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Roscolux Swatchbook

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Sample 1.75 x 2.75" swatchbook of Roscolux Series gels. Use this to pick the appropriate filters for your next purchase, or cut them out and tape them to small flash units.

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Roscolux Swatchbook
 
4.8

(based on 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (40)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Cheap (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Price (7)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Small (7)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (30)
  • Indoors (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Outdoors (14)
  • Night time (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (10), Enthusiast (10), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Selection.

I learned of the product from [...] it turns out that you can use these sample swatchbook's as filters for you Nikon SB-800 or any simaliar size speedlight. It is a...Read complete review

I learned of the product from [...] it turns out that you can use these sample swatchbook's as filters for you Nikon SB-800 or any simaliar size speedlight. It is a good cheap alternative to the Nikon SJ-1 Gel Kit. There is a pretty good selection of colors. This item is always sold out so be sure to sign-up ot be notified when it is in stock. I have seen them sell out in a matter of hours, so be sure to buy asap after getting notice it is in stock. The max you can buy is 5 and at [$] you might as well, [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works

I bought these as gels to use with my speedlights. They work. I am surprised though that Roscolux hasn't figured out yet to charge a little more and deliver these in a little pouch...Read complete review

I bought these as gels to use with my speedlights. They work. I am surprised though that Roscolux hasn't figured out yet to charge a little more and deliver these in a little pouch or case and maybe even with some kind of basic holder to attach to a flash.
These were originally meant to be samples for people buying larger gels for stage use etc. But since they are so popular with photographers for flash use there may be a missed opportunity here for them.
A slightly larger version would be nice also.

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5.0

Try before you invest in bigger bucks.

By Stephen

from Puget Sound, USA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

    At these prices you get a feel for not only what such filters etc do but get inspired to experiment.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Quick reference

    By Jon

    from Providence

    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

    Great for getting a sense of creative gel available

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    3.0

    Good for Theatre

    By TJ

    from St. Paul

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Theatre

    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

    Great selection of just about everything you need for theatre lighting. Some of the gels get ripped out if you aren't being super careful when transporting it. FYI: You can get this for free at your Rosco dealer.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love this little swatch book

    By GenericFemale

    from Denver, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

    This is a great little book to help you pick gels. I use continuous light instead of flash, so I don't use them on flash units, although I can see why people love this book for that reason. I plan to order larger sizes of the specific gels I want to use.

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    5.0

    Great for adding color to strobes

    By Rick

    from Satellite Beach, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

      I often want to simulate stage lighting for shoots with musicians. A couple of slaves with colored gels can do just that. Just stick them over the flash tube with a little tape. These filters are a bargain and a half.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Rosco color

      By Isaac

      from West, Tx

      Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

      This swatch book is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with what is available in terms gels used to change lighting color. There are ways to create a whole new look by simply adding a gel to your strobe light source. The most common gel (cto-color temperature orange)used to change color temperature of strobes to match available lighting like fluorescent or the warm glow of an Edison bulb. The artistic side of using gels is only limited to your imagination! Pop a flash covered in blue to make water come alive. Match a bikini models lighting to the setting suns color. Add drama to a wedding bridal shoot. Use red on valentines day. Green on st patty's day! You can use this for swatch booklet for reference or tear out the color you'd like to try and tape it on your hot shoe flash. Pop the background with red or blue use green on the sides warm up the faces of your models.

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      5.0

      Fuels creativity

      By Unclvito

      from Parkland, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Convenient
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Stores easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

        These things are great. I use them with my off-camera strobes and they work perfectly. I've since bought larger sizes of gels I find myself using often. But this is great for colors I use rarely or want to experiment with.

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        • No

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        5.0

        As Described

        By Cire

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

            Price cannot be beat. You can use as described or tint your on camera flash by taking the sheets apart. Each gel is padded with paper between the gels to protect from scratches. Worth a lot more than current selling price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great gels for the price

            By Austin

            from Eau Claire, WI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

              I use them with my 600ex-rt flashes and they work great. They are a little too small for the flashes but nothing you can't work around.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome!!!

              By Alejo

              from Wilkes Barre Pa

              Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

              Get the sample,pick your item and get it shipped in the most carefully package I never saw :)

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              5.0

              Great for experimentation

              By K. Dijon

              from Sterling, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                I'm pretty new to flash and filters and these have served a myriad of purposes for me. There are so many colors that it's hard to test them all, but this set certainly helped me get a good taste of the style I prefer when using external flashes now that I've started.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Can't beat this value

                By K Merchant

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                    So much creative opportunity in such a cheap package.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great approach for modifying my flash

                    By DavidP

                    from Western North Carolina

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • inexpensive
                    • Many Colors

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                      An incredibly wide range of colors, including the important temperature changing ones.

                      Hard to believe this is available for such an inexpensive price.

                      They're bigger than I expected: actually longer than the surface of my Sunpak 383, so the hole does not interfere.

                      The description for each gel is really helpful.

                      They are thinner than I expected.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Roscolux Swatchbook by Rosco

                      By RGB Robin

                      from Phoenix, Arizona

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                        Many different samples and good quality. It came in the mail extremely fast! Thanks!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        As advertised

                        By Paige

                        from Joplin MO

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Low Cost

                        Cons

                        • Small

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                        These filters are small, but large enough to tape to my 430exII. The filters come on a ring, so if you use a low residue tape, such as gaff tape, when affixing to your flash, they can be reused easily.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Takes the guesswork out

                        By JK

                        from North Carolina

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                            A very handy addition for picking the "right" gel the first time.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Exactally what I expected!

                            By Cin

                            from Sterling va

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                              Exactally what I expected. Gave as gifts to my boyfriend.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              3.0

                              Perfect

                              By karpete

                              from Morris, IL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                                Purchased to try out gels and they fit perfect on my small flash unit. Had fun adding 2 - 3 different colors.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                An Inexpensive Alternative

                                By George the Great

                                from Washington, DC

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                                    A inexpensive alternative to buying individual gels. An assortment of colors, a great buy.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Roscolux Swatchbook by Rosco

                                    By Another

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Practical

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Roscolux Swatchbook:

                                    It's cool!

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                                    • No

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