Last week all in the Fujifilm world was rosy, a new Kaizen update, 4.0, giving our much loved Fujifilm X-T2 a new lease of life and refresh, Some AF upgrades, some new features in the video modes, and the “flicker reduction” (more on that later).
But wait… disaster struck out of the blue on May 17th,
The latest major firmware update 4.00 for Fujifilm X-T2 has introduced quite some bugs, and evidently, Fujifilm needs a bit more time to fix them all.
Fujifilm released Fujifilm X-T2 firmware update 4.01, which basically re-uploads the older bug-free firmware ver.3.00 (no slow motion, F-log et al), as well as a public apology.
- Fujifilm X-T2 firmware 4.01 – download here
The bugs Fujifilm is working to solve:
- When RAW files, which were taken by X-T2 (before firmware ver.4.00), are converted in camera (ver.4.00) or by “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, they are not converted properly.
- When pressing the shutter button halfway under certain conditions, the live view can flicker.
- In rare cases, a hang-up can occur.
Thanks, Fujifilm I look forward to re-upload the bug-free Kaizen firmware soon.
Well now back to photography……
Have I updated to the downgrade? NO, But yes I have downloaded and it’s on my Kaizen Card ready to “update” if some major issue befalls me while working, why would I not follow those lovely guys at Fujifilm Kaizen HQ? well, I have no bugs! I don’t think
Well at least I hope not, I will be mailing an issue I discovered yesterday at JedForest 7s.
I normally shoot sports in jpeg, with the drive mode set to CH, just to allow me the speed to capture that fleeting moment, all normal you say, but wait a min, both cameras on CH, both at 1/1000 shutter and lenses wide open for the shallow DoF…
problem ! oh no, camera two while wearing the lovely Fujinon XF 50-140/2.8 was not reaching its full potential, while camera one was rattling away on the Fujinon XF 100-400/4.5-5.6, strange, not normal, panic ! had I been infected with a wee clitch, had the summer sun got to my cameras, batteries check, boost mode check, card settings check, cards highspeed check, oh no… so scrolling thru both menus, what was wrong, oh hang on Flicker reduction is off on camera one, and switched on in cammera two, no idea as I loaded both cameras last week and have never tried outthe flicker reduction mode, ok both set too off and that joy of high-speed capture returns to the field.
Anyway, a few frames to end today’s ramblings.