If you have the Fuji X-T1, it comes with a great little hot shoe flash – the Fuji EF-X8. The bad news, however, is that you can’t easily find a replacement to order online should something happen to the little EF-X8 flash.
I contacted the Fuji Guys to help out a reader who was having no luck finding the flash after his broke when he dropped his camera. The reader had contacted Fuji customer service directly but was left hanging and there is nothing on Fuji’s website in the replacement part section for the EF-X8.
The Fuji Guys got back to me quick with a number, which I passed along and he got his replacement unit ordered for $58 plus shipping.
Here’s the number to call for the replacement part in the US:
- 800-659-3854 (x3461)
Also, the reader said he was directed to different number for the part order, which I’ll go ahead and pass along as well:
So, there you go. I received a second email from another reader in Australia looking for help finding this flash as well. I don’t have contact info for finding this flash in other countries yet, but I’ll update this post with any new info that comes in.
The good news is that Fuji is rumored to start a professional services department in the US in 2015, so hopefully these parts and servicing issues won’t persist in the US much longer and other countries will hopefully follow along after that.