Fuji releases firmware update (v2.0 ) for X-Pro 2

Fujifilm has released firmware v2.0 for the Fuji X-Pro2, bringing many tweaks ( 20 in fact) & bug fixes to the company’s flagship APS-C mirrorless camera.

Chief among the changes is an increase in the number of focus points to 325, as well as improved phase detection autofocus accuracy via the X-T2’s AF algorithm.

There’s improved AF tracking in Continuous L burst rate shooting in AF-C mode plus the addition of support for the EF-X500 shoe mount flash.

Helpfully there are new 15/30 second and 1 minute time options for ‘Auto Power Off,’ plus improved optical image stabilization when using the electronic shutter.

All in all a very useful and comprehensive firmware update a typical Fuji overhaul which is one reason the company enjoys a growing loyal following.

Mark Baynham (October 2016)

Pentax K70 get a firmware update

Ricoh has released firmware version 1.10 for the Pentax K-70 camera. The update is a small one, bringing general stability improvements alongside a couple of minor changes.

  • Enabled ISO sensitivity to change during multiple exposures.
  • Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE.
  • Improved stability for general performance

August 2016

Firmware update for Sony A7R II

Sony has released a firmware update for its a7R II full-frame mirrorless camera which improves camera stability while adding support for the company’s new radio controlled lighting system.

Firmware 3.30

  • Support for Radio Controlled Lighting System
  • Improved stability in picture shooting mode (by optimizing temperature control)
  • Allows for HDMI output while using Remote Camera Control software
  • Improves overall stability and operability of the camera

August 2016

Panasonic GH4 gets firmware Update

GH4 Firmware Update 2.5 adds Post Focus & more

 

Those are the improvements:

  1. [Post Focus] is added. This function enables users to set the focus point after shooting and save as a separate photo.
  2. Three 4K PHOTO modes: [4K Burst] [4K Burst Start/Stop] [4K Pre-Burst] are added to help users capture the unmissable moments and users can choose a best shot with easy, intuitive touch-control operation after shooting.
  3. External flash can be used in burst shooting.
    * DMW-FL580L, DMW-FL360L only.
  4. Free 100GB storage on Google Drive is offered to LUMIX GH4 users (2 years)*. It can be used for photo/video data saving and accessed through multiple devices such as camera, PC, smartphone/tablet.
    * Users need to register to LUMIX CLUB to get the ID in advance and activate the account service by 30 September 2016.
  5. [AF-ON] function can be uesd during video recording.
  6. The accuracy of digital red eye correction in the RAW development is improved.
  7. The time lag of stop signal transmission through HDMI is adjusted to make the length of the recorded contents same either on the SD Memory Card or on the external recorder via HDMI.

Adobe Lightroom Updates Announced

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 .4 Lightroom 6.4 & ACR 9.4 Available for download

Adobe has made updates available to its subscription and standalone Lightroom applications as well as Camera Raw. The updates bring with it a feature called ‘Boundary Warp,’ a tool that helps to straighten the curved edges of stitched panoramas so that the image is rectangular
New cameras support in LR CC 2015.4  / 6.4
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)
Additional Updates
  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera Matching Profile added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as Lightroom 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode
  • A preference was added to the Mac to prevent accidental “speed swiping”
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Customers can now set the location of where photos are stored when downloaded from Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web in the preference panel or contextually in the folder panel
  • Thumbnails update much quicker when copying and pasting settings in the grid view
  • Images load faster in the Library module when you are zoomed in and navigating images
  • Tethered support added for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200
January 2015