Service Advisory from FujiFilm

Fujifilm USA has issued a service advisory for owners of the X-T1 who are experiencing light leaks and flare issues.

Fuji USA says the light leak and flare issue occurs on a “limited number of early production X-T1 cameras” with serial numbers below 41A05201 (serial numbers 41A05201 and higher are not affected). Fujifilm is asking anyone concerned about their camera to contact a Fujifilm Repair Center at 1-800-659-3854 (ext. 3461) to get their camera looked at and, if needed, repaired free of charge.

Firmware Updates from FujiFilm

Fujifilm has announced firmware updates for five cameras and a three lenses, bringing extra lens compatibility to the cameras, and improved optical image stabilization to the lenses, among other features.

The five cameras that have new firmware are the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, and X-A1. The update provides them with compatibility with the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 lens:

  • Addition of compatibility with XF56mmF1.2R.
  • Improvement of AE accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R
  • Improvement of AF accuracy with XF56mmF1.2R (only for X-E2)

As for the lenses, people who shoot with the XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm, and XF55-200mm will see:

  • Improvement of OIS function for movie shooting when panning and tilting a camera.
  • Improvement of OIS function for still image shooting.
  • Fixed a bug where the maximum aperture always displays F5.6. (only for XC16-50mm. )
  • Improvement of AF response during continuous shooting with X-E2 and X-T1. (for XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm)

Fujifilm has Officially Announced the X-T1

The new mirrorless camera uses the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II as their X-E2 and X100S cameras. In addition, the X-T1 has a die-cast weather-sealed aluminum body, a huge electronic viewfinder, and super-fast auto focus with continuous burst shooting up to 8 frames per second.

Fujifilm X-T1 Key Features and Specs:

  • 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology
  • 1920 x 1080 60p full HD video
  • 3-inch 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD display
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 6400, expandable to ISO 100 and 25,600
  • 8 FPS burst in continuous AF mode (JPEG)
  • 75 points of weather sealing
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Freezeproof
  • Built-in intervalometer
  • Compatible with super-fast SDXC UHS-II memory cards

Leaked Photos of the Fuji X-T1

Photos of the soon-to-be-released Fuji X-T1 have made their way online. has posted leaked photos supposedly showing the new camera, expected to be officially announced next week.

The X-T1 will supposedly come with a 16MP APS-C X-Trans II sensor, a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF, a shutter lag of only 0.005s, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, and built-in WiFi.


Fujifilm Teases Upcoming X-series Camera

Looks like a new X-Series interchangeable lens shooter is coming our way at the end of this month.

The teaser photo above and on Fuji’s website — appeared in a Japanese newspaper announcing Fujifilm’s 80th birthday, and shows a new retro-styled body.

Fuji Rumors reports that the new camera will boast a bigger and better EVF, 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor II, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, a weather sealed body and a price tag of about $1,800 when it arrives in stores mid-February.