If you own a Fujifilm X-T2 you can now record F-Log directly to you SD card. I know this might not be a big deal for you but it is to us. Lets talk about it
The moment that we’ve been waiting for. Well that I’ve been waiting for. Finally after sleepless nights of wondering if Fujifilm would listen to masses has arrived. Since the launch of the X-H1 I think most X-T2 owners have been requesting the F-Log be enabled without the battery grip.
Alright let’s talk about F-Log. When the X-T2 launched it was only possible to record using F-Log to the SD card with the battery grip connected or if you had it connected to an external recorder. This kinda made sense for them at the time however since the X-H1’s launch I guess they figured that the X-T2 users would want some of that sweet F-Log to SD card action as well.
For the uninitiated camera folk out there log gamut footage is typically super flat. In post production allows you to really bring our the details in shadows and highlights that would otherwise be baked right into the video kinda like this. See how everything is super flat and washed out looking. Well this is how F-Log looks before you start colour grading. That’s right this is our first video to be filmed on the XT-2. Now that it gives us that extra headroom for colour grading we will be using it more on this channel.
One of the of the most unexpected features was a Panasonic Lumix VFR mode type of setting that adds slow motion. Well 1080p 120fps to be exact. Basically how it works is you select a framerate to conform to and it records it in slow mo. So basically you select 30fps and it records to that frame rate 4 times faster or slower depending on how you look at it.
Although this isn’t a feature we will be using since we only do video in 4K, it is really cool I like how Fujifilm is really stepping their video game up at the moment and it gets me really excited for more video-centric cameras like the X-H1.
Okay lets talk about what it offers for photographers.
They have added some enhanced phase detection for auto focus which allow better auto focusing in low light situations. They have increased the sensitivity to by an additional 1 and half stops which is fairly impressive. This would be used for things like night street photography and cityscapes at night.
As well as improving the phase detection they have added some Focus bracketing as well. Basically how this works is it lets you take 999 different shots at different focus adjustments. Its used for things like if there are lots of different subjects in your shot at different distances to the camera and if you’re using a really fast aperture. This mode basically just makes it easier to get an amazing photo that’s in focus.