Fujifilm continues its tradition of providing regular firmware updates for just about every piece of hardware under the sun
Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for a quintent of cameras and a trio of lenses, bringing extra lens compatibility to the cameras, and improved optical image stabilization to the lenses, among other features.
The five cameras that have new firmware are the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, and X-A1. The update provides them with compatibility with the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens:
1) Addition of compatibility with XF56mmF1.2R.
2) Improvement of AE accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R
3) Improvement of AF accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R (only for X-E2)
On the lens front, people who shoot with the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm, and XF55-200mm will see:
1) Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
2) Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
3) Fixed a bug where the maximum aperture always displays F5.6. (only for XC16-50mm. )
4) Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1. (for XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm)
While the camera updates might only be appealing to those who plan on picking up the 56mm lens, the addition of improved optical stabilization for the trio of popular zoom lenses is excellent to see. Fujifilm has garnered itself something of a reputation for excellent and frequent firmware updates, which these releases just seem to confirm.