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Fuji XT-1 firmware upgrade coming late June 2015

One of the reasons I love the Fuji system and the company is that they listen to their users. I bet some of you already know there is a major firmware update coming in late June. You can read about it HERE


The major areas they’re addressing are:


  • AF TRACKING SYSTEM – You birder and wildlife shooters will love this!
  • AF ACCURACY – Smaller areas for more accurate focus, phase detection speed improvement for fast focusing in low light.
  • EYE DETECTION – Now detects and focus on the human eye even in difficult conditions.
  • NO MORE AUTO MACRO MODE – It’s now automatic! You can reassign the Macro Button to something else!


Palouse, Washington; X-T1 Nikon 300 f4 by jack graham
Palouse, Washington; X-T1 Nikon 300 f4


A few other things will improve as well – read the article above from Fuji’s website for more details.


Folks … A lot of other camera manufacturers would be bringing out a new camera with these updates (the last firmware update as well) and call it something else or put a letter after the model number. Not Fuji. THEY LISTEN!




Lenses: New & Old

CURRENT FUJI ROADMAP: Unlike lots of their competitors, Fuji has been really good about telling us when new lenses are coming down the road. Fuji calls it their “Roadmap.” You can access the current Roadmap HERE

TEST FUJI LENSES: This is a really cool site. You can easily test the range of lenses and see how different lenses and aperture values affect the image. It’s quite an informative area. Click HERE for the site.

Fujinon-XF16_55mm-F2.816-55 f2.8 R LM WR I have been shooting with the new 16-55 2.8 now for a few weeks and am completely satisfied with this lens. This is the new version of the 18-55 2.8-4.0 “kit” lens (maybe the sharpest kit lens ever!). Why did I need this lens? A) It’s sharper B) It’s a 2.8. C) I know it’s going to hold up to the beating it’ll get in Iceland and Norway in the winter.

Will I sell the 18-55 2.8-4.0?  Definitely no. It’s a great walk-around every day lens. It’s lighter and is just fine for everyday use.

But… if you are looking for ultra-sharp, weather resistant make the investment.

Below are some images—JG


Canyonlands NP, Utah; X-T1 by jack graham
Canyonlands NP, Utah; X-T1 16-55


Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP, Utah; X-T1 by jack graham
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP, Utah; X-T1 16-55


All images made with the Fujinon 16-55mm, F2.8

Welcome Fuji X users!

Thanks for joining us at our brand new website, exclusively for photographers shooting with the Fuji “X” system.

In the coming months we’ll be posting more information on exciting new photography workshops and keeping you up to date on all news Fuji.

Stay tuned!

~Jack & Bill