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Kaizen in Action
Firmware 2.00 for the X-Pro2 offers 20 official improvements and more than half a dozen bug fixes. This article explains what’s new for users of the X-Pro2 and readers of The Fujifilm X-Pro2: 115 X-Pert Tips.
by Rico Pfirstinger
Update (02NOV16): Firmware 2.01 for the X-Pro2 restores compatibility with older Nissin i40 flashguns.
Firmware 2.00 for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is available free of charge—click here to download the current version directly from Fujifilm’s website, but make sure that the name of the downloaded firmware file isn’t changed by your web browser. To avoid name conflicts, verify that no older firmware file for the X-Pro2 is already in your download folder. The correct file name for an X-Pro2 firmware file is always FWUP0008.DAT.
Firmware Update – Here’s How
Please have a look at tips 4 and 5 of The Fujifilm X-Pro2: 115 X-Pert Tips (enter coupon XPERT40 for a 40% discount). They offer valuable advice on updating the firmware of your cameras and lenses. Additionally, an illustrated guide about downloading new firmware is available here (MacOS) and here (Windows). Click here for a PDF manual from Fujifilm that summarizes and explains the new functions of firmware 2.00. Sadly, this manual also contains several errors.
To check the current firmware status of your X-Pro2 and any attached lens, switch on the camera while you press and hold the DISP/BACK button.
Firmware 2.00 takes the X-Pro2 closer to the level of the X-T2
In addition to installing new camera firmware, you must also update the firmware of a dozen XF and XC lenses:
- XF14mmF2.8 R (3.11), XFUP0005.DAT
- XF16mmF1.4 R WR (1.01), XFUP0020.DAT
- XF18mmF2 R (3.11), XFUP0001.DAT
- XF23mmF1.4 R (1.01), XFUP0011.DAT
- XF27mmF2.8 (1.11), XFUP0009.DAT
- XF35mmF1.4 R (3.11), XFUP0002.DAT
- XF60mmF2.4 R Macro (3.11), XFUP0003.DAT
- XF10-24mmF4 R OIS (1.11), XFUP0013.DAT
- XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR (1.12), XFUP0019.DAT
- XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS (3.21), XFUP0004.DAT
- XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR (1.11), XFUP0015.DAT
- XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II (1.11), XFUP0022.DAT
Click on the link for the lens you want to update, or click here to access the general update page for all X-mount lenses. To update a specific lens, its corresponding firmware file must be in the top directory level of your camera’s memory card. To start the update process, insert the memory card that contains the new lens firmware file in slot 1 of your X-Pro2, then press and hold the DISP/BACK button while you switch on the camera.
Important: To copy a firmware file from your PC to an SD card, the memory card has to be mounted as a regular drive. It is not possible to transfer files from your computer to a memory card in the camera via a USB connection. So either use a computer with a built-in SD card slot or connect an external SD card reader to your computer.
It is possible (and also quite practical) to copy the firmware files for your X-Pro2 and all your lenses together to the top directory level of the same memory card. That way, you can perform all necessary updates one after the other from one SD card. Just make sure that the lens you are trying to update is attached to the camera while doing so.
This video from Fujifilm illustrates the firmware update process using an X-Pro1 as an example
Firmware 2.00 contains numerous improvements that affect autofocus performance, the electronic shutter, ease of use and power management. It also offers a new flash system.