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MatthewsRoadRags Kit (18 x 24")
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Attach securely (7)
  • Good color value (4)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (18)
  • General purpose (13)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for photograhy

I have been using the flags to control light during my portrait shoots. Awesome! I bought the Matthews arms as well.

Great product.

Too expensive is my gripe.

I have been using the flags to control light during my portrait shoots. Awesome! I bought the Matthews arms as well.

Great product.

Too expensive is my gripe.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Kinda Snappy (and not in a good way)

So these are not durable. Yes they seem like good scrims and flags but when just nudged and not hard the polls will snap at the point where they meet the union. This isn't...Read complete review

So these are not durable. Yes they seem like good scrims and flags but when just nudged and not hard the polls will snap at the point where they meet the union. This isn't such a fun thing to have happen for professional grade equipment. They do easily fit together and seem of decent quality apart from breaking... These would be a poor choice for outdoor use.

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5.0

Great product

By Cyan

from Milwaukee

Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

If you need a pack able light modification kit this is it. Easy set up and great quality.

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5.0

Great product

By Chris

from Atlanta

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

      Packs small yet gives a location photographer a large flag

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      5.0

      Road rags kit

      By Photogirl

      from Norfolk Virgina

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

        I have not actually used this item yet but need it for similar item. I opted for the full set. And am very pleased with the case and contents

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great on the road!!!

        By Felix

        from NYC

        Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

        This kit is awesome for small on the go jobs. Super compact. Easy set up and break down and are light enough not to warrent heavy rigging. Can't beat that.

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        4.0

        new

        By Tito Trueba

        from México City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Editorial
          • Fashion
          • General Use
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

          I will use this to help shaping the light I need for my shootings, I haven't used yet but seems to be well designed, for me it is important that it is collapsable so I can travel light, a pro it comes with color coded screens, the downside you can only use 2 screens at a time, but still I think it was a good purchase. I have been buying some matthews equipment for couple of years now and the gear seems strong enough to withstand the beat, well designed and intuitive to use.

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          5.0

          big help in small size

          By JustNic

          from Philadelphia,PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Portability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

            often for me bring full size flags isn't an option this is a great kit. small and super portable. has saved my butt a few times

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            4.0

            great for traveling shoots

            By Tess the Producer

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors

            Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

            This is a great kit as it is compact and offers a lot of what you would need to enhance and influence the lighting during a shoot. It is super light weight and can fit pretty much anywhere in an existing equipment bag. The screens are good quality. They could possibly be more rugged but for the price you really can't go wrong

            I recommend this kit to anyone but especially someone doing smaller/traveling productions. These are great to use with fresnels. I use this for film and video shoots and it works wonderfully.

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            3.0

            Kinda Snappy (and not in a good way)

            By Ben

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

            So these are not durable. Yes they seem like good scrims and flags but when just nudged and not hard the polls will snap at the point where they meet the union. This isn't such a fun thing to have happen for professional grade equipment. They do easily fit together and seem of decent quality apart from breaking... These would be a poor choice for outdoor use.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Amazingly efficient modifier kit

            By Onyxcinema

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy setup
            • Highly portable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

              We do a lot of run and gun work and only have a small studio, so when it came to finding a proper light modifier kit, we really didn't want to big ourselves down with the contents of a 1 ton grip truck. I first heard of this kit from Stillmotion and how they are able to fly around the world with an interview lighting kit that all fits into a suitcase.

              This is a great discovery and is well worth the price. We have already brought it on a small narrative shoot and it did wonders. Obviously the modifier size leaves a bit to be desired, but I can't complain that much when it collapses to a size and weight that you can barely notice carrying.

              I wish they doubled up on silks and frames. I'll have to get another one of these kits in the near future :-)

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              4.0

              Super compact and lightweight

              By Steadimike

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Small

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Portraits

              Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

              It's a great system the help you bring around light modifiers when you don't have the space for full sized grip gear. The size of the frames leave much to be desired, but for the size and weight, it can't be beat.

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              4.0

              A compact, versatile solution

              By srenkin

              from atlanta, ga

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

              This is an ideal set of light modifiers for the small or single man crew. Slips into my rolling light bag and gives me greater control over my 1x1 LED lights and 150w fresnel.

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              5.0

              Excellent kit!

              By Arthur Woo

              from New York, New York

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                  Previously I was using large diffusion panels along with large black flags; these make life much easier especially if you're traveling! 18x24 fits most of my needs for close up/medium shots. These are fast to set up and break down as well - highly recommended to control your light. These have made it way easier for me to move around and can be held up by lightweight light stands.

                  IF you're looking to use the diffuser for multiple subjects or need to flag out lights for a larger space, I'd recommend going with the larger kit.

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                  5.0

                  Top Gear

                  By Ithaca Jeff

                  from Ithaca, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                    This kit is one of the most useful tools I have in my lighting gear. Ultra portable and very easy to set up. I love it.

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                    4.0

                    Great for photograhy

                    By mikey from lightenupandshoot

                    from medellin

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                      I have been using the flags to control light during my portrait shoots. Awesome! I bought the Matthews arms as well.

                      Great product.

                      Too expensive is my gripe.

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                      5.0

                      Great for interviews

                      By DanMcComb

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                        This ultra-portable flags and silk kit is great for lighting interviews. The frame snaps together like tent poles, and the the flags have no seam across the top, which allows them to be used to partially block light without leaving a shadow. They're made for traveling.

                        This kit would be perfect if it had one more silk - I find myself wanting to use two silks more often than two flags. Other than that, perfect.

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                        5.0

                        NICE

                        By Romney

                        from New Orleans, LA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                          I use this set for my table top shooting. It's looks better that holding
                          up pieces of foam core or other objects to modify the lights.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect fot eh one man production

                          By tpl

                          from asheville, nc

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                            This is a great simple bag of tool to have with your light kit. Get a couple of super clamps and it's all you need for most situations.

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                            5.0

                            Very nice product

                            By Pandy

                            from Medina, Oh

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Breaks easily

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                            I like this product, it's worth the cost. It's not as sturdy as I'd hoped but It does the job. I use it often. You should be careful when using it because the rods break rather easily.

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                            4.0

                            Expensive but good

                            By Image Generation

                            from Minneapolis, MN

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                                I subtract a star for the high price they charge, but no one else is making such a compact, on-the-go product, so I bought it. I don't use it often but I like all the options it offers when needed.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent replacement for bulky flags

                                By HHFB Technical Coordinator

                                from Toronto, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Fast to setup
                                • Good value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Matthews RoadRags Kit (18 x 24"):

                                    We were looking for a small, light weight and ultra portable flag kit to replace our huge portfolio bags. We put this together with a lightweight "c-stand" (just a medium light stand with a grip head) and it does wonders. The little carry case that comes with it is perfect.

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