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During this years SUSE Hackweek Marcus Meissner, the maintainer of libgphoto2, worked on tethered shooting support for Fujifilm cameras on Linux.
The community provided him with a X-E2, X-T2 and X-Pro2. On top of that the developers of Timelapse+ (www.timelapseplus.com), which internally uses libgphoto2 to communicate with the camera, provided code for adding basic support.
As the X-E2 doesn’t support the necessary protocol for tethered shooting Marcus couldn’t add it for this camera. But for the X-T2 and X-Pro2 a lot of stuff now works:
white balance mode
image format (quality and size)
exposure metering mode
focus metering mode
capture delay (self-timer)
Here you can see Entangle, a graphical frontend for libgphoto2, together with a X-Pro2 in action:
Live view support doesn’t seem to work as of now and many other features that the Fujifilm protocol might support as well. A tremendous help for further development would be an open specification for the connection protocol by Fujifilm. As we know Fujifilm follows Fujirumors. The addition of some of the highest voted lenses of the Fujirumor survey in the new Fuji lens roadmap is prove of that. Maybe this will get their attention and get them into contact with the developer.
To test this on your own machine you have to use a master branch build of libgphoto2 or if you use openSUSE Leap 15/Tumbleweed use the graphics repository to receive a newer build:
And make sure to check the official Fujifilm page of your country or contact you local Fujifilm support (or your local store) to ask if the deals run also in your country, since the Fujifilm EU promotion page won’t show them in most cases. If you click for example the German flag, you won’t see any new deals, but if you go to the Fujifilm Germany page directly, you will find them. Only Fujifilm UK has also updated the EU Promo page until now.
Fujifilm just issued an official press release announcing the new dates for the X-H1, X-T2 and X-Pro2 firmware updates, that were originally scheduled for the end of May, but then have been postponed due to issues with X-T2 firmware 4.00.
Full details of the X-T2, X-H1 and X-Pro2 updates at the bottom of this article.
Here are the new dates:
FUJIFILM X-T2 Ver.4.10: middle of June 2018 (revised firmware of ver.4.00)
FUJIFILM X-H1 Ver.1.10: middle of June 2018
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Ver.5.00: end of June 2018 ]
*Regarding the upgraded “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” planned to release in May 2018, it will be release in the middle of June 2018 at the same time of the release of X-H1 ver.1.10.
Today Fujifilm also released firmware ver.3.10 for Fujifilm GFX 50S as well as a new features guide for GFX. Check it out here.
The latest major firmware update 4.00 for Fujifilm X-T2 has introduced quite some bugs, and evidently Fujifilm needs a bit more time to fix them all.
Hence, just half a second ago, Fujifilm released Fujifilm X-T2 firmware update 4.01, which basically re-uploads the older bug free firmare ver.3.00 (no slow motion, F-log & Co), as well a public apology (full press text below).
Fujifilm announces firmware updates for X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F coming soon
Complimentary upgrades will provide new functions including a new PDAF algorithm, Flicker Reduction and Select/Create Folder, and additional compatibility of the newly introduced MKX18-55mmT2.9 and MKX50-135mmT2.9 lenses.