Using the X-Pro 1 and X-E1 can sometimes be fiddly, but we can't hate on the pair too much as they're just so darn beautiful. Fortunately, Fujifilm has realized that looks aren't everything and will release a bumper firmware update that'll fix the pair's problems focusing in low-contrast. Users who own the XF18-55 F/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens will also find that optical image stabilization has been improved for better video. The update is gratis, as you would expect, and will land on July 23rd -- all you'll need to do is visit the website below and follow the instructions.
Faster AF speed and addition of the "Focus Peak Highlight" function for manual focusing.
Offering firmware which improves the performance of FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and FUJIFILM X-E1
Improved focus precision when photographing subjects in low contrast.
July 17, 2013
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) will release a free dedicated firmware update on the 23rd of July which will drastically improve the performance of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 premium interchangeable lens cameras and enable users to more conveniently take photographs.
In addition to the contents of the firmware update announced on the 25th of June, focus precision for subjects in various shooting conditions has also been improved.
New Firmware release dates:
- 23rd July 2013
Main contents of the firmware update
1. Improved AF speed on most existing XF lenses.
Thanks to an updated algorithm, faster AF speed is achieved with the following XF lenses:
XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
XF18-55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS
2. Addition of the "Focus Peak Highlight" function for manual focusing.
The "Focus Peak Highlight" function, which features on the FUJIFILM X100S and X20 cameras, has been added via this firmware update. It assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
3. Improvement of the method to change magnification during manual focus.
Just press the dial to activate image magnification during manual focus and then rotate the dial right or left and the camera will alternate between 3x and 10x, whichever direction you turn.
4. Improvement of focus precision in various scenes [additional item]
The focus detection algorithm has been improved to provide more accurate focus precision for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes.
5. XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens:
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is improved when shooting a movie.
The OIS is improved to reduce image blurring when walking to shoot a movie.
* To enjoy this improvement, firmware upgrade of X-Pro1 is required to version 3.00 or newer and X-E1 version to 2.00 or newer
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 : Version 3.00
FUJIFILM X-E1: Ver. 2.00
Please go to the below website for details on other changes. It is also necessary to update the firmware of XF lenses at the same time in order to enable firmware update to the fullest.
Fujifilm's global website : http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/
* This firmware is a dedicated firmware for FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1. Firmware is software that controls the camera body.
* The firmware can be downloaded from "Support" on the Fujifilm website.