Back in May of 2021, a really cool video from Serr (Instagram, YouTube) appeared on YouTube named The Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipe That Will Make You Stop Shooting Raw, It has three film simulation recipes: two by me—Lomochrome Metropolis and Xpro ’62—and the third was my Bright Summer recipe that was modified slightly. If you haven’t seen the video, be sure to check it out! Anyway, Seer recently contacted me to share a film simulation recipe I made, which was inspired by ISO 500 tungsten motion picture film. I tried his recipe and really liked it! Ser gave me permission to publish my recipe on this website and on the Fuji X Weekly app.
If you are looking for a good blue-hour and nighttime movie simulation recipe, this is the one you must try! I recently used it in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Astoria, Oregon and was impressed with the results. I invite you, if you’re photographed soon after dark, to try this recipe—you’ll be glad you did! I suspect it will become a favorite recipe for some of you.
This recipe is compatible with Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10, X-E4 and X-T30 II cameras. For those with an X-T3 or X-T30, you can use this recipe, but you’ll need to ignore the grain size and color of Chrome FX Blue—the results will be slightly different, but pretty close. Those with X-Trans III cameras will also have to ignore the Color Chrome Effect. Since Clarity is set to 0 in this recipe, I used a 100% Cinebloom filter on my X100V for these pictures—alternatively, you can set Clarity to -2 and get similar results.
Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
Noise Reduction: -2
Grain Effect: Stronger, Bigger
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: 3200K, -1 red and +4 blue
ISO: Auto, ISO 6400 . As far as
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to +1/3 (typically)
Example photograph, all camera-produced JPEG on my Fujifilm X100V using the “Serr’s 500T” Film Simulation Recipe:
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