Firmware Updates Fujifilm

Fujifilm GFX100 Firmware Ver.4.00 Improves AF Performance, IBIS, Menu Structure; Adds Nostalgic Neg. Film Simulation; Will Be Available For Download in June

The Fujifilm GFX100 medium-format mirrorless camera is getting a major firmware update in June 2021. Firmware Ver.4.00 will bring its AF performance up to par with that of the GFX100S, get its IBIS to work better in tandem with the OIS in its lenses, add the Nostalgic Neg. Film Simulation, make some important changes to its menu structure, and add no less than 17 new functions or operational improvements.

DOWNLOAD: FUJIFILM GFX100 Firmware Ver.4.00 will be available at this link in June

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FUJIFILM GFX100’s latest firmware Ver.4.00 (to be released in June)

GFX series’ flagship model continues to evolve

TOKYO, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to release the latest firmware update for the “FUJIFILM GFX100” (GFX100) in June 2021.

The GFX100 is a flagship model of the GFX series of mirrorless digital cameras, boasting an impressive 102 megapixel resolution with the use of a large format sensor*1 about 70% larger than the 35mm full-frame sensor, and offering advanced expandability with in-body image stabilization (IBIS) that provides up to 5.5-stop advantage and a detachable EVF. The up-coming firmware upgrade will transform it into a completely new camera with a multitude of additional functions and operational enhancements, delivering autofocus (AF) performance equivalent to that of the latest model with cutting-edge technology, “FUJIFILM GFX100S” (GFX100S).

*1 Image sensor measuring 55mm diagonally (43.3mm x 32.9mm) to provide the area approx. 1.7 times that of a 35mm full-frame sensor
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Fujifilm Software & Apps

Fujifilm Updates Its Pixel Shift Combiner Software Ver.1.2.0.2 to Produce 100MP Images With No False Colors

UPDATE: Fujifilm posted an advisory concerning the April 22 Ver.1.2.0 of the Pixel Shift Combiner Software that did not work correctly. Since we published this post on April 23, you should have the latest — and correct — Ver.1.2.0.2. If, however, you downloaded the April 22 version, you should download the newest version (same link) to correct any problems. You can check the version (should be 1.2.0.2) in “About FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner”.

FUJIFILM offers PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOT feature for some cameras with in-body image stabilization (IBIS). In the PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOT mode, the camera takes a series of RAW images and by using IBIS, moves the image sensor to get a high-resolution and real color image. The multiple images are then combined to create a Digital Negative (DNG) RAW file using the FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner software. You can choose a combining type from “High resolution + Accurate color” and “Accurate color”.

FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner also allows tethered shooting for PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOT photography. The combining feature is available separately from the tethered shooting feature.

The software update Ver.1.2.0 incorporates the following issues:

  1. A new “Accurate color” option to produce 100MP image with no false colors is added, in addition to the existing function of generating ultra-high 400MP resolution images in Accurate color.
  2. Function to automatically detect an error when images cannot be correctly combined due to camera shake, etc. that occurred during photo shooting is added. The ability to detect flawed images before the completion of image generation is expected to speed up photographers’ workflow./li>
  3. Function to enables enlarged viewing of combined RAW images for checking details is added. This means users can visually check details of combined RAW images inside the Pixel Shift Combiner before processing them in RAW developing software. In other words, workflow steps up to checking combined images can be completed within the Pixel Shift Combiner.
  4. Other operability is improved and some bugs are fixed.

FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner Compatibility Chart

READ MORE: FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner Ver.1.2.0.2

DOWNLOAD: FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner Ver.1.2.0.2

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FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner updated to Ver.1.2.0

Adding the ability to generate 100MP images in accurate colors and detect flawed images during the process of image generation

TOKYO, April 22nd, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the version update of the “FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner” (Pixel Shift Combiner), software that supports the “Pixel Shift Multi-Shot” function available in the FUJIFILM GFX100(GFX100) and FUJIFILM GFX100S (GFX100S) to generate unparalleled high-resolution images with accurate color reproduction.

Generally, an image sensor records only one of three colors, red (R), green (G) or blue (B) within a pixel. The information about the other two colors is estimated and complemented based on data from surrounding pixels. The Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function automatically takes images while shifting the camera’s image sensor to record information about all three colors for each of its pixels, thereby allowing color reproduction that completely eliminates false colors (=Accurate Colors).

The latest software version 1.2.0 adds a new “Accurate Colors” option to produce 100MP image with no false colors, in addition to the existing function of generating ultra-high 400MP resolution images in Accurate Colors.

Another addition is the function to automatically detect an error when images cannot be correctly combined due to camera shake, etc. that occurred during photo shooting. The ability to detect flawed images before the completion of image generation is expected to speed up photographers’ workflow.*1

A further new function of the update enables enlarged viewing of combined RAW images for checking details. This means users can visually check details of combined RAW images inside the Pixel Shift Combiner before processing them in RAW developing software. In other words, workflow steps up to checking combined images can be completed within the Pixel Shift Combiner.

*1 This function does not detect flawed images at 100% accuracy.

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Fujifilm Software & Apps

FUJIFILM Makes SDK Available For X Series and GFX System

FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit

TOKYO, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the release of the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK), which will help software developers integrate the functionality of FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System cameras into any applications that are currently being developed. Available on April 22, 2021 the SDK will allow developers to initiate the automatic transfer of images, from a supported Fujifilm camera, to a computer using a Windows*1 or macOS*2 operating system. Remote access to the basic controls of any supported Fujifilm camera is also supported. Information regarding the conversion of the RAW image data contained in Fujifilm’s proprietary RAF file is not provided with this SDK.

*1 Windows is a registered trademark of U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
*2 Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

Models supported by the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK)

X-T3 / X-T4 / X-Pro3 / GFX 50S*3 / GFX 50R / GFX100 / GFX100S

*3 Only USB connection is supported for the firmware versions 1.00 and 1.01.

Supported OS

Windows: Windows10(x86, x64), Windows8.1(x86, x64), Windows7(x86, x64)
Mac: macOS Big Sur(11), Catalina(10.15), Mojave(10.14), High Sierra(10.13), Sierra(10.12)

VISIT: Fujifilm Special SDK Site

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Fujifilm

Game on With Fujifilm Instax and Nintendo!

Anyone remember the excitement around printing tangible moments from your favourite Nintendo games? Back in the ’90s, players would wait in line at Blockbuster to print a keepsake with the Pokémon Snap Stations that were available there.

FUJIFILM Corporation and Nintendo Co., Ltd. have teamed up to allow Nintendo Switch gamers to recreate that excitement and share their game play with the introduction of the INSTAX Mini Link® Special Edition Smartphone Printer (“Mini Link Special Edition”). You can now create custom prints of your favourite characters from games like the New Pokémon Snap™, Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, and Super MarioOdyssey right from the Mini Link Special Edition using the free dedicated Smartphone App (available on Android and iOS).

Key Features:

  • Print your favourite characters, add themed frames to your own photos and more using the free dedicated app
  • Switch Direct Print mode: in-game action screenshots can be printed effortlessly on credit card-sized INSTAX Mini Film. Simply connect wirelessly from your Nintendo Switch to your smartphone and close the gap between virtual and reality
  • Customize your mini Link app layout! Choose between Pokémon Snap™, Animal Crossing™ and Super Mario™ designs
  • Over 90+ exclusive Nintendo based character frame designs
  • Compatible with all INSTAX Mini Film
  • Split image & collage options plus video frame capture, extra fun modes party print and match test for even more fun
  • Motion control allows for zooming in and out by tilting the printer, and reprinting favourite photos by turning the printer upside down

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Fujifilm announces introduction of the INSTAX Mini Link® for Nintendo SwitchTM Smartphone Printer and Smartphone App

Collaboration with Nintendo introduces image printing with Nintendo Switch game content including Animal CrossingTM: New Horizons, the Super MarioTM Odyssey, and New Pokémon SnapTM

Mississauga, ON, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation in collaboration with Nintendo Co., Ltd. is revolutionizing how gamers can share their game play, featuring the introduction of the INSTAX Mini Link® for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer (hereinafter “Mini Link Special Edition”). As part of this collaboration, Nintendo Switch owners can create fun custom prints of their game play right from their Mini Link Special Edition using the new, dedicated Smartphone App*1.
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Lenses Tokina

Tokina Adds Nikon Z and Canon RF Mount Adpaters for Its SZX Super Tele 400mm f8 Reflex MF Lens

The Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens is a 400mm super tele lens that adopts catadioptric type optical design with a constant F8 aperture. This optical design allows the lens to be super compact and light for a 400mm lens. It has a native T-mount, but various adapters exist to allow the lens to be used on the Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F and Micro 4/3 mounts.

TOKINA has now announced two new mount adapters for its T-mount SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens that will allow the lens to be used on Nikon Z and Canon RF mirrorless cameras.

Trivia: the SZX stands for S – Satisfaction, Z – Zest and X – Something unknown or exciting.

News

Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens for Nikon Z and Canon RF camera mounts worldwide sales date announcement

Apr 22, 2021

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens for Nikon Z and Canon RF camera mounts.

Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF adopts a T-mount standard (pitch 0.75mm, thread 42mm), that allows this lens to be attached to various cameras by using different mount adapters. To provide photographers a chance to use Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens with popular Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras we release Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF for Nikon Z and Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF for Canon RF mounts. New mount adapters for Nikon Z and Canon RF mirrorless cameras can be purchased separately as well.

Sales will commence on May 7, 2021.
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