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Fujifilm Brings Tethering to the X-T2 With New Firmware

By Justin Heyes on December 3rd 2016

When the Fuji X-T2 was announced it was a big upgrade from its predecessor, the X-T1. Of the many things that were enhancements (the 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, faster processor, 4K video, 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 Flash sync), the X-T1 still had one thing up from its younger sibling; tethering. Fuji announced some time ago that a tethering would be on the horizon, and after many moons, a new firmware was released a few days ago that bring that capability.


Fuji shooters who are rocking the X-T2 will now enjoy the benefits of tethered shooting; a long requested feature from studio based X-Photographers. The new firmware brings tethering support for the already existing Adobe Plug-in (with limited functionality) and compatibility with Fuji’s HS-V5 software; as well as a new Mac-only Pro Plug-in for $80.


In Fuji’s familiar Philosophy of Kaizen standard the new firmware brings bug fixes and improved usability, including fixing the X-T2’s compatibility with the Nissin i40 Speedlight a breakdown of the updates is below:

  • Lock function during shooting mode is added. The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial/button operation.
  • The shutter speed will be displayed in a preview image with the setting of SHUTTER AE OFF, ISO AUTO and Aperture-Priority.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that overexposure could happen with the setting of AF-C mode, AF-C PRIORITY SELECTION and FACE DETECTION ON.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that AF function doesn’t work well in the tele-photo area with XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that hung-up could happen when carrying out SELECT FROM NETWORK LIST of MANUAL SETUP in PC AUTO SAVE SETTING.
  • The phenomena is fixed that CH HIGH SPEED BURST (continuous high speed) doesn’t work well with fixed exposure and fixed amount of flash luminescence (TTL-L or flash M mode) while used with Fujifilm Shoe Mount Flash (excluding EF-X8)
  • The phenomenon is fixed that Flash i40 made by Nissin for Fujifilm doesn’t fire.

If you are an X-T2 user, you can get the new firmware can be found on Fujifilm’s website here. The Adobe Tethered Shooting PRO Plugin for Fujifilm X-T2 is now available at creative.adobe.

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Justin Heyes wants to live in a world where we have near misses and absolute hits; great love and small disasters. Starting his career as a gaffer, he has done work for QVC and The Rachel Ray Show, but quickly fell in love with photography. When he’s not building arcade machines, you can find him at local flea markets or attending car shows.

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  1. Paul Empson

    phenomenal. ;-)

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