Fujifilm has announced the availability of a firmware update is for the Fujifilm X-T1 model. The main novelty is that it includes a new AF system that allows capturing subjects that are in motion effortlessly. The new version, the 4.0, will be available for download on the brand’s official website in late June this year. It’s free.
This update, which is also for the model Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition, includes a new main AF system with improved performance and area modes, as well as a wide angle and tracking feature to capture people that are moving without difficulty.
In this way, the AF system complements the automatic approach system, which is quickly and accurate with 49 unique points, with the new area modes and wide angle-area monitoring, using 77 AF points in a wider area to improve the capacity of the camera by capturing moving subjects.
In a more specific way, as Fujifilm explained, with area mode, the users of this model can choose an area of 3×3, 5×3 or 5×5 from the AF area of 77 points. Besides, when combined with the continuous focus mode AF-C, the camera will track the subject in the center of the selected area. Keep in mind that the 3 × 3 and 5 × 3 center areas offer extra fast focus by using integrated pixel phase detection.
Meanwhile, in wide angle-tracking mode, the camera displays the focus area automatically identified outside the 77-point AF area (a wide-angle on AF-S mode). It also follows the subject in the focus area across the AF 77-point area. So is it possible to keep the focus on a subject that moves vertically and horizontally, as well as backward and forward.