18
Dec
2014

New Firmware Features (3): X-T1 Firmware Version 3.00

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New Firmware Features (3): X-T1 Firmware Version 3.00

by Rico Pfirstinger

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The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount)

This Thursday (18 DEC 2014), Fuji is releasing new firmware for the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1. This is the third and final article explaining the changes and enhancements brought to you by these updates. In this edition, I am going to cover features and enhancements of firmware 3.00 for the Fujifilm X-T1.

This update also includes the AF+MF feature that I have already covered here.
Please click here to learn more about the remote control feature of the X-T1, X-E2, X30 and X100T.

I have sorted the X-T1 firmware enhancements into 18 categories, starting with the… Read more »

17
Dec
2014

New Firmware Features (2): Using Camera Remote

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New Firmware Features (2): Using Camera Remote

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

Fuji X Secrets Workshops – Rico’s Flickr Sets

The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount)

This Thursday (18 DEC 2014), Fuji is releasing new firmware for the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1. This is the second of three articles explaining the changes and enhancements brought to you by these updates. In this edition, I am going to cover the main feature of firmware 3.00 for the X-E2: Camera Remote control via wifi. This article also applies to users of the X-T1, X30 and X100T, as these cameras offer pretty much the same remote control functionality.

What is Camera Remote?

Camera Remote allows you to control the camera from a smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS and Fuji’s Cam Remote app. The connection is based on the camera’s and smartphone’s wifi function.

How to use Camera Remote

In order to use Camera Remote, you have to download and install the free Cam Remote app on your smartphone or tablet. You can find download links and additional information here. Of course, your X-E2 needs to run firmware 3.00 or newer.

Make sure that you use the Cam Remote app and not the older Camera App.

Here’s how Camera Remote works with iOS devices (and it shouldn’t be much different for Android users):

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17
Dec
2014

New Firmware Features (1): Using AF+MF

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New Firmware Features (1): Using AF+MF

by Rico Pfirstinger

Talk to Rico (open forum for questions & feedback)

Fuji X Secrets Workshops – Rico’s Flickr Sets

The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual (use coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount)

This Thursday (18 DEC 2014), Fuji is releasing new firmware for the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1. This is the first of three articles explaining the changes and enhancements brought to you by these updates. Let’s begin with the single new feature that affects all four X camera models: AF+MF.

What is AF+MF?

AF+MF allows you to autofocus in AF mode, then adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring while holding the shutter button half-depressed.

In order to access this feature, the camera needs to be updated with the latest firmware (at least version 3.40 for the X-Pro1, 2.40 for the X-E1, 3.00 for the X-E2 and 3.00 for the X-T1). Then select SHOOTING MENU > AF+MF > ON to enable the new feature.

How to apply AF+MF

In order to use AF+MF, your X-T1 or X-E2 have to be in AF-S autofocus mode. Users of X-E1 and X-Pro1 cameras may also select AF-C using the focus mode selector switch that is located at the front of the camera.

Here’s how AF+MF works, step by step:

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17
Dec
2014

Iridient Developer now 30% off + :: “The ‘Real Deal’ For Fuji X… my software of the year” (soundimageplus)

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It’s Iridient Developer’s 10 year anniversary, and Brian decided to start a sale that runs through the end of the year! The price for the probably best X-Trans RAW conversion software is right now discounted to $69.95 (30% off). Get it here at iridientdigital.

Also Soundimageplus highly recommends Iridient to every X-shooter. Read why here. Download Iridient 3.0 beta 4 for Mac here.

I absolutely love what IR does to all my files and particularly my Fuji X images which have frustrated me over the years. My lenses look sharper, my sensors look better and over the past day I’ve processed hundreds of images using IR and have been consistently impressed with what I can achieve.”

17
Dec
2014

Zack Arias Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 2 :: Lenses

And here is part 2 of Zack’s Fuji X Buyer’s Guide… this time it’s all about the lenses. No XC lenses and XF 18-135 in this Buyers Guide (since he doesn’t use them).

At the end he recommends the ideal kit for:

1) Casual Enthusiast
2) Serious Enthusiast on a budget
3) Serious Enthusiast with a budget
4) Emerging Pro – Pro secondary system
5) Wedding – Event photographer
6) Pro Portrait photographer
7) Travel – Documentary

Check it out at dedpxl and let us know what would be your perfect kit for those categories in the comments down below.

Next post will cover accessories.

Plenty of lenses are right now in offer in USA, Europe and Australia. Check out the deals below:

DEALS OVERVIEW

USA DEALS

X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag). The silver one comes for $934 at AmazonUS.
X-E1: It was supposed to expire on DEC 9, but it is still live: BHphoto is offering the X-E1 + 18-55 for just $699.
X-A1: You can’t enter the MILC Fuji X-world cheaper than with this offer: Adorama is selling the blue X-A1 with 16-50 & 50-230 for ridiculous $499!

XF-lenses
(expires DEC 27)

XF 18-135 WR (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 56mm f/1.2 (save $150)
: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 23mm f/1.4 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 14mm f/2.8 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 35mm f/1.4 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /

cameras
(expires DEC 27)

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline /
X100S (save $450 – black version): BHphoto (free SD card and bag)
X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300)Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): Adorama / AmazonUS
X-E2 + XF18-55: Adorama

UK DEAL

- Claim up to £600/€750 Cashback on Fuji lenses and cameras
– Trade in your old DSLR to get £100/€125 off a new Fujifilm X-T1 or X-E2 Compact System Camera.
– Free XC50-230 when you buy a Fujifilm X-A1 or X-M1 with XC16-50mm kit or an X-E1 with XF18-55mm kit

Check the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expire 11th of January

AUSTRALIAN DEAL

Big Cashback Deals in Australia, where even the brand new 50-140 and 56 APD are included in the offer. Check the deals out at CameraPro here.

Expires 24th of December

GERMAN / DUTCH DEAL

Cashback offers also in Germany, where you can save up to €150 in camera and lenses. Check out the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expires 31th of December

ITALIAN DEAL

Cashback in Italy, too. Buy a lens, and get back €100, buy 2 lenses and get back €300, buy 3 lenses and get back €500! Also cameras like the X-T1 and X-E2 are in offer. See the deals at Fuji’s site here.

Expires 31th of December

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