New Fuji Firmware: X-E1 Version 1.04 and X-Pro1 Version 2.03


New Fuji Firmware For the X-E1 Version 1.04 and X-Pro1 Version 2.03:

Fuji users, there is new firmware for your X-Pro1 (click here), and X-E1 (click here).  But according to some readers on, there might be some issues.  There are a few who say that while focus may have improved with the XF 35mm, it has slowed down, and become noisier.  There are also many who have said that there are no problems whatsoever.  I think I’m going to give it a try.  Maybe some are forgetting to update the lens as well, so if you decide to update your camera, make sure you also update the XF 35mm lens (click here).

Here’s what Fuji says the firmware is suppose to do:

  • Adding the compatibility with “XF14mmF2.8R”.
    You will get the full performance of “XF14mmF2.8R”, including Manual Focus function.
  • 2.Improvement in performance
    • (1)Accuracy of auto focus performance has been much improved under a various shooting condition.
      Shooting with XF35mm lens, Shooting for the target with relatively high frequency, One-push AF by pressing AE-L/AF-L button,

      • <Notice>
      • To enable more accurate AF performance with XF35mm lens, please update the firmware of your Fujinon XF35mm lens at the same time. Firmware version must be Ver 2.02 or later.
    • (2)Improvement of unexpected pixels recorded in the top far-left taken with XF18-55mm Lens under the condition of middle range focal length.

If any of you have already tried the new Fuji firmware, please feel free to comment below, and tell us about your experience.  I’m actually in the process of updating both my X-Pro1 and X-E1 now, since I’m going out all day to shoot.  It would be a great way to test the new firmware, and I’ll be sure to mention my experiences with it here.  Take care everyone!

8 comments… add one
  • Matthew Huxford

    I’m in the process of upgrading firmwares but can you tell me if i can skip straight from ver 2.00 to 2.03 for my XF 35mm lens as I can’t find ver 2.01 anywhere?

    Many thanks

    • Patrick

      Hi Matthew,

      Yeah, it should be no problem. I’ve done that with cameras in the past with no issue. If you want to be 100% sure, you can send Fuji a quick email. I hope this helps, thanks for stopping by!


      • Matthew Huxford

        Will do. Thanks Patrick.

        Nice photos by the way. How do you find the X-Pro 1 compared to the M9?

      • Patrick

        Hi Matthew,

        Thanks for your comment! I hope the firmware stuff worked out for you. To this day, I don’t think any camera will give you the same feel as one of those Leica digitals, and I’m not just saying that because I love Leica stuff. Near the end, my sensor cracked, and while it was replaced for free by Leica NJ (they offer great service in my experience), IDK, I started having some calibration issues with the rangefinder. But even then, I pre-ordered the new M. There is just something about those M cameras. The M9 is probably the closest you’ll get to just a plain out, no nonsense camera whose only goal is just to shoot great pictures. There’s no electronic gizmos or anything. I just hope they retain the same type of purity in the new M.

        In terms of image quality, the Fuji has it beat in the ISO department but I still think the M9 offers the best image quality. Again, this is not a dig at any other camera manufacturer, I’m just being honest in terms of how I feel. For the asking price, there are many full frame cameras to choose from but I don’t know, I still keep going back to the M because I really love the results that I get. I haven’t used my M9 in months (sold it) but once in a while, I’ll look back at some of the images I took with my M9, and even now, I’m just in love with the image quality. Now, do I think the prices are crazy sometimes? Most definitely :). It’s great that Leica can come out with such amazing lenses like the Noctilux but I don’t think I’ll be getting one any time soon even though I want one so badly :).

  • Dane Sigua

    I upgraded both body and lens. Using the EVF, focusing is faster but using the OVF it feels slower to me when shooting in low light condition.

    • Patrick

      Yeah, I updated the firmware, and went out shooting yesterday. Funny thing is, I ended up using the zoom more than the XF 35mm…maybe it’s a sign that I should sell the 35mm as well lol…But yeah, in terms of the upgraded firmware, I honestly didn’t feel like it did much, at least to me. I think maybe it was slightly more accurate in low light :). This is on the X-E1 though. I upgraded my X-Pro1 as well but didn’t get a chance to use it yet. Either way, there’s no noise from the lens on my part, and it works completely fine. Totally worth it, and it’s great Fuji keeps up with the firmware updates!

      • Dane Sigua

        Just got the Apple Raw Support update today. It’s like scratching lotto tickets when I scroll down, and alas no Fuji Raw support still. I actually don’t mind SOOC Jpegs but sometimes I want to be lazy and shoot raw. They did support the RX1 on this update, which I once considered but decided not to because of the ugly and expensive EVF that sticks out of the body. My opinion of course hehe.

      • Patrick

        Yeah, I heard about the Apple Raw Support today. Still no Fuji support? I think that’s one of the downsides to the Fuji. I still use Photoshop for my Raws because I use it for the rest of my workflow. I know some say Capture One is better but I’m pretty happy with the results. I tried the beta version of Capture One, and it was good but I’m just use to Photoshop :). The RX1 is an awesome camera but I completely agree with you about the EVF. $2800 for a camera like that with an attachable EVF? I think it would be great if they made the RX1 with a built in viewfinder.

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