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

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.’

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Press release:


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 Viewfinder.

Firmware Update V.2.0 Key Features:

  1. The new autofocus algorithm* (found in the new FUJIFILM X-T2) produces faster and more accurate autofocus.
    * Excludes the new AF-C Custom Settings functions.
  1. Compatibility with the new hot-shoe mount FUJIFILM EF-X500 flash. The camera will now support high-speed flash sync and multi-flash lighting.
  2. AUTO POWER OFF will now have 15 second, 30 second, and 1 minute options, allowing more customizable power management.
  3. The parallax correction function will be improved to provide a more accurate and easier-to-use Optical Viewfinder.


The new firmware will be available for download in October 2016. 

Updated XF Lens Roadmap

Also announced is an updated roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds three new lenses: the compact, lightweight and stylish semi-wide angle lens XF23mmF2 R WR, the compact mid-telephoto lens XF50mmF2 R WR and the mid-telephoto 1:1 macro lens XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto, and will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility.

Changes from the previous roadmap released in February 2015

The XF120mmF2.8 R Macro lens, listed in the previous roadmap, has been replaced with the XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses. To support our customers who were expecting a telephoto macro lens, this new lens is compatible with the existing teleconverters to extend its reach into the telephoto range.

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