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Paul Sumi
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« on: June 24, 2013, 11:47:50 PM »
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From the press release:

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.
23rd July firmware update:

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/
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 09:08:42 AM »
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I cannot find any way to activate focus peak on the XE-1 with the new firmware.

Anyone had any luck?

Dave S
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 09:13:00 AM »
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I cannot find any way to activate focus peak on the XE-1 with the new firmware.

Anyone had any luck?

Dave S


That's in the July 23th update David.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 09:23:42 AM »
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That's in the July 23th update David.

Thanks and ah well. To wait is to...

Dave S

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 03:15:22 PM »
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I did the new firmware updates, and one of my pet peeves at least has been fixed. Focus point selection in AF-S mode can now be done with one hand with my eye in the viewfinder. And the second Fn button is welcome too. I have yet to use a focus peaking camera, but from what I have read about them I cannot help to think that would be a very handy addition.

Now if we make enough noise perhaps they will give us a way to set minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO mode or is that too much to hope for?
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