Daily Archives: Thursday, 20th Nov 2014

Fujifilm X-T1 – Firmware news

Fujifilm, as I’ve mentioned before, seem to have developed the odd notion that improving cameras that they’ve already sold and actually listening to what customers ask for is a good business plan. Well, it is, but it’s not one that most camera manufacturers seem to be keen on.

As previously announced, there will be a firmware update for the X-T1, with an expected release date of 18 December. As expected, this will include the new electronic shutter with a maximum speed of a quite nippy 1/32,000sec. Yes that’s one thirty-two thousandth of a second. This is going to be great for shooting with wide apertures in bright light. It also includes the new “classic chrome” film simulation, meaning that first generation X-T1s match the new graphite edition ones.

But there’s more – too much to list here, but there are some items that look like the wishlists I’ve seen on a forum or two.

It will now be possible to customise the Q menu screen so it shows what you want where you want it.

Want to change the functions assigned to the AE-L and AF-L buttons? Yup, that’s there as well.

There’s a load more, which you can read about in the Fujifilm announcement.

 

WordPress 4.0.1 – Security Update

For any readers with WordPress sites who aren’t following the various alerts, be aware that there’s a security release out now. If you have autoupdates enabled, and you’re running 4.0, you should be sorted out in due course. If you don’t have autoupdates enabled, or you want it done right now, check the dashboard of your site, or get the download from the official source.

In a not quite usual move, there are also patches for 3.7.4, 3.8.4 and 3.9.2, but you are still advised to upgrade to 4.0.1 as soon as possible.

WordPress 4.0.1 – official announcement

Weight and Stuff Report – 20 November 2014

Hmm, down a bit today.

No exciting Teesside trips today, but we did have some new thingies installed to replace some old thingies.[1]

This is All Saint’s church, Newcastle, seen from the Tyne Bridge

All Saints

All Saints

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5
Shutter speed: 1/480s
Focal length: 55.6mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 15 November, 2014

[1] Technical details omitted for reasons of company confidentiality. Either that, or it wouldn’t be all that interesting.