Couple of stupid Fuji X-T1 questions from X newbie

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Couple of stupid Fuji X-T1 questions from X newbie
9 months ago

So an X-T1 arrived today and since this is the X system camera I've used I have a couple of stupid questions.

1.) How do you set the minimum shutter speed when using flash? The flash is set to forced flash mode, the lens is set to allow the aperture to be set, the shutter dial is on A, and the ISO is set to 200. It seems to be using whatever shutter speed it wants, I've seen it as low as 1/30 and as high as 1/80. Most systems allow you to set it or default to 1/60. That clearly is not happening here. Is the only way to do this to use basically use manual mode?

2.) There doesn't seem to be a menu selection for firmware checking or updating. I saw someone say that you hold the display button when turning on the camera and that does give me the option. Is that the only way? Seems odd not to have this in menus.

3.) Last question which may be somewhat controversial. Using the 18-55 mostly at 55mm f4.0, the JPEGs don't seem particularly sharp. I have read this zoom is highly regarded. Is this normal? Is this a characteristic of the X-trans sensor or do I just need to stop down or use a better lens?

Thanks for any input in advance.

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