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LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels

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LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Most Current Flashes
  • Use With or Without Lumiquest Products
  • Permits Rapid Light Modification

You Pay: $19.95

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The Lumiquest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder is a rapid change filter holder that fits most popular flashes. It is used as a quick change vehicle so you can expeditiously change the color of the light needed at any given time. FXtra is designed to work with most popular flashes. A wide variety of Lumiquest products (other brands as well) can be coupled with FXtra in use.

Note: Accommodates both Rosco and Lee gel samples

Allows you to colorize the light while using a variety of light modifiers
Dimensions 6 x 3" (150 x 75mm)
LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels
  • CTO Filter
  • 1/4 CTO Filter
  • 1/2 CTO
  • Plus Green Filter
  • Sky Blue Filter
  • Canary Filter
  • Yellow Filter
  • Fire Red Filter
  • Built-In Storage Pouch
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    LumiQuest(LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels
     
    4.2

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Versatile (10)
    • Durable (5)
    • Packs small / compresses (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (14)
      • Portraits (13)
      • Fill flash (9)
      • Night photography (4)
      • Photojournalism (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Enthusiast (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works well on my SB600

      I am giving this product 5 stars since it does what it advertises and is made well. Overall its just what it looks like... a piece of plastic that holds thin plastic...Read complete review

      I am giving this product 5 stars since it does what it advertises and is made well. Overall its just what it looks like... a piece of plastic that holds thin plastic "gels" over your flash head. I got this as a Christmas gift after sticking it on my B&H wishlist. I figured if I got it as a gift and didn't like it... no harm no foul. As it turns out I love it and plan to use it all the time. No more tape on my gels and cleaning off the adhesive on my strobes. I am using this on my SB600 for now.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good idea, too small.

      I bought this for a canon 580 ex II and it is just a little too small to fit perfectly. I haven't found anywhere online that shows what flashes this filter holder is compatible...Read complete review

      I bought this for a canon 580 ex II and it is just a little too small to fit perfectly. I haven't found anywhere online that shows what flashes this filter holder is compatible with but if I had known it was a little too small for the 580 ex II I would have thought twice about getting it. It is however a great idea and it does work on my speedlite; it's just not perfect.

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      5.0

      Gels work great to modify color offlash

      By Joek109

      from Elkton MD

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

        I use them with my honl speed strap and they fit my canon 430EXII really well. THey are great if you are trying to achieve a different mood in the picture without having to adjust the image on the computer using Photoshop or some other image editing software.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Keep speedlight gels at your fingertips

        By Lightbay

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

          Anyone who uses speedlight gels regularly should not leave the house without this accessory. Attaches to the head of the strobe and keeps up to eight gels at your fingertips. Allows for quick and easy mounting of any gel you choose. What good is a set of gels if they're back at the studio? I have one mounted on each of my speedlights and can't count the number of times I've had an unanticipated need for a gel, and was thankful it was right there and easy to mount.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By Matt R

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Cost

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use

          Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

          Allows you to easily swap out gels and is quick to set up. You can probably save money by cutting your own but this is quite convenient.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Great idea but a little small for 580EXI

          By Hsbn

          from Santa Ana, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Burnt With High Power
          • Small For 580ex Ii Flash
          • Velcro On Flash Head

          Best Uses

            Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

            Great for using to hold gel to balance light with flash. But if you put the flash on high power, and fire rapidly, you can burn the gel and the holder. My holder got a hole burn when using 1/4th power and fire 5 shots. So don't put it too close to your flash head. Also, it's small for the Canon 580EX II and I don't like to put velcro on my flash.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Easy To Use

            By Terry

            from Orinda, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Need Adjustments

            Best Uses

            • Flash photography

            Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

            Does what it says. This is an easy way to add gel color to an external flash. The holder attaches quickly, and keeps the gels organized. I'd give it 5 stars if you could reverse the way the holder attaches to the flash so that it doesn't interfere with the Lumiquest Quick Bounce I bought earlier. It's manageable, but not perfect, and I would have expected the designers at Lumiquest to have figured this out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            works well, films are thin

            By Jeff

            from MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                  it works well. comes with velcro to install on your flash, stores the films in the package that folds up nicely.
                  only thing i didnt like is the films are thin and take time to change so you dont bend them. otherwise a 5 star product

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By Ronnie

                  from Hamilton, ON

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                      I use this with my SB-600 Spedlight and it works great. It's easy to attach and offers a nice selection of gels. I like using it to create interesting lighting effects in abandoned places.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Exactly what I wanted!

                      By Stance Media

                      from Charleston, SC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                        Product gave me exactly what I was looking for. A way to color my backgrounds with a simple gel and holder. This pack has plenty of colors to give you the effect you are looking for.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Its not actually bad

                        By Shiba photographer

                        from Chicagoland

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Simple

                        Cons

                        • Permanent velcro
                        • Too small

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Casual photography

                        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                        For the price, it wasn't bad. I have already looking at replacment options, but will hold onto it as a backup. The primary issue is that its a little too small for a Canon 580EX II. Some light will get blocked and some white light will escape and contaminate the color when working in dark enviroment. I think for the smaller flashes, it would work fine. Its also an easy thing to keep in your pack for when you aren't expected to use filters. It might have also been nice to have come with a removable velcro ring to put on flash instead of

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Comments - FXtra gel holder

                        By RC in Ohio

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                          Simple product. Not sure if I would purchase again. The product seemed like a good idea at the time of purchase. However, if you are on a tight budget I think I would pass on this one. The product works as advertised. Basically it just holds a gel over your flash head. Looks good. Getting the gels into and out of the sleeve can be difficult and maybe a pain if trying to work quickly.

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                          5.0

                          Very convenient for speedlites

                          By jdophoto

                          from Broken Arrow,OK

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                            Attaches to my Canon 580EXII easily and puts the gel right where it's needed. The gels provided may be all you'll ever need. Good value.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            compact and useful

                            By ren

                            from edmonton alberta canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                              extremly useful and easy to use

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              works jsut fine

                              By ian

                              from huntingting beach ca

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                              it does just BARELY fit over a canon ex580

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                              3.0

                              OK

                              By Julie M

                              from Winteville, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits

                                Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                I wish it was less bulky and didn't have too attach to with velcro

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good Flash accessory

                                By Tor

                                from South Carolina

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                  Nice add-on. A little flimsy made.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Incredibly convenient

                                  By Nordiphoto

                                  from Farmington, Maine

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                    No more taping gels to my SB-800s. This compact gel holder makes mounting gels easy, quick and secure. I always thought that stopping to scotch tape gels to my SB-800s in the middle of a photo shoot was a rather hack (and time-consuming) thing to do. No more. Using the LumiQuest gel holder is the way to go.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Does the job

                                    By SammyT

                                    from Tulsa, OK

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                      Good design, so-so material

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works well on my SB600

                                      By Rob

                                      from SC, USA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Small "footprint"

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fill Flash
                                        • General Use
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                        I am giving this product 5 stars since it does what it advertises and is made well. Overall its just what it looks like... a piece of plastic that holds thin plastic "gels" over your flash head. I got this as a Christmas gift after sticking it on my B&H wishlist. I figured if I got it as a gift and didn't like it... no harm no foul. As it turns out I love it and plan to use it all the time. No more tape on my gels and cleaning off the adhesive on my strobes. I am using this on my SB600 for now.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice simple Gel holder

                                        By Andrew

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                        • Takes time to adjust

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fill Flash
                                        • General Use
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                        Perfect for the strobist kit for mounting to speedlights. A little difficult and slightly time consuming to quickly change gels in the main part, but once it is setup, it is slick to use.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        It has an optical slave too!

                                        By TrailBait

                                        from Albuquerque, NM

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                        • Slow Recycling
                                        • Weak Output

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Fill Flash
                                        • General Use
                                        • Night Photography
                                        • Photojournalism
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about LumiQuest (LQ-121) FXtra Compact Gel Holder with 8 Rosco Gels:

                                        I bought it to use with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. It works perfectly in TTL mode on the camera. The FL-36R also has an optical slave mode that allows you to trigger it with a pop up flash, allowing manual wireless mode with any camera with a flash. You have to set the flash power through trial-n-error, use the camera's LCD to check exposure. Turning on your highlight clipping "blinkies" helps when it is too bright out to get a good look at the LCD.

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