Fujifilm X-T2 tethered shooting firmware arrives, also adds button lock
Fujifilm has released its much anticipated new firmware for the X-T2 that enables tethered shooting with the forthcoming Tethered Shooting Plug-in Pro application, but has added a number of other fixes and a new feature.
Fujifilm X-T2 users will now be able to set up a function button to lock all the body buttons of the camera so that they don’t get pressed by accident during shooting. Users can determine which button they want to use for this purpose via the custom settings menu.
As with previous updates for the X-T1 and X-Pro2 this new firmware fixes an AF reliability issue when using the longer end of the XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR and a problem that meant that Nissin’s i40 flash unit wouldn’t fire.
Further fixes include issues around exposure in very specific conditions, connectivity and the high speed burst mode when used with flash.
For more information see the Fujifilm website.
Manufacturer's release notes
X-T2 Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.1.10
Detail of the update
The firmware update Ver.1.10 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:
1.Tether shooting is available by USB connection.
One of the application software below is required to use the tether shooting function.
- Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Ver.1.3 or newer *1
- Tether Shooting Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Ver.1.3 or newer *2
- Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 Ver.1.3 or newer *3
[How to set the PC shooting]
Before connecting your camera to a computer, set the PC SHOOT MODE of the CONNECTION SETTING in the SET UP menu to USB AUTO.
*If the USB AUTO is selected, the camera mode will automatically change to tether shooting mode when the camera is connected to a computer via a USB cable.
*If the USB FIXED is selected, the camera always work as tether shooting mode. Therefore, the camera doesn't work as normal shooting mode when the USB cable is not connected.
*1: "FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO" will be available from Adobe Add-ons website.
The launch of the Mac version is scheduled for release around the end of November 2016, and the Windows version is scheduled for release around the beginning of December 2016.
*Separately, you need to purchase Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 / CC.
*2:"FUJIFILM Tether Shooting Plug-in" is available from Adobe Add-ons website. X-T2 will be supported with Ver.1.3 upgrade.
*Separately, you need to purchase Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 / CC.
*3: You need to purchase the HS-V5 and download the latest version from the site below to upgrade it.
- Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Updater
- Tether shooting function of X-T2 will be supported with HS-V5 Ver.1.3 or later.
- Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Ver.1.3, which will enable the tether shooting function of X-T2, will be available for free download to those customers who purchased HS-V5.
- Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Ver.1.3
2. Lock function during shooting mode is added. The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial/button operation.
[How to set]
First, select the function you wish to lock in BUTTON/DIAL SETTING>LOCK>FUNCTION SELECTION" in the Setup Menu. And then, select the function in BUTTON/DIAL SETTING>LOCK>LOCK SETTING>SELECTED FUNCTION" in the Setup Menu.
*Select "ALL FUNCTION" to lock all the buttons and dials. This lock function can be allocated to a function button.
3. The shutter speed will be displayed in a preview image with the setting of SHUTTER AE OFF, ISO AUTO and Aperture-Priority.
4. The phenomenon is fixed that overexposure could happen with the setting of AF-C mode, AF-C PRIORITY SELECTION and FACE DETECTION ON.
5. The phenomenon is fixed that AF function doesn't work well in the tele-photo area with XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
6. The phenomenon is fixed that hung-up could happen when carrying out SELECT FROM NETWORK LIST of MANUAL SETUP in PC AUTO SAVE SETTING.
7. The phenomena is fixed that CH HIGH SPEED BURST (continuous high speed) doesn't work well with fixed exposure and fixed amount of flash luminescence (TTL-L or flash M mode) while used with FUJIFILM Shoe Mount Flash (excluding EF-X8)
8. The phenomenon is fixed that Flash i40 made by Nissin for FUJIFILM doesn't fire.
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