A flare issue in the Fujifilm X-T1

If your new Fujifilm X-T1 carries a serial number lower than 41M07801, you are being advised to contact Fujifilm's customer service team (0844 553 2322 in the UK). This is to arrange for your camera to be inspected and, if necessary, adjusted to remedy a flare issue that some units from early in the production run are experiencing. Compact, but SLR-styled

A manufacturing fault means that if the connector port cover happens to be open while images are being shot and strong sunlight is shining into the port at a certain angle, the light can be reflected within the camera body and be recorded on the images. These aberrant rays of light render as a flare effect for those photographers who've seen it. As the connector cover is usually closed and the light has to be at a particular angle, it's a relatively rare occurrence. Still, best to have it checked and, if necessary, repaired.

Fujifilm will carry out this service free of charge.

Don't install that newest Fuji X-Pro1 firmware upgrade!

If you haven't already done so, definitely do not install version 3.0 of the firmware that was released for Fujifilm's X-Pro1 on 23 July 2013. Fujifilm has pulled the update and announced that there is a malfunction when it comes to recording videos with the new firmware. If you have already installed the upgrade, contact Fujifilm's customer services and they will advise you on the best course of action.

In the UK, the number that you need is 0844 553 2322, or you can email fujitec@fuji.co.uk. Non-UK people can find their relevant contacts here.

Fujifilm is working on a replacement firmware upgrade, but there's no word on when that'll be available.