Fujicolor Superia film recipe for X-Trans IV Fujifilm cameras
I come up with the best names, right?! Here’s Mother Superia, a Classic Negative film silmulation recipe with a Fujicolor Superia style in a soft and usable recipe for shooting anytime.
I’ve been trying to find a suitable recipe to pair up with this name for a while, and after three iterations of test recipes based on Fujicolor Superia styles, I’ve settled on this one. By using Classic Negative, there is a retro film edge to it, and greens are slightly blue toned. A warm color shift has tamed this effect, and as a result, reds and oranges now look great as well.
It’s not an accurate match to Fujicolor Superia film of course, although it does share a similar aesthetic. I’ve added links to some more Superia style recipes at the bottom of this post.
Mother Superia Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Negative
- Grain Effect: Strong, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -1.5
- Shadows: -0.5
- Colour: -4
- Sharpness: -2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -2
- EV compensation: +1/3
LOOK >> For lots more samples by photographers like you, visit the Mother Superia User Photo Gallery from our recipe challenge.
More Superia Style Recipes
- Fujicolor Superia – My ‘other ‘ Fuji Superia recipe
- Nostalgic Fujicolor – A Fujicolor style with retro toning
- Superia Max – A Brighter and faded Superia style
- Fujicolor Classic – Like Fujicolor photo prints
- Fujicolor Superia 1600 – Analog Superia look, from FXWeekly
- Superia Premium 400 – A warm Superia style, from FXWeekly
- Fujicolor C200 – A colourful option, from Piotr Skrzypek
- Barely Negative – A soft recipe for sunshine, from Piotr Skrzypek
More Classic Negative Recipes on this site
- Soft Negative – As it says, the soft choice for gentle images
- Pale Negative – Lower saturation and faded tones
- Retrocolor Negative – A nostalgic classic negative style
4 responses to “Mother Superia, a Versatile Fujicolor Film”
Your newly added November photos look nice with this sim but the weather here is gloomy and ugly.
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This recipe likes bad weather, especially for details like wet leaves and plant closeups.
PS. I’ll change the end date to 15th, so we have time for another one before the end of the year
It’s not fun to operate the camera with frozen fingers. My feet turn into ice after a while. The photos definitely have a different look/tone in the winter. I did use it sometime back in June but I think I prefer the winter look. Btw, my new lens, the XF 30mm macro is used in the last challenge and this one. Loving the new lens so far but I have yet to compare the rendering side by side with my other favourite lens, the very special XF 35mm f1.4. Some photos below give you an idea how this lens renders and also the look this recipe produces in the winter.
This week the temperatures remain around -7C and -5C whilst I am out and about making photos.
Fence post: https://i.imgur.com/fc3RQJk.jpg
Crunchy grass: https://i.imgur.com/TXfF3G5.jpg
Max aperture f2.8, focus is on bottom right fence post: https://i.imgur.com/uwSDa1F.jpg
On same walking path but at f5.6 (sun is gone): https://i.imgur.com/WUHhI0l.jpg
Frost covered field: https://i.imgur.com/sLLFJb9.jpg
Tiny river: https://i.imgur.com/94Z2SPn.jpg
Same as above but without knotted willow: https://i.imgur.com/4xFZ7Z0.jpg
Mirrored sun star: https://i.imgur.com/0IXnATc.jpg
Frosty grass: https://i.imgur.com/IR7sn6v.jpg
Start of walking trail: https://i.imgur.com/nPt1dQg.jpg
Horse pasture: https://i.imgur.com/j8JtPnC.jpg
Thanks so much, as always. It’s been cold here too, but my X-S10 is just chinky enough to use with gloves on. My only problem with cold hands is doing the half-press of the shutter – I keep taking extra photos by accident.