Fujifilm updates X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware for lens compatibility










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Fujifilm has announced a set of firmware updates for its X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras. Versions 2.05 for the X-Pro1 and 1.06 for the X-E1 will be available to download on 25th June; they offer compatibility with lenses that don’t have aperture rings, and allow easier focus area selection when shooting with the eye-level viewfinder. The company has also pre-announced further updates (Versions 3.00 for the X-Pro1, and 2.00 for the X-E1) which promise to improve autofocus speed with existing XF lenses, and add the much-requested ‘focus peaking’ function to aid manual focus. These are due to be available for download on 23rd July.

Press release:

FUJIFILM announces X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates to offer faster AF and the addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function

The upgrades will provide improved AF performance for all FUJINON XF lenses and, amongst other benefits, will add a ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function for manual focusing.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) today announces the release of two new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras, one on 25thJune and a further one on 23rd July.

25th June firmware update:

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Ver.2.05, FUJIFILM X-E1 Ver.1.06

1.  Additional functionality to improve “one-handed” camera operation

  • A ‘Focus Frame Selection’ option has been added to the ‘Fn’ (function) button. 
    This offers easier/quicker operation when setting the Focus Frame Selection using only your right hand.
  • A second ‘Fn’ button can be allocated. 
    This enables you to allocate a function to the selector “down” button. The default setting is ‘Focus Frame Selection’ but this can be changed to whatever suits your shooting style.

2.  Enable aperture control for lenses without aperture rings (XF27mmF2.8 / XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS)

If you are using either of these lenses which do not feature aperture ring, this firmware update allows you to adjust the aperture setting by using the command dial.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Ver.3.00, FUJIFILM X-E1 Ver.2.00

1.  Improvement of AF speed. Improves AF speed on all existing XF lenses, thanks to the updated algorithm throughout the full range of focal length. Lenses covered:

  • XF14mm F2.8 R
  • XF18mmF2 R
  • XF35mmF1.4 R
  • XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

NOTES: 

The AF Speed on the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R MS OIS lens has been already optimised.
For all lenses other than the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R MS OIS, the firmware for each lens must be also updated.

2.  ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function for manual focusing

A ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function, which features on the X100S and X20 cameras, can be added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.

3. Improvement in ‘Checking Focus’ operation: how to change magnification ratio in manual focusing

The process to check focus by selecting manual focus magnification has improved. Just press and rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate magnification between 3x and then 10x , whichever way you continue to turn it.

To download the new firmware files & instructions on upgrading your cameras:

Please visit Fujifilm’s global website: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/





Comments


samhain

Focus peaking?! Awesome!


jondh

I wish someday Fuji make lens with fully mechanical aperture


Asylum Photo

I really, really, really hope their future lens releases continue to have Aperture Rings, and that these two lenses only lack because they are “entry level”.

Other than that… love that Fuji continues to support their cameras with solid Firmware updates.


samhain

I’d say your right in that they don’t have it due to being entry level.
Im sure the upcoming fast primes will have it.


Daniel from Bavaria

Thanks Fuji. That’s great news. Focus Peaking for my SLR-Magic 23mm, faster AF, easy movement of the AF-field (waited desperately for that one).
Determining a second FN-Button – wow!
That’s all great news and if they just would add a better Auto-Iso implementation I would be in heaven.

But even so, this is great and I highly appreciate the attitude shown by Fuji with these two major FW-updates. Great!

I am very sure that many Leica-guys with legacy glass will now start to think hard what to do, especially the ones who started analog, have Leica-glass, but don’t want to invest in a M9 or so.

Thanks and Regards,
Daniel


Rod McD

Great! Thank you. I’ve been holding off, waiting for focus peaking because I specifically want to use some fine DSLR lenses.


Matz03

great to hear about the addition of focus selection to fn button, solves a huge ergonomic quirk.


Carlos C

THANKS YOU Fuji!
Lets see how much better is the AF


samhain

All the previous AF speed firmware updates have been good to very good. Any improvement is good imo


psamleet

Now here is a company that cares about what their customers say, kudos Fuji


Beat Traveller

Hell yes! Faster AF and focus peaking! Fuji are awesome.

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