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Rand47

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New Fuji firmware on the way. AF tracking improvements.
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:36:47 AM »

Fuji users - new firmware coming with "new AF algorithm."

Claim is that AFC tracking is twice as fast as current firmware:

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n170907_06.html

With Fuji's AFC tracking already knocking at the door of actual "good-ness," this could be significant.

Coming in November for X-T2 and just a bit later for the X-Pro2.

Gotta love Fuji's approach to continuous improvement via firmware for their user-base.

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Re: New Fuji firmware on the way. AF tracking improvements.
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 04:32:45 PM »


1. New AF tracking algorithm for moving subject
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the update enhances AF-C to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous firmware. In addition, the update also enhances tracking to be able to capture up to 50% smaller moving subjects than before.


This may be significant for those of us interested as high school football season heads toward the playoffs. 
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Re: New Fuji firmware on the way. AF tracking improvements.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 09:21:45 PM »

1. New AF tracking algorithm for moving subject
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the update enhances AF-C to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous firmware. In addition, the update also enhances tracking to be able to capture up to 50% smaller moving subjects than before.


This might finally nudge the high-end Fuji X series cameras into mid-range DSLR territory for action shooters.  I'm quite happy with my X-T2 in most respects, but its AF-C performance currently isn't competitive with my obsolescent D800E.
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