The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with the maximum guide number of
approx. 50. High-speed flash synchronization, FP mode, offers the flash at any
shutter speed. This means you can concentrate on shooting even when a faster
shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture
to produce beautiful bokeh.
The EF-X500 also features wireless multi-flash TTL auto function. Setting up multiple flashes and freely controlling light on a subject and background offers a creative result. The TTL auto function is available with multi-flash setup as well as single flash, so that you can start shooting without making additional adjustments to light output.
FP flash (high-speed flash sync) enables flash photography at any shutter speed
With cameras equipped 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. It prevented light from a conventional flash to reach only 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.
The 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. The EF-X500 frees photographers from being conscious about shutter speed limitations, and allows them to focus on shooting.
Wireless multi-flash TTL freely controlling light on subject and background to enable creative photography
The EF-X500 can be used in multi-flash setup to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. The TTL auto function is available with the multi-flash setup as well as single flash, so that you can start shooting without making additional adjustments to light output.
Multiple flashes can be controlled up to three groups, each of which can be set up with different light output, allowing you to fine-tune the light. The light output can also be adjusted from the camera.
Dust-resistant and weather-resistant capabilities expanding the scope of photographic fields when used with X Series cameras
This is the first dust-resistant and weather-resistant Fujifilm flash. Using the EF-X500 with the weather-sealed X Series of cameras can broaden your photographic fields.
Innovative design with low center of gravity creating a perfect harmony with the lightweight and compact X Series of digital cameras
The front side of the EF-X500's main body is applied with leather texture to compliment the design of the X Series. 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.
Some functions are available also for other X Series cameras equipped with a hot shoe, and FinePixHS20EXR / HS30EXR /HS50EXR.
(at illumination angle of 105mm)
Flash coverage: 24mm-105mm, Auto Zoom function,
Approx. 20mm when using the Wide Panel
Bounce: 90deg up, 10deg down, 135 deg left and 180 deg right
Color temperature: Approx. 5600K (at full output)
FP (high speed flash sync) mode: Supported
TTL compensation: -5.0EV - +5.0EV at 1/3-step increments
*This setting may not be reflected in some shooting conditions.
Manual flash power: 1/1~1/512 at 1/3-step increments
*Flash settings become slightly restricted in the FP mode.
Multi-flash power: 1/4~1/512 at 1/3-step increments
Number of flashes (at full power and full charge): Approx. 170 times (Nickel-hydrogen battery)
Operation modes: Master (TTL / Manual / Multi-Flash / OFF)
Slave (TTL / Manual / Multi-Flash / OFF)
Communication channels: Ch1 - 4
Slave unit groups: Up to 3 groups (A / B / C)
LED video light: Supported (built-in)
LED AF assist light / catchlight: Supported (built-in)
Reflector panel: Supported (built-in)
Diffuser: Supported (included)