Fujifilm’s X-T2 now records 4K F-Log internally and shoots up to 120fps

May 8, 2018

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Fujifilm’s X-T2 now records 4K F-Log internally and shoots up to 120fps

May 8, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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When Fuji announced the then-new X-T2 back in July 2016, it got Fuji shooters very excited, especially the ones interested in video. Fuji now has a 4K video-capable camera in their lineup. They’ve since gone on to add 4K to the X-Pro2 and released the new X-H1, but they haven’t given up on the X-T2 just yet.

Only a month after release, would-be X-T2 owners were complaining that they could only shoot 4K F-Log if they were using an external recorder and not internally. Fujifilm said at the time that they would consider internal F-Log recording. And now they’ve delivered with a new firmware update that adds internal 4K F-Log recording to SD, as well as 120fps 1080p slow motion.

Antti Karppinen has already installed the new firmware update onto his X-T2 and demonstrates both of the new major features in this video.

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The new firmware also offers a number of other features, such as focus bracketing. Very handy if you do any kind of macro or landscape focus stacking in post. The Phase Detection AF system has also been enhanced to help low light performance, and increase accuracy.

  1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing
    The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.
  2. Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens
    The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

    1. Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.
    2. The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.
    3. Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.
    4. Camera automatically calculate the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes.
  3. Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
    The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.
  4. Addition of F-log SD card recording
    The upgrade allows users to record F-log movie data into their SD card.
  5. Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode
    The upgrade allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage.
  6. Enhanced Phase Detection AF
    Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements :

    1. The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and
      of autofocus in low-light environments.
    2. The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.
    3. Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.
    4. Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.
  7. Addition of “Flicker Reduction
    For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.
  8. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”
    Enables the user to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.
  9. New functions are added to store and read of camera settings by FUJIFILM X Acquire
    Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. With “FUJIFILM X Acquire” (ver.1.7 or newer), CUSTOM REGISTRATION/EDIT settings are also stored and read.

So, if you’re a Fujifilm X-T2 owner who’s been wanting to get their F-Log on or shoot some slow motion 1080p, head on over to the Fuji website and download the new V4.00 firmware.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Fujifilm’s X-T2 now records 4K F-Log internally and shoots up to 120fps”

  1. eddiepearson Avatar
    eddiepearson

    So glad I didn’t waste my money on the H1. yippeee

  2. Onufriienko Vitalii Avatar
    Onufriienko Vitalii

    Awesome! Like a sony 2 years ago…