01 Mar Speed Tethering: Fujifilm X Acquire

Source: Fujifilm Insider

This is a really quick post to mention the new tethering software Fujifilm released yesterday: Fujifilm X Acquire is a Mac and Windows solution that allows the X-T1, X-T2 and GFX 50S to be used tethered to a computer. It’s free. And it frickin’ works.


This isn’t the first tethering solution available for X-series cameras, which first gained that ability a few months after the release of the X-T1. But these were paid options using either a standalone Windows-only app or a Lightroom plugin that could be purchased through Adobe Exchange. Personally, I never had a problem with the plugin and it always performed flawlessly. But on the Mac it was an enclave, forcing us to use LR as its backbone. Not anymore.

I tested Acquire in Capture One Pro 10 using that application’s Hot Folder feature and all I can say is “Holy Speedy Gonzales Batman”…I’ve never seen images pop up so quickly. And I’m talking about ingesting both JPEG and uncompressed raw files at once—about 3 seconds from clicking the shutter to seeing both images appear on-screen. Shooting consecutive images didn’t seem to slow it down nor did removing the card from the camera. For now, all I can test this with is the X-T1 (so roughly 33MB raf) but the speed at which those images are imported gives me plenty of confidence for the GFX 50S….

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