2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 June 2014
Other softboxes exist that advertise they are "portable", when actually they are not. This is a reflector / softbox / stripbox combo that is indeed 100% portable and large enough to do the job.
Tested with my 2 Nikon flashes (910 & 700), it does not fall off, it attaches securely and effortlessly. just turn the flashhead vertically to the lower flash body, before attaching the flashbender xl, if you wish to tilt the whole apparatus. Tilting can not be achieved by tilting the flashhead with the bender on, you will need a flash holder that is able to tilt.
Not for on camera use, it is simply too large. This needs the flash off camera, as any proper studio softbox.
Used in it's softbox configuration, the bender xl diffuses the light perfectly, provided it is properly used (=used at the right distance & height, correct exposure is achieved), same, obviously, is true for any studio photography.
I found that Flashbender XL is an essential part of any truly portable but still "pro" studio setup.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2014
good build, work grate, there are some design which i would like to be changed,
1- the silve reflector can't be used for softbox background
2- there is black and silver background which I like silver and gold is more usuful than black,
3- the attachment to the flash is not that farm, need some soft ruber around the flash attachment on the Rogue, and the softbox toung which need the soft ruber too,
other than that looks and work grate, also bit over priced.