Fujifilm Releases New Firmware for Fuji X-T1 and X-Pro2… but Not for X-T2 – Postponed to November 29!

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Just as rumored, Fujiiflm released new firmware updates for the following cameras.

Still missing: the Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware 1.10, that Fujifilm announced for today, too. I guess Fujifilm found yet another bug. That’s why they postponed it to November 29 – see updated press release here.

Fujifilm X-Pro2: Using Firmware 2.00

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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:

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.

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Cactus Announces Firmware Release for Cactus V6ii Flash Transceiver ** Adds HSS Support for Fujifilm X-T2 / X-Pro2

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Cactus just release a new Firmware for the CactusV6ii Flash Transceiver, that adds HSS support for Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. Go through the updater on your computer when the V6II is connected to install the new Firmware.

NEW FEATURE: AF-assist Continuous Light (AF CON) – see cactus page

Cactus V6ii: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS

Shared Earlier Today

  • Fujifilm Announces Release of Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware ver.1.10 on November 8 – click here
  • Fujifilm Announces Launch of Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (for $79) – click here

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More Firmware Details :: FW Update for X-Pro2, X-Pro1 and Lenses (XF16-55 Less Chromatic Aberration)… Coming Very Soon!

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IT’S KAIZEN TIME

A trusted source just contacted me, and told me that not only the X-Pro2, but also the X-Pro1 and many Fujinon lenses will get a Firmware update soon. Here is what the source told us:

X-Pro2 Firmware

As already leaked here, the X-Pro2 FW 2.00 will bring a new and improved autofocus algorithm (faster and more accurate AF, more AF-points and AF tracking improvements), support for EF-X500 flash, Auto Power feature changes, and Corrected AF frame function improvement.

But the same leaked press release, said that the improvements will actually be 20. So what else will come? Well, Fuji will improve Eye Detection, additional flash settings can be located on the Q menu. Regarding the tracking, you will be able to use the electronic shutter in AF-C. There will improvements in the OVF and some bugs will be fixed, too.

It sounds overall like a huge Firmware update that will bring some big and many small improvements… well done, Fuji… you’ll make lots of X-Pro2 owners very happy soon :)

X-Pro1 Firmware

Just like the X-Pro2, also the X-Pro1 will get the Corrected AF frame function improvement. I haven’t heard of other improvements.

Fujinon Lenses Firmware

With the new Firmware, the Chromatic Aberration on the XF16-55mmF2.8 will be better controlled. Many Fujinon lenses will also get better parallax correction.

FINAL NOTE

It’s rare, but it can happen (and it already happened) that a new firmware can contain minor bugs. In the past Fujifilm usually was very fast to fix them. But I’d recommend not to update, if you need the X-Pro2 for an important job/event. Use the current firmware and wait a few days after the firmware release. Fujifilm will be monitoring the situation after the FW release very closely, also by reading the feedback from X-shooters here on Fujirumors.

It might also a good thing to read again Rico’s article “Tips for updating your Firmware

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EISA AWARDS :: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Best Professional CSC and XF100-400 Best CSC Zoom Lens!

EISA AWARDS 2016-2017

XF 100-400mm + 1.4xTC (save $349): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-Pro2 + Lens + Free Domke F-5XB Bag (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama

There were times, when the EISA Awards were just a joke!

There were so many categories, that every company could win several awards. I remember categories like “Best Connected Camera” (won by Samsung) and EISA was even able to distinguish between “professional“, “advanced” and “premium” cameras.

And quite frankly, it’s still mostly like this. There is an award for (almost) everyone.

But at least they dropped some of the non-sense categories… and I hope they will continue this way. Less categories and more real prestige to the winners!

That said, let’s take a look at this years’ winners.

Fujifilm won two awards, one goes to the Fujifilm X-Pro2 for the “Best Professional Compact System Camera” and another one goes to the XF100-400 for the “Best Compact System Zoom Lens“.

The Sony A6300 got the award as best “pro-sumer” CSC.

See all the awards at the EISA page

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