New updates for the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, X-E1 and 35mm X-mount lenses are available.

Go get it here!   http://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/news/article/news/fujifilm-x-pro1-x-e1-and-xf35mm-firmware-updates-available/

I’m not sure I can tell any perceptible difference in performance since upgrading, but every little helps, and the update seems to focus (pardon the pun) more on AF accuracy with the 35mm lens than increased performance.

Details of the updates are below.

X-Pro1 firmware update v2.03

The firmware update Ver.2.03 from Ver. 2.01 incorporates the following issue

  • 1.Adding the compatibility with “XF14mmF2.8R”.
    You will get the full performance of “XF14mmF2.8R”, including Manual Focus function.
  • 2.Improvement in performance
    • (1)Accuracy of auto focus performance has been much improved under a various shooting condition.
      Shooting with XF35mm lens, Shooting for the target with relatively high frequency, One-push AF by pressing AE-L/AF-L button,

      • <Notice>
      • To enable more accurate AF performance with XF35mm lens, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF35mm lens at the same time. Firmware version must be Ver 2.02 or later.
    • (2)Improvement of unexpected pixels recorded in the top far-left taken with XF18-55mm Lens under the condition of middle range focal length.

X-E1 firmware update v1.04

The firmware update Ver.1.04 from Ver. 1.01 incorporates the following issue

  • 1.Adding the compatibility with “XF14mmF2.8R”.
    You will get the full performance of “XF14mmF2.8R”, including Manual Focus function.
  • 2.Newly added function
    Shutter release button can be active even if an external microphone or a remote release is connected to USB mini terminal or MIC/REMOTE terminal (Φ2.5mm) of the camera.
  • 3.Improvement in performance
    • (1)Accuracy of auto focus performance has been much improved under a various shooting condition.
      Shooting with XF35mm lens, Shooting for the target with relatively high frequency, One-push AF by pressing AE-L/AF-L button,

      • <Notice>
      • To enable more accurate AF performance with XF35mm lens, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF35mm lens at the same time. Firwware version must be Ver 2.02 or later.
    • (2)Audio performance has been optimized for Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1 (sold separately.)
    • (3)Improvement of unexpected pixels recorded in the top far-left taken with XF18-55mm Lens under the condition of middle range focal length.

35mm X-mount lens firmware update v2.02

The firmware update Ver.2.02 incorporates the following issue:

This update will improve the accuracy of auto focus function for various shooting condition.

To enable those features fully, please update the firmware of your X-Pro1 into Ver 2.03, and X-E1 into Ver 1.04

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