New Firmware for FujiFilm X-Pro1, X-E1 and the XF 35mm f1.4R

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras and the XF 35mm F1.4 R lens. The updates for both cameras introduce compatibility with the XF 14mm F2.8 R wideangle lens, and promise improved autofocus performance. Version 1.04 for the X-E1 also includes tweaks for users of external remote releases and the MIC-ST1 stereo microphone. Meanwhile v2.02 for the XF 35mm lens promises better autofocus accuracy, and requires the latest camera firmware to be fully effective.

Click here to download X-Pro1 firmware version 2.03

Click here to download X-E1 firmware version 1.04

Click here to download XF35mm firmware version 2.02


New Firmware for the Canon 1DX

Canon has announced that a firmware update for its flagship EOS-1D X DSLR (Version 1.2.1) is now available for download.

Firmware Version 1.2.1 for the EOS-1D X incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  • The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur in very rare instances depending on the camera settings or shooting scene.

Get the firmware update here.

New 18-35mm FX Format Nikkor Lens

Nikon has announced the latest version of its 18-35mm lens for the full-frame format, the AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. It has been developed to provide a superior optical performance with the company’s latest range of high-resolution FX format D-SLR cameras, such as the D4, D800/D800E, and D600.

Available in early March for $749.95

Key features:

  • FX-format compatible, 1.9x ultra-wide-angle zoom lens covering a focal-length range from 18 to 35 mm
  • Compact and light design with a weight of 13.6 oz. for superior mobility
  • Optical system incorporating aspherical lens and ED glass elements is optimized for ultra-high-pixel-count D-SLRs
  • Seven-blade iris diaphragm creates beautiful intentionally blurred images, while superior aberration correction reduces axial chromatic aberration and astigmatism
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available – M/A (autofocus with manual override, manual priority) and M (manual focus)


New Super Telephoto from Nikon

Nikon has launched the lens, first announced in the summer of 2012. Already tested by professional sports photographers at the London Olympics, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR is a super-telephoto lens featuring twenty elements in thirteen groups – including two ED and two fluorite elements, an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades and electromagnetic diaphragm control, and vibration reduction. This lens includes the also-new TC-800-1.25E ED teleconverter – the first teleconverter to employ an ED glass element to correct chromatic aberration. The suggested retail price of the new 800mm Nikon lens is $17,899.95 and will be available in April.


  • Max. aperture: f/5.6
  • Min. aperture: f/32
  • Lens construction: 20 elements in 13 groups (plus one protective glass)
  • No. diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
  • Closest focusing distance: 5.9 m (19.4 ft) in AF mode; 5.8 m (19.0 ft) in MF mode
  • Filter size (drop in): 52 mm
  • Diameter x length: 6.3 x 18.1 in.
  • Weight: 161.9 oz with the teleconverter attached