(UPDATED) Fuji firmware updates delayed to fix a glitch.

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Last Thursday Fuji UK unveiled that the new Firmware updates for the XPRO1, X-E1 and 35mm X lens would be released on January 18th (Click here to see the cached site). But the firmware release has been postponed because of a small software issue that will be fixed soon. As a reminder here you have them:

Fujifilm X-Pro1 – firmware version: 2.03 Changes:
* Allows compatibility with the new “XF14mmF2.8R” lens.
* Improved performance of Auto Focus under various shooting conditions.

Fujifilm X-E1 – firmware version: 1.04 Changes:
* Allows compatibility with the new “XF14mmF2.8R” lens.
* Shutter release button now works when an external remote release is connected.
* Improved performance of Auto Focus under various shooting conditions.
* Audio performance has been optimised for the new Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1 (sold separately).

FUJINON XF35mm – firmware version: 2.02 Change:
* Improved accuracy of Auto Focus performance.

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  • Christian

    I would be nice, if the “shutter button anormaly” would be fix by this.

    As someone alredy said about the X-Pro 1:

    “After I shoot a photo if I keep the shutter half pressed I want to be able to re shoot a photo without the camera having to refocus. ”

    That´s how it works on all cameras I have used till now…wait: the Ricoh GXR didn´t do it.

    • zangi

      yeees this is realy need

    • Can you tell me what other mirrorless system cameras work this way? Sony, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic? Are they all different from Fuji when it comes to half-releasing the shutter after taking a shot?

      • Christian

        As far as I can tell, my Panasonic GF1 behaves like that (like all DSLRs), my Olympus E-PL2 and E-P2 as well. Even my Contax G2 – an ancient “mirrorless” ;) did it. A very good little detail about the Pens: Olympus seems to automaticly turn off the Autoreview, if you leave the shutterbutton half pressed, because they suggest (right) that you are about to take some additional shoots and don´t want to be disturbed by reviewing the picture. If you take single shoots again, its back on.

        • Christian

          Never had a Sony or Samsung though – maybe someone else can check that?

          I think it is logical: a half pressed shutter button locks AF and AE (also according to the manual), and so it should stay locked as long as you don´t release the shutter button completly…

          But Ricoh recently had the same behavior with the GXR, so there is an manual focus lock workaround too…

          Maybe Fuji & Ricoh have some reasons to release the lock after every shot?

          Not very handy for grabbing quick subsequent shots like street or portrait.

  • You can “solve” this issue by setting the camera to manual focus and using the AF-L button to focus. At least this works with my X-E1 ;)

    • Thomas

      I will probably sound like a noob to admit this but I didnt know that! I tried it and it works exceptionally well!!!!!

      Thank you! :)

    • Anon

      The only “problem” with this method is that you still have to do a fresh half shutter press to get the frame lines to recompose. It would be nice if the frame lines would move with the AF-L press. Or am I missing a setting that will do that?

      Still, if you want to prioritize speed over composition, this is the way to go.

      • Anon

        That’s w/OVF of course. Not a problem with the EVF.

  • Christian

    I know, it works well with mine too :).

    But it would be nice, if it would work in AF-S too. Half-pressing the shutter button is supposed to lock AEL and AF. So why is it unlocked after a shoot, if I still keep the button half pressed?

    I want to use it in AF because I really like the ability to change the size of the AF square to small – great for nailing the focus on the eye. Can´t change the size in manual focus though.

    • Tim

      The L in AE-L AF-L on the AE-L/AF-L Lock Button stands for Lock, so if you want to lock between shots use this button (its behaviour is controlled via menu setting, see manual).

      I use this technique often, half press, thumb on AEL/AFL to lock, then as many shots as needed, and press AEL/AEF to release the lock.

      • Christian

        Manual X-E1, Page 42, Focus mode:
        • S (single AF): Focus locks while the shutter button is pressed halfway.

  • Christian

    But that is really a minor problem, as Lucky said, easy work-around.

  • yashaka

    what about AF speed, was it really improved? How much?

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