EFF: Every market determined price is an equilibrium price that should take account of all information available at the time the price is set. (This is the definition of market efficiency.) But things inevitably change, and equilibrium prices change along with them. All we can say about the recent market turmoil is that the volatility of information and its implications for forecasts of profitability must be quite high.
KRF: Market efficiency does not imply prices cannot change. It does not even say they cannot change by a lot. The key question is whether we should have known the Dow would drop from 14,000 to 7500. Some who made fortunes by anticipating the drop seem to have convinced many observers that the outcome was obvious, but that is just history being written by the victor. Unlike the technology boom of 1999-2000, I don't recall lots of conversations in which people struggled to understand why the Dow was at 14,000.
Eugene Fama and Ken French are members of the Board of Directors of the general partner of, and provide consulting services to Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.