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Fujifilm firmware updates: 56mm lens compatibility and improved OIS

By dpreview staff on Feb 21, 2014 at 17:31 GMT

Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for five X-series cameras and three zoom lenses. It adds XF 56mm F1.2 lens compatibility to the following cameras: X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1 and X-A1. Improved optical image stabilization functions are added to the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm lenses; the latter two also gain improved AF focus tracking on the X-E1 and X-T1.

Camera updates incorporate the following changes:

  • Addition of compatibility with XF56mmF1.2R.
  • Improvement of AE accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R.
  • Improvement of AF accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R (only for X-E2).

Download the new firmware

For the lenses, the following changes are applied:

  • Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
  • Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
  • Fixed a bug where the maximum aperture always displays F5.6 (only for XC16-50mm).
  • Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1 (for XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm).

Download the new firmware

Source: Fujifilm

Comments

Total comments: 24
newtonseye
By newtonseye (1 month ago)

lovely jubly A brand new xe-1 again, keep up the good work Fuji !

0 upvotes
tecnoworld
By tecnoworld (2 months ago)

I love how Fuji constantly update its cameras, never abandoning even the older ones. Samsung...are you listening?

1 upvote
vscd
By vscd (2 months ago)

I like Fuji, but too many updates are no sign of productivity, but more a sign of banana-software, riping at the customer.

1 upvote
Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (2 months ago)

I do think they need to think about of some of the stuff before they release cameras.

1 upvote
LaFonte
By LaFonte (1 month ago)

you realize the camera updates were just to accommodate the new lens that hasn't been available before?

0 upvotes
PinPoint
By PinPoint (2 months ago)

anybody noted any difference on the OIS performance after upgrade? seems more stable and less jittery after upgrade...thanks Fuji

by the way, is there a way to adjust the dynamic range of video in X camera? I have X-E1, observed frequent blown out spots at higher contrast areas...

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JohnEwing
By JohnEwing (2 months ago)

I don't own any of the cameras concerned. I'm still grinning with delight, though, over the X100 update, a real gift.

Fuji loom large in my future, I think.

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (2 months ago)

I agree. Finally a company that actually honors their cameras of times past rather than considering 2-3 year old gear obsolete...

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maxdance
By maxdance (2 months ago)

This just reinforces my decision to move completely to the X-Mount. Many thanks Fuji, I can feel a long-term relationship coming on!

2 upvotes
jeremyclarke
By jeremyclarke (2 months ago)

Between the time I order my new x-e1 and the time I receive it Fuji releases a firmware update for it. So happy they are keeping old cameras up to date! Thanks Fuji!

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PortraitShooter
By PortraitShooter (2 months ago)

There are at least two reports of problems with the lens update.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3628442
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53165705

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JonB1975
By JonB1975 (2 months ago)

Don't get me wrong - I like that the firmware updates keep improving the camera - but I hate having to set up my film settings each time........

1 upvote
Al Valentino
By Al Valentino (2 months ago)

No. Only for major revision updates. The latest updates do not change any settings

5 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (2 months ago)

And plastic skin textures at high ISO?

And let's not forget the cut in shadow range.

1 upvote
opticaloptimum
By opticaloptimum (2 months ago)

As has been said more than once before in this forum, the 'cut in shadow range' is simply due to Fuji changing the default setting (as requested by many) for shadow tone. If you want more detail in shadows, simply set shadow tone to -1 (mid-soft) or -2 (soft).

4 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (1 month ago)

..and has been said in these forums, -2 on the X100s/XE2 is equivalent to -1 on the predecessaors. So that's a loss of -2. I usually have my camera at -2, so this affects me directly.

It's a loss of OOC jpeg DR.

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Aspiring photographer
By Aspiring photographer (2 months ago)

Really dissapointed Fuji didn't add in time lapse capability to the xpro 1. It would complete the camera for me.

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AshEa
By AshEa (2 months ago)

So this isn't the firmware update promised a week or so ago for the X-E2, then? No intervalometer function or faster refresh-rate EVF?

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (2 months ago)

Why do these cameras need a FW update to use a new lens?

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Dorkington
By Dorkington (2 months ago)

They will work with the new lens without the firmware update, but the firmware update will improve performance and compatibility.

4 upvotes
Mupepe
By Mupepe (2 months ago)

I think these fw are to correct lens flaws. Every modern camera has specific data embedded in its fw, for each brand's lens.

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Zeisschen
By Zeisschen (2 months ago)

Because many modern cameras can apply software correction in camera (distortion, CA, vignetting). To know exactly what and how much to correct the camera must recognize the lens. So for new lenses a firmware update is necessary for the optimisation of these corrections.

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (2 months ago)

A more elegant design would have stored the correction parameters with the lens.

3 upvotes
plainwhite
By plainwhite (2 months ago)

Yeah!

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Total comments: 24