Fujifilm X-T1 Flash
Fuji X-T1 Flash
Bundled Flash Test Results
Coverage and Range
Good flash range, with slightly narrow coverage at wide angle. Our standard indoor portrait shot required average exposure compensation.
Coverage. Flash coverage is a little narrow and uneven at wide angle (18mm), leaving slightly dim corners and vertical edges in our flash coverage test image, though we've certainly seen a lot worse. Coverage is more uniform at full telephoto (55mm).
Exposure. Our Indoor Portrait test scene is was well exposed with +0.7 EV flash exposure compensation at ISO 200, which is about average for this shot. The camera's Slow-Sync flash mode produced a brighter image with no flash exposure compensation, though with a strong orange cast from the ambient room lighting.
ISO 200 Range. With the 18-55mm kit lens, flash exposures at wide angle are bright all the way out to 16 feet, however some exposures suffer from a slightly reddish cast and the shutter speed of 1/38s used was a bit on the slow side to avoid subject motion blur (the X-T1 seems to take current focal length into account when selecting a shutter speed). At full telephoto, flash exposures started out a bright at 6 feet, increased in brightness at 7 feet, then exposure started to fall but remained bright to about 10 feet.
|Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range|
Manufacturer Specified Flash Test. The Fuji X-T1's bundled EF-X8 flash is rated with a Guide Number of 8m at ISO 100 or 11m at ISO 200. That works out to a range of about 9 feet at f/4 using ISO 200. In the test shot above, the X-T1 performs as Fuji says it will, producing a well-exposed flash exposure at the rated distance with ISO set to 200.
Our standard test method for flash range uses a fixed setting of ISO 200, to provide a fair basis of comparison between cameras. We've now also begun shooting a shot using the manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.