Film Recipes Starter Pack

If you’re new to Fujifilm X-series and want to explore the exciting world of film simulations and film recipes, I’ve put together this suggested starter pack that will give you a good range of image styles to get you going.

I have a Fujfilm X-S10 which has 4 recipe slots, C1-C4, whereas other new generation cameras, like the X-T4 have 7 slots, C1-C7. So, I’ll suggest 7 recipes, with the first 4 being a good choice for X-S10 owners.


C1 – Soft Negative

A Classic Negative film recipe that works well in a wide variety of conditions.

Soft Negative Film Recipe

It’s soft toned and easy to use.

C2 – Kodachrome Classic

A cheerful and colourful film recipe with a Kodachrome vibe.

Kodachrome Classic Film Recipe

Classic Chrome colours with a 1970’s nostalgic twist.

C3 – Kodak Portra Grainy

Shoot like a pro with Kodak Portra tones in a classic style.

Kodak Portra Grainy Recipe

Great on cloudy days as well as sunshine and indoors.

C4 – Waldorf Astia

Shoot images in a classic film-like retro style.

Waldorf Astia Film Recipe

Inspired by the New American Color style.

C5 – Classic Gold

Faded pale tones from an aged Kodak Gold.

Classic Gold Film Recipe

Wonderful in sunlight for a nostalgic washed out look.

C6 – Mellow Magic

Soft and sophisticated cinematic Eterna tones.

Mellow Magic Film Recipe

Add a mellow softness to your photography.

C7 – Dawnstar

For the final slot, it’s worth a recipe great for golden hour.

Dawnstar Film Recipe

Add a cosy warmth to late afternoon and evening scenes.

These choices are of course, just a starting point. There are over 150 recipes available on this site, and hundreds on third party sites too. But, as a first selection to get going in the wonderfully creative Fujifilm world of film recipes, they are an excellent initial set.

For more inspiration, why not try The Shortlist of my personal favourites.

🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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