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Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • For Shoe Mount or Handle Mount
  • Tightens Light Beam

The HonlPhoto 1/8" Speed Grid is part of the Honl Speed System, which allows you to add a line of different light modifiers to your flash unit. The 1/8" Speed Grid attaches to the Speed Strap (offered separately), and dramatically narrows the beam of light that's put out by your shoe mount or handle mount flash. The effect is a small circle of light, with the size depending on flash-to-subject distance.

Two versions are available, one with 1/4" grids and one with 1/8" grids. The 1/8" version produces a spot a few degrees narrower then the 1/4" version.

Ideal for dramatic lighting effects
Made of rugged ABS/polycarbonate
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.25" (approx. 89 x 58mm)
Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Honl Photo1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System
     
    4.4

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (35)
    • Easy to use (33)
    • Packs small / compresses (31)
    • Reliable (28)
    • Strong construction (25)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (13)
    • Weddings (13)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Travel (7)
    • Close -ups (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (14), Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does the job

    This is the only honeycomb grid for small flashes as far as I know. It is made to fit all hotshoe flashes and as such comes up a bit big on my Canon 580exII....Read complete review

    This is the only honeycomb grid for small flashes as far as I know. It is made to fit all hotshoe flashes and as such comes up a bit big on my Canon 580exII. Better too big than too small. It works great but I wish a) It attached better and b) It was a better fit for the Canon 580exII but i'm just being picky now.

    FYI; It attaches via two velcro strips, one on each side which attaches to the Honl speed strap or other velcro (not supplied) on the flash head. I think it should have more points of contact for attachment but it seems to stay on when used so hasn't been a problem thus far.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Engineering

    While the idea of a grid for a shoe-mount flash is a good one, the design of these "speed grids" leaves a lot of room for further refinment. First, the so-called...Read complete review

    While the idea of a grid for a shoe-mount flash is a good one, the design of these "speed grids" leaves a lot of room for further refinment. First, the so-called attachment system using Velcro straps is amatuer-ish and does not hold the grid to the flash head face securely. Apparently, Honl tried a one size-fits-all-flashes approach, but it's a failure in my opinion. Attaching the grid with Velcro to a Velcro band - which is an additional $10 option - that wraps around the flash head leaves the grid loose and sloppy. For the price of these grids, which isn't cheap, they should precisely fit your Canon or Nikon flash without resorting to using Velcro. They are not speedy to attach to a flash and a not worth the cost. I regret buying these expensive pieces of junk.

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    4.0

    Good, but tricky to aim

    By Steve

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

        This gadget should be billed as a "short snoot". I wish it came with a ring for attaching to a lanyard around my neck, as it can be held in front of the speedlite by hand when needed on a shot-by-shot basis. That said, at a recent wedding shoot I forgot to use it until the end, and when I did it missed the subject most of the time. Maybe it's a practice issue, or they were too far away, or I wasn't holding it tightly against the flash... as I said: "A short snoot". I like it!

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        5.0

        The perfect spread of light

        By Justin Uriah

        from Charlotte NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

          Anyone who knows about lighting knows you must have an idea of what you want before buying products. Grids work best when you want the light to fall off towards the edges of the spread where a snoot has harder edges. This 1/8 is absolutely perfect in every aspect of the type of work I do. Love it. Product comes with its own microfiber carrying cloth which keeps it looking nice and dust free.

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          • No

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          1.0

          won't stay on flash

          By dw67

          from JUPITER, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

              This product would work perfectly if you could get it to stay on the flash. I have an sb700 and sb800. I can't get the velcro to stay around the flash head. Bad design

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              5.0

              Very handy

              By Mize

              from Quad Cities, IL.

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

              I don't always have a need for a grid spot in the field but when i do this one works great. I need to set-up and break down quickly and the Honl System is perfect for a working photojournalist. I use a ThinkTank Retrospective 30 as my light kit and the 1/8 speed grid slides into one of the pockets perfectly. I works as advertised. Basically the Honl system allows me to concentrate on composing a nice shot instead of fighting with my gear.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing build & light quality

              By Andre

              from Québec, QC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Hard to use with mod

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

              This product is very well built. Another advantage is that it can fit almost any speedlight existing. The beam of light is of nice quality and you don't loose too much light. Perfect for the speedlighter

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              • Yes

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              1.0

              Poor Engineering

              By Jersey Tom

              from Philadlephia PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use
                • Unreliable
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                  While the idea of a grid for a shoe-mount flash is a good one, the design of these "speed grids" leaves a lot of room for further refinment. First, the so-called attachment system using Velcro straps is amatuer-ish and does not hold the grid to the flash head face securely. Apparently, Honl tried a one size-fits-all-flashes approach, but it's a failure in my opinion. Attaching the grid with Velcro to a Velcro band - which is an additional $10 option - that wraps around the flash head leaves the grid loose and sloppy. For the price of these grids, which isn't cheap, they should precisely fit your Canon or Nikon flash without resorting to using Velcro. They are not speedy to attach to a flash and a not worth the cost. I regret buying these expensive pieces of junk.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Sig

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                    Beats the heck out of my DIY versions.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Sweet accessory

                    By Jim the wedding photographer

                    from Allentown, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                      This is a nice accessory just to have around. It'll do what it's supposed to do. Doesn't offer that much in the way of construction, but is way better than most self-made devices with straws. Save yourself the money on speed strap unless you need it for another accessory....can just stick velcro on your flashes to attach the grid.

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                      4.0

                      Love it

                      By EricInNYC

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                        Does what it is supposed to.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By Ricardo

                        from El Salvador

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                          Love it, didnt have trouble with the learning curve. Its amazing. It is a bit pricey for what it is but once you see the results, money is no longer a regret. Go for it.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great addition

                          By RedTerror

                          from Carrboro, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                          Well constructed and produces a tight beam. I was on the fence about this for a while (considering the price), but I am glad I pulled the trigger.

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                          5.0

                          Honl is the best.

                          By Mando

                          from Kansas

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                            It's build very well. Sure you could use straws or cardboard to create a DIY version, but Honl brings it up to a professional level. Works very well when you play with the zoom on your speedlight. A must for strobist just starting out. FYI, you can also buy industrial standard velcro to attach to the speedlight at any department store.

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                            5.0

                            Love it!

                            By Dan in AZ

                            from Flagstaff, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Portraits
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                              This is a great grid. Easy to use, lightweight, and large enough to fit on many models of speedlight. Be sure to buy a velcro strap to wrap around the flash head, otherwise you won't have anything to secure the grid to.

                              Great value, great product.

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                              5.0

                              Great product!

                              By Lex Madera

                              from DC, Vienna, Ukraine

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                  Excellent results from initial use thus far. Very pleased with the performance, quality and construction. I'm not sure why others think this is flimsy - seems quite sturdy to me.

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                                  5.0

                                  Indispensable

                                  By CS

                                  from K-town, TN

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                    If you need to throw some light in a specific area, this will do the trick. The light is not as hard as the 8" reflector in a snoot formation. It's nice to have a step down from that in the bag. Though it is much bigger than it looks in the photo, it is worth making space in the bag to carry it. It pops on with very little effort at all. Be careful not to smash the grid with a heavy lens in your bag. I just throw it in the front pocket to avoid any problems.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great!

                                    By AL

                                    from new Jersey

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                        I use on my canon 580ex II for a spotlight effect. No complaints. Narrows beam significantly (a good thing)

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                                        5.0

                                        Built Tough, Works Well

                                        By AlrightOk

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                          Fits 430exii, 580exii, and Vivitar 285HV (with the zoom hood on).

                                          Rugged frame construction protects the less-rugged matrix of straws that modify the light. It's a little on the bulky side.

                                          Creates tight spotlight with consistent results among the abovementioned flashes.

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                                          5.0

                                          awesome

                                          By Wandering Photographer

                                          from Hollis, NH

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                            This is one of the easiest to use light modifiers I've found for speed lights. I have both this and the 1/4" grid with speed straps and they are quick to set up and quick to use and give me exactly the focus I'm looking for.

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                                            4.0

                                            A bit bigger than they need to be

                                            By Aaron

                                            from Kansas

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                                These grids are probably around 3/4 of an inch wide. They could have gotten away with far less.

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                                                5.0

                                                Sweet light

                                                By photo runner

                                                from Farmington, Maine

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Honl Photo 1/8" Speed Grid for Speed System:

                                                    I use two of these on Nikon SB-800s to create a nice rounded spotlight look on subjects. The light shape is a bit larger than it would be from a snoot, but the edges and quality of light are softer.

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