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Fujifilm EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • For Fujifilm X Series Cameras
  • Built-In Wide Diffuser
  • Guide Number of 20
  • Built-In Slave Mode
  • iFlash Technology

The Fujifilm EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras is a dedicated shoe-mount flash designed for X series cameras. This compact (1.4 x 2.3 x 1.9") and lightweight (3.5 oz) flash can be used in TTL mode. It also offers a built-in wide diffuser that allows it to be used with a 20mm (35mm equivalent) lens, as well as a built-in slave mode with pre-flash and non-pre-flash control available. Manual flash output can be selected from full power to 1/64 power. The EF-X20 runs on 2x AAA alkaline or Ni-MH batteries (not included).

Exposure Setting Dial
Enables flash compensation from -1EV to +1EV in increments of 1/3 stops in the TTL Auto mode. Enables flash output levels of 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 and 1/64 in the Manual mode. Immediate visual confirmation of settings even when the unit is turned OFF.
Lever For Setting Wide Panel
Raise the lever to support a focal length of down to 20mm (35mm film equivalent)--the guide number becomes 12.
Mounting Lock Release Button
Featuring a new mechanism that automatically locks the shoe-mount flash unit when it is placed on the hot shoe. The mechanism firmly fixes the flash unit in place without operating the locking bar or tightening the screw, just easy attachment.
Wireless Slave Flash Selector
To use the unit as a master flash, set the switch to X. To use the unit as a slave flash, set the switch to N-MODE if the master flash is the "non-preflash" type, and P-MODE if the master flash is the "preflash" type. The unit fires automatically upon detecting light from the master flash.
Compact and lightweight, yet offers a strong light intensity of guide number 20.
With FUJIFILM's unique flash control technology "i Flash technology", it can automatically optimize the amount of light suitable to every shooting condition.
Crafted from premium metal materials to complement the design of the X-Series cameras.
Ergonomic design for responsive dial control.
Built-in wide diffuser can be selected by using lever on the side of the flash.
Built-in "Slave Mode" for advanced photography.
Mount Shoe
Guide No. 20' (6.1 m) ISO100 at 50 mm position 1
Please Note:

Guide number of 12 when wide panel is used

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Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/64
TTL Dedication Yes
Bounce Head None
Swivel Head None
Coverage 20 mm (Full frame)
Zoom Head None
Recycle Time Approximately 5 - 6 seconds
Compensation -1 EV to +1 EV (in .33 EV steps)
Power Source 2x AAA Alkaline, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.4 x 2.3 x 1.9" / 3.6 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Weight 3.53 oz / 100 g
Fujifilm EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras
  • Tripod Mount
  • Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras
     
    4.3

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (25)

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      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (45)
    • Easy to use (39)
    • Durable (24)
    • Consistent output (21)
    • Versatile (19)

    Cons

    • Slow recycling (17)
    • Weak output (4)

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (44)
    • General purpose (30)
    • Portraits (14)
    • Photojournalism (11)
    • Night photography (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent product!

    The EF-X20 is a very compact, but powerful unit. It integrates flawlessly with the X10, both in appearance and functionality. It appears to be well constructed of quality materials and so it should...Read complete review

    The EF-X20 is a very compact, but powerful unit. It integrates flawlessly with the X10, both in appearance and functionality. It appears to be well constructed of quality materials and so it should for the rather steep price.

    The flash, when mounted on the hot-shoe of the X10, is positioned high enough for the lens hood to be used on the camera without a problem. The analogue flash intensity control dial is large and easy to see, which permits fast mode selection and adjustment. The dial is located conveniently on the top deck. The EF-X20's on-board exposure control/compensation range is broad and can be further extended by the incorporating the range offered via the camera.

    The optical slave feature works very well when the unit is used off-camera in manual (or non-TTL) mode. When used as a slave flash, there is a setting on the unit that ignores a TTL pre-flash from the camera. This then allows the main flash and the slave to fire in synchronization. It is a nice feature since not all cameras have a non-TTL or slave mode setting that can be used to reliably to trigger a slave unit.

    The unit can be used off-camera with full TTL functionality by using a third party remote flash cord. The Fuji X10 and EF-X20 combination is compatible with some Canon TTL cords or the equivalent. I have been satisfied with the Vello model "VEOCS3" TTL off-camera cord.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good quality dedicated fill-flash

    Purchased as a portable fill-flash for my X100. Using a lens hood blocks the built-in flash. A bit pricey compared to the EF-20 but it's sturdy and compact. Internal wide-angle diffuser means...Read complete review

    Purchased as a portable fill-flash for my X100. Using a lens hood blocks the built-in flash. A bit pricey compared to the EF-20 but it's sturdy and compact. Internal wide-angle diffuser means one less thing to lose. Nice and even light distribution. Exposures are spot-on when the ISO is set manually on my X100. Gets confused with Auto-ISO - turn this off when using the flash.

    Automatically locks to the hotshoe. Exposure compensation dial is a pleasure to use but is easily knocked out of position. Also turns itself off when the camera is turned off - this gets annoying as you have to press and hold the flashgun's power button and wait for it to recharge every time you turn the camera back on.

    I highly recommend using rechargeable or lithium AAAs as standard alkalines are dead within a handful of shots. I currently use Eneloops with it.

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    4.0

    compact flash

    By Sandman

    from New Mexico

    Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

    Small flash that does nice job at distances out to around 15 feet. Ability to slave unit allows multiple flash options. Ideal for x series cameras.

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    5.0

    Compact and powerful

    By bclook

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash
      • General Use

      Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

      I have been using this as a hand-held off-camera flash for my x100s with pretty good results. The flash is small and fits the aesthetic of the x100s.

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      3.0

      Right flash for the camera but...

      By KurtN

      from Montreal

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Slow Recycling

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

      Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

      Very nice compliment to the design and functionality of the X100s.A must for when you shoot with the filter and hood adapter attached which will otherwise cast a shadow in pictures taken with the built-in flash. I don't like the power button. I would prefer a lever-mechanical type button that you physically push into either the on or off position. Also the power button and LED should be on the side facing you and not on top. The LED lights are hard to see in sunlight. I find the flash stand adapter to be cheap and too tight - feels like I will one day wind up breaking the flash foot right off whilst trying to assemble or disassemble it.I also don't care for the fact it uses AAA batteries. Recycle times are slow and number of flashes per set of batteries is awful.In sum, buy it because it fits well, it's light, it's rugged (or so it appears), has good functionality with regards to the power setting wheel, great off camera abilities, and, you plan to travel with the least gear possible. On the other hand, If you plan not to purchase the filter adapter and hood set then I'd recommend you not bother as the built-in does an equally good job as a fill flash. If flash photography is your thing then spend your money elsewhere. I really think of this flash as a great travel companion and a toy to have fun with when going to a shoot means using only the gear you're wearing around your neck.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Tony

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

        Will use as fill in flash for portraiture. Like it because it's compact and matches the retro style of the Fuji X Cameras

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        4.0

        Fabulous litte addition

        By Reef

        from United Kingdom

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Slow Recycling

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

        Just adds that little extra when needed, and with very little burden.

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        • No

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        4.0

        It is what it is

        By The Flasher

        from MB, Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Slow Recycling
        • Weak Output

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash

        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

        It is good to have with you for fill-flash but be aware of its limitations: only GN 20, cannot be articulated when on camera. TTL function is good, but it is lost when used off camera (unless with a hot shoe cord). It's a good product but the price is outrageous. Well, sucker me,I bought one because I travel much and for that it is better than no flash. Also, Fuji camera is small so a small flash is suitable for it. I can use any of my Canon flashes on a Fuji in manual mode but they are waaaay oversized for a small camera.
        One other thing - if planning on using this flash frequently get a small recharger for Metal-hydrite (name???)AAA batteries and use these cells to save much money.

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        5.0

        A very useful pocketable(!) flash

        By Serotta rider

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Slow Recycling

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

        I love the ability to travel light with my Fuji X100s, and this flash is a perfect companion for it. My Canon kit (D5MkIII, big L series lenses, big flash) weighs a lot and takes a lot of space, so it gets left home a lot now that I have the X100s. The companion EF-X20 flash fits in a pocket so easily that it is an easy decision to bring it if it might be useful.

        I shot inside a dark cathedral last week with some weak ambient light. This flash produced just the right amount of fill flash to dramatically improve the shots over no flash. And despite the small size, when combined with the amazing low noise high ISO performance of the X100s camera, the flash was able to fill the whole large space of the cathedral. Amazing!

        I also love the simple, but quick and very useful, mechanical dial for exposure compensation or manual flash power settings. No buttons and menus to navigate, just turn and go, just like the X100s dials.

        The ability to trigger this remotely from the camera's flash is also a great feature. That adds so much flexibility over the built-in flash alone. While it comes with a tripod stand attachment, it is small and light enough to be held in place at an angle by wadding up some paper or something to act as a maleable stand. And its flat surfaces let you sit it on a shelf or whatever is handy without it falling over.

        Of course, with 2 AAA batteries you can't expect 100's of shots, but extra AAA's fit in a pocket pretty easily too. Unfortunately, the small batteries mean slow recycling time too (5-6 seconds). So it's not great for shooting a wedding or action, but is good for more casual or still shots.

        The built-in flash on the X100s is impressive for what it is, but this external flash adds easy flash power and exposure control, and cordless remote triggering - big features for such a tiny box.

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        5.0

        Perfect little flash

        By Flash Gordon

        from Maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

          Nice flash, works great when paired to the Fuji X100s.

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          4.0

          Cute little flash

          By JDFlood

          from Vancouver, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • General Use

            Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

            Great little flash for a great little camera. The nice thing is it size appropriate for the EX1 or 2. Integrates well. Batteries go pretty quick, but that is probably the correct trade off. Less power so the batteries would last longer would not make sense. I just got it, put it on the camera ans started using it. Easy to understand dials, although the big one you have to be a little careful not to bump it in between shots. It can easily be changed. Overall a great little flash. Although I would have liked it at $[$]better.

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            5.0

            Simple and effective

            By Ali Hanyaloglu

            from Massachusetts, USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

              If you have a FujiFilm X series camera with hot shoe this is a must-have. It's small, well-built and easy-to-use. The power is sufficient for taking portraits a little closer up than usual, but isn't going to brighten up a dark room much. The flash can be used on or off camera, providing some more creative lighting opportunities. But at least with my X-E2, the built-in flash will need to be fired too: you can at least reduce the power of that built-in flash. Comes with a nice little case to keep it protected. Recycling time has been OK so far, so keep in mind this is small and isn't going to give you continuous firing like the larger pro-grade flashes will. Finally, looks good on the X series of cameras too.

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              4.0

              Nice little flash

              By SoCalPhotoGeek

              from California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Weak Output

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use

              Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

              If you're looking for a non-intrusive flash for your Fuji camera, this is a nice option. As you would expect from the size, the light output isn't very high, but it makes up for that by not being disproportionately large on the camera.

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              5.0

              It's more than it seems

              By shooter

              from Bisbee

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                I got it to go with my x20, at first I was not sure it was any good, but after I got used to it I found it was great.

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                4.0

                Nice flash, very compact

                By Mike in SD

                from San Diego

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Strange Metering

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use

                Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                I like that this flash is smaller than typical speedlights, making it a more on-the-go flash that pairs well with the smaller size of the x100.

                One thing I noticed is that even though it is a TTL flash, when seated on the x100, it will outline the subject with a shadow while the onboard flash will not.

                Also, mine came without a tripod adapter. Apparently this was in err and B&H contacted Fujifilm to mail me a replacement. Thanks BH!

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                5.0

                You Need a Flash, Too

                By SteveWe

                from Fallbrook, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                  You need a flash to go with your X-E2. While this is a bare minimum flash, it's great. It has TTL, enough power for close subjects, a wide angle diffuser, and adjustablity. It's also small enough to fit in a coat pocket.

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                  1.0

                  Disappointing

                  By rhamp

                  from Valencia, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recycling
                    • Weak Output

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash

                    Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                    A month and a half after receipt it stopped firing with less than 20 actuations.

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                    5.0

                    Retro Flash Superiority

                    By Lowest Buddha

                    from Chapel Hill, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use

                      Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                      Dovetails with the X-Pro1 nicely - not too big and yet powerful enough when I need it. Love the regular/stock battery availability - tiny little thing too . . . love it.

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                      5.0

                      Great little flash!

                      By MichaelP

                      from Norfolk VA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use

                        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                        More powerful than it looks. Great for a touch of fill and best of all it can be used off camera in manual with fuji x series cameras!

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                        2.0

                        disappointing

                        By Jean Pierre Billard

                        from New York City , NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recycling

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash

                        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                        Because of the slow recycling time I find it useless in most cases. Use it as a fill flash
                        in outdoor situations...sometime...

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                        3.0

                        Good quality dedicated fill-flash

                        By azi

                        from Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recycling

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use

                        Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                        Purchased as a portable fill-flash for my X100. Using a lens hood blocks the built-in flash. A bit pricey compared to the EF-20 but it's sturdy and compact. Internal wide-angle diffuser means one less thing to lose. Nice and even light distribution. Exposures are spot-on when the ISO is set manually on my X100. Gets confused with Auto-ISO - turn this off when using the flash.

                        Automatically locks to the hotshoe. Exposure compensation dial is a pleasure to use but is easily knocked out of position. Also turns itself off when the camera is turned off - this gets annoying as you have to press and hold the flashgun's power button and wait for it to recharge every time you turn the camera back on.

                        I highly recommend using rechargeable or lithium AAAs as standard alkalines are dead within a handful of shots. I currently use Eneloops with it.

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                        4.0

                        EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash

                        By Eric

                        from Glendale Heights, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about EF-X20 Shoe-Mount Flash for Fujifilm X Series Cameras:

                              I use the flash on an X100 for party/bar pix.

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