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Fujifilm Announces New X-Series Flash Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

15 January 2016

Fujifilm announced it is developing a new high-end external shoe-mount flash whose design will complement the company's X-Series cameras. The EF-X500 is expected to be available in May but no price was announced.

Highlights of the new flash include high-speed synch at 1/8000 second, multiple flash TTL auto functions and weather and dust resistance.

FUJIFILM EF-X500 SPECIFICATIONS
Type Hot-shoe mount flash
Guide Number 50/164 (ISO100・m/ft.) at 105mm zoom head position, equivalent to 35mm format.
Zoom 24mm-105mm equivalent to 35mm format. When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is approx.. 20mm.
Bounce Capability Flash head tilts down to 10 degrees or up to 90 degrees and rotates horizontally 135 degrees to the left and 180 degrees to the right.
Color Temperature Appro. 5600K
Flash Modes TTL / Manual / Multi.(repeating flash)
Flash Exposure Compensation -5.0 - +5.0, 1/3 step (Available range and step depend on the camera model)
High-Speed Sync Capable (supported cameras only)
Manual 1/1 to 1/512, 1/3 step
Multiple (Repeating) 1/4 to 1/512, 1/3 step, 1-500Hz, 2 to 100 flashes
Wireless Communication Optical pulse communication (in multiple flash-unit photography operation)
Wireless Modes Master and Remote
Communication Channels From 1 to 4.
Remote Groups Up to three groups (A/B/C)
Power Four LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, four FR6 (AA-size) lithium batteries, or four HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional).
External Power attery Pack EF-BP1 (optional)
Dimensions W67.5 x H123.9 x D106 (mm)

For more information see the news release below.

Fujifilm Announces the Development of a New Hot-Shoe Mount Flash for X-Series Cameras

A new high-end external flash is being developed to complement Fujifilm X cameras with high-speed synchronization and multiple flash TTL auto functions

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Fujifilm North America Corp., a leader in premium mirrorless cameras, has announced that it is developing a new high-end external shoe mount flash, the Fujifilm EF-X500. The EF-X500 allows users to expand their photography with high-speed synchronization and multiple flash TTL auto functions. It will be added to the premium X-Series camera accessory line-up in May. Price to be confirmed.

Designed with Fujifilm X cameras in mind

The new Fujifilm EF-X500 external flash will feature a low-profile, premium design that is perfectly suited to complement the style of the compact and lightweight X-Series cameras.

With high-speed synchronization, the new EF-X500 supports the 1/8000 sec. shutter speed featured in the new, flagship model Fujifilm X-Pro2, as well as other Fujifilm X cameras.

The multiple flash-unit TTL auto function unleashes users' creativity by allowing them to control any lighting conditions so it will accompany their X-Series camera in all low light and studio applications.

Fujifilm has added a weather and dust resistant build making the EF-X500 flash the perfect companion for the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro2 to further enhance their rugged, weather resistant capabilities.


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