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07 Jul Introducing the “Hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500” for the X Series digital cameras

Introducing the “Hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500” for X Series digital cameras

Enabling flash photography at high shutter speeds or using multiple units in sync

July 7, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that, in September, 2016, it will add the high-end multi-function external flash “Hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500” to the lineup of accessories for the X Series of digital cameras.

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 controling light on a subject and background offer 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.

1. Product name, release date, pricing

Product name Release date Recommended retail price Hot-shoe mount flash EF-X500 September, 2016 Open

2. Main product features

① 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.