Fuji X-Trans IV

Welcome to the new X-Trans IV Film Simulation section. These film simulations are for use on Fujifilm cameras such as the X-T3, X-T4 and X100V, although you may get similar results using older Fujifilm camera models.

We currently have 16 X-Trans IV recipes, but we believe quality is better than quantity, so please try them out and enjoy! Your support is welcome as I don’t get paid for this, and hosting for another year is coming soon. Feel free to help out using my PayPal account mgadams1970@gmail.com

NEW!!! Colour Chrome+, Sepia+ and Nostalgic Provia

Colour Film Simulations

MGA Colour Chrome+

Due to great demand, I’ve released my updated MGA Colour Chrome+ which I use for most of my personal work photographs. This is my GO-TO recipe, and it makes every scene look amazing! Samples of MGA Colour Chrome+ can be found here.

Push/Pull Process: 0EV (or as needed), Dynamic Range Auto, Film Simulation Classic Chrome, Grain Effect Off, Color Chrome Effect: Strong, WB AUTO, WB Shift R0 B0, Highlight Tone -2, Shadow Tone -1, Color +4, Sharpness 0, Noise Reduction 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)


MGA Nostalgic Provia

A finely tweaked version of Provia that provides slight colour shift in the reds, slightly raised shadows and a nostalgic look. You can find side-by-side examples of this simulation here.

Watch the video here of this recipe

Push/Pull Process: 0EV, Dynamic Range DR200, Film Simulation Provia, Grain Effect Off, Color Chrome Effect: Weak, WB AUTO, WB Shift R1 B1, Highlight Tone 0, Shadow Tone -1, Color +1, Sharpness +2, Noise Reduction 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)


MGA Fuji 400H Redux

A modern take on Fuji 400H, with hints of green and a little blue. This is a stunning film simulation, so much so you’ll find plenty of examples of it here before you load it up into your camera.

Push/Pull Process: +1EV (or as much as you can get away with), Dynamic Range DR400, Film Simulation Pro Neg Hi, Grain Effect Weak, Color Chrome Effect: Weak, WB AUTO, WB Shift R-3 B2, Highlight Tone 1, Shadow Tone 0, Color +2 (or +3 as needed), Sharpness 0, Noise Reduction 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)


MGA Kodachrome Classic

Based on Kodachrome, this is an X-Trans IV version that has a very vintage look and feel to it. Definitely one for you customise settings! You’ll find plenty of examples of this simulation here!

Push/Pull Process: +2/3EV, Dynamic Range DR100, Film Simulation Classic Chrome, Grain Effect Strong, Color Chrome Effect: Strong, WB AUTO, WB Shift R2 B1, Highlight Tone 2, Shadow Tone +2, Color +4, Sharpness +3, Noise Reduction 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)


MGA Leica-Like V2

Leica like colours are really not that dissimilar to Fuji colours for the most part, except for the reds and blues. Those Leica reds are to die for

VISIT MGA LEICA-LIKE V2


MGA Classic Negative

Classic Negative has had many variants on X-Trans III and IV, but this version attempts to get the best from the other versions, to bring you an authentic Classic Negative

VISIT MGA CLASSIC NEGATIVE HERE


MGA Primavera

MGA Primavera is based on a generic old film look. It has lovely tones that make it perfect for all types of photography. In my photograph collection I have many images that just look different, and this is the kind of look that they seem to give.

VISIT MGA PRIMAVERA HERE


MGA Classic Aged

An aged look straight from camera, and based on old classic AGFA film. This recipe is useful for many types of film photography

VISIT MGA CLASSIC AGED HERE


MGA Instant Film

As the name suggests, this film simulation recipe is based on Instant Film cameras from years gone by. Complete with a little editing tip to make it even more authentic!

VISIT MGA INSTANT HERE


MGA Fred Herzog Kodachrome (V1 – Daily Use)

A take on Fred Herzog’s Kodachrome. Version 1 is for daily use.

VISIT MGA F HERZOG V1 HERE

Watch the video with examples here


MGA Fred Herzog Kodachrome (V2 – Authentic Deep Shadows)

Version 2 of Fred Herzog’s Kodachrome has much deeper shadows like original Kodachrome, plus a slight WB shift and more grain.

VISIT MGA F HERZOG V2 HERE


MGA Portra 400

A close replica of Portra 400, built from the ground up for a phenomenal look very much like the original.

VISIT MGA PORTRA 400 HERE


MGA Eterna XTra

Eterna is new to me, I don’t know what to make of it at the moment so I am just experimenting. Eterna XTra is Eterna, only with a little extra kick to it. I’m sure someone might find it useful at some point!

Push/Pull Process: +2/3, Dynamic Range DR400, Film Simulation ETERNA, Grain Effect Weak, WB AUTO WB Shift R0 B0, Highlight Tone -2, Shadow Tone -2, Color +1, Sharpness +4, Noise Reduction 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)


Monochrome Film Simulations

MGA Vintage Mono

This is an almost Sepia looking monochrome look, based on Acros. Vintage Mono is a particularly beautiful looking mono simulation. Examples can be found here.

Push/Pull Process: +2/3, Dynamic Range DR100, Film Simulation Acros+R, Grain Effect Off, WB Auto, WB Shift R0 B0, Highlight Tone -2, Shadow Tone 2, Color , Sharpness 4, Noise Reduction -4 , B&W Adjust +2
*** For X100V and sensors without the “B&W Adjust”, please set the CW to +4 and MG to 0


MGA Leica Q2 Monochrom Cool

Based on Leica’s new Monochrom camera which offers so colour shift to it’s monochrome output. Examples can be found here.

Check out the video on this simulation here

Push/Pull Process: +2/3, Dynamic Range D400-, Film Simulation Monochrome+G Grain Effect Off, WB Auto, WB Shift R6 B-7, Highlight Tone +1, Shadow Tone +3, Color , Sharpness +4, Noise Reduction 0, B&W Adjust -7 (For further adjustments +7 for “warm” or 0 for pure black and white!)
*** For X100V and sensors without the “B&W Adjust”, please set the CW to -12 and MG to 0


MGA Sepia+

Sepia is one of those overlooked film simulations that not many people use, so this film simulation recipe is just for a bit of artistic licence. Deep, contrasty and unique, MGA Sepia+ is Sepia, and then some!

Example images can be found here

Push/Pull Process: +2/3, Dynamic Range D200, Film Simulation Sepia Grain Effect Strong, Color Chrome Effect: Strong WB: 2500k, WB Shift R9 B9, Highlight Tone +3, Shadow Tone +3, Color , Sharpness -4, Noise Reduction +4, B&W Adjust-
*** For X100V and sensors without the “B&W Adjust”, please set the CW to 0 and MG to 0


VISIT X-TRANS III SIMULATIONS HERE

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