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FUJIFILM EF-42 Flash

BH #FUEF42 • MFR #600011690
FUJIFILM
FUJIFILM EF-42 Flash
Key Features
  • Compatible with FUJIFILM TTL
  • Guide Number: 138' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (20mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
Providing users with a portable lighting solution, the EF-42 Flash from FUJIFILM features a guide number of 138' at ISO 100 and 105mm and is fully compatible with FUJIFILM cameras, offering TTL flash metering support. The flash head itself has a zoom range from 24-105mm with full-frame cameras which can be extended down to 20mm with a wide-angle panel. Also, bounce flash is possible with tilting upward 90° and rotation 120° right and 180° left, for full control over light placement.
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FUJIFILM EF-42 Overview

Providing users with a portable lighting solution, the EF-42 Flash from FUJIFILM features a guide number of 138' at ISO 100 and 105mm and is fully compatible with FUJIFILM cameras, offering TTL flash metering support. The flash head itself has a zoom range from 24-105mm with full-frame cameras which can be extended down to 20mm with a wide-angle panel. Also, bounce flash is possible with tilting upward 90° and rotation 120° right and 180° left, for full control over light placement.

The flash offers full manual controls if desired from 1/1 to 1/64 power as well as exposure compensation from -1.5 to +1.5 EV in 1/2 EV steps. Also, the front of the unit has an AF assist light and it has a recycle time of 3 to 3.5 seconds at full power. It runs on 4 AA batteries.

Zoom focal length can be set to either 35mm or APS-C formats with ranges of 24-105mm and 16-70mm respectively
Color temperature of approximately 5600K
Battery life of about 220-240 full power flashes
Locking hot shoe mount
UPC: 074101009132

FUJIFILM EF-42 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number137.8' / 42 m at ISO 100 (50 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 105 mm
20 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head0 to +90°
Swivel Head300°
Recycle TimeApprox. 3 to 3.5 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlFUJIFILM TTL
Flash ModesNone
Power Range1/1 to 1/64 (Manual)
Flash Compensation-1.5 to +1.5 EV (1/2 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationNone
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.5 x 4.6 x 4" / 64 x 116 x 102 mm
Weight9.17 oz / 260 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 3.6 x 3.3"

FUJIFILM EF-42 Reviews

Works as advertised

By Randal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

I mostly needed a flash for macro photography and so far this flash has worked just fine for my XT3 and 80mm lens. I've hardly ever used a flash before so I wanted something quick and easy to use, which this is. I've shot a few hundred pics using the flash and the flash is still recharging quickly. That is, the batteries are holding up well. For me, this was a great purchase.

The flash that could.

By P G
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-31

This is (Fujifilm EF-42) a very good flash, small, reliable. It takes 2-4 sec to recharge, but takes my old HS30EXR longer to write files to the card (both raw and JPEG). So problems there. The flash follows camera's focal distance up to 70 mm (lanse goes to 130 mm or so). I don't think the focus assist light works with my camera, it only uses camera light for AF assist purposes, but the speedlight's. I am using rechargeable batteries with this flash, they work just fine (Enelopes).

All this with plastic shoe?

By Tom in DC
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-10

Works quite well with my Fuji cameras, I just wish the shoe mount were metal instead of plastic, or at least the mount should have had a lock pin instead of the screw down locking clamp that stresses the plastic shoe mount.

Seems good for my application

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-30

Bought this as a more compact flash, than my ef-x500, to put into a pack for taking hiking. My plan is to use as more of a fill flash when taking outdoor photos. I haven't used it yet except to test fire and take a few shots, so therefore only 4 stars. It is pretty simple, with only two buttons to get through the menus, which makes getting through them a bit tedious. It has no switch to lock it onto the hot shoe. Have to use the dial screw to secure it. I like the smaller size and the fact that the head pivot doesn't have a push button to release actually works better for me: If the unit gets a little compressed in my pack, the head can pivot on its own and it's less likely to break. If it does break, I guess it's better than having my ef-x500 break, for sure!

Ample, reasonably priced flash.

By Andrea
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-20

I like the medium size of this flash. Not as big as the 500, but has swivel and bounce and enough power. Simple easy to use controls and TTL.

Fujifilm EF-42

By Bluetick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-08

I have just recently received it and have not given it a decent workout yet. Nevertheless, for what I've done with it so far I'm pleased with its performance. One nit-pick, however: The screen text size for the Integrated Flash Range Indicator is so small that I can't read it and I'll bet others will agree. Guess I'll just have to memorize the distances from the Owner's Manual.

Flash Unit Meets My Needs

By John K
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-10

I am using unit with a Fuji XPro2. The flash output is fine for my occasional use. Recycle time is good. I read previous comments that the unit is not as well built as Nikon SB flash units. I did not notice shortcomings in that area but may with extended use. Previously I worked with Nikon cameras, lenses and flash units. The Nikon SB units had more versatility in functions than the Fuji EF42. The EF42 is less complicated to use and does meet my (now) non-professional needs - and at a reasonable price. I do wish the back-lit information screen would remain on while in active flash on use.

Does the job

By Jerome
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-19

I am not a flash guy! Unless it’s impractical I always opt for natural light. Last night I had a volunteer gig and felt that I couldn’t take too many chances. The ef42 did the job and now I’ll put it away until the next time.

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