Bolt VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

Bolt VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

Bolt VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras

B&H # BOVS260F MFR # VS-260F
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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Fujifilm TTL
  • Guide Number: 72' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 35mm (Full Frame)
  • Tilts Upward 90° with Five Positions
  • AF Assist Light for Low Light
  • Automatic Power Saving Function
  • Recycle Time: 0.3-10 Seconds
  • 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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The VS-260F Mini On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras from Bolt is a dedicated TTL flash for use with Fujifilm cameras. The VS-260 features a guide number of 72' at ISO 100 and an adjustable tilt head with five set positions: 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, and 90°. The flash covers a 35mm range (in 35mm/full frame format) and also offers rear curtain synchronization for shooting at slower shutter speeds. It has an autofocus assist for low-light photography, and an automatic power-saving function that turns the flash off when it's inactive for three minutes. The VS-260 is powered by 2 easily found AA batteries. The flash duration is between 1/2000 and 1/40,000 second. Compatible with Fujifilm TTL metering system.

Full compatibility with Fujifilm TTL metering system
Adjustable five-position flash head
Autofocus-assist for low-light photography
Rear-curtain sync
Automatic power-saving function
UPC: 847628586505
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Bolt VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bolt VS-260F specs

    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 72'  / 21.95 m ISO 100 at 50 mm Position
    Exposure Control TTL
    Bounce Head 0 to +90°
    Swivel Head None
    Coverage - mm (Full Frame)
    Zoom Head None
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.3 - 10 Seconds
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Wireless Operation None
    Power Source 2x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 3.9 x 2.0" / 6.6 x 9.9 x 5.1 cm
    Weight 4.6 oz / 130 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.4"

    Bolt VS-260F reviews

    VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for Fujifilm Cameras is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uneven Light Output/Falloff Purchased the Bolt VS-260F to use with my X100S as a walk around flash to replace my dead Fujifilm EF-X20. The flash is made well for the price with a minimalist design. However, the light output is uneven with a dark band of underexposed area covering the lower 1/3 of the frame. The falloff is about 2/3 to 1 stop. Too much for me, so it will be returned to B&H. Also, despite the advertised very short flash duration, it will not sync at 1/4000 sec. I tried this flash with my X-E2 with a 27mm and a 60mm lens. With the 27mm, there is still a slight falloff visible. The 60mm shows no falloff. Another thing to consider with this flash is that the end of the flash head will tilt up but not down. With the close focusing ability of the X100S, it's to bad that the head will not tilt down for semi-macro work : (
    Date published: 2016-11-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Be careful of compatibility. I got this to attempt to fill the gap between the smallest Fuji flash for the X-T1 (the one that comes with the body) and the EF-42 which does the job for me, but is a bit too large to carry in a small bag with the camera. The Bolt flash fits the size requirement and the output is approximately mid-way between the two Fuji flashes, but the verdict is still out on its ability to provide sufficient fill flash at a distance in bright sunlight given the restrictions on shutter speed imposed by the body. A benefit of the slightly larger size is the flash is further above the lens than the smaller units so there is less danger of shadowing from the lens or its shade. However, there are several concerns 1) The unit simply doesn't work with my X-PRO(the flash fires, but the body wasn't aware of the flash so it is easy to leave the shutter speed set too high and of course there is no exposure control), despite the claim to be compatible with all Fuji X models. It does work as advertised with the X-T1 and X-T10. 2) It should be regarded as a disposable unit given the flimsy locking mechanism for attachment to a hotshoe. That's OK given the price, but be forewarned. I don't have enough experience with it yet to have a problem with a failure, but it feels like one waiting to happen. 3) Recycle time is a bit long for the full exposures needed as fill in sunlight. Perhaps metallic lithium batteries will minimize this problem, but that's an issue on long trips if the batteries aren't interchangeable (I use rechargeable AA's for everything else).
    Date published: 2016-02-16
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