Fujifilm announces development of new hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500 for X-Series cameras

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.

< Main Features >
  • 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.
< Main Specification >
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.

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