Fuji X100 Firmware 1.11 Update Posted

BBW

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:redface: That I do! I will have faith that this time, that I won't screw it up.

On a different note, this warning makes me a bit nervous:

Precaution
1.If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly in some cases.Carefully read the notes provided here.
2.Always use the fully-charged NP-95 battery when updating the firmware as a basic manner. Never turn the camera off or attempt to use any of the camera controls while the firmware is being overwritten.
3.Firmware updating requires approximately 90 seconds.
4.Once the firmware has been updated, the previous version cannot be restored.
Maybe I'll wait for Ray to update first?:p
 

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No! You really should...and it looks as though this new one will be especially good for jpeg users. Heck, I may even try them again.

Whoever goes first, please promise to report in, OK?
 

BigTam

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Jun 23, 2011
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Ron
Done. But the custom settings for the display information seem screwed. I have the Distance Scale and the Level Indicator set for both OVF and EVF/LCD, but they only appear on the EVF, not in the OVF. The LCD displays everything but not what the sensor sees!! The EVF does.
 

BigTam

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Ron
Update: Started again from scratch, but the camera says I already have the update, so does nothing.

Now the LCD does show the sensor picture, though, and the Level Indicator and Distance Scale, but the EVF does not!!

Very mysterious ...
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
Hmmm, only three changes (the vast majority of items listed on the update page were from the last upgrade to version 1.1 - the BIG one a few months ago). The only new fix I care about at ALL is improved AF at close distances, but I don't care about that all that much for the way I use this camera. I'll probably get around to it, but it doesn't feel like a priority. I'm just not aching to go through and write down all of the various settings I have cranked into the camera so I can make sure I get them right again after the update. Probably more important for me as a jpeg shooter with this camera than some others.

But it should be very easy to do. I'd bypass all of the Mac and PC updating software and just do it through the camera. Just download the FPUPDATE.DAT file and then copy that file onto a blank, freshly formatted SD card. Make sure your battery is pretty fully charged so it doesn't crap out mid-update - THAT would be bad! Put the card in the camera. Turn on the camera while holding down the "disp/back" button. Then just follow the prompts that come up on the screen. Pretty simple process.

-Ray
 
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Ray Sachs

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Update: Started again from scratch, but the camera says I already have the update, so does nothing.

Now the LCD does show the sensor picture, though, and the Level Indicator and Distance Scale, but the EVF does not!!

Very mysterious ...
Try toggling the display/back button while looking through the EVF. Now do the same with the OVF. I predict all of your options are still there!

-Ray
 

Streetshooter

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Tam, maybe turn off the camera, pull the battery, let it sit for a minute then put the battery back & start up.
That could reset the memory.
Don
 

Ray Sachs

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Well, OK, with all of this discussin' of it, I just went and did it. Nothing to it. Everything works fine. Theoretically its focussing a little better at close distance. I don't think I'll ever notice any difference in use. And all of my display options are still there in all three display modes - but I had to hit the disp//back button in each mode to get it how I like it.

-Ray
 

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Thanks for your voice of experience, Don. I'm sure you're right.

BigTam, I will await word from you after you've had more time for the update to cure.
 

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Hmmm, only three changes (the vast majority of items listed on the update page were from the last upgrade to version 1.1 - the BIG one a few months ago). The only new fix I care about at ALL is improved AF at close distances, but I don't care about that all that much for the way I use this camera. I'll probably get around to it, but it doesn't feel like a priority. I'm just not aching to go through and write down all of the various settings I have cranked into the camera so I can make sure I get them right again after the update. Probably more important for me as a jpeg shooter with this camera than some others.

But it should be very easy to do. I'd bypass all of the Mac and PC updating software and just do it through the camera. Just download the FPUPDATE.DAT file and then copy that file onto a blank, freshly formatted SD card. Make sure your battery is pretty fully charged so it doesn't crap out mid-update - THAT would be bad! Put the card in the camera. Turn on the camera while holding down the "disp/back" button. Then just follow the prompts that come up on the screen. Pretty simple process.

-Ray
Much appreciated, Ray. Good point about noting one's settings before doing the update.
 

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Why do you say that? I only see three issues resolved in this update (v1.11), none of them relating to JPEG output. Maybe I'm missing something...?
adanac, in my quick perusal I spotted some which I believe are more for jpegs but I bow to you. "Dynamic range" in #8 and #21 "Image quality captured by Velvia / ASTIA mode is improved on mainly shadow tone (dark area), when dynamic range is set to 200% or 400%". Perhaps I am wrong.

I have to admit that I just set my ISO, and take pictures - usually with the camera in Aperture preferred and use RAW...so I haven't had any "issues" with the camera. Over the next day or so I will read through the updates more carefully and see what others have to say, too.
 

adanac

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Ah, ok, I see where the opportunity for confusion has snagged us. V1.11 pertains only to the first 3 elements in the update notice; V1.10 refers to the next and much larger list of updates.

Again, unless I'm missing something here which is always possible until I've finished my coffee, if one was running V1.10 already (mine was), with V1.11 you'll now also have those additional fixes for close autofocus, viewfinder solarization when certain settings are chosen, and the self timer.

I was hoping the next update would be more than a minor bug fix myself but didn't hold out much hope given the minor point release (1.10 -> 1.11).

It'd be nice if Fujifilm signaled there are functionality improvements coming, such as allowing the use of the RAW button as a second Fn button, or moving (or duplicating) the AutoISO menu as a submenu of the ISO list.
 
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Ray Sachs

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adanac, in my quick perusal I spotted some which I believe are more for jpegs but I bow to you. "Dynamic range" in #8 and #21 "Image quality captured by Velvia / ASTIA mode is improved on mainly shadow tone (dark area), when dynamic range is set to 200% or 400%". Perhaps I am wrong.
BB, only the first three little items on that huge page of updates are about version 1.11. All of the rest were the changes that came in version 1.10, which I know you already have in your camera. So this update is just those three little items at the top of the page. #8 and #21 are already in your camera from the previous upgrade.

-Ray
 
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