How to shoot tethered with the new Fujifilm X Acquire software

Fujifilm came out with a new piece of software last week, the Fujifilm X Acquire tether software. It’s free, and lets you shoot tethered with the X-T1, X-T2 and GFX 50S cameras to Windows or Mac. I just had to dig into it, so I made a video tutorial on how to set it up and use it. You can watch it on my YouTube channel. I’m combining X Acquire with Capture One Pro 10, but I also show you how you can use it in a more basic way without any additional software, as well as give you some powertips on shooting tethered to a Dropbox folder.

Click here to watch the video.



4 thoughts on “How to shoot tethered with the new Fujifilm X Acquire software

    1. I’m not sure why there is no tethering for the X-Pro2, and I have also told Fujifilm that it would be nice to have. But I think they have decided that tethering is for their more studio-like cameras (X-T1/X-T2/GFX50S), and not for the X-Pro series that is after all mostly aimed at street shooters. And another thing, the X-Pro2 only has a USB2.0 connection, and sending 24MP files through with that speed wouldn’t be quite a bit slower compared to the X-T2 (my opinion, not Fujifilms).


  1. Thanks for sharing your experiences! I was looking to use such a solution for tethering images from my X-Pro2 into Capture One but it seems my camera doesn’t support tethering. It’s a shame really because I have no immediate plans to buy an X-T2.

    1. My pleasure Serge! You’re right that the X-Pro2 doesn’t have tethering. I know many have asked Fujifilm why not, myself included actually. I don’t know the reasons behind it, but I suspect the main reason being that the X-Pro2 is defined as a camera mainly for street shooters and photojournalists, and perhaps they don’t see tethering as a common tool for those. Just my thoughts…. I wish they would add it if the hardware allows for it though.

      Eivind Rohne

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