The New Firmware For The Fuji X-Pro1 And X-E1 With Focus Peaking!:
Hey everyone. I’m sure most of you have heard that there is new firmware for the Fuji X-Pro1 (Ver. 3.00) and X-E1 (Ver. 2.00), and I’m sure many of you know the benefits of this new firmware. If not, here are some of the details:
- Improvement of AF speed on all existing XF lenses.
- Improvement in ‘Checking Focus’ operation.
- FOCUS PEAK HIGHLIGHT for manual focus.
I am definitely excited about this new firmware because in my opinion, this is one of the most worth while firmware upgrades from any manufacturer. Adding focus peaking is better than just updating the algorithms or doing whatever minor improvements they usually do. It’s essentially adding a new feature to the camera, which btw, is a very useful one. Focus peaking is one of those features that many Fuji owners have been wishing for, and we finally get it in the X-Pro1 and the X-E1.
I’ve been using the focus peaking on my Leica M 240, and it’s been great, especially for those longer focal lengths. I think the focus peaking feature is going to finally make full use of the Fuji M Adapter. I bought the M adapter quite a while ago but to be honest, I haven’t used it much, which is why I haven’t reviewed it yet. Sometimes it’s hard to focus with a large aperture setting. With the focus peaking, it should be a lot easier! I will definitely be shooting more with my M lenses on the Fuji cameras and I’ll post a review of the M adapter along with the focus peaking very soon, so stay tuned for that!
As of now, if you haven’t already, you should download the new firmware for the X-Pro1 or the X-E1. Here are the links:
Again, I will post a review of the M adapter on the Fuji with focus peaking soon but before that, I will be posting my comparison between the Zeiss Touit 32mm F3.2 and the Fuji XF 35mm. Stay tuned!