Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Positionable design for good light control
- Use as a reflector to bounce light, a flag to shield light or a snoot to produce a wide circle of light
- Includes two positionable rods allow Reflector to be moulded into position and held in place
- Integrated belt fits most shoe mount flashes. Lightweight and packs flat for portability
- Reflective surfaces can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Neutral white - won't change the colour temperature of reflected flash
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Like the larger version, the Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector can be used either as a reflector to bounce light onto a subject, as a flag to shield light away from it or as a small snoot to produce a wide circle of light. And because it’s half the size of the larger version, it’s easy to throw in a camera bag and it’s better for use on (or off) camera.
The patent pending design incorporates two positionable rods that allow the Small Reflector to be moulded into position and held in place.
The Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector requires no separate attachment strap, nor any adhesives to be applied to the strobe. The easy attachment belt built into this FlashBender is designed to work with all makes and models of shoe mount flash.
he Small Reflector weighs approximately 3 oz (92 g) and measures approximately 10” x 7” (254 mm x 178 mm).
1x XL Pro Soft Box Diffuser attachment
1x XL Pro Silver/Black Reflector attachment
Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
I personally use this mainly for indoor (or outdoor for that matter) shooting when the ceiling is a tad too high for anything. Aiming the flash directly is a no-go for me, and so the solution is this - effectively a portable ceiling! This performs supremely in halls and churches for flash photography. In outdoor portraits, you can control the lighting for that elegant touch as well as giving that glimmer in the eyes.
The best thing about it is that it's mouldable via the three rods. There are amazing portraits which you can create once you experiment with this and a few more flashes on triggers. It gives you 100% control of your flash - something which a photographer needs to embrace and really play about with.
I'm definitely recommending this to others since I use it so much - it's a great toy which can provide amazing results if used properly.
I love the way that this diffusses the light and simply softens out the flash in one simple go - flash is harsh, we all know that and we struggle to diffuse it. Quite simply I point the flash upwards and allow the rogue bender to throw the partial light forward and reap the results - absolutely fab.
If you are in an area where you are a bit restricted for movement and space then this is the thing to buy but, quite frakly, I used it on an outdoor shoot recently and the effects were equally wonderful.
Get one - this is one of the rare 'no brainer' purchases.
With this fitted to your flash you will stand out in any photo shoot situation, it is large.
But don't let this put you off in purchasing this item.
It is a bit fiddly to fit with the Velcro strap, but once secured in place it is no trouble.
I am in a very fortunate position; I'm a photographer for an amateur theatre group.
With this diffuser on the camera and taking stage shots, it can get in the way because of its size.
I find that I get more or less the same results if I tilt the flash head up to almost vertical and just use the built in catch light panel.
But it really comes into its own with portraits.
Gone is the harsh light falling on the subject's face, it gives a softer more natural look with no red eye.
Also I found there is no reflection when the sitter is wearing spectacles.
Just one small tip, nothing to do with the flash set up, but sometimes with portraits or group shots you see their annoying shadow behind them.
I've done this myself on many occasions, to overcome this problem just move the sitter or group further away from the wall, and then you will achieve the desired effect
This will definately live in my camera bag from now on.
"Reflective Snoot Flash Softbox Diffuser"
Several companies in China sell the "EXACT" same Softbox Diffuser (only difference is the missing FlashBender logo, branded iShoot instead) for only £7.99 (even less on eBay.com). Not only is it a fraction of the price of the Rogue large Flashbender reflector but it comes with the pretty much the same Rogue Diffusion Panel for the Flashbender - Large which would cost you another £17.
Also if you search eBay for ..
"25°+45° 68mm Honeycomb Grid+3 Color Filter Kit for Snoot Flash Softbox Diffuser"
you can get the Honeycomb grid for £5.99 which is the same (apart from the iShoot logo) as the grid for the Rogue FlashBender 3-in-1 Stacking Grid System. Note this is the grid only but will fit onto the Reflective Snoot Flash Softbox Diffuser described above.
Basically, what you want to do is widen the size of your flash head and at the same time diffuse the light from it. Unfortunately there are very few devices that will do all this for you and at the same time be small enough to pack into your camera bag. This where the Rogue FlashBender steps in.
The advantage that this device has comes from the bendable rods inside. These allow you to shape the light in ways that the likes of Softboxes, Lightspheres and Stofens can't.
The large FlashBender is perhaps the most versatile of the three versions but is also the most conspicuous in use. Fitted onto my Canon 580EXII on top of my Canon 5D MkII it is very noticeable. When I want to be a bit more discrete, then the Stofen is what I use.
Take the flashgun off the camera though and not only do you improve the effect of the FlashBender but the set up also becomes less cumbersome to use. The issue then is holding the camera with one hand and the flashgun with the other. For off the camera, I prefer to get out my tripod and mount one or the other on that.
Is it the perfect solution to the problem? Probably not, there are times when the likes of a Stofen, a Lightsphere, a Softbox or a Beauty Dish will do a better job for you. But, you can't carry all that lot around with you - the FlashBender is probably the best compromise.
For that reason it has a permanent place in my camera bag.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really useful as a reflector and snood, but the larger one is even better if you have the space to carry it. Can also be used as an emergency lens hood.Published 3 months ago by Huckleberry Fist
Absolutely love it!
I use it for most of my event photography. There is nothing similar in the market that could give the same flexibility and durability. Read more
Good product. Recommend you combine this with the advice on neilvn.com.Published 7 months ago by mharrisonrn