One of the downsides to constant firmware updates is the reality that sometimes they cause more problems than they solve, which is exactly what the problem was with Fujifilm’s latest [amazon_textlink asin=’B01I3LNMAM’ text=’X-T2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4067b420-6441-11e8-b525-b786673fddf5′] firmware this month. It was so bad that Fujifilm actually rolled back the firmware, a smart move to minimize those affected, but that in turn ended up with the postponement of the X-H1 and [amazon_textlink asin=’B01A8DUR74′ text=’X-Pro2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’490d4c35-6441-11e8-af03-01b307349b3c’] firmware updates that were supposed to be shortly following the X-T2 update at the end of this month.
According to the latest Fujifilm news alert; the fixed X-T2 firmware along with the postponed X-H1 firmware update will be coming out in mid-June. There have been no changes made to what Fujifilm has promised in these updates in terms of features, they just have some more bugs that they need to work out and resolve before they are ready for the wild (presumably). The X-Pro2, as usual, being the odd man out, will not see it’s new firmware update until the ‘end of June.’ As with the X-T2 and [amazon_textlink asin=’B079PTRNKK’ text=’X-H1′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’50a91439-6441-11e8-a4fc-5bf81291c92a’], there are no changes to that update either other than its release timeframe.
No dates have been announced for any of these updates, so we will just have to wait and see when Fujifilm decides to drop these once we start to get closer to the release timeframes. This will be an annoyance to Fujifilm shooters who were looking forward to these firmware updates, but in the long run, waiting a few extra weeks (or a month in the case of the X-Pro2) for a better-polished firmware update free of any additional issues is ultimately the better option here; I think we should be able to all agree on that.
For more information on these updates from Fujifilm themselves, you can see their latest news alert over on the website.