Fujifilm goes wireless with EF-60 speedlight and EF-W1 commander

Fujifilm has introduced two new additions to its lighting line-up. EF-60 speedlight and EF-W1 wireless commander are now out, enabling off-camera flash for the company’s X and GFX series cameras.

The EF-60 flash offers a zoom range of 24-200mm and a maximum guide number of 60 at 200mm. It can be used on or off camera, when combined with the EF-W1 commander. Like most speedlights, you can choose between TTL or manual use. It is also compatible with the Nissin Air10s Remote, which allows for integration with other Nissin Air System (NAS) compatible flashes (i60A, Di700A, MG Series).

Here are the full specs and some more photos:

Flash Head

Guide Number 196.85′ / 60 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
Coverage Full-Frame
24 to 200 mm
Auto Zoom Head Yes
Bounce Head 0 to +90°
Swivel Head 180°
Recycle Time Up to 3 Seconds
Secondary Illumination None

Exposure Control

Exposure Control FUJIFILM TTL
Flash Modes Hi-Speed Sync
Power Range 1/1 to 1/256 (Manual)
Flash Compensation -1 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

Wireless

Wireless Operation None
Wireless Channels 8
Wireless Groups 3

Power

Internal Power 4 x AA (Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, NiMH)

General

Mount Shoe
Off-Camera Terminal None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.87 x 3.82 x 4.45″ / 7.3 x 9.7 x 11.3 cm
Weight 10.58 oz / 300 g (without Battery)

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As for the EF-W1 commander, it uses radio-controlled 2.4 GHz wireless communications to remotely trigger the EF-60. It Covers a flash head range of 24 to 200mm and provides eight channels to prevent interference with other shooters, as well as four groups for separate setups. Check out the specs:

Wireless

Channels 8
Groups 4
Radio Frequency 2409 to 2476 MHz

General

Control Modes Manual, TTL
EV Range ±2 (1/3 Increments)
Flash Interval 10 Flashes per Sec
Sync Speed 1/8000 Sec
Power Settings 1/1 to 1/256

Mounting

Electrical

Physical

Dimensions Transmitter: 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.7″ / 60.96 x 60.96 x 68.58 mm
Weight 2.58 oz / 73 g

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Both the EF-60 speedlight and the EF-W1 commander are available for preorders and should start shipping in late August. The speedlight costs $399.95, and the commander is priced at $199.99.