07 Jul Fujifilm to update X-Pro2 firmware, releases new lens roadmap

Source: DP Review

Published Jul 7, 2016 | dpreview staff

Fujifilm has announced new firmware for its X-Pro2 mirrorless camera which, most notably, updates the autofocus algorithm to be in-line with the just-announced X-T2. The company promises better AF speed and accuracy, but notes that the use case-based system on the X-T2 will not be available on the X-Pro2.

The firmware update also improves parallax correction when using the OVF and adds support for the new EF-X500 external flash. 

X-Pro2 owners will be able to get their hands on the new firmware this October.

Along with the new firmware, Fuji has also refreshed its X-mount lens roadmap (shown below), adding three new XF lenses: 23mm F2 R WR, 50mm F2 R WR and 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The 23mm will be shipping this year, while the other two will arrive in 2017.

One lens that was removed is the 120mm F2.8 R Macro, which has been replaced with the aforementioned 80mm Macro. Fuji states that this is ‘to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses.’

Press release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE X-PRO2 AND UPDATED XF LENS ROADMAP

Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced a new Firmware Update Version 2.0 for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 that includes improvements to the autofocus system, compatibility with the new FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash, new power management options and a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical

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