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Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash

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Product Description

EF-42 TTL Flash for X100 and HS20. Guide number 42.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.6 x 3 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight 9.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B004NROYVM
Item model number EF-42
Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #122 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Flashes > Shoe Mount Flashes
Date first available at Amazon.com February 8, 2011

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This is the same flash as the Sunpak PZ42x, except it has the proprietary Fuji TTL hotshoe connection instead of the Canon or Nikon hotshoe. The price difference from the Sunpak PZ42x has been steadily narrowing, and currently the Fuji EF-42 is only about $30 more than listed prices for the Sunpak.

I got this flash for my HS-20.

The flash has auto and manual features, and auto-zooms with the camera in the range of 24mm-105mm (35mm format). As long as you stay in this range, the flash has great coverage. For instance I can take pictures of my neighborhood at nighttime and get perfectly illuminated shots of houses over 200 feet away (at ISO 3200).

The TTL sensing can get confused from nearfield reflected light (especially in wide angle shots) and if there are any strongly reflective objects in the field, such as windows or street signs. That's probably more due to the camera auto exposure settings - if you use a manual camera mode and set it on Spot auto exposure instead of Multi or Whole field sensing, it seems to do better.

One other thing I noticed, the flash works in Macro mode, but will not fire when the camera is in Super Macro mode. You can take nice close up Macro shots of small objects with the head swiveled around as a bounce flash.

If you want to get a better idea of how this flash works, there are Youtube videos posted for the Sunpak PZ42x you can check out. They are the exact same flash.

All in all, it's great to finally have a TTL dedicated flash for the HS-20.
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If you don't mind carrying another piece of equipment and have the proper Fuji camera ( X or HS series), this unit will reward you with great flash pictures over an extended range and enhanced control of the quality of the lighting. The head swivels in two directions (great for portraiture) and a red focusing light extends focusing accuracy. The unit offers auto power zoom with the HS series cameras to get the most light output. The LCD back panel buttons let you fine tune the light output with the TTL metering for the best results. I recommend high-power (at least 2000 MAH) rechargeable batteries for the most economical operation as the unit does draw power. Several people have mentioned that this is a SUNPAK flash. That may be true as SUNPAK is a large OEM flash manufacturer, but you MUST purchase this particular model to get all the features to work with your camera and not damage it! My only quibble (and this applies to ALL shoe-mount flash units from any manufacturer regardless of price) is that they mount a top-heavy flash with a plastic foot. Spend a few dollars more and supply a metal foot to minimize the cost of any future repairs (maybe they are counting on this!). Otherwise, a great flash to own if you have proper Fuji camera model that will provide you with quality flash results!
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This is actually a rebranded Sunpak flash model, refitted with the proprietary Fuji hotshoe. I'm using it with a Fuji HS20 camera - one thing you should know, the flash's own focus assist light will not work with this particular camera (evidently the HS20 doesn't have the wiring to make that happen - no big deal since the HS20 has its OWN focus-assist light built-in). So if you purchase this flash unit and the light that's buried behind that red plastic front cover doesn't come on - it's okay, the flash isn't broken. The manual from Fuji specifically states that this function isnt going to work with all cameras. I've only had the unit for a week and have been very pleased with it thus far. I have NOT been able to find any written details as to this model's shutter sync speed - thus far, I've used the flash in TTL mode and at 1/30 shutter it's great. I've seen some forums where this flash is apparently able to sync with some of the Fuji line up to 1/2000.

All in all, it's going to be a great addition to the HS20 - it's a bit pricey for what it is but I'm quite glad I've purchased it.
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Pros:

1. Full TTL with Fuji cameras, such as X-E1 when used on camera
2. The most powerful of the current crop of Fuji flashes (GN: 42)
3. Well-made, relatively small flash
4. Versatile - can effectively be pointed in all directions.

Cons:

1. Can't be an optical slave for X-E1 - i.e. can't be triggered remotely via Commander mode found on X-E1!! How is that possible?!

Therefore, you have two choices if you want to use EF-42 off-camera with the Fujifilm X-System cameras:

1. Use radio controllers (Cons: Manual Mode only, the good radio controllers ones are expense, the inexpensive ones all have limitations and quirks)

2. Use off-camera shoe cord like the OC-E3 (I bought a generic, 33 ft. version of it made by YongNuo, sold under Neewer brand - "Neewer 10m 33ft TTL Off Camera Shoe Cord For Canon OC-E3 E5F"). You will retain full Fujifilm TTL capabilities, however now you have to mess with the cord.

This cord works well for distances of up to 15-20 feet; that said, however, the cord moves somewhat loosely within the boxy flash connector tip (not sure what's the proper name for it). I attempted to solve this problem by applying the Gorilla glue to the space between the cord and the tip; not sure yet how well that will work.
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