Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Superia 800


Flags of IKEA – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Superia 800”

One of the earliest film simulation recipes I created that was intended to mimic a specific film was Fujicolor Superia 800, which I made on a Fujifilm X100F about two-and-a-half years ago. This is a recipe that I’ve used often; I especially like it on overcast days. When I published the Superia 800 recipe, I stated, “It’s not a 100% match [to the film], but I feel like it’s convincing enough….” I think that’s a true statement, but with the new tools available on the X100V, could I create a closer match, one that might be even more convincing?

Classic Negative needed to be the starting point for a new Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe since this new film simulation is “modeled after” Fujicolor Superia with “Superia-like” colors. I incorporated the new Clarity and Color Chrome Effect Blue features into this recipe. Unfortunately, Clarity slows down the camera considerably, so you’ll either have to accept the slow speed (which is what I do) or add Clarity later by reprocessing the RAW file. I think this new recipe is indeed a closer match to actual Superia 800—in fact, you could likely convince people that you shot film!


Horse Boarding – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V

I think this recipe might be my favorite of the Superia recipes that I’ve created thus far. If you like my Superia 100, Reala 100, and Superia 1600 recipes, you’ll certainly like this one, too! It has a great analog aesthetic. It’s pretty amazing that you can get this look straight out of camera. This Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe is (as of this writing) only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4.

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: +1
Color: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -1
Clarity: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, -1 Red & -3 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Superia 800 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:


Line Begins Here – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Fire Suppression – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Trash – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Family Friendly Parking – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting for Hope? – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting to Enter – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting Reflection – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Keeper of the Door – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Entrance – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Cloud Above Yellow Wall – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Two Flag Poles – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Home Furnishings – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Upplaga – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Track Closed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Artificial – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Hanging Patio Lights – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Two Step – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Red Light – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Rainbow Spirit – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Chair Back – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Joshua Eating – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Brother & Sister on the Couch – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Balcony Railing – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Umbrella Unopened – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sunlight Sky & Green Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Ripening Soon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Fallen Log in the Forest – Monte Cristo, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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Film Simulation Review: Dreary Day with Fujicolor Superia 800


Gone Fishin’ – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm

I get asked frequently what film simulation recipes are good for which situations. It can be hard to know when to use each one. When faced with a scene, which recipe should you choose? I hope that this Film Simulation Review series helps to bring clarity to this.

On grey-sky days there’s one film simulation recipe that I love to use: Fujicolor Superia 800. When I invented this recipe, I had no idea how good it was for dreary days. Fuji X Weekly reader Luis Costa shared his use of this recipe on a grey day, and it blew me away! Ever since, when there’s overcast sky and a little rain, for color pictures, my Fujicolor Superia 800 film simulation recipe is what I use.

This series of pictures were captured on a recent dreary day using the Superia 800 recipe. I used a Fujifilm X-T30 with a Fujinon 90mm f/2 lens attached to it. This 90mm lens can be difficult to use just because of its focal length, which is full-frame equivalent to 135mm, but it delivers excellent results. It’s super sharp and nearly flawless. It’s such a great lens!

My Superia 800 recipe is based on Fujicolor Superia X-tra 800 film. Fujifilm introduced this consumer grade high ISO color negative film in 1998 and discontinued it in 2016. It was a common film to find at the local store. It was an excellent choice for low-light situations, and it was commonly used by photojournalists. All of the pictures in this article are camera-made JPEGs using my Superia 800 film simulation recipe.


Raining in the Alley – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Goodyear – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Drop in the Bucket – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Wet Slide – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Wish Maker – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Green – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Drop of Water on a Blackberry Leaf – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Green Tree Tops – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Trees – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


King – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Catching a Lost Float – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Geese – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm


Swimming Duck – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & 90mm