Soft tones film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV with Eterna setting
This film recipe uses the Eterna / Cinema film simulation with a warm white balance and softened highlights. It brings a mellow warmth to your photos and when shooting outdoors, it works well at controlling bright conditions, and adding a warmer mood to cloudy days.
This has some of the softest contrast of my Eterna recipes, and with the 5, -5 WB shift, it features a retro tone, bringing out the brown green tint of Eterna in the images. In fact, only Ultrasoft 77 is softer.
In a twist, this recipe uses clarity and sharpness for crisp edges, so you get soft tones, but sharp images. I like this look and enjoy how it works with the low contrast. However, you may prefer to stay softer and more natural, so this is shown as optional in the details below.
Outdoor Cinema Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Cinema
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -1.5
- Shadows: +0.5
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: +2 (or leave at 0 for softness)
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +2 (set to 0 for softness)
- EV compensation: +2/3
For a similar look, try Eterna Nostalgia, which shares the same white balance, but has deeper contrast and increased saturation. Or, for super softness, the Ultrasoft 77 recipe is the one to try.