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Fujifilm X-T2 Firmware Version 4.00 Released!

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by gravija_flare, May 8, 2018.

  1. gravija_flare

    gravija_flare Regular

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    May 23, 2016
    A planet called Gaia
    this gives some of us x-t2 users to make the most out of our cameras while waiting for the x-t3 or x-pro3.. ;) 

    firmware version 4.00 for the x-t2 is here:
    • 1.Addition of “Focus Bracketing”
      The update will enable the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing up to 999 frames. When the photographer starts shooting, the focal location is shifted with each activation of the shutter by the step of focus shift set from 1 to 10.
    • 2.Compatible with the newly developed cinema lens FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens
      The upgrade will add compatibility for the newly developed FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 lens and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 lens
      1) Aperture information can be displayed on the monitor. The upgrade allows users to select T-stop or F-stop.
      2) The upgrade allows users to check the focus distance with the distance indicator shown on the monitor.
      3) Automatically corrects the distortion and the color/brightness shading.
      4) Camera automatically calculate 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 users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.
    • 4.Addition of F-log SD card recording
      The upgrade allows users to record F-log movie data into their SD card.
    • 5.Addition of 1080/120P high-speed video mode
      The upgrade allows users to shoot 1080/120P high-speed video (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion), ideal for recording spectacular slow-motion footage.
    • 6.Enhanced Phase Detection AF
      Latest updates to the AF algorithm provide the following performance enhancements :
      1) 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.
      2) 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.
      3) 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.
      4) 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”
      For enhancing the quality of indoor sports photography, the upgrade allows users 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 the user 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.
    Firmware for X-T2 | Fujifilm Global
     
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  2. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Looking forward to some real life AF tracking experiences.
     
  3. alexmilesg3

    alexmilesg3 Regular

    162
    Dec 31, 2015
    Oakland County, Michigan
    Alex
    Have been playing around with the new focus bracketing...
    These are the interesting points:
    1. it uses whatever shutter type you want (ES or MS);
    2. it can shoot raw files -but be ready for long waiting time to merge 20 or more raw files in photoshop if you really want to use the raw files;
    3. differential 1 is really for super tiny focus adjustments (maybe for macro purposes), while the max differential -10- is what i would generally use for product photography. With my 23mm at f/4 it took me about 20 frames at differential 10 to cover about 2-3 ft. At f/2 it would have needed more frames to cover the same linear length. Coming from m43, I must admit it works pretty good. I cannot wait to use it for some landscape shots.

    As for the large icons, I find the new size too big for the X-T2, but it will work great on the X-H1 that has tiny icons because of the higher screen resolution. Too bad that the customization of the icon location can be done only for the enlarged ones.

    I have not tested it myself yet, but apparently people are reporting that the new 120 fps mode does shoot at 200Mbps (instead of 100).
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Big difference in low light autofocus! Just tested the before and after using the chatterbox 35/1.4. Low light autofocus is definitely improved with firmware 4.0.
     
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  5. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I installed the update, but haven't had a good chance to try it out. Sounds like I am going to enjoy it. The improved AF in low light will be great for a lot of the things I shoot.
     
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