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Rosco Cinegel Swatchbook (Large) 3x5"

B&H # ROSBC36 Mfr # 950SBCNG0306
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Sample 3 x 5" swatchbook of Rosco Cinegel Series gels. Use this to pick the appropriate filters for your next purchase, or cut them out and mount them to small flashes, or other light units.

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RoscoLarge 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (9)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (7)
    • Indoors (6)
    • Low light (6)
    • Night time (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lots and lots of gels

    This is a huge assortment of samples of Rosco's gel filters and reflectors, along with a few screens and even some fabric swatches. The 3x5 inch size is plenty big enough for use in...Read complete review

    This is a huge assortment of samples of Rosco's gel filters and reflectors, along with a few screens and even some fabric swatches. The 3x5 inch size is plenty big enough for use in front of a camera-mount flash and even some smaller AC studio strobes. Colors run the gamut, many have transmission information and most have spectral transmission graphs. There are even some with mired values for accurate color correction. An unbelievable value! All you need is imagination and a means of attaching to your lights or lenses. I suggest black masking tape if you don't have a filter holder frame.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too many colors not enough explanation

    Not enough information on this product

    Not enough information on this product

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    great just what I needed !!

    By shane

    from nyc

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

    The right size. Just large enough.

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    5.0

    swatchbook

    By photoguy

    from Washington, dc

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

        Fantastic reference!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Required equipment for location flash

        By Eric W

        from NY, NY.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Variety

        Cons

        • Expendable
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events
        • Speedlights

        Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

        I keep one of these with me at all times when shooting with my canon 580/430 ex flashes.

        It has absolutely anything you'll ever need, and each sheet can cover 2-3 flash heads if you cut carefully.

        I've been able to match my flash to crazy party lighting, sketchy fluorescents,
        you name it -theres probably two different versions of it in this swatch book.

        I do find that they don't last more than a year with my assistants plucking pages out in a hurry all the time, but they aren't expensive- buy another one!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        everything I thought it would bew

        By Bix

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Events

          Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

          Very useful sample deck for our lighting projects

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Rosco Cinegel

          By Photog

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

            Product offered wide selection of gel samples, useful size for small flashes and lighting component.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Work great with 3x6 Litepad

            By Voidward

            from Toronto

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Product photography

              Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

              Throwing one of these gels on a Rosco 3x6 Litepad makes for some super easy colored lighting that adds some nice personality to product shots. The plastic gels will also stick to the litepad on their own, making this very convenient.

              The speciality gels and reflectors won't be terribly useful if you're using them with litepads alone, and all the frosted gels are completely redundant as the Litepad already has very diffused lighting, but it's completely worth it for the colored gels.

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              5.0

              Perfect for small flash cuts!

              By Chris

              from Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Complete Selection
              • Great Size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                This was the perfect purchase for me as I wanted it to make small cuts to cover my flashes. The size allows multiple cuts from the same gel so the one book gave me enough material to cover both flashes with matching gels, plus a little leftover.

                I've been quite partial to Lee filters in the past so was frustrated BH don't stock a Lee swatchbook but since using these gels I'm more than happy with them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good set to learn how to use gels.

                By Quin

                from Freeport, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good selection

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Balance Flash with Ambien
                • General Use

                Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                This is a very complete set, as I had not used colored gel filter before this swatch book is very useful as I can experiment to see which colors/ shades I like before buying a sheet so I can color balance all my lights.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Too many colors not enough explanation

                By Gina

                from Soso, MS

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                      Not enough information on this product

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect size for small strobes

                      By thaen

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light

                        Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                        I was looking for a set of color-correction gels for small strobes (my canon 430ex ii) and wanted a set of gels that I could attach velcro to for easy attachment. There are a bunch of options for this, from the small [$] pack of Rosco gels that most people seem to like to the custom-made Studio DIY holder.This pack is the best of the bunch for two reasons:1) The size of the pieces is such that you can cut them off of the ring easily -- there's no reason to buy the smaller pack and deal with the damage that the ring leaves on the usable portion of the gel. 2) You can cut each gel into two and both fit over the flash head. So for [$] for the gels and a few bucks worth of velcro, you get 2 copies of every gel Rosco makes, all sized well for compact strobes, with no holes in any of the gels.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lots and lots of gels

                        By Ulysses

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Great assortment
                        • Lots of information

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Creative photography
                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Special effects
                          • Special Events
                          • Studio lighting

                          Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                          This is a huge assortment of samples of Rosco's gel filters and reflectors, along with a few screens and even some fabric swatches. The 3x5 inch size is plenty big enough for use in front of a camera-mount flash and even some smaller AC studio strobes. Colors run the gamut, many have transmission information and most have spectral transmission graphs. There are even some with mired values for accurate color correction. An unbelievable value! All you need is imagination and a means of attaching to your lights or lenses. I suggest black masking tape if you don't have a filter holder frame.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          More is better!

                          By hanski

                          from Cambridge ON Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Night Time

                            Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                            [...] upon inspection of the swatchbook I was pleasantly suprised. It consisted more samples than I expected - very pleasant suprise! Swatch (gel) size is excellent for my speedlite (Canon), really outstanding product for really good prize!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Try before you buy

                            By The man with the flash

                            from Warren, NJ

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                              There are a gajillion Rosco colored filters (available as Roscogel and Cinegel). This book allows you to try them before buying large sheets for your flash filters. Specifically, it allows you to determine how deep a shade of CTO your flash can use before you run out of horsepower for illuminating your scenes.

                              It also allows you to see that there isn't an appreciable (detectable?) difference between the mechanical integrity of the Roscogel and Cinegel.

                              This 3x5 Cinegel book has more of the scrims and reflectors for movie lighting, whereas the small Roscogel book only has the transmission films (sized for standard speedlights). You'll be able to cut several filters out of each sheet.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Just What I Needed

                              By Fred

                              from Princeton NJ

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                                    I use a Nikon SB-900. These swatches are large enough to Velcro the entire swatch over the flash and wow do you get a variety. The swatch-book contains all the basic color correction you'll need AND every other color you can imagine. In addition, you also get a bunch of diffusion swatches - I cut on of these diffusion swatches to fit inside the SB-900 gel holder which comes with my flash. When combined with the SB-900 dome diffuser (also comes w/flash), I get a nice double diffusion that produces a very pleasing soft light.

                                    Can't go wrong for the price/variety in my opinion. I'm very happy I purchased this.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Gels and a super price

                                    By John

                                    from Fredericksburg, VA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                                        If you are looking for very complete set of Gels to use with a Speedlite this is the one. Gel sheets are plenty big enough to cover two flash units and provide all the effects this novice can dream up.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        A must have for all strobists

                                        By Colin_K

                                        from Brisbane, Australia

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Lots of variety

                                        Cons

                                        • Many unnecessary samples

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Night Time
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Rosco Large 3x5" Cinegel Swatchbook:

                                        Cut in half, each sheet makes two strips that fit perfectly on a Canon 430EX (with velcro on each end). Contains quite a few samples that are no use for flash, but more than 50 that are extremely useful.

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