Firmware Update

The New Fuji X-E2 Firmware Update – A Review | Colin Nicholls

Ok so first off here’s a link to the firmware this post will be about: X-E2 FIRMWARE 4.0. So I’m going to go into a bit of a Fuji firmware review and do a bit of testing and share my thoughts on what Fuji has given us, hope you enjoy and feel free to comment and share below.

If you are having trouble with the new firmware make sure there aren’t any old versions in your downloads folder and that the name and file size matches that on Fuji’s website.


Here’s what I wanted:

  • Autofocus brought inline with X-T1 speeds, especially continuous focus
  • Electronic shutter option, I won’t be using this a lot but it would be a great built in feature to have…..

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Firmware v4.0 for X-E2 | Fujifilm Global

  • 1. New AF System
    • (1)New AF system with Zone and Wide/Tracking modes for effortless capture of moving subjects. (*)
      The AF System complements the fast and accurate 49-single-point autofocus system with new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes, which use 77 autofocus points across a wider area to substantially improve the camera’s ability to capture moving subjects.
    • (2)Improvement of AF accuracy.
      Single-point AF divides the focus area into smaller sections to more accurately determine the distance to the subject for even greater focusing accuracy. The built-in phase detection pixels have the detection range of 0.5EV, an improvement from the previous 2.5EV, delivering phase detection AF performance that enables fast focusing in low-light conditions and on low-contrast subjects.
    • (3) Eye Detection AF. (*)
      The firmware update provides Fujifilm’s Eye Detection AF, which automatically detects and focuses on human eyes.
      The function allows you to easily focus on the eyes even in difficult conditions, e.g. when shooting a portrait wide open to obtain a beautiful bokeh background.
    • (4)Auto Macro mode. (*)
      The firmware update introduces the Auto Macro function, which automatically switches the camera into the Macro mode while maintaining the conventional AF speed. You no longer have to press the Macro button to initiate a close-up shot. This update eliminates the Macro function assigned to the Macro Button, allowing you to assign a different function to the button.
    • (5)AF improvement in the Movie mode.
      The optimized algorithm delivers a more natural and smooth AF action during movie recording.
  • 2. Function enhancements
    • (6)High-speed electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000sec. (*)
      The FUJINON XF Lens series lineup includes a number of fast fixed focal length lenses which boast very high sharpness with the aperture wide open, producing excellent out of focus „bokeh“. However, fast apertures are difficult to use if the light is too bright, so to ensure users can create shallow depth-of-field effects, the camera is now equipped with a fully electronic shutter offering a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000sec. The mechanical shutter will not operate at all when any speed for the electronic shutter is selected, which also delivers a completely silent shooting experience; perfect for shots of sleeping children, pets, weddings, and more. In addition, it is possible to set the electronic shutter in 1/3 steps from a range of 1sec to 1/32000sec.Notes1: Shutter Sound
      The shutter sound can be muted if desired. Use the new „SHUTTER SOUND“ and „SHUTTER VOLUME“ options in the setup menu to choose the type and volume of the sound made when the shutter is released.

      Notes2: The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects. Flash can not be used.

    • (7)White Balance Bracketing. (*)
      Just fire the shutter once and capture the same scene at your selected white balance setting plus one frame at a warmer and another at a cooler color temperature. White Balance bracketing can be set in ±1, ±2 and ±3 steps.
    • (8)Enhanced ISO Auto Setting to AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3. (*)
      You can use three ISO Auto setting AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3 in menu.
    • (9)Exposure Compensation control in Manual.
      You can use the Exposure Compensation dial to make exposure adjustments while shooting in the Manual exposure mode with the ISO Auto setting.
    • (10)Natural Live View function is just like the naked eye. (*)
      One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that ‚what you see is what you get‘; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colors close to how they’re viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out. To aid this, the Natural Live View function has been added and, when „PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT“ is turned Off in the menu, an image close to the naked eye is displayed during live view.
    • (11)Finer lines on the framing grid enhances visibility
      The lines on the framing grid, which you can choose to display in the Screen Set-Up menu, have been made finer   making it easier to view the subject.
    • (12)New Video Frame rates (50P / 25P / 24P). (*)
      As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50fps and 25fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.
    • (13)Manual Shooting in Video mode. (*)
      The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.
    • (14)Phase detection AF support for Instant AF. (*)
      In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.
    • (15)Expansion of shutter speed in Program Shift mode. (*)
      In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec, but this will increase to a maximum of 4secs.
  • 3. Operability improvements
    • (16)The new user interface.
      The new user interface has been designed with particular attention paid to the size and layout of displayed settings.
      This allows you to concentrate fully on shooting through the viewfinder.
    • (17)Improved Shutter Speed Dial operation. (*)
      When the Shutter Speed Dial is set to T and the Shutter Type to Mechanical + Electronic, you can use the command dial to set a full range of exposure times from 30-1/32000sec. Previously, this was limited to 30-2 seconds. This means you can change the shutter speeds across a broader range without having to change camera position.
    • (18)Name of Silent mode changed to avoid confusion. (*)
      The Silent Mode has been renamed to „SOUND & FLASH „.
    • (19)Direct selection of AF area. (*)
      The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way selector buttons, without pressing the Fn key.
    • (20)Unlocked AE-L / AF-L Buttons. (*)
      The function of the AE-L / AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.
    • (21)Variable Focus Area during MF. (*)
      When working in Manual focus mode, the update will enable changing the size of the focus area during Instant AF with the AF-L button.
    • (22)Q. Menu customization. (*)
      To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user’s preference.
    • (23)Interlocking of Metering and Focus areas. (*)
      Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected.
    • (24)Movie Recording. (*)
      Movie recording starts by pressing a function button not the shutter button. „MOVIE“ in DRIVE options is eliminated.
  • 4. Other changes with the update
    • (25)Supports focus limiter function for XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
      To be fully compatible with the lens, the new firmware supports focus limiter function for FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
    • (26)“BACKGROUND COLOR“ menu.
      „BACKGROUND COLOR“ menu in „SCREEN SET-UP“ menu is eliminated.
    • (27)The maximum number of images taken in the continuous shooting mode.
      JPEG in High-speed continuous shooting mode: approx. 28 images ⇒ approx. 18 images RAW in High-speed and Low-speed continuous shooting mode: 1 or 2 less images than before the update.

Source: www.fujifilm.com

Firmware v4.30 for X-T1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver. 4.30 from Ver.4.21 incorporates the following issues:

For detail about all the functions of No. 1-6, refer to „X-T1/X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition New Features Guide [Ver.4.30]“.
X-T1/X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition New Features Guide [Ver.4.30](PDF:780KB)

  • 1.Using a flashgun in Bracketing / Continuous shooting.
    Optional flashguns can be used for bracketing and burst When using the EF-X8, which is bundled with the X-T1, the flash fires in ISO, FILM SIMULATION and WHITE BALANCE BKT modes.
  • 2. Instant AF Setting in manual focus
    Focus and exposure can be locked when the AF-L button is used in manual focus mode. You can shoot after locking AF and AE with your thumb.
  • 3. AF+MF operation with AF-L button
    The AF-L button can be used to lock focus in AF+MF mode and you can adjust the focus more accurately using the lens’s focusing ring.
  • 4. Focus zoom in AF+MF
    The FOCUS ASSIST button can be used for focus zoom and you can focus using the lens’s focusing ring with focus zoom activated.
  • 5. Additional Custom Display options
    Functions have been added to the DISP. CUSTOM SETTING option in the setup menu.Additional Items: FOCUS FRAME / CONTINUOUS MODE / SHOOTING MODE / DUAL IS MODE / INFORMATION BACKGROUND / MOVIE MODE / FOCUS MODE / BLUR WARNING / SHUTTER TYPE
  • 6. The Fn7 Button
    The movie-record button doubles as an Fn button (Fn7). Press and hold DISP/BACK to select what it controls.
  • 7. Supports focus limiter function for XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
    To be fully compatible with the lens, the new firmware supports focus limiter function for FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6  R LM OIS WR.
  • 8.In AF-C mode, freeze will happen on certain conditions. (Solution for the issues of Firmware Ver. 4.20)……
    (Notification regarding firmware release – FUJIFILM X-T1 (Ver.4.20)

 

Source: www.fujifilm.com

Malfunction in the Firmware ver.4.20 | Fujifilm X-T1 |
Fujifilm Global

We have found a malfunction in the firmware ver.4.20 launched on December 17 2015, which rarely causes freeze when shooting in AF-C mode. So we will suspend the disclosure of this firmware right away. We apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause. We will post an upgraded firmware around the end of January 2016 to solve it. As a tentative solution for customers who have upgraded their cameras to firmware ver.4.20, we have prepared the new firmware version of 4.21 whose functions are same as the previous version of 4.10. Please update your cameras to ver.4.21 to avoid the malfunction……

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This is what you can expect in the latest Fujifilm X-T1 4.20
Firmware Update | Mike Trikilis

Today Fujifilm Japan announced a new free firmware upgrade for the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition. The new firmware version 4.20 will improve operability and functionality for every X-T1 owner, ensuring the cameras stay as up to date as possible. The first feature that’s been upgraded will certainly benefit many event, sports and wildlife photographers. Now, with firmware version 4.20, photographers can use a flashgun in Bracketing/Continuous shooting.  For instance, when using the bundled EF-X8 flash, you can now fire the flash when photographing in ISO, Film Simulation and White Balance bracketing modes…….

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Firmware 4.2 available for X-T1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver. 4.20 from Ver.4.10 incorporates the following issues:

For detail about all the functions of No. 1-6, refer to „X-T1/X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition New Features Guide [Ver.4.20]“.
X-T1/X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition New Features Guide[Ver.4.20](PDF : 764KB)

  1. Using a flashgun in Bracketing / Continuous shooting
    Optional flashguns can be used for bracketing and burst photography. When using the EF-X8, which is bundled with the X-T1, the flash fires in ISO, FILM SIMULATION and WHITE BALANCE BKT modes.
    *A flashgun may not fire in case it is not charged enough between shootings. And continuous shooting in CL and CH mode becomes slow when Focus mode is AF-C.
  2. Instant AF Setting in manual focus
    Focus and exposure can be locked when the AF-L button is used in manual focus mode. You can shoot after locking AF and AE with your thumb.
  3. AF+MF operation with AF-L button
    The AF-L button can be used to lock focus in AF+MF mode and you can adjust the focus more accurately using the lens’s focusing ring.
  4. Focus zoom in AF+MF
    The FOCUS ASSIST button can be used for focus zoom and you can focus using the lens’s focusing ring with focus zoom activated.
  5. Additional Custom Display options
    Functions have been added to the DISP. CUSTOM SETTING option in the setup menu.Additional Items: FOCUS FRAME / CONTINUOUS MODE / SHOOTING MODE / DUAL IS MODE / INFORMATION BACKGROUND / MOVIE MODE / FOCUS MODE / BLUR WARNING / SHUTTER TYPE
  6. The Fn7 Button
    The movie-record button doubles as an Fn button (Fn7). Press and hold DISP/BACK to select what it controls.

Source: www.fujifilm.com

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE X-T1 |
Fujifilm USA

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced a new Firmware Update V.4.20 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition X-Series digital cameras that includes updated auto focus system features. Users will also experience instant auto focus that can now be locked when using manual focus for still images and video, Optional Flashgun in Bracketing/Continuous shooting, Focus Zoom, additional Custom Display options, and the movie-record button now doubles as an FN button – all for enhanced visibility and image composition, and longer camera lifespan.  The new firmware will be available for free on December 17.

Firmware update coming December 2015 (X-T1 Graphite Silver and X-T1 Black)

The free, comprehensive firmware update coming on December 17 is specially designed for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition, and will give users thrilling new features and controls to dramatically enhance their X-T1 shooting experience, including:

  1. Instant AF Setting in manual focus – Focus and exposure can now be locked when the AF-L button is used in manual focus mode. You can shoot after locking AF and AE with your thumb.
  2. AF+MF operation with AF-L button – The AF-L button can be used to lock focus in AF+MF mode and you can adjust the focus more accurately using the lens’s focusing ring.
  3. Focus zoom in AF+MF – The FOCUS ASSIST button can be used for focus zoom and fine tuning focus using the lens’s focusing ring with focus zoom activated.
  4. Flashgun in Bracketing/Continuous Shooting – Optional flashguns can now be used for bracketing and burst photography. When using the EF-X8, which is bundled with the X-T1, the flash fires in ISO, FILM SIMULATION and WHITE BALANCE BKT modes.
  5. Additional Custom Display Options – Functions have been added to the DISPLAY CUSTOM SETTING option in the setup menu.  Users can choose what they want, then concentrate on shooting.  Additional options include:  Focus frame/Shooting mode / Information background /Focus mode/Shutter Type/Continuous mode/Dual IS mode/Movie mode /Blur warning
  6. Fn7 Button – The movie-record button now doubles as an Fn button (Fn7). Press and hold DISP/BACK to select what it controls.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 firmware will be available on December 17.

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New Firmware for X-series-cameras and xf50-140 |
Support for xf35mm f2, TC and Windows 10 | Fujifilm Global

  • Addition of compatibility with „XF35mmF2 R WR“
  • Addition of compatibility with „XF1.4X TC WR“
  • Support for Windows10

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Firmware Update 1.01 for X-T10 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver. 1.01 from Ver. 1.00 incorporates the following issues:

 

  • 1.Improvement of „EYE DETECTION AF“ speed when used with XF90mmF2 R LM WR
    • „EYE DETECTION AF“ speed is improved when used with XF90mmF2 R LM WR in case that „FACE DETECTION“ and „EYE DETECTION AF“ are ON in „AUTO FOCUS SETTING“ of the Shooting Menu.
  • 2.Operational improvement of Fn1 Function button (Default setting : movie shooting)
    • The shortcut function to Fn1 BUTTON SETTING by pressing the button more than 2 sec. is removed. To avoid accidentally pressing the button when turning the Exposure compensation dial, pressing the button approx. 0.5sec. is required to start the function allocated to the button. This improvement is to avoid unexpected appearance of the SETTING when Fn1 function is needed.

      <Note-1>
      Functions of Fn2 through Fn7 button remain same.
      <Note-2>
      Steps to change the setting of Fn1 are same as usual like below.
      ・Change it in the function(Fn) setting menu appeared by pressing DISP/BACK button for a while.
      ・Change it through Setup Menu>BUTTON/DIAL SETTING>FUNCTION (Fn) SETTING.

  • 3.Angle difference between jpeg image and jpeg image converted from RAW file
    • Currently, there is angle difference between jpeg image (including jpeg images converted in a camera) and jpeg image converted from RAW file by RAW FILE CONVERTER EX2.0 etc. The jpeg image angle converted from RAW file is a little bigger.
      With this upgrade, the jpeg image angle is matched to one which is converted from RAW file. This symptom happens only when lenses below is used. In case of zoom lenses, this happen in wide-angle side.

      XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS, XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS Ⅱ, XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS,
      XF10-24mmF4 R OIS, XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR,
      XF18mmF2 R and XF27mmF2.8

  • 4.Support for Windows10
    • The phenomenon is fixed that images in a camera cannot be transferred to a Windows10 PC via a USB cable.

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Equipment during the trip and some thoughts on the 4.0 Firmware | Jonas Jacobsson

This along with 6 batteries for the X-T1(s), 160 GBs of memory cards, a Manfrotto tripod, Manfrotto Pixi mini-tripod along with some other minor accessories. Fujifilm Nordic provided me with an extra X-T, the X100T and the XF 10-24 mm which was greatly appreciated. I have used double X-T1 bodies during the latest three weddings and it’s a great setup without having to switch lenses as often. At the end of this post I will also briefly touch upon the latest firmware (4.0) for the X-T1. The X100T I wanted to use as a in-between-camera, for the little moments here and there, which it worked very good for. As for lenses I was a bit torn of what to bring. I had used the XF 14 mm on last years trip and it is one of my all-time favorite lenses without a doubt. Have said it before but it’s so small and produces as sharp images across the frame as you could ever hope for, truly a great lens. I had never owned the XF 10-24 before and why I choose the XF 14 mm over it in the first place it was because of sharpness and image quality. When I received the XF 10-24 mm from Fujifilm Nordic I tested it extensively the days before the trip and found that although the wider zoom has a greater angle of capturing images (obviously) the IQ is nowhere near the one of the XF 14 mm, especially in corners. So while I brought along the zoom anyway I ended up basically not using it all, using my wide prime lens instead and simply taking multiple images and then later stitch them together in a panorama afterwards in Lightroom. For me the IQ will always triumph the ability to have a bit wider reach, it’s just not worth it………

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