New Eterna Sun & Leica M10 Mono X-Trans IV

It’s been a long time since I worked on new film simulation recipes, and these two have been on my camera for a while in different states of experimentation. I wanted to create a retro feeling Eterna based recipe and an X-Trans IV based Leica M10 monochrom recipe, and at last I am happy with the results.

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Eterna Sun: A retro style, warm colour recipe based on the Eterna film simulation. This one seems to work really well when there are greens, reds and purples around. As you can see from the images, it’s quite an interesting look.

Leica M10 Mono (X-Trans IV version): A reworking of the very popular Leica M10 Monochrom film simulation recipe, this time for X-Trans IV sensors. It is keeps the feel, but with smoother transitions and a lovely overall tone of the monochrome, with a ever so slight cool vibe.

Eterna Sun

Push/Pull Process: 0EV (or as needed),
Dynamic Range 400,
Film Simulation Eterna,
Grain Effect Weak,
Color Chrome Effect: Strong,
WB Underwater,
WB Shift R8 B-8,
Highlight Tone -1,
Shadow Tone +2,
Color -1,
Sharpness +4,
Noise Reduction -2

Leica M10 X-Trans IV

Push/Pull Process: 0 (or as needed),
Dynamic Range DR400,
Film Simulation Acros+G,
Grain Effect Off,
Color Chrome Effect: Strong,
WB 6300k,
WB Shift R6 B-7,
Highlight Tone -2,
Shadow Tone +1,
Color ,
Sharpness +4,
Noise Reduction 0 ,
B&W (WC on newer sensors) Adjust -1

Once again, thank you for viewing, and I hope that you find some use for these recipes. I like to be a little different with the recipes compared to others, trying to keep them useful and fun. All feedback is much appreciated. Please click here to be taken to more Fujifilm recipes.

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm And Olympus Documentary Photographer, YouTuber & Blogger.

13 thoughts on “New Eterna Sun & Leica M10 Mono X-Trans IV

  1. ref the new simulations, looks like nice work again Mark. Unfortunately, Im still on trans 3 sensor technology in the XE3….and using your original M10 mono simulation from trans 3. Enjoying all the same.

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  2. Hello Mark, great recipes as always from you, the pictures of the Eterna Sun attract me the most, very real film like, I love the colors – a retro style indeed, but very beautiful.
    Top Job !

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  3. Hi Mark,
    so happy I stumbled upon your website. A lot of fun playing with the simulations. I changed the film simulation of the Eterna Sun to Chrome as I find it nicer for family pictures, especially children.
    For some reason I am unable to change the Dynamic Range to 400. I can only select AUTO, 100 or 200. Any idea what the reason is? (using a X-T30)

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    1. If you are changing settings in Fiji X Studio Raw then the dynamic range can’t be set higher than it was when you took the original photo. That’ll you for enjoying, I hope that helps.


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