The EF-X500 is the latest flashgun in Fujifilm's lineup of accessories for the X series of digital cameras.
The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with the maximum guide number of approx. 50. Its support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) means it can be fired at any shutter speed. So, you can concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh.
EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Multiple flashes can be set up to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.
Main product features
The flash is equipped with FP flash (high-speed flash sync) freeing photographers from worrying about shutter speed. For cameras with a focal plane shutter, when the shutter speed is high, the first and second shutter curtains move across at the same time, making the exposure through a narrow vertical slit between them. Because of this, light from a conventional flash can only reach a small section of the sensor. This is why a slower shutter speed must be used in flash photography, with the range of available shutter speeds severely limited.
EF-X500 supports the FP mode (high-speed flash sync), in which the flash outputs continuous light while the first and second curtains travel across the sensor, thereby enabling flash photography at any shutter speed.
When shooting with a near-maximum aperture to create beautiful bokeh, the shutter speed tends to go higher. This flash mode frees photographers from having to be conscious about shutter speed limitations, and instead allows them to focus on shooting.
Wireless multi-flash TTL allows total control of light on subject and background to enable creative photography. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.
It is the first Fujifilm flash that is dust-resistant and weather-resistant. Use it with the weather-sealed X Series of cameras to broaden your photographic fields.
The front side of EF-X500’s main body is applied with leather texture to compliment the design of the X Series of cameras. It is designed with low center of gravity to maintain ease of operation when mounted on the X Series of cameras, known for their light weight and compact bodies.
Other product features
Maximum guide number of approx. 50 (ISO100･m) / 164 (ISO100·ft)*1
Zooming the illumination angle for the focal lengths of 24mm - 105mm*2, and covering the illumination angle of around 20mm*2 when the wide panel is used
Flash head that can be tilted up by 90 degrees, down by 10 degrees, to the left by 135 degrees and to the right by 180 degrees for bouncing light
Equipped with LED video light that can also be used as AF assist light and catch light
Registers up to ten combinations of various settings. Register settings to suit a specific shooting condition in advance, so that they can be activated quickly when required.
*1 At illumination angle for the focal length of 105mm (35mm format equivalent)
*2 35mm format equivalent