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Firmware Updates By The Truckload For Fuji and Sony

May 29th 2017 10:31 AM

Fuji and Sony have both gone a little update mad this week. If you use either of these systems, have a look through these updates – with the sheer volume, theres a very good chance something here will apply to you.

Of note from Fuji is the addition of wireless tethered shooting to the X-T2 and GFX 50S. Additionally, there are updates for the X-Pro2, X-T20, X-T1, X100F, and Fuji tethering software.

From Sony we see many updates preparing lenses and an adapter for the new a9’s speed and blackout shooting. Updated products are:

Here are all the details and download links for the updates:

FUJI

Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware ver. 2.10

  • Tethered shooting is available by wireless communication.
  • Option of “ALL” is added to AF mode. With this option, select “All” in the AF mode so that you can select the AF mode and Focus Area size by only using the Command Dial.
  • Function extension for “Shutter AF” and “Shutter AE”. With the update, you can specify different settings for AF-S and AF-C in “Shutter AF” and for AF-S / MF and AF-C in “Shutter AE.”
  • Options of “–6” and “–7” are added in the EVF BRIGHTNESS setting. With the additional options, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.
  • Switchover of the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode. The update allows you to switch between the main and sub displays in the Dual Display mode.
  • Function assignment to the Rear Command Dial. You can assign a specific function to be activated when the Rear Command Dial is pressed.
  • Image transfer speed becomes faster to a smartphone or a tablet from a memory card in the slot 2.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that in MF mode, a focus can shift in a specified condition (ex. repeated CL shooting).

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware ver. 3.10

  • Options of “–6” and “–7” are added in the EVF BRIGHTNESS setting. With the additional options, even in an extremely low-light condition, the brightness of the EVF does not distract you from shooting.
  • Function assignment to the Rear Command Dial. You can assign a specific function to be activated when the Rear Command Dial is pressed.

Fujifilm GFX 50s Firmware ver. 1.10

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication.
  • Operability improvement of exposure compensation. When EXPO. CMP. BUTTON SETTING in BUTTON/DIAL SETTING is ON/OFF SWITCH, the setting is held even after power off/on, mode change and removing/attaching a lens.
  • AF speed becomes faster for a relatively dark object.
  • Option for accessory is added in the function of firmware upgrade. This enables you to upgrade firmware for Shoe Mount Flash and so on.
  • Compatibility with GF23mmF4 R LM WR is added.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that communication can fail when a big capacity image is being transferred to a smartphone or a tablet from a memory card in the slot 2.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that setting can change when the setting of EVF COLOR in SCREEN SETTING is changed.

Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware ver. 1.01

  • The phenomenon is fixed that IMAGE SIZE will be displayed when PHOTOMETRY is selected in ADD ITEMS of MY MENU SETTING.

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware ver. 5.20

  • BACKUP & RESTORE function is added in USER SETTING for Tether shooting function. When Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO or Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 is used, this function can save all camera settings as a file and restore the setting from a stored setting. Therefore, you can change the camera settings at a moment and copy them to multiple cameras.

Fujifilm X100F Firmware ver. 1.01

  • The phenomenon is fixed that ISO cannot be changed by the command dial when ISO is set to AUTO by Camera Remote via WiFi connection to a smartphone or a tablet.
  • When a camera turns on in MF mode, the focus position comes to the original position where a camera turned off.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that in MF mode, a focus can shift in a specified condition (ex. repeated CL shooting).
  • Improvement of operability for the command dials.

Fujifilm Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows

  • Tether shooting is available by wireless communication for GFX 50S and X-T2.
  • BACKUP & RESTORE function is added in USER SETTING for Tether shooting function. When Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 is used, this function can save all camera settings as a file and restore the setting from a stored setting. Therefore, you can change the camera settings at a moment and copy them to multiple cameras.

Fujifilm Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Ver.1.6 (Windows and Mac)

  • Tethered shooting is available by wireless communication for GFX 50S and X-T2.

Fujifilm PC AutoSave Ver.1.0.1.0 and Fujifilm X Acquire Ver.1.6 (Windows and Mac)

Sony

Sony FE 70–200mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • Improves the startup speed when using the a9.
  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the a9
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance during continuous shooting of still images.

Sony FE 70–200mm G Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 24–240mm Firmware ver. 02

  • This utility updates the lens system software to version 02 and provides improved IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 28–70mm Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 24–70mm Zeiss Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves IRIS driving during continuous shooting.

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Firmware ver. 03

  • Improves stability of the autofocus feature.

Sony FE 24–70mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • This utility updates the lens system software to version 02 and provides improved stability of the autofocus feature.

Sony FE 50mm Zeiss Firmware ver. 02

  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the a9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance.

Sony FE 85mm GM Firmware ver. 02

  • Adds supports for continuous, blackout free shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using the a9.
  • Improves the autofocus tracking performance

Sony LA-EA3 Firmware ver. 02

  • This update enables the camera to focus continuously on a subject during continuous shooting at speeds up to 10 fps (using Hi or Mid Continuous Shooting mode) when the adaptor is attached to the a9 camera.
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