Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash is a powerful flash (guide number of 42 (ISO 100, m/ft)) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It features maximum guide number 42 (ISO 100, m/ft), Recycling time Alkaline: 3.5 s, NiMH: 3.0 s, Operating temperature up to 0°C to 40°C, and the flash head that can be moved up to 90° vertically, 180° left, or 120° right. The Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash measures 116 mm x 64 mm x 102 mm and weighs 260 g (excluding batteries).
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Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash Features & Specifications
Powerful and versatile, the Fujifilm EF-42 flashgun matches up with the FinePix HS20 and X100 cameras to provide complete TTL performance.
For precise lighting, the flash can be moved 90° upward, 180° to the left and 120° to the right, flexibly supporting bounce shooting and other operations.
Allowing reference by different values, the focal length display can be switched between the digital display (APS-C) and the 35-mm film size converted display on the LCD while the wide range of functions and user-friendly controls make the EF-42 easy to use.
The guide number of 24 to 42 changes automatically to the lens focal length while the flash will also zoom automatically between 24mm and 105mm (up to 20mm with the wide panel).
Allowing full manual control, the EV can be adjusted in 7 steps (-1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, +1.5) while the power ratio can be adjusted in 7 steps (FULL,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32,1/64).
When shooting in the dark or dimly lit places, the near infrared assist light is automatically illuminated to enable automatic focusing.
Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash Expert Reviews
Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash User Reviews
Intelligent TTL, works
“This flash seems well made, not too heavy. Very intuitive to use. Powerful and recycles fast using Lithium AA batteries. Works perfect with the Fujifilm HS20EXR camera. ” – By Marika E. Buchberger “Shutter Bug”
Dedicated TTL flash for Fuji HS-20 and X-100
“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).” – By DarthRad
Flash is Flashy
“This flash matches up with my Fuji camera. It takes up where the in-camera flash leaves off is works quite well. I am still learning to use its settings in concert with the camera but it likely won’t be a problem.” – By firemc2
A nice companion for the Fuji HS20
“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.” – By A. McCullough
“I just got this flash for my hs20 and it is the best. The recycle time on a full charge is as fast as you can take pictures but it cannot keep up with rapid shoot burst modes. ” – By L. Baker
Fuji EF-42 external flash unit
“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.” – By Richard P. Muraski
Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash User Manual
- Download Fujifilm EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash User Manual (PDF – 14MB)
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