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Fujifilm Develops New Hot-Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500 for X-Series Cameras to Expand Your Photography with High-Speed Synchronization & Multiple Flash TTL Auto Functions



A new high-end external flash is being developed to complement
FUJIFILM X cameras with high-speed synchronization and
multiple flash TTL auto functions

Valhalla, N.Y., January 14, 2016FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a leader in premium mirrorless cameras, today announced that it is developing a new high-end external shoe mount flash, the FUJIFILM 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 X-Series camera accessory line-up in May 2016. Price to be confirmed.

Designed with FUJIFILM X cameras in mind
The new FUJIFILM EF-X500 external flash will feature a low-profile, premium design that is perfectly suited to complement the style of the compact and lightweight X-Series cameras.

With high-speed synchronization (FP), the new EF-X500 supports the 1/8000 sec. shutter speed featured in the new, flagship model FUJIFILM X-Pro2, as well as other Fujifilm X cameras.

The multiple flash-unit TTL auto function unleashes users’ creativity by allowing them to control any lighting conditions so it will accompany their X-Series camera in all low light and studio applications.

Fujifilm has added a weather and dust resistant build making the EF-X500 flash the perfect companion for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-Pro2 to further enhance their rugged, weather resistant capabilities.


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 coverage 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

(Available range and step depend on the camera model)

High-speed synchronization (FP) Capable (supported cameras 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 channels 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


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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