Thinking of switching: what is BAD about the XE1?

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
Apteryx6 Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Re: Thinking of switching: what is BAD about the XE1?

bowportes wrote:

Are there any flash issues with the Fuji system?

Don't know.

Don't know what you mean by flash issues.

Coming from a Nikon background, I was wondering what he meant by "Fuji system".

The most interesting flash, the EF X20 does have the Fuji touch for UI in its controls for compensation and manual - Nikon could learn a lot from that. But it doesn't bounce or swivel. And recycling time is 6 seconds (when the 2 AAA batteries are fresh). You can at least use it off camera, if you have the right cord, which since Fuji don't make one, will be one made for Canon! Or you can trigger it from the built in flash, if your camera has one, but then you can use it only as a manual flash - for which, as I said, it does have excellent controls.

The other Fuji flashes (EF 20 and EF42) are rebranded Sunpaks, at inflated prices.

The Fuji built-in flashes do tend to provide excellent fill flash. But that could be because the most common mistake made with fill flash is to overdo it. In most situations, at low ISOs, the built in flashes are too underpowered to allow the photographer to make that error

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