The FujiFilm X Series cameras have the ability to create custom camera profiles using FujiFilm film simulations and custom images controls for JPG images.
Within the Fujifilm X-T2 there are 8 Fujifilm film simulations including PROVIA/STANDARD, VELVIA/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg. Hi, PRO Neg. Std, ACROS, MONOCHROME, SEPIA that recreates the look of classic Fujifilm 35mm films.
The X-T2 also has custom image controls in the shooting menu for Dynamic Range, Film Grain, White Balance, Color Temperature, Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone, Color (Color Density), Sharpness and Noise Reduction.
The Fuji X-T2 allows users to create up to 7 custom profiles that are applied to JPG files by combining a film simulation and adjusting any of the custom image controls.
I tested the custom profiles on a landscape situation with a fair amount of dynamic range. I used
- Film Simulation – Velvia
I have pulled out the JPG and RAW of a shot taken at The Pinnacles, Phillip Island, Aus. I edited each file in Lightroom CC to see if the JPG with the custom profile can come close to an edited RAW file.
The SOOC JPG looked very good but I wanted to raise the exposure on The Pinnacles. In the image below, you can see the straight out of camera JPG and RAW files. I edited each and was amazed at the integrity of the JPG file and the edit that eventuated. I’ll continue to experiment with custom profiles but I believe these go a long way to giving one a very good image straight out of the camera even under conditions with high dynamic range.