Fuji X100s + EF-X20 flash off camera delivers.

Iansky

All-Pro
Dec 8, 2011
123
Cotswolds, UK
After recently getting my EF-X20 flash I wanted to try off camera shots to see how they work together.

I used the method advocated by the "Strobist" site, set the camera to JPEG - 100ISO, Aperture priority f2 and ND filter ON - I set the built in flash to commander mode and the power on the EF-X20 to 1/16th power and handheld.

We had a nice sunset so I decided to get my wife to stand on the promenade with pier in the background and took the shot - I used PS for basic editing and a touch of NIK colour Efex pro - result below:

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I wanted to try it the following day in normal daylight and shooting Raw - set the camera to Raw and 200ISO, Aperture priority f2 and ND filter ON - as before used built in flash in commander mode and power on EF-X20 to 1/8th power and handheld, the results are below:

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All in all I am pleased with this combo and the EF-X20 delivers enough power to render good results as well as being superbly solid and small enough to carry at all times.
 

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BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
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Your wife looks great with your flash, Ian - there's a dreamy feel to that first one...the sky in the background, the light on her face and that wonderful green part of the sea wall's railing.
 

Iansky

All-Pro
Dec 8, 2011
123
Cotswolds, UK
Thanks BBW,

I am pleased with results and feel they came out better than I had expected with very little "fiddling" to get the exposure balance right.

The EF-X20 is a stunningly well made/solid little unit that works really well and has a good range of controls to cover all occasions - it is small and light so very easy to carry as well.
 

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