The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with the maximum guide number of approx. 50 (ISO100·m) / 164 (ISO100·ft). Its support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) means the flash can be fired at any shutter speed. This means you can concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh. EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Set up multiple flashes to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.
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. Because of this, light from a conventional flash can only reach a small section of the sensor. This is why a slower shutter speed must be used in flash photography, with the range of available shutter speeds severely limited.
EF-X500 supports the FP mode (high-speed flash sync), in which the flash outputs continuous light while the first and second curtains travel across the sensor, thereby enabling flash photography at any shutter speed. When shooting with a near-maximum aperture to create beautiful bokeh, the shutter speed tends to go higher. This flash mode frees photographers from having to be conscious about shutter speed limitations, and instead allows them to focus on shooting
EF-X500 can be used in multi-flash setup to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output. Multiple flashes can be controlled in up to three groups, each of which can be set up to have different light output, allowing you to fine-tune the space of light. As the light output can also be adjusted from the camera, you don’t need to set it down for lighting control.
Dust-resistant and water-resistant capabilities expanding the scope of photographic fields when used with X Series cameras
The front side of EF-X500's main body is applied with leather texture to compliment the design of the X Series cameras. It is designed with low center of gravity to maintain ease of operation when mounted on the X Series cameras, known for their lightweight and compact bodies.
Battery pack "EF-BP1" The external battery pack "EF-BP1" takes eight AA batteries to shorten charging time and improve the number of flashes per charge.
Hot-show mount flash
Compatible cameras *1
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 *2, X-T2, X-T1 *2
|Flash head||Guide number
approx. 50 (ISO100·m) / 164 (ISO100·ft)
24mm-105mm *3, Auto Zoom function, Approx. 20mm when using the Wide Panel *3
90°up, 10°down, 135°left and 180°right
Approx. 5600K (at full output)
FP (high speed flash sync) mode
|Exposure control||Exposure control system
TTL, Manual, Multi-flash (Manual)
-5.0EV - +5.0EV at 1/3-step increments
1/1-1/512 at 1/3-step increments
1/4-1/512 at 1/3-step increments
|Charge||Firing interval (at full power and full charge)
Approx. 2.5 seconds (Nickel-hydrogen battery)
Number of flashes (at full power and full charge)
Approx. 170 times (Nickel-hydrogen battery)
|Wireless multi-flash system||Communication method
Master (TTL / Manual / Multi-Flash / OFF)
Ch1 - 4
Slave unit groups
Up to 3 groups (A / B / C)
|Other functions||Wireless slave flash
Supported (P-MODE /N-MODE)
LED video light
LED AF assist light / catchlight
|Power source||Power source
Four AA batteries (LR6, or Ni-MH)
External power source
Battery Pack EF-BP1 (optional)
|Dimensions and weight||Dimensions
Approx. 124.0mm (H) x 67.2mm (W) x 107.3mm (D)
Approx. 380g (excluding batteries)
*1 See the latest list of compatible cameras on Fujifilm website
*2 Firmware update is required for FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and X-T1.
*3 35mm format equivalent
*4 Supported cameras only