Fujifilm EF-20

Shoe mount flash for select Fujifilm cameras

  • Fujifilm EF-20


Item #: 072EF20

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The EF-20 hot shoe flash works with select Fujifilm cameras to improve the look of your flash photography. This powerful-yet-compact add-on flash lets you shoot in low-light conditions from far greater distances than your camera's built-in flash will allow. Plus, you get the added ability to direct light where you need it for more professional-looking photos.

The EF-20's flash head can be tilted upward at multiple angles to create indirect lighting effects. Bounced from walls or ceilings, reflected light provides softer illumination with less glare and fewer shadows — ideal for taking more pleasing portraits.

All of the necessary connections are made by simply mounting the flash to your camera's accessory shoe. With advanced automatic exposure control, this easy-to-use flash works together with your Fujifilm camera to provide just the right illumination for your photos every time.

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  • TTL (through-the-lens) flash exposure control
  • fully automatic operation with select Fujifilm cameras, including the X100 and HS20EXR
  • multi-position tilt flash head (tilts up from horizontal to 45, 60, 75, and 90 degrees)
  • hot shoe folds into flash body for more convenient storage
  • guide number: 20 (ISO, m/ft)
  • color temperature: approx. 5,600K
  • approximate number of flashes:
    • alkaline: 200
    • NiMH: 280
  • recycling time:
    • alkaline: 5 sec.
    • NiMH: 4 sec.
  • uses 2 "AA" batteries (not included)
  • weight: 3.53 oz. (without batteries)
  • 2-7/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 3-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Flash unit
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty booklet
  • Fujifilm Digital Camera Worldwide Network sheet

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Overview: The Fujifilm EF-20 is a shoe mount flash unit for use with Fujifilm cameras equipped with an accessory hot shoe, including the FinePix X100 and FinePix HS20.

Bounce Flash: The EF-20 can be used for direct flash (0°) or pointed upward for bounce lighting. Bounce flash can produce softer, more natural shadows in your photographs than direct flash. The light-emitting section of the flash can be aimed upward, with stops at 45°, 60°, 75°, and 90°.

Wide Panel: When using a wide-angle lens, the flash may not cover all of the area being photographed. In this case, the flip-down wide panel should be used to diffuse the light to a wider area. Without the wide panel, the flash usually covers an area with a focal length up to 32mm. The wide panel makes the flash compatible with a focal length of up to 24mm.

Controls and Indicators: The EF-20 has the following controls and indicators:

  • Ready Lamp: The ready lamp lights steadily whenever the flash is ready to fire. Pressing the ready lamp activates a test firing.
  • EV Adjust: The EV Adjust lets you fine adjust the brightness level of the flash. If the picture is too bright or too dark, you can adjust the brightness in 5 steps from -1 EV to + 1 EV.
  • TTL Effective Range: Using TTL (through the lens) flash exposure control, the selected EV adjustment indicator lights for about 3 seconds after the flash fires to indicate the subject is within the effective range.

Power Requirements: The EF-20 is powered by 2 "AA" batteries (not included). You can use either alkaline, Lithium, or Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. The number of flashes and recycling time for each battery type is as follows:

  Number of Flashes
(full power)
Recycling Time
(full power)
2 "AA" Alkaline batteries Approx. 200 Approx. 5 seconds
2 "AA" NiMH batteries Approx. 280 Approx. 4 seconds
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Small and handy

Written By LMN, Berlin CT on Sunday, June 26, 2011
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The EF-20 is a handy addition to my x100 for fill flash as well as bounce flash indoors. It is light and easy to take along in the camera bag. Triple A batteries are easy to get and carry as backups too. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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