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Top Reviewer Ranking: 85 - Total Helpful Votes: 3442 of 3838
Rogue Flashbender XL Pro Kit by ROGUE
This is a very portable and comprehensive set of light modifiers for speedlight type flash units. It does exactly as it say's on the tin and is quick to assemble and provides reasonable results. The effect of softening the light is directly proportional to the size of the soft box so you will not get the same effect as a 90cm box, however for location shoots where portability is the prime consideration this setup will deliver better than an on flash diffuser.

I gave it 4 stars because it doesn't come with any kind of bag or case. For the sake of 50p they could have included a bag on something that costs as much as this.
Fotga 360 Bracket Swivel Flash Umbrella Holder Lig&hellip by Fotga
This is a comprehensive head and can be configured in a number of different ways however the silver parts are very soft aluminium and the screw locks are steel. This means if you misalign the centre piece and then screw in the locking screw you can actually cut through the aluminium, effectively cutting a new screw thread through the middle of it. So it does the job but the choice of materials probably means it won't last long.
Yongnuo YN560 III 2.4Ghz Wireless Flash Speedlite &hellip by YONGNUO
An excellent value, well made flashgun which offers excellent control especially over the most commonly used functions including changing the power setting from 1/1 to 1/128 in either full or 1/3 stops. It refreshes very quickly between flashes, I have a Metz AF44 and AF58 and this refreshes faster than either of them.

OK so it is not TTL but if you are using this as an additional flash for creative purposes then that isn't"t an issue. Set on S2 mode it ignores the preflash from a TTL gun and triggers at the correct time so you can use TTL as the main source and this gun for background fill or with a modifier, as a rim light or similar.

I cannot believe how cheap… Read more

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