This free upgrade is only available on USA imported product purchased through an authorized USA Nissin dealer. The link below has a form which can be filled out and sent in with the flash to be updated.
Simply complete the form and request Fujifilm HSS firmware update in the “Other Issues” section of the form.
You can find the full list of 33 enhancements below. Shooting RAW in Bracketing and Advanced Filters The update enables you to use the RAW format when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance, Film Simulations) and also in Advanced Filter modes. Extended ISO 125 and 160 selectable The update adds ISO125 and ISO160 to extended ISO levels available. Programmable long exposure of up to 15 minutes Long exposure in the T mode currently goes only up to 30 seconds.
The update will allow users to extend it up to 15 minutes. ON/OFF for 1/3-step shutter speed adjustment ( With the update, set the ISO “A” position to “Command” to adjust ISO sensitivity across the full range, including extended ISOs, with the Front Command Dial. “AUTO” setting added for the minimum shutter speed in the ISO Auto setting The update adds an AUTO option for the minimum shutter speed in the ISO Auto setting, that allows the camera to automatically define the minimum shutter speed according to the focal length of the lens attached. Faster “Face Detection AF” The update enables the use of Phase Detection AF for faster performance in Face Detection AF. Improved in-focus indication in the AF-C mode The update reduces focus hunting in the AF-C mode, making it easier to track a subject. Addition of a smaller Focus Point size in Single Point AF The update adds a smaller Focus Point size in Single Point AF, bringing the total number of available sizes to six.
So, i'm calling for help to anyone that happens to own a finepix to try different combinations of keys while turning on the camera to help discover the access to this hidden menu - or - to take a look into the firmware update file - or - to dig deeper in the internet for service papers. Operation Container Size=12 Response Container Size=32 DP1=Lens ID DP2=Zoom UML DP3=Zoom LML DP4=Zoom Position DP5=Aperture Range  Command Name=BCIP_GET_OM_CONFIGURATION Operation Code=0x9211 Operation Container Size=12 Response Container Size=12  Command Name=BCIP_SET_EXPOSURE_TIME Operation Code=0x9210 Operation Container Size=20 Response Container Size=16 P1=240 SP1=micro second P2=0 SP2=0: LV 1: FR  Command Name=BCIP_SET_ISO_GAIN Operation Code=0x9212 Operation Container Size=16 Response Container Size=12 P1=240 ; ISO Gain SP1=ISO_Gain  Command Name=BCIP_SET_CLAMP_LEVEL Operation Code=0x9213 Operation Container Size=16 Response Container Size=12 P1=240 ; Clame level SP1=Clamp_Level 0_255  Command Name=BCIP_ZOOM_MOVE Operation Code=0x9204 Operation Container Size=16 Response Container Size=28 SP1=Physical Pos.
PS: in the firmware i saw that they're using (un)lock files... DP1=Zoom time(High Byte) DP2=Zoom time(Low Byte) DP3=PI Value DP4=Err Code  Command Name=BCIP_Aperture Operation Code=0x9208 P1=0 Operation Container Size=20 Response Container Size=16 P1=0 SP1=0: Set 1: Get SP2=1: Big 9: Small DP1= Value  Command Name=BCIP_Shutter Operation Code=0x9209 Operation Container Size=20 Response Container Size=16 P1=0 SP1=0: Set 1: Get SP2=0: Close 1: Open DP1= Value  Command Name=BCIP_FOCUS_MOVE Operation Code=0x9205 Operation Container Size=16 Response Container Size=16 P1=0 SP1=Physical Pos. Create a 1:1 copy of your file (test.srt) with the same name, but change the extension to (test.pat)7.
Users will be able to shoot in raw not only in AE Bracketing modes, but other Bracketing modes too (such as ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance and Film Simulation) – as well as Advanced Filter modes.
The first update is due at the end of March, with the following update scheduled for late May.
for me, just an hack to be able to save RAW data would be a great improvement to start with So, if someone wants to take a look, the firmware update file is dowloadable here ( after conditions somewhere in the middle of the page are accepted. Is the starting magic number "RHIR" helping any of you recognizing the format? Notably, it gives the chance to switch to manual focus and to save RAW files when capturing.