Understanding Fujifilm Firmware Updates, FujiRumors Top 3 Firmware Wishes and Share Your Firmware Wishes with Fujifilm

Fujifilm USA uploaded a video called “Understanding Fujifilm Firmware Updates” (video below).

Before going on and showing you, how to update your firmware, Fujifilm manager Michael Bulbenko says:

  • sometimes cameras and lenses can have minor bugs in it that can be solved via firmware
  • sometimes it is not about fixing bugs, but about making your camera better, faster, new features, etc.
  • Fujifilm is well known for providing firmware updates to products that are end of life and discontinued, in order to still improve their performance
  • those updates are free of charge

Wait, is this it some sort of subliminal and hidden message?

I mean, a video, where a manager reminds us that Fujifilm does update older gear with new features, and the Fujifilm manager holds a nice Fujifilm X-T3 in his hands. Is he trying to tell us, that the rumored Fujifilm X-T3 Kaizen update is about to come?

Anyway, this post is a good opportunity to let Fujifilm know your firmware wishes in the comments.

A simple wish from my side? Well, I expressed them in this old post already, but I will repreat them here, in case Fujifilm did not hear me the first time:

  1. Keep Self-Timer Enabled
  2. Ability to change color of the focus frame
  3. Addition of RAW files to Auto Mode

If you want to read more in depth what I mean, and why I picked these 3, check out this post.

And what about you?

VOTE NOW the TAMRON Lens You Want for Fujifilm X

Now that Fujifilm officially opened their X mount, we recently launched this mega-survey, on which Sigma lenses you would like for Fujifilm X.

If you want to see which are the top Sigma lens wishes of the Fujifilm X mount community, check out this post.

Now it’s time to see which one of all the lenses listed at the Tamron website you’d like also for Fujifilm X mount.

First the full list of lenses you can click to check price and specs, and down below the survey.

  1. Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  2. Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  3. Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD
  4. Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
  5. Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  6. Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
  7. Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2.0 Di II LD [IF] Macro 1:1
  8. Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
  9. Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
  10. Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD[IF] MACRO 1:1
  11. Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
  12. Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD / G2
  13. Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD
  14. Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD
  15. Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC (LD) Aspherical [IF]
  16. Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD / G2
  17. Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD
  18. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO
  19. Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD
  20. Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III
  21. Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
  22. Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5 -6.3 Di II VC PZD
  23. Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO
  24. Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
  25. Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD
  26. Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD / G2
  27. Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD
  28. Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
  29. Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1:2
  30. Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD / G2
  31. Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

The Mega Tamron Poll

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Top 10 April Articles: Fujinon X Roadmap Rumors, X-H2 Confirmed, Firmware Updates, X Mount is Open (Sigma?), Tokina for Fuji X

Here are the Top 10 most read articles in April, that, in case you missed, you should definitely go back and check out!

  1. Fujifilm Releases Several New Firmware Updates
  2. Fujifilm Manager Toshihisa Iida: “We Open X Mount to Third Parties. X-H Line Continues. No GFX Fixed Lens Camera & More”
  3. VOTE NOW the SIGMA Lens You Want for Fujifilm X
  4. Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 Pre-Sale Started and Shipping April 21
  5. Top 20 Fujifilm Manager Statments about Fujifilm X-H2, X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Monochrome, Open X Mount, Fixed Lens GFX and More
  6. Major Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX100 Firmware Update Coming May/June
  7. Hooray! Fujifilm X-E4 Shows Up in Internal Fujifilm Roadmap Again!
  8. Fujifilm Issues Official Statement Regarding Fujifilm X100V Overheating Reports
  9. Tokina to Launch Three Fujifilm X Mount Lenses in 2020
  10. Fujifilm X Lens Roadmap: Two Fujinon MK II Lenses Coming Between Now and March 2021 plus XF50mmF1.0 and XF70-300mmF4-5.6 [now we know all 4 lenses on the roadmap. Only to determinate which exactly the 2 mark II lenses will be].

Top 3 Runner Ups

  1. It’s a Triumph: FUJIFILM Wins Top 2 World Press Photo Awards and Even More… Despite not Being Full Frame ;)
  2. Fujifilm Manager: X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Fujifilm X-H2 will Come, Zero Monochrome Chances, 32 Megapixel Limit for Current XF Lenses & More
  3. FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-TSony, Firmware Upgrade Suggestions, Lens Wishes and Much More

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Fujifilm X-T4: First Bug Reports (Menu and IBIS) and Wishlist

Many FujiRumors readers are getting their long awaited Fujifilm X-T4 in these days. As a consequence, I also already get the first firmware suggestions and possible bug reports.

by Gerald & Richard

Loving the X-T4 but why the regression in the Q menu so custom simulation names aren’t shown?

the Q menu custom items can’t be renamed as it is possible on X-T3

So, even if you set the custom names, they will not appear in the display when pressing the Q button (as they do on X-T3 & Co).

Ok Fuji, I want a firmware fix before I even get my X-T4 ;).

by Albert (video below)

Just thought i would share my findings about the IBIS in the X-T4. Fingers crossed they release a firmware update for this.

by Kirill

I just got my pre-ordered X-T4 several days ago. After setting it up similarly to what I had on my previous X-T3, I came up a couple of ideas for even greater customization:

Drive dial in video
Currently, the DRIVE dial only controls camera behavior in STILL mode. Why not propagate it into MOVIE mode, as well? I suggest that each DRIVE setting activate a dedicated video profile. Just a few (potentially predefined, but modifiable) example profiles:

    1. HDR mode
      Activates the F-Log video recording.
    2. CL mode
      Activates 120 fps  slo-mo recording.
    3. CH mode
      Activates 240 fps slo-mo recording.

Dedicated Fn-button customization for STILL and MOVIE modes.
This could further improve the (already almost perfect) camera usability. As an example, the Fn1 button can be customized for triggering different actions, depending on currently selected recording mode:

    1. STILL mode
      Turns depth-of-field preview on and off.
    2. MOVIE mode
      Turns zebras on and off.

I’ve read several times that Fujifilm executives may follow your blog and listen to customer feedback. Maybe, there is a (albeit small) chance that these thoughts can materialize?

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Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 First Look Review

Damian Brown got his hands on the Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 already. Here is what he thinks about the lens:

  • loose aperture ring. He moved it accidentally during shooting. Not really a dealbreaker, but he does not like it
  • click-free aperture ring (like the Viltrox 33mmf/1.4)
  • metal lens hood
  • STM focus motor. Nice option for video shooters
  • he used the lens on the Fujifilm X-T4
  • 52mm filter size
  • feels solid and well built
  • manual focus ring is well dampened, smooth
  • you can control the aperture with command dial if you want
  • vignetting is relatively strong. You better stop down a bit to get rid of it
  • lens is sharp
  • renders colors nicely
  • smooth and nice bokeh… can be swirly occasionally. Bokeh has character
  • autofocus is more than fast enough for him, and very accurate most of the time
  • video focus seems pretty smooth
  • occasionally he noticed focus breathing
  • very good build quality, sharp images, smooth video autofocus, and lives up to the standard set be the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF

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