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Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash
|Price:||$159.95 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- TTL Flash for X100 and HS20
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|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 3 x 6.6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My go to external flash for my fujifilm xt1. I love to use this item when taking indoor shots that are action shots and also still shots as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DreamChii
I use this flash with my X-Pro2, and used it briefly with my X-Pro1 before upgrading. Focusses fast, and provides good exposure. It's easy to manage and does a great job. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shawn Barker
A wonderful complement for my HS50 camera.
It has a long throw and lights up a full room very well. Read more
This flash works well with Fujifilm FinePix S1. Fujifilm cameras have specific three pins on the hot-shoe that makes them partially compatible with the majority of other external... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David BenJoseph
not really faulting the flash given it's price relative to others on the market and what i've used before (SB-800). Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Chan