Trying out the FujiXWeekly recipe for the Tri-X film emulation for Fuji cameras. Camera used is the Fuji GFX 50Sii. The recipe was originally created for use with X-tran sensor cameras. Seems to work fine here.


So, FujiXweekly is an app that is free to download from the Apple Store or the Google Play store. It gives you literally hundreds of "recipes" for setting your Fuji camera so that it works just like your favorite film in your favorite camera. It's aimed at Fuji camera users because it uses settings specific to Fuji camera menus in order to create the final profile. 

Here's a sample: (paragraph below from the FujiXweekly.com website). 

"I found that this recipe looks best when set to ISO 1600 or higher. From ISO 1600 to 3200, the results more resemble newer Tri-X 400 film. From ISO 6400 to ISO 12800, the results more resemble older Tri-X 400 film. I want to give a big thank-you to Anders Lindborg for creating this recipe, and sharing it—you are appreciated! Thank you!

Acros (+Y, +R, +G)
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: 0
Shadow: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: +1
Clarity: +4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Off
White Balance: Daylight,+9 Red & -9 Blue
ISO: ISO 1600 – 12800
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +1 (typically)"

The selection of film recipes is in no way limited to black and white or "monochrome." I like this Tri-X recipe so I tweaked it to my taste and saved it into on of the four available custom settings. Now, when I feel the desire to be more Robert Frank-ish I spin the dial from "A" to C1 and I'm ready to shoot.

As far as I know the apps on both platforms are free. If you have trouble with the phone apps or you are religiously or philosophically opposed to apps in general you could go to FujiXweekly.com and scroll around till you find the recipes you want. Just thought I'd share this so you can try a different way to dive into black and white imaging without tearing your hair out.

If you are going to browse the images please consider looking at them on a big screen. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Delicious tones. I’d call it a winner.

- Travis

TMJ said...

It does look like Tri-X and I viewed on a large calibrated monitor, with hood.

Malcolm said...

Thanks for the link, I'll have to try some of those!

pixtorial said...

A few of those industrial photos are channeling a bit of the Bernd and Hilla. I would say that is a pretty nice recipe for the "big" sensored Fuji. A neat set of photos all around.

Any desire for tilt-shift in your more architectural photographic musings?

Kirk, Photographer/Writer said...

Hi pixtorial, Thanks for the good feedback. Enjoyed shooting in B&W this way. And, as to tilt-shift, if a photo really needs that I'll send in my architectural photographer friend, Paul. He's got T/S lenses that would take your breath away!

MikeR said...

Not long ago I bought a (used) Fujifilm XT-1, which made nice pictures, and I found the B&W recipes delivered appealing results. Sold it (and other stuff) to buy a Fuji X100V (slightly used, from a guy was moving to a Leica Q), never liked it much, but its B&W recipes were even nicer. (sold the X100V too).

The Nikon D700 does nice B&W when you use some of the "Picture Control" pre-sets.

But these GFX-50S examples are really nice!