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    Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Hasselblad has just released the first firmware update for the X1D MkII and because of an upcoming workshop I am trying to decide if I should perform it now or wait till I return.

    I’m interested in hearing from anyone who has performed the update.

    Any problems or surprises?

    Any features not mentioned in the “Read Me” document?

    Much thanks!

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanford Lavine View Post
    Hasselblad has just released the first firmware update for the X1D MkII and because of an upcoming workshop I am trying to decide if I should perform it now or wait till I return.

    I’m interested in hearing from anyone who has performed the update.

    Any problems or surprises?

    Any features not mentioned in the “Read Me” document?

    Much thanks!
    Zero issues for me. And no Easter eggs for me. I did find their note about SD cards mildly annoying, as the Sony cards they highlighted as problematic were exactly the ones I had bought for my upcoming trip.
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    Works fine for me too.

    It might also be my imagination but the low light auto focus seems better. Ie faster and more sure in dimmer light.

    Could just be wishful thinking but it surprised me that it is something I noticed every time when I wasn’t looking for any change.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Has any Hasselblad X1D MkII 50c's been delivered to North America?

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    Has any Hasselblad X1D MkII 50c's been delivered to North America?

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    The 2 previous posts are from people from the US and Canada so I am going to guess they have.

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    Yes - Got mine on the 4th in California (was slated for another photog but, he gave his spot to me - since he was on travel - ). No issues with firmware that I can tell.

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    I got mine on August 29th. The new firmware is more stable and I agree with earlier comments that it sure seems a bit snappier on low light autofocus. No problems updating although I did have to update firmware in the lenses as well (a separate download that's been up on the Hasselblad site for a while, with all the travel I missed it). The battery life is definitely better as well. It is now really hard to pick up the X1D50c.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    still wait here for the cam... im a little bit angry ... this takes way to long

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Mexecutioner View Post
    The 2 previous posts are from people from the US and Canada so I am going to guess they have.

    And we just received our X1D II demo unit after ordering about a month ago.

    At the same time we ordered some pre-order client units and are awaiting delivery of those, which we expect within the next 2-3 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    And we just received our X1D II demo unit after ordering about a month ago.

    At the same time we ordered some pre-order client units and are awaiting delivery of those, which we expect within the next 2-3 weeks.


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    Wait. Steve are you guys now carrying Hassies?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qamaro View Post
    Yes - Got mine on the 4th in California (was slated for another photog but, he gave his spot to me - since he was on travel - ). No issues with firmware that I can tell.
    Yeah, I get that though not as strongly. I had both on a recent trip, and I am glad I did. V1 works more reliably with the TechArtPro Canon adapter and Canon TS17, though not perfectly. I would agree that the II is easier and snappier, but I wouldn’t say the I is hard to pick up. Differences between menus and some settings are annoying (perhaps now or soon unified in firmware updates), but both are still a pleasure. I want the zoom. Would save some body/lens switching.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    just a lucky guy from austria - update is on - will post my experience .... Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenspyder View Post
    I want the zoom. Would save some body/lens switching.
    Me too. The Hasselblad rep told me "end of October". That's right about now. He told me to call back then.

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    just a lucky guy from austria - update is on - will post my experience ....


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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by jng View Post
    Wait. Steve are you guys now carrying Hassies?!?

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    https://captureintegration.com/own-t...189-per-month/

    Yes, it's been a few years, but once again we are selling Hasselblad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Me too. The Hasselblad rep told me "end of October". That's right about now. He told me to call back then.





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    B&H says expected availability "Oct. 29". Of course that may mean next week or 10/29/2020 but I'm hoping they ship soon.

    Would be nice to have it for the upcoming holidays, Christmas at least.
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    Me too. The Hasselblad rep told me "end of October". That's right about now. He told me to call back then.





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    I didn’t know they still had any reps left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcdeveau View Post
    B&H says expected availability "Oct. 29". Of course that may mean next week or 10/29/2020 but I'm hoping they ship soon.

    Would be nice to have it for the upcoming holidays, Christmas at least.
    Yes, and last month they said Oct. 15. All I know is that my order status now shows as “sent to warehouse,” which is a change since about Oct. 10. With the Mk II, that status change preceded shipping by about 7-10 days. Would love to have this for holidays and Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    https://captureintegration.com/own-t...189-per-month/

    Yes, it's been a few years, but once again we are selling Hasselblad.


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    Woo hoo! Dante just gave me your number. Can you ship in plain, unmarked packages so my wife won't find out?

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    x1d II 50c Dead on Arrival

    A x1d II 50c arrived yesterday 04 November at 5:30 PM. I charged the battery until 9:30 PM. When the camera is connected to by the USB cable to a one-hundred twenty volt outlet, depressing the power button yields four red light blinks on the back of the camera. When the camera is disconnected from the charging cable nothing happens when the power button is depressed. I left the camera plug in over night and the results are the same. I removed the battery and metered across the terminals with a direct current voltage meter and read zero voltage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    x1d II 50c Dead on Arrival

    A x1d II 50c arrived yesterday 04 November at 5:30 PM. I charged the battery until 9:30 PM. When the camera is connected to by the USB cable to a one-hundred twenty volt outlet, depressing the power button yields four red light blinks on the back of the camera. When the camera is disconnected from the charging cable nothing happens when the power button is depressed. I left the camera plug in over night and the results are the same. I removed the battery and metered across the terminals with a direct current voltage meter and read zero voltage.


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    I assume you removed the tape from the bottom of the battery that is placed there for shipment. I didn't notice that that and couldn't figure out why new X1DII wouldn't charge. I would try another battery before concluding that the camera is DOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jng View Post
    Woo hoo! Dante just gave me your number. Can you ship in plain, unmarked packages so my wife won't find out?

    John

    We can ship in unmarked packages, we can hide cameras in brand new Tupperware collections, whatever you need.


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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Hi hcubell,
    No I did not remove the tape. Thank you very much for your kind help. It is not so apparent that the terminals are taped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    Hi hcubell,
    No I did not remove the tape. Thank you very much for your kind help. It is not so apparent that the terminals are taped.
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    That's a good catch, Howard!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    That's a good catch, Howard!


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    I forget this with every single new Hassy battery. I was convinced my first X1D was defective.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenspyder View Post
    Yes, and last month they said Oct. 15. All I know is that my order status now shows as “sent to warehouse,” which is a change since about Oct. 10. With the Mk II, that status change preceded shipping by about 7-10 days. Would love to have this for holidays and Iceland.
    But now, any reference to availability has reverted to "Backordered." Oh well. I really, really enjoy shooting the X1D [either version], but this terrible product delivery management is, well, just terrible. Ah well, Dante is a capricious fellow. And yeah, I know this isn't about the firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenspyder View Post
    But now, any reference to availability has reverted to "Backordered." Oh well. I really, really enjoy shooting the X1D [either version], but this terrible product delivery management is, well, just terrible. Ah well, Dante is a capricious fellow. And yeah, I know this isn't about the firmware.
    Terrible indeed....oh well. Sigh.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

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    That's a good catch, Howard!


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    Well, I made the same mistake. I couldn't get the camera to charge by connecting a USB-C cable, and I was assuming it was DOA. However, I had extra batteries and went to pull out the one that shipped with the camera and noticed the tape on the terminals. Hasselblad really ought to put a little sticker on the cameras telling you to remove the tape before charging.
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    Quote Originally Posted by hcubell View Post
    Well, I made the same mistake. I couldn't get the camera to charge by connecting a USB-C cable, and I was assuming it was DOA. However, I had extra batteries and went to pull out the one that shipped with the camera and noticed the tape on the terminals. Hasselblad really ought to put a little sticker on the cameras telling you to remove the tape before charging.

    Yes, on our demo unit, I presumed the battery was dead, and pulled it out and then noticed the sticker - it wasn't obvious. I'm in the camp of every little bit helps, so yes, a warning notice of some sort would be helpful.


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    Re: Hasselblad X1D MkII Firmware update

    With studio strobes or outside with hand held light meter, I like to shoot in manual mode. (i.e. f8, 1/250 sec ISO 400). With x1d II 50c set to live view off the EVF shut off in a second or two in manual mode. In A,S, or P modes it stay on as long as the shutter is half way depressed. Is there a setting I need to correct for the EVF to stay on when the shutter is half way depressed in M mode?


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