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Fuji HS-V5 Tethered Shooting Software Released In Japan For 17,280 Yen

By Anthony Thurston on January 18th 2015

Back in November, Fujifilm announced their ‘new’ tethered shooting software for their top of the line X-T1. One of the many ‘small things’ that is often noted when people try out the Fuji system is the lack of tethering ability.


Well, the HS-V5 software has been released in Japan, and for a sum of 17,280 Yen it can be yours. In reality, that is like $150, so not a super spendy piece of software, but plenty costly for something that many companies include for free.

That said, it may not matter much soon anyway, as the latest rumors indicate that the next version of Lightroom will likely have the ability to shoot tethered with the X-T1. This, of-course, would likely be preferable to any sort of proprietary software for most of us anyway.  The key question is, how good will it work.

Anyway, if you simply can’t wait and need to shoot tethered on your X-T1 now, I suggest that you find a Japanese retailer and have it shipped (no guarantee it will be available in English though).

[via Fuji Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Ian Sanderson

    I use one for my Nikon called DgigCam Controller, it’s good and it’s FREE!

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  2. Daniel Jester

    I’m waiting (im)patiently for Capture One support. I read somewhere on the Fuji X forums that it’s been formally requested, but I have been unable to find that thread again and haven’t heard any follow up.

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  3. robert garfinkle

    Let me ask, is the word tethering with respect to Fuji, like remotely connecting?

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