Fujifilm have announced development of the EF-X500 hot-shoe flash, providing High Speed Sync when used in combination with the new Fujifilm X-2 Pro mirrorles cameras, as well as optic wireless master and slave modes.
The low profile form of the EF-X500 is designed to suit the the compact and lightweight Fujifilm X-Series cameras, while still providing a solid Guide Number 50m (ISO100) at 105mm zoom.
The high end EF-X500 provide dust and weather sealing, as well as an external battery port.
The EF-X500 have also introduced optic wireless master and slave modes, allowing up to 3 groups (A / B / C) of remote EF-X500 flashes to be controlled off camera with TTL capabilities.
(Though unfortunately there is no wireless radio communication available a this stage).
January 15, 2016
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it is developing a new high-end external flash “SHOE MOUNT FLASH 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 camera “X-Series” system accessory line-up in May 2016.
- Low-profile, premium design that is perfectly suited to compact and lightweight X-Series cameras.
- High-speed synchronization (FP) that supports the 1/8000 sec. shutter found in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2.
- Multiple flash-unit TTL auto function unleashes users’ creativity by allowing them to control any lighting conditions.
- Weather and dust resistant making it the perfect companion for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-Pro2, which have the same levels of protection.
|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 coverag e is approx.. 20mm.
|Bounce capability||Flash head tilts down to 10° or up to 90° and rotates horizontally 135° to the left and 180° to the right.|
|Color temperature||Approx. 5600K|
|Flash modes||TTL / Manual / Multi.(repeating flash)|
|Flash exposure compensation||-5.0 – +5.0, 1/3 step
(The available range and step depend on camera models)
|High-speed synchronization (FP)||Capable (supported camera only)|
|Manual||1/1 – 1/512, 1/3 step|
|Multi.(repeating flash)||1/4 – 1/512, 1/3 step, 1-500Hz, 2 – 100 flashes|
|Wireless communication type||Optical pulse communication (in multiple flash-unit photography operation)|
|Wireless modes||Master and Remote|
|Communication cannels||From 1 to 4.|
|Remote groups||Up to three groups (A / B / C)|
|Power source||Four LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries,
four FR6 (AA-size) lithium batteries, or
four HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries(optional).
|External Power Source||BATTERY PACK EF-BP1 (optional)|
|Dimensions||W67.5 x H123.9 x D106 (mm)|
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Fujifilm EF-X500 hot-shoe flashes should be available in May 2016. Prices have not yet been specified.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 mirrorless digital camera bodies are available for pre-order now for $1699.95 –
Fujifilm – Website