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Update your X-T2 firmware now for improved autofocus and video recording

By Marcus Wong - on 9 May 2018, 11:12am

Update your X-T2 firmware now for improved autofocus and video recording

Fujifilm owners are well-used to getting new functions via firmware upgrades by now, and the company is continuing the trend with their latest update for the X-T2 camera. You may recall that we ended off our X-H1 First looks piece by saying that Fujifilm’s representatives hinted that the AF updates from the X-H1 may make it to the X-T2 via firmware update, and firmware Ver4.00 does just that.

After update you’ll get:

1. Addition of “Focus Bracketing”

You’ll now be able to do focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When you start taking pictures, the focal location will be shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift (set from 1 to 10).

2. Compatibility with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens

a) Aperture information of these lenses can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows you to select T-stop or F-stop.

b) The upgrade allows you to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.

c) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.

d) Camera automatically calculates the White Balance based on the lens position and deliver the color expressions with Film Simulation modes.

3. Enlarged and customizable indicators or information

The upgrade allows you to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable you to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

4. Addition of F-log SD card recording to SD card.

5. Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage.

6. Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements :

a) The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.

b) The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11. For example, even when using the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with the tele converter XF2X TC WR, phase detection autofocus can now be used.

c) Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects moves unpredictably.

d) Finely-detailed surface textures of wild birds and wild animals can now be captured at high speed and with high precision as a result of improvement in phase detection autofocus.

7. Addition of “Flicker Reduction “mode to reduce flicker in pictures and the display when shooting under fluorescent lighting and other similar light sources.

8. Addition of “Select Folder” and “Create Folder”

Enables you to choose the folder in which subsequent pictures will be stored. And also enable to enter a five-character folder name to create a new folder in which to store subsequent pictures.

9. New functions are added to store and read of camera settings by FUJIFILM X Acquire

Once connecting a camera to a computer via USB cable, the “FUJIFILM X Acquire” allows users to backup/restore camera settings to/from a file. With “FUJIFILM X Acquire” (ver.1.7 or newer), CUSTOM REGISTRATION/EDIT settings are also stored and read.

Looks like another substantial upgrade from Fujifilm to us. Head here to download it now!

Source:Fujifilm, Mirrorless Rumors

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