Tethered Shooting for X-T2 and X-Pro2 on Linux
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UPDATE: Now also works with Fujifilm X-T3
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
- exposure program
- focus metering mode
- capture delay (self-timer)
- focus mode
- shutter release
Here you can see Entangle, a graphical frontend for libgphoto2, together with a X-Pro2 in action:
- Hibiki Taisuna Youtube – Tethered Shooting with Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Entangle on Linux
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:
If you want to help Marcus Meissner to further improve libgphoto2 head to the pixls.us forum and join the discussion.
UPDATE: The official release 2.5.19 is now tagged and can therefore be build by other distributions – check out discuss.pixls.us