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Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates released for download


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Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 photographers will be able to download new firmware updates for their cameras, in order to enable support for the newly-announced X-mount lenses.

It has been a busy day for Fujifilm, as the Japan-based company has introduced the X-M1 camera, the XC 16-50mm and XF 27mm lenses.

fujifilm-x-pro1-x-e1-firmware-updates Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates released for download News and Reviews

Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras are now upgradeable to new firmware versions, in order to support the new XF 27mm f/2.8 and XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lenses.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates now available for download

The X-M1 is an entry-level X-Trans camera, while the two lenses are aimed at X-mount shooters, including the X-Pro1 and X-E1. In order for these cameras to support the lenses, upgrading the firmware is required.

As a result, Fujifilm has revealed that the X-Pro1 firmware version 2.05 and X-E1 firmware version 1.06 have been released for download.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update 2.05 and X-E1  firmware update 1.06 changelogs

The changelogs of the two cameras are identical. Users will now be able to use the Fn button for Focus Frame Selection. This functionality is now more accessible, allowing photographers to use the camera with one hand.

Another button can be used as an Fn one. The “down” button on the cameras can be assigned a function of the photographer’s choice. The default is the Focus Frame Selection, but both the Fn and down buttons can now be fully customized.

The final addition consists of enabling aperture control directly into the cameras. The new XF 27mm f/2.8 and XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses do not have aperture rings on them, meaning that photographers need a way to control it. Now, the command dial can be used for setting the aperture.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras getting Focus Peak on July 23

The pair of firmware updates are available for download at Fujifilm’s official website.

Beside the download links, Fujifilm has confirmed that new firmware updates are coming on July 23 for both the X-Pro1 and X-E1. The former will receive version 3.00, while the latter is getting version 2.00.

The July 23 upgrades for the two cameras will bring improved autofocus speed, Focus Peak Highlight when focusing manually, and a way of setting the magnification ratio when using manual focus.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 is available for purchase for $1,199 at Amazon and Adorama, while the X-E1 can be bought for $799 also at Amazon and Adorama.

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