My Fujifilm XF10 Film Simulation Recipes

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I have created many wonderful film simulation recipes for X-Trans III cameras, but none of those can be used on my Fujifilm XF10. I had to create brand-new film simulation recipes for this camera. I used my experience with other Fujifilm cameras to create different straight-out-of-camera looks that I would appreciate.

You can only have one custom setting saved on the XF10. The default settings that I have programmed for the camera are my Classic Chrome recipe. If I want a look with more saturation I’ll adjust the settings to my Velvia recipe. If I want black-and-white I’ll adjust the settings to my Monochrome recipe. It’s a little bit of a pain to be constantly switching, so I try to not go back-and-forth any more than I need to.

While I use these recipes on my XF10, they’re compatible with the X-T100, X-A5, X-A3 and any X-Trans I or X-Trans II camera. The rendition might vary slightly from model-to-model, but the overall look should be fairly consistent. These settings won’t translate to X-Trans III or X-Trans IV.

Aside from some minor cropping, the photographs in this article are all straight-out-of-camera JPEGs. I like to keep my workflow as simple as possible, and Fujifilm’s different film simulation options allow me to rely on camera-made JPEGs. Using JPEGs instead of RAW saves me a ton of time. I appreciate being in front of a computer less and behind a camera more.

Below are my Fujifilm XF10 film simulation recipes!

Classic Chrome

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Ghosts of the Past – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

This is my go-to film simulation option. I use it significantly more often than the other recipes. It has a classic Kodak film look, although not exactly like any one in particular. I think it most closely resembles 1960’s era Ektachrome, but it’s not an exact match. Even so, it looks great and is quite versatile. It has a lot of contrast, just vibrant enough colors and a warm tone.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
Highlight: +1 (0 sometimes in high-contrast situations)
Shadow: +2
Color: +1
Noise Reduction: -2
Sharpening: -1
White Balance: Auto, +3 Red & -4 Blue

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Kids At The Lake – East Canyon SP, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Bolsey 100 – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Terminal Windows – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Flag On A Pole – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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FED 5c Window – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Velvia

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Vibrant Bloom – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Velvia was one of my favorite films. It produced incredibly vibrant colors. Apparently Fujifilm didn’t intend to make such a wild film, it was more of an accident than anything else, but it quickly become the standard film for color landscape photography. Something interesting that I recently learned is one of the people who helped develop Velvia for Fujifilm also helped develop the Velvia Film Simulation. The film simulation isn’t a 100% match to Velvia 50, but perhaps closer to Velvia 100F. My recipe is intended to produce a look that is closer to Velvia 50.

Velvia
Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
Highlight: 0 (+1 in low-contrast situations, -1 in high-contrast situations)
Shadow: +1
Color: +2
Noise Reduction: -2
Sharpening: -1
White Balance: Auto, +1 Red & -3 Blue

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Historic Dragon – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Scattering of Red – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Sunlight Through The Forest – Bountiful, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Green Leaves – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Yellow Amid Red – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Monochrome

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Shy Horse – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

The XF10 lacks Fujifilm’s greatest film simulation: Acros. Instead it has the old Monochrome option, which is alright but not nearly as good as Acros. Despite this, it is possible to get nice black-and-white camera-made JPEGs from the XF10. There are four different options, and to understand what each does one must understand what different colored filters do to black-and-white film, as +Y simulates using a yellow filter, +R simulates a red filter and +G simulates a green filter. If you know how to use color filters on black-and-white film then you know when to pick which option on the XF10.

Monochrome (Monochrome+Y, Monochrome+R, Monochrome+G)
Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
Highlight: +1 (+2 in low-contrast situations)
Shadow: +2 (+1 in high-contrast situations)
Noise Reduction: -2
Sharpening: -1

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Wishes Waiting – Fruit Heights, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Plastic Fingers – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Hat Abstract – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Dream – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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Tilted Pier – East Canyon SP, UT – Fujifilm XF10

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19 comments

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  2. Aleksander Torset Eriksen · October 12

    Fantastic! I’ve bookmarked your page 🙂 Very detailed simulations and articles. Keep making..!

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  3. Nan · November 22

    Thank you so much for sharing all the presets and photos. I’ve already read all of your recipes posts, and you are just amazing with color and tones. I regret a lot that I sold my X100 limited edition very cheaply on eBay, the X100T just doesn’t work for me due to the x-trans sensor. I am so happy to find the x-t100 has a Bayer sensor and it even has a dedicated film simulation wheel! So please release more recipes for the XF10!!! 😉

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 22

      Sure! I’ve been thinking about creating some new looks for the XF10. Thank you for your kind words!

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  4. Théo Kyriacopoulos · November 24

    Thanks a lot ! Now it’s time for me to use it on my X-T10 !! Very nice article !

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  5. Viktor · December 3

    Man, you are a photogenius 😉 I tryed, works well

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    • Ritchie Roesch · December 3

      Thank you! I’m flattered. I would say, of the three, the Classic Chrome recipe is my favorite.

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  6. Sam Banes · 24 Days Ago

    Hello Ritchie, Thanks for some great insights. I am just starting with film simulations on GFX. However, would you think these recipes made specifically for x-trans give identical results on a GFX that has Bayer sensor?

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 24 Days Ago

      Congrats on your GFX! I would assume that the recipes are compatible with GFX cameras, but the results wouldn’t be 100% identical; however, I would suspect that it would be very close and that the differences in how the cameras render images wouldn’t be significant. I have never used a GFX camera so this is only speculation.

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  7. Sam Banes · 23 Days Ago

    Thank you, Ritchie. Looking forward to trying them.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 23 Days Ago

      You will have to let me know how it goes.

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      • Sam Banes · 23 Days Ago

        I’ll keep you posted. Happy to send in some full-sized samples as well for you to examine.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · 23 Days Ago

        That sounds great! I’m afraid it might make me run out and get a GFX camera, though….

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  9. Aaron Jones · 16 Days Ago

    Love the settings Ritchie!

    I picked up the XF10 a couple of days ago as more of a carry everywhere camera to go with my other Fuji.
    But I’ve not been able to find the custom setting to save the recipes like I can with the X100F – can you point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    Aaron

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    • Ritchie Roesch · 16 Days Ago

      Unfortunately you cannot. I was disappointed by this myself. That’s why I only created three different recipes, and there’s some similarities between them so that I wouldn’t have to adjust too much.

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