Archive | June 10, 2016

Fuji ‘X’ June 9 Firmware Updates — First Real Problem, 50-140 Lens.

by Anura Guruge


This looks bad. Kind of had the feeling that any problems would show up in ‘less used’ products, particularly lenses, and that seems to be the case here.

Scary. You feel so helpless. When this happens you are ‘DEAD IN THE WATER’.

Poster is now reflecting that MAYBE he should have waited ‘for the dust to settle’. I already decided to wait till Monday (rather than Sunday). SMILE.

As an ol’ programmer I consider this atrocious programming. Rather than displaying ‘Firmware Broken‘ at least have the decency to ROLL BACK the update, get the lens to a semi-operable state and say “Update failed. Reinstall previous Firmware Version’. But I, for 40 years, have NEVER considered the Japanese to be very good programmers! Think about it. What has Japan done on the SOFTWARE front? Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter … List goes on. Good with hardware.


From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.

 

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. post/57898097 at the Forum (see above link).


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Google Does Footnote For ‘Muhammad Ali’ Funeral — A Great Honor To The Greatest.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and goggle. On standard Google SEARCH page for Friday, June 10, 2016, Ali’s funeral.


Too early as yet for a Google Doodle.

So a footnote.

I surmise that this has to the QUICKEST somebody has got a Google footnote — in my belief that as with Doodle’s they don’t do footnotes for living people. I could be wrong on that. I really haven’t studied Google footnotes.


Muhammad-Ali-ap_1468665cLast Google Doodles:
>> Phoebe Snetsinger.
>> Italy Republic Day.

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by Anura Guruge


‘Lumoid’ — Another Option For Renting Cameras, Especially Fuji.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and explore here. Use link below to access ‘lumoid.com’.

Click here to access ‘lumoid.com’


I found them a few days ago when I was researching camera rentals — in particular Fujis.

Cheaper than renting from Fujifilm USA but I don’t think they offer as many models. I plan to try them out soon.

Can get a 5% discount code for the first rental by signing up for their newsletter. That was easy enough.


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West Indies Tri-Nation Series 2016 — WI, AU & SA: After Many A Month Good To See Some ODI Cricket.

by Anura Guruge


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Willow Cricket (Willow TV) banner for the “West Indies Tri-Nation Series” — June 2016. Click to access Willow pages for the series.


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Willow has posted some highlights, in this case Game 2, WI v. AU, on YouTube. Click to access YouTube video.


I have watched the highlights of all three matches so far. 4th match is on June 11 — which will be a busy day for cricket; 3rd Test Match England v. Sri Lanka, India v. Zimbabwe ODI and this Tri-Nation ODI.

The first three matches were good. Some great hitting vs. SA in the first match. That was fun. Match 2 was a bit short. Match 3 was exciting.

Try and catch it if you can. You will enjoy it. Good to see some ODI after all those Twenty20s


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by Anura Guruge

Fuji June 9, 2016 X-Series Firmware Updates — No Real Issues 1st 24 Hours.

by Anura Guruge


>> >>  1st real issue surfaces on a lens update  << <<


As promised in the first post about this HUGE X-series firmware update I am monitoring forums and online news for reports of problems.

So far, viz. mid-night June 10, 2016, all seems well. Just two ‘problem’ posts and both seem, to some extent, ‘user error’. But still early days. I will continue to monitor. There is another thread, with a lot of posts, where people have successfully updated, but from what I can see none of them have had time to put the camera/lenses through their paces.


From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.

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