a Patron, you can Filter by camera, and see all of them there.

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      • Chris · 13 Days Ago

        Thank you! I’ll have a look.

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  31. Dick · 1 Day Ago

    Hi Ritchie,
    Thank you for your continued service and the upgrade to the app! 🙏❤️ You must have a long list of recipe request but could you find it in your heart to put and old wish to rest and some how make a GAF. 500 slide film AND a Agfachrome 1000 slide simulation? Not even as a early Christmas present ?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 9 Hours Ago

      GAF 500 is something I’ve wanted to tackle. I’ll have to look into Agfachrome 1000. Thanks for your kind words and the suggestions!

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