Fujicolor Superia for Classic Fujifilm Greens

Fujifilm simulation Fujicolor Superia film recipe for X-Trans IV cameras

Fujifilm’s Fujicolor Superia negative film was a mainstay of analogue 35mm photography for many years. Looking back at prints from that time, we find a look that includes a very typical tone to the greens, present in grass, trees and other plants. The Classic Negative film simulation captures the essence of this really well, and with a few extra tweaks, brings the spirit of Superia to life.

As with other recipes based upon real films, there are a number of other sources with tried and tested Fujicolor recipes, and as usual, Fuji X Weekly has the most comprehensive set, with Superia 100 and Scanned Superia being two that I really like.

This recipe isn’t based directly on those, but instead looks to work as an enhancement to Classic Negative, with a slight nudge toward blue green in the colour balance, and as you’ll realise is my preference, softer shadows and reduced saturation.

Also see, Mother Superia, a Fujicolor Superia recipe with soft tones.

Sycamore leaves, and the classic Fujicolor green of Superia

Fujicolor Superia Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: -1 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Hay fever season begins! Fujicolor Superia film recipe.
Bright Spring day, taken with Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Woodland walk, taken with the Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Sunlit ivy, with classic Fujicolor greens in the Fujicolor Superia recipe

At the tennis club, with Fujicolor Superia film recipe

A little tour of the ‘outside courts’. This one is acrylic and plays slow.
The astro courts, taken with Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Centrepoint, taken with the Fujicolor Superia film recipe
We call these ‘the hard courts’. Do you see the puddle …
Let’s use it as a mirror. Taken with Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Ready to play? Let’s use the Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Net post detail, captured with Fujicolor Superia film recipe
Fujicolor Superia film recipe on court 12, looking to the indoor hall.

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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