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Nikon D850 firmware 1.01 fixes long exposure green cast and other minor bugs

18 Jan

Nikon has released the first firmware update for its 45.7 MP full-frame D850 DSLR. Firmware version 1.01 comes with fixes for the following issues:

  • Users exiting the Clean image sensor menu entry after adding it to and entering it via My Menu would be returned not to My Menu but to Setup Menu.
  • Photos taken with On selected for Long exposure noise reduction would sometimes have increased noise or shadows with a greenish cast.
  • Slight aperture reset lag would sometimes occur after shooting at shutter speeds under 1/10 s (type E and PC-E lenses excluded).

These all sound like minor issues, but it is reassuring to know Nikon is taking the continuous improvement of its products seriously. If you own a D850 and want to update to the new firmware, you can find all information and download links on the Nikon website. If you are considering the D850 as your next camera, check out our full review bellow:

Nikon D850 Full Review

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Sony a9 firmware 2.00 brings improvements to continuous AF and more

12 Jan

Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its flagship a9 mirrorless camera. The most notable improvements are to continuous AF, with the company claiming enhanced performance while tracking as well as more stability when zooming.

Speaking of stability, the firmware should bring general bug fixes and reliability enhancements, and the overheating warning function is more accurate, according to Sony.

There are also a number of improvements related to metadata which you can find in the press release below. The firmware update is now available for download.

Press Release

Firmware version 2.00 provides the following benefits:

Continuous AF Enhancements:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added Functions:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements:

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

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Fujifilm releases X Raw Studio and updates X-T2, X-T20, GFX 50S firmware

30 Nov

Fujifilm has announced its X Raw Studio Conversion System software, which it first teased back at Photokina. The software is essentially a viewer for the in-camera Raw converters that already exist on X and GFX series cameras. In fact, the software doesn’t actually do any processing – the camera does, over a USB connection. Fujifilm claims that X Raw Studio is more than twenty times faster than the SilkyPix-based converter. The macOS version is available for download today, with a Windows application to follow in February.

The software adjusts exactly the same parameters as on the camera and supports batch processing and saving conversion profiles. As you’d expect, a side-by-side viewer is available. As of today only the GFX 50S and X-T2 are supported, with the X-Pro2 and X100F to follow in December, all via firmware updates.

Speaking of which, the company also posted firmware updates for the X-T2, X-T20 and GFX 50S that were announced at Photokina. Changes include:

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features:

  • New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.
  • Allows users to choose RGB and brightness histogram with or without highlight warnings.
  • Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features:

  • Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features:

  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.
  • Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  • Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  • ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  • Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  • Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness settings.

Press Release

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO CONVERSION SYSTEM

New Firmware Updates for GFX and X Series Cameras available now

Valhalla, N.Y., November 29, 2017Fujifilm North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, a new conversion software that allows photographers to quickly and easily convert RAW files while maintaining outstanding image quality.

Also available today are Firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T2 and X-T20 X Series cameras, and the FUJIFILM GFX 50S.

New FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO

FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO enables users to convert RAW files with ease, offering exceptionally fast conversions. Due to the size of RAW files, photographers can often find batch conversion extremely time consuming. X RAW STUDIO utilizes the connected camera’s X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, allowing for quick and effective conversion without compromising on image quality. Compatible with both Mac and PC systems, the new X RAW STUDIO enables batch conversion of a selection of images. Users can store conversion settings or copy settings between images, and variable image processing conditions can be adjusted in the same way as in-camera RAW conversion.

Fujifilm X RAW STUDIO Key Features:

  • Supports single or batch conversion for RAW images through a Mac or PC system.
  • Image processing settings can be adjusted like the in-camera RAW conversion.
    • All conversion parameters available through in-camera RAW conversion are adjustable, enabling photographers to monitor results in a preview window when changing settings.
  • Displays before and after images side-by-side for easy comparison while changing adjusting settings.
  • Enables users to save, load, or copy conversion profiles onto another RAW image.

Availability & Pricing

FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO for Mac is available now, and is set to launch for Windows in February 2018. X RAW STUDIO is available to users at no cost.

New GFX Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for the GFX 50S that add new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, improved third party studio flash controller usability and new functions to improve operability.

FUJIFILM GFX 50S: V.2.0 Key Features:

  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.
  • Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  • Addition of “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” in View Mode that allows for shooting through the viewfinder and checking images on the LCD.
  • ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment.
  • Addition of “Shoot Without Card” mode so camera will not shoot without SD card inserted.
  • Addition of “-6” and “-7” to EVF’s brightness settings.

New X Series Firmware Updates

Additionally, Fujifilm has released firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T2 and X-T20 X Series cameras to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates include new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features:

  • New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.
  • Allows users to choose RGB and brightness histogram with or without highlight warnings.
  • Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features:

  • Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.
  • Supports Instax SHARE SP-3 and higher resolution prints for SP-2.

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YI releases much-needed firmware update for Yi-M1 mirrorless camera

02 Nov

When we got our hands on Chinese camera maker YI’s first mirrorless camera, the YI-M1, we didn’t have a lot of positive things to say. Despite a great sensor, the camera was… unrefined. But the company just released a new firmware version for the M1 that promises to smooth out some of its rougher edges.

Key updates include (much-needed) improved AF speed, the addition of a RAW+JPG shooting option, exposure control in P, A, S and M modes when shooting video, AF/MF control during video capture, and the addition of a histogram in live view while shooting both stills and video.

We’ve updated our review model to the latest firmware and are taking it for another spin to possibly update our review, but in the meantime, check out the release notes below to see what all YI has improved and fixed on the M1 with this newest update.

Release Notes

{PressRelease}

Firmware Version 3.0-int Update Logs

New

  1. Added exposure control in the mode P/A/S/M for video capture
  2. Added AF/MF control for video capture.
  3. Added RAW+JPG format for still capture
  4. Added still image option in Time Lapse
  5. Added the option to shoot 1-3 images when using the self-timer function with an initial 2 second or 10 second timer settings
  6. Added a histogram in live view mode for both still and video capture
  7. Added new focus viewing modes with improved image quality including: 6x, 8x and 10x magnification in MF mode
  8. Added 2 ways to show the Metering mode in the UI
  9. Added the user guide (Restoring factory settings to view)
  10. Added multiple selection of images for deletion.
  11. Added 2 new options for the display grid
  12. AE algorithm optimization
  13. Master Guide template display logic optimized
  14. Improved AF speed

Fixed

Fixed some known bugs, and improved the overall stability of the system.

Changed

Change the thumbnails in each screen from 9 to 12 images.

{/PressRelease}

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Hasselblad X1D and H6D firmware update adds Touchpad AF and more

25 Oct

Hasselblad has released firmware update 1.19 for the X1D and H6D, adding new support and settings to the systems, as well as custom buttons and the ability to create a new folder. Notably, the firmware update brings support for V System lenses via the CF Adapter for the H6D, and it makes the X1D overall “more user friendly and customizable” by adding features like Touch-pad selection of the AF point.

You can read the changelogs for both firmware updates below.

X1D Firmware Update

The update for the X1D-50c includes the following new features:

  • Touch-pad selection of AF point
  • New setting: Live view in EVF only
  • Custom buttons
  • New setting: Max aperture (Lens bokeh)
  • Create new folder
  • Toggle overlay in Video Live View with display button

H6D-Firmware Update

The update for the H6D-50c & H6D-100c includes the following new features:

  • Support for CF adapter
  • Grip button lock
  • Custom buttons (more functions)
  • Create new folder
  • Toggle overlay in Video Live View with display button

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Fujifilm releases firmware updates for X-T2, X-Pro2 and two lenses

06 Oct

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its X-T2 and X-Pro2 camera bodies. The update to version 2.12 on the X-T2 and version 3.12 on the X-Pro2 fixes an issue that could occasionally cause the cameras to lock up when shooting in continuous high speed mode.

The X-T2 and X-Pro2 firmware updates are available to download at the links below:

  • X-T2 Firmware ver. 2.12
  • X-Pro2 Firmware ver. 3.12

Additionally, the company released updates for its XF 18-55 and XF 10-24 lenses. The new versions of the lens firmware fix an issue that could cause the focal length to be displayed incorrectly, and/or cause shaking in peripheral parts of images, even with focal length focus fixed.

You can download those updates by clicking on the links below.

  • XF18-55 Firmware ver. 3.22
  • XF10-24 Firmware ver. 1.12

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Panasonic firmware debugs GH4, improves stabilization on 42.5mm and 30mm lenses

02 Oct

Panasonic has released new firmware for the Lumix DMC-GH4 camera, its 42.5mm f/1.2 portrait lens and the 30mm f/2.8 macro. The firmware was introduced the same day as the V2.0 for the Lumix DC-GH5, but was rather over-shadowed by the bigger news (for obvious reasons). That doesn’t mean it’s not worth mentioning though.

On the camera side, the update for the GH4 fixes an issue that prevented image stabilization from functioning with some third party lenses when working in the variable frame rate video mode.

For the lenses, the update brings Dual IS 2 to both the (H-HS030) Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Mega OIS and (H-NS043) Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power IOS lenses, with individual updates for each of the models.

The version 2 of the stabilization system that combines in-camera sensor movement with in-lens anti-shake units is said to provide better performance for stills shooters as well as stabilization in movie mode and 4K/6K Photo modes via a new gyro system in Dual IS 2 compatible bodies. At the moment only the DC-GH5 and G80/G85 support the system, which differs from the Dual IS modes used in the GX8 and GX80/85.

For more information visit the Panasonic website, or follow the direct links to the firmware pages for the Lumix DMC-GH4, Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Mega OIS and Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power IOS. Panasonic also publishes a chart that shows the version of Dual IS each lens/body combination will deliver.

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Feature-boosting Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0 is officially live

28 Sep

The long-awaited ‘Firmware Update Version 2.0’ for Panasonic’s GH5 is officially live today. The update was teased when the camera was first unveiled, and more details about the update were released in August. But even then, the official release date was a mystery. We only knew that it would drop at ‘the end of September.’

Well, it turns out ‘the end of September’ meant today: September 27th, 2017.

If you own a GH5 you’ll want to head to Panasonic’s support website and download this firmware update ASAP. You can get a full breakdown of the features this update adds or improves upon here, but here’s a quick list of the most prominent boosts:

  • 400Mbps All-I compression options in 4K (200Mbps in 1080)
  • Higher resolution 4:3 video capture for shooting with anamorphic lenses
  • Hybrid Log Gamma shooting mode (HDR TV-ready Log shooting)
  • More responsive autofocus, especially in 24p video shooting
  • USB-based tethered shooting option with free Mac/Win software
  • Additional Stabilization mode steadier hand-held video
  • Improvements to 6K and 4K Photo modes

Grab the free update for yourself at this link, and be sure to check out our full Firmware Version 2.0 feature breakdown while your camera updates:

GH5 Firmware 2.0 Feature Breakdown

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Sony a9 firmware update 1.10 ‘improves image quality and overall stability’

28 Sep

Sony has released firmware version 1.10 for the Sony a9, bringing improved image quality to the camera alongside a bug fix that addresses a problem with Raw images disappearing when SDXC and microSDXC cards were transferred from the camera to ‘certain smartphones.’ The update also adds the Eye AF function for some A-mount lenses when they’re used with the LA-EA3 mount adapter.

Firmware Version 1.10 for the Sony a9 is available to download from Sony’s website.

The full firmware change log is below:

Benefits and improvements from the latest update

  • Supports “Eye AF” function for A-mount lenses via the LA-EA3 mount adapter *1
  • Fixes an issue where RAW files may disappear when SDXC or microSDXC memory cards are used in certain smartphones *2
  • Improves the image quality and overall stability of the camera

*1: This function is only for A-mount lenses which can adapt to 8 or 10 fps (maximum) tracking AF-C shooting. See here for details.

*2: Raw data recorded by the ILCE-9 with firmware Ver. 1.00 or 1.01 could disappear. Please backup your raw data files, even if you’re updating the system software to Ver. 1.10.

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Fujifilm announces new X-series firmware and updated lens roadmap

11 Sep
The X-Pro2 is one of the four cameras that gains new functionality in an imminent firmware update.

Alongside the new X-E3 and XF 80mm F2.8 prime, Fujifilm also announced firmware updates for several of its current X-series models, and an updated lens roadmap. Two new lenses have been added to the roadmap: the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and a telephoto prime lens, the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. No further details on the lenses (or their likely cost or announcement date) have yet been released.

New firmware is closer to hand, and major updates are on the way for the X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 later this year, which will bring several additional capabilities.

Fujifilm X-Pro2: Firmware V.4.0 key features

  • Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes.
  • Adds support for tethered shooting via USB or Wi-Fi.
  • Updated AF tracking algorithm with enhanced subject tracking.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

Fujifilm X-T2: Firmware V.3.0 key features

  • Updated AF tracking algorithm with enhanced subject tracking.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

Fujifilm X100F: Firmware V.2.0 key features

  • Adds support for backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  • Support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  • Improved radio flash controller usability, allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

Fujifilm X-T20: Firmware V.1.1 Key features

  • Adds support for touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Press Release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA-COMPACT X-E3 WITH 4K VIDEO, TOUCHSCREEN, UPGRADED AF TRACKING AND BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY; NEW FUJINON XF80MMF2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO LENS

Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

Valhalla, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also announced today is the new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of F2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response

The FUJIFILM X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The compact and lightweight X-E3 is perfect for quick snapshots, boasting high-speed response times including a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity and Intuitive Touchscreen Control

The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication. Providing photographers with enhanced connectivity, this feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote application.

The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static touchscreen LCD monitor to provide users with easy, intuitive operations in a variety of shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-E3, the touchscreen can be used to select the focus area, or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can enjoy the ability to swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature will also be available on the X-E3, enabling users to create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Body for Portability and Practicality

Making it the perfect companion for everyday shooting and travel photography, the new FUJIFILM X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The X-E3 also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.

The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus on taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops. The new X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.

FUJIFILM X-E3 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
    • X-Processor Pro
    • Start-up time of 0.4sec
    • Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06sec
    • Offers 5.0fps live-view shooting
    • Shutter time lag of 0.050sec
    • Shooting interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inch 1.04M-dot static TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Upgraded AF tracking performance
    • Newly developed image recognition algorithm to track moving subjects up to half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • 4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10min
  • Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
    • Video can be outputted to external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
    • Easily connect to external HDMI monitor and turn on HDMI Rec Control to automatically enable a clean HDMI output when the camera’s shutter release button is pressed
    • Touch AF to change the focus area and refocusing according to subject movement functions in video recording
  • 25 high-performance FUJINON X Mount lenses for ultimate versatility
  • Bluetooth® low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures
  • Free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app for Remote Control function

FUJIFILM X-E3 Accessories:

  • X-E3 Metal Hand Grip (MHG-XE3)
  • X-E3 Bottom Leather Case (BLC-XE3)

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

The new XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Capable of achieving high quality macro shots, the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. As the first in the X Series interchangeable lens series to have a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mmF2.8 achieves high resolving power and beautiful bokeh, making it a perfect lens for capturing stunning macro images.

The XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt, further improving its durability. The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
  • Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
  • Focus lens driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
  • Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
  • Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters

Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled

Also announced is the latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide angle zoom lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR. With the expansion of the high performance X Mount lens lineup, Fujifilm covers more focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and shooting scenarios.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X Series cameras in November and December 2017 to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates will include new support for FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2: V.4.0 Key Features

  1. Addition of 4K video mode using Film Simulation modes (excluding HDMI output for recording).
  2. Supports tether shooting via USB or Wi-Fi using compatible software* to enable transfer of images to a computer, or to control camera from the computer.

*Requires FUJIFILM X Acquire and Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO/ Tether Shooting Plug-in (Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6 or CC is required).

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X-T2: V.3.0 Key Features

  1. New AF tracking algorithm enhances AF-C to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.
  4. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.

FUJIFILM X100F: V.2.0 Key Features

  1. Supports backup and restore of camera settings from one camera to another via FUJIFILM X Acquire.
  2. Supports FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO which enables users to convert RAW files with X Processor Pro.
  3. Improves radio flash controller usability allowing users to shoot with compatible third party studio flash in high speed sync or TTL mode via their radio controllers.

FUJIFILM X-T20: V.1.1 Key Features

  1. Touch panel operation while looking into the electronic viewfinder.

Availability and Pricing

The new FUJIFILM X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September 2017.

The X-E3 Body, Black or Silver will be available for USD $ 899.95.

The X-E3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $ 1,299.95.

The X-E3 Body with XF23mmF2 R WR Lens Kit, Black or Silver will be available for USD $ 1,149.95.

The new FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November 2017 for USD $ 1,199.95.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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