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Fujifilm EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Guide Number of 138' (42 m) at ISO 100
  • Auto Zoom Adjusts for 24-105mm Range
  • Head Can Be Rotated Left and Right
  • Exposure Compensation +/-1.5 EV
  • Output Adjusts from Full to 1/64 Power
  • Focal Length Displays as APS-C or 35mm
  • Wide Panel Covers 20mm Range

The EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras is a lightweight, portable on-camera flash with a 138' (42 m) guide number @ ISO 100. It has auto zoom that automatically matches the focal length of the lens (24-105mm in 35mm format), and can be set for APS-C or full-frame 35mm use. Light output is adjustable from full power all the way down to 1/64 power. Exposure compensation of +/-1.5 EV in 1/2-stop steps helps you further refine your lighting. The flash head rotates 90° vertically, 180° to the left, and 120° to the right for total flexibility in directing your light. The EF42 is compatible with FinePix X100 / HS30EXR / HS33EXR / HS25EXR / HS28EXR / HS20EXR / HS22EXR / FUJIFILM X10, FUJIFILM X-S1, FUJIFILM X-Pro1 cameras. It operates on 4x alkaline or 4x NiMH AA batteries. Batteries are not included.

Shoe mount flash with a guide number of 138' (42 m) at ISO 100
Auto zoom automatically matches flash angle to lens focal lengths in the 24-105 mm range (35 mm format equivalent)
The flash head can be rotated 90° vertically, 180° left, or 120° right to provide bounce-flash lighting in nearly all situations
Exposure compensation of ±1.5 EV gives free rein to your creative powers. Choose from settings of -1.5, -1, -0.5, 0, +0.5, +1, and +1.5 EV
Manual flash level adjustment gives you a choice of full output (1/1) or 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64 of full power
Lens focal can be displayed during shooting either in APS-C (DIGITAL) or 35 mm (35mm) format
With coverage for focal lengths as short as 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent), the EF-42 can also be used for wide-angle shots
Compatible with FinePix X100 / HS30EXR / HS33EXR / HS25EXR / HS28EXR / HS20EXR / HS22EXR / FUJIFILM X10, FUJIFILM X-S1, FUJIFILM X-Pro1 cameras.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 138' (42.06 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position
Exposure Control TTL
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes, 300°
Coverage 24 mm - 105 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head Full frame: 24 mm - 105 mm
Off Camera Terminal None
Flash-ready Indicator None
Compensation None
Wireless Communication Channels None
Wireless Groups None
Power Source 4x AA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 4.6 x 4.0" / 6.3 x 11.7 x 10.2 cm
Weight 9.2 oz / 261 g Excluding batteries
Fujifilm EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras
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    EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 56 reviews)

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      (23)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Consistent output (33)
    • Good power output (33)
    • Lightweight (31)
    • Fast recycling (26)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Heavy (4)
    • Slow recycling (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (44)
    • Fill flash (35)
    • Portraits (25)
    • Night photography (23)
    • Photojournalism (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Decent choice for X Series cameras

    I just received my Fuji EF-42 flash unit, and I have some random thoughts to share, in case anyone else is interested in it. First, some background: I have a lot...Read complete review

    I just received my Fuji EF-42 flash unit, and I have some random thoughts to share, in case anyone else is interested in it. First, some background: I have a lot of flash units, ranging from a dozen or so speedlights to various monolights to big studio pack and head systems. At work I tend to light a lot of different assignments, so working with on- and off-camera flash is something I do pretty much every day.

    When I got the Fuji X system, I decided that the high-ISO capabilities were so good that I would not buy a flash to go with it. No need. And anyway I can always stick a Canon speedlight up there and use it on manual, right? Yeah, ok, so I've shot a couple of things recently where I could really have used a flash, and a TTL flash is just so much easier to use on-camera. So I ordered this one.

    The EF-42 is about the same size as a Canon 430 EX II. It takes 4 AA batteries and has a guide number in the same range as any other 4-AA speedlight. Not wildly powerful, but not bad. The control interface is very simple -- an on/off switch, a charge lamp/test button, and two control buttons: Mode, and Select. The head is fully articulated and can be turned it almost any direction; there is no interlock on this movement.

    Output can be varied with Exposure Compensation, 1.5 stops in either direction. Manual control is possible, too, from full to 1/64 power in full stops. The control interface is kludgy -- scroll through every setting using the MODE button until you reach the setting you want to change, then use the SEL button to change that setting, then wait several seconds for the unit to reset.

    With fully charged NiMH batteries, recycle times were about twice as long as a Canon 430 II flash unit.

    Performance: OK, this is what counts, right? TTL exposures seem very good, especially for bounced flash. The camera gives me perfect fill-flash from the EF42, and maintained the perfect overall exposure and color balance. Surprisingly, I can use this with my usual full-auto settings on my X Pro 1 and XE-1 cameras, including auto-ISO and auto white balance, and the camera and flash work very well together on the final exposure.

    Overall impressions: Not bad. Construction and user interface aren't the same as the Canon speedlights. The size is just about right for an X Pro 1 -- it's large, but not overwhelming. It might be too large on an X100S, though. If one needs a fully capable TTL flash for the X series, this is probably the best choice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It might depend on your camera

    This is my first external flash, so I am not the 'expert' in capabilities and uses of flash. I bought it to go with my Fujifilm HS20 EXR and this is one of...Read complete review

    This is my first external flash, so I am not the 'expert' in capabilities and uses of flash. I bought it to go with my Fujifilm HS20 EXR and this is one of two available flashes for that camera. I am happy that I bought this flash because it dramatically improves the low-light performance of the camera.Let me start with the flash itself. It has an LCD panel and four controls OFF/ON, TEST, MODE and SEL. using the MODE button is the way to navigate the functions and SEL is how you select within each mode. I suggest you consult the manual for enhanced detail before you use this flash with your Fujifilm Camera. TTL settings are 35mm and DIGITAL. They had little effect on behavior in my use of the flash. ZOOM mode settings are varied and have the most effect on the camera/flash interaction, in my view. There is an 'AUTO' setting wherein the flash tracks the zoom values of the HS20 and a manual mode wherein you can set the lighting to approximate the zoom setting. There are two exposure modes, '+' and '-' wherein you can increase/decrease the 'exposure level' generated by the flash. The manual settings on the flash are independent of the camera settings, as far as I experienced. Pulling out the diffuser in front of the flash causes the [WP] indicator to display in the center of the LCD panel and it changes the behavior of the flash. In my experience, it lowers the flash level considerably. I'll have to practice with it more extensively before commenting further. There is no true, documented description of the interaction of this flash with my HS20 EXR and behavior must be discovered through trial and effort. In most of the HS20's operating modes, the flash tracks the cameras focal length from 24mm to 105mm and flashes appropriately. In the camers's manual mode, the flash does not always flash brightly enough to illuminate more than the central area of the picture. if that is the desired effect then take note and practice. In AUTO and EXR modes, the camera behaves more consistently and with better illumination. It still tracks focal length, to a degree, but certainly produces more light and more importantly, better distribution on light.But there are some drawbacks. the AF-assist light does not work for this camera. I tried several modes, including EXR modes, AUTO and Manual. The AF-assist light never worked. There are no camera settings that make it work. In fact, if the camera detects the flash, it automatically sets itself to EXTERNAL flash mode. additionally, red-eye settings do not work and are unsettable on the camera when the flash is attached. as per my reading, this is a re-fit of the Sunpak PZ42x, which means little to me. Considering Fujifilm contracted this flash, I would have loved to see better interaction between the features of the camera and the capabilities of the flash. I have read that this flash also works with several other Fujifilm cameras. I wonder if they also suffer from the same drawbacks or have differing flaws, depending on the model. My best initial results came with the camera mode set to AUTO. I give this one three stars because it does have benefits and definitely improves my results with the Fujifilm HS20 EXR. It simply does not stand out as exceptionally featured or especially functional. Warning: be sure to turn the flash off manually because it will wake up occasionally even though it will automatically shut off after 5 minutes or so of non-use. I use Sanyo Eneloops and they last a very long time.

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    5.0

    Excellent flash

    By Patrick D.

    from Stockton, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

      Very strong. Tilts up, left and right. Wish changing power output was easier.

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      4.0

      Solid Little Speed Light

      By Dave the Frustrated Fly Fisherguy

      from Santa Clarita, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Good Specs For Price Pnt
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Ac Capability

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use
      • Night Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits

      Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

      Solid little TTL speed light. Does what it says it does. Easy to read LCD controls for full auto TTL with plus and minus EV stops, and full manual control. Good out to forty ft. plus. I especially like the ability of this flash to pan from left to right and the multiple head angles. Makes for versatility for bounce situations.

      I use this flash on camera currently but plan to use it and possibly another one for off-camera and remote slave applications for portraiture.

      Good bang for the price. Only request I have would be an AC adaptor. Decent build quality. It's not a tank but then again, tanks cost much more. I'd give it a thumbs up recommendation. Oh yeah, this unit has a very quick recycle time.

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      4.0

      Reliable flash

      By Josh

      from New Zealand

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

        sturdy and reliable workhorse. nothing too fancy.

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        4.0

        does what it supposed to

        By Absolutic

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

            At this point if you want fully-functional flash for Fuji with TTL this is your only choice. It works as advertised, of course there is not High Speed Sync with Fuji X system, unless you use it with X100/100s where the Flash Xsync is high. I knocked one star off because this is the only flash I have purchased in a long time that DID NOT come with a foot.

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            5.0

            good flash, not amazing

            By dave

            from harrisburg,pa

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

              Works, and works well. Wish it was a tad more powerrful, but really haven't run into much of an issue yet. Would like to see a built in bounce card.

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              5.0

              Value priced electronic flash for Fuji

              By Lee

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography

                Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                My wife has not really had a chance to use it to any extent but it appears to be well made, light weight and very functional, not too complicated and has many settings you can use if you want to. Wish it would have come with a protective case like my Canon flash did.The flash is used mainly for vacation photography in churches, museums and etc

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                4.0

                Great for the price

                By Luke B

                from Asheville

                Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                Let me start by saying that I'm normally a Canon shooter and am used to their high quality speed lights. I got this light to complement my new Fuji x-t1 walk around camera.

                Its a great, no bells, no whistles flash. It has TTL but not a lot more. It's controls are very basic but also easy to use. The housing feels a little flimsy compared to a Canon or Nikon but at 1/2 - 1/3 of the price it is good enough for me. It'll take some knocks into the wall but don't drop it.

                If you have a fuji or just want an extra manual flash for use with RF triggers, this is a great choice.

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                4.0

                Does the job...sometimes.

                By DanT

                from NE US

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast Recycling
                • Powerful Output

                Cons

                • Fuji Stealth Settings

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Photojournalism

                Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                I have 3 of these flashes. One of them broke after a few months of low use. Fuji sent me a new one.

                The flash does the job. But the way I configure my Fuji the flash wont fire. I've lost a few shots that way. By the time I reprogram everything the photo op is gone.

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                4.0

                Good powerful flash at reasonable price

                By Dave G

                from Missoula, MT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful Output
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                  This flash performs well. It is powerful, fast to recharge, easy to use and works well in automatic mode. The price is low compared to that of other major camera manufactures. The only negative is that the display is a bit hard to read.

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                  4.0

                  Good Flash

                  By Mazevision

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Recycling
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful Output

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                    Small, powerfull, TTL works great on my Fuji cameras. Build is ok for the price, not as sturdy as other manufacturers.

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                    4.0

                    good value

                    By Arglebargle

                    from Syracuse NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recycling

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use

                    Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                    Not as solidly built or as technically sophisticated as my Nikon speed lights were, but MUCH less expensive than they were. No wireless TTL but I'm using a relatively inexpensive 3rd party flash cable for off-camera TTL, and it seems to work fine. I'm confident this will meet my needs for those occasions when I want to add some light.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great little gem

                    By camera freak

                    from vancouver, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Light Weight
                    • Powerful Output
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Not Interchangeable

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                    Powerful & flexible with its tiltable & rotation head. Flash serves the purpose as its name intended, great price and great products. Enough light output in a big room.

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                    4.0

                    Perfect complement for an X-E2

                    By photog

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                      I love my X-E2 - a truly superlative camera - that is unfortunately hobbled by its built-in flash.

                      Adding an EF-42 to the mix changes the equation considerably, and makes it possible to take truly awesome low light images.

                      The flash is designed very well - both in terms of its mechanical swivels, as well as its electronic controls.

                      My favorite feature? It did not overheat even though I really pushed it at 1/1 for about 15 shots waiting just long enough for it to recharge.

                      Unfortunately, its weak link is the battery compartment. My first thought when I saw the battery cover hinge was that it had broken in transit. However, it seems to be the way this unit has been designed. I'll have to watch how this behaves over time.

                      Also, its recharge time seems to be slower than other strobes I've used. Nothing alarming, just noticeable.

                      Overall - this flash is highly recommended.

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                      4.0

                      Decent choice for X Series cameras

                      By Ken Bennett

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                        I just received my Fuji EF-42 flash unit, and I have some random thoughts to share, in case anyone else is interested in it. First, some background: I have a lot of flash units, ranging from a dozen or so speedlights to various monolights to big studio pack and head systems. At work I tend to light a lot of different assignments, so working with on- and off-camera flash is something I do pretty much every day.

                        When I got the Fuji X system, I decided that the high-ISO capabilities were so good that I would not buy a flash to go with it. No need. And anyway I can always stick a Canon speedlight up there and use it on manual, right? Yeah, ok, so I've shot a couple of things recently where I could really have used a flash, and a TTL flash is just so much easier to use on-camera. So I ordered this one.

                        The EF-42 is about the same size as a Canon 430 EX II. It takes 4 AA batteries and has a guide number in the same range as any other 4-AA speedlight. Not wildly powerful, but not bad. The control interface is very simple -- an on/off switch, a charge lamp/test button, and two control buttons: Mode, and Select. The head is fully articulated and can be turned it almost any direction; there is no interlock on this movement.

                        Output can be varied with Exposure Compensation, 1.5 stops in either direction. Manual control is possible, too, from full to 1/64 power in full stops. The control interface is kludgy -- scroll through every setting using the MODE button until you reach the setting you want to change, then use the SEL button to change that setting, then wait several seconds for the unit to reset.

                        With fully charged NiMH batteries, recycle times were about twice as long as a Canon 430 II flash unit.

                        Performance: OK, this is what counts, right? TTL exposures seem very good, especially for bounced flash. The camera gives me perfect fill-flash from the EF42, and maintained the perfect overall exposure and color balance. Surprisingly, I can use this with my usual full-auto settings on my X Pro 1 and XE-1 cameras, including auto-ISO and auto white balance, and the camera and flash work very well together on the final exposure.

                        Overall impressions: Not bad. Construction and user interface aren't the same as the Canon speedlights. The size is just about right for an X Pro 1 -- it's large, but not overwhelming. It might be too large on an X100S, though. If one needs a fully capable TTL flash for the X series, this is probably the best choice.

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                        5.0

                        Good, powerful and affordable flash

                        By Oleksandr

                        from Victoria, BC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful Output
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                        Nice flash unite to complement X-Pro1. I purchased it to experiment with fill/bounce flash photography and mainly because my current EF-X20 has a very slow recharge cycle. While I am not an experienced user, I can say that EF42 works much better in any task I through at it. I also got Garry Fong's Lightsphere as a diffuser for the flash and I simply love it!

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                        5.0

                        EF42 Shoe Mount Flash

                        By Markotaly

                        from Joliette, QC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Recycling
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                          Just bough the product. Easy set up. Work very good on automatic mode on my Fuji HS30EXR. Lot better light than the pop up flash. I recommand this product.

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                          5.0

                          Works great in Darker Situation

                          By Will the Fatchinaman

                          from Fountain Valley, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                            I bought this flash as a compliment to my Fuji EF-20 Shoe Mount Flash to be used with my FUJI X-E1 body in situation where the darker background makes the smaller flash useless. So far both occassion that I used this flash the results are more than perfect.

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                            5.0

                            Simple to use, and does the job

                            By Analog Guy

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use

                              Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                              This is a simple to use flash, and of course because it is designed for the fuji x system, it works great with my fuji x100. It doesn't have the build quality of the top-fo-the line Nikon flashes. But then, its price is very reasonable.

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                              5.0

                              Good results with minimal knowledge

                              By Mike

                              from Québec, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Powerful Output

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use

                              Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                              I'm a long time digital photographer (I've had digital cameras for the 13 years) but it's the first time I buy a real external flash(I actually have another one, but it's manual and I can hardly use it).

                              The Fuji EF42 is a bit large, but it works great.

                              My skills:
                              In the past, almost everytime I used my external flash, I didn't get good results so I prefered to use the internal flash. I Understand how Speed, Apperture, ISO, ... work but when you have 5 seconds to take the picture and have to calculate everything quickly, bad bad bad most of the time.

                              Now, the pictures are great! It took approximately 10 minutes to read the user manual and it worked great! I use it with a HS20EXR and it can handle the 24mm wide angle pretty well. Even when I try some weird configurations, it turns out good. I'm almost afraid that thae flash is smarter than the user... ;-)

                              I 100% recommend this flash to any users that want to take good pictures and that don't know all the twists of the "P" mode! Let's get rid of the 15 feet distance limit!

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                              4.0

                              Great strobe, light and bright!

                              By Rick

                              from Arroyo Grande CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Slow Recycling

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about EF42 Shoe Mount Flash for FUJIFILM Cameras:

                              I bought this flash for my X Pro1 Fuji camera, I was amazed how good it was right out of the box on TTL, great reach, light plastic but sturdy enough to satisfy. I wish it had a metal shoe, my only disappointment.

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                              Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your flash.

                              Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                              • You Pay: $1.23
                               
                              Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                              • You Pay: $14.50
                               

                              Flash Diffusers

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                              Vello -  Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Nikon SB-600 & Olympus FL-36 Speedlights
                              • You Pay: $9.50
                               

                              Softboxes

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                              Vello -  Universal Softbox with Colored Gels Kit for Portable Flash (Small)
                              • You Pay: $20.75
                               

                              Bouncers

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                              Vello -  Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
                              • You Pay: $14.95
                               

                              Reflectors

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                              Vello -  5" Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash
                              • You Pay: $22.50
                               

                              Flash Mounting

                              Vello -  Compact Shoe Stand for Universal Shoe Mount Accessories
                              • You Pay: $7.95
                               
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