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Honl Photo8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Packs small / compresses (49)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Strong construction (45)
  • Reliable (37)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (28)
  • Weddings (26)
  • Travel (20)
  • Nighttime (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (24), Photo enthusiast (19), Pro photographer (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but needs better velcro design

As snoot, works very well. Great value if using mainly for that purpose.

As a bounce/fill card it's decent, but harsher than I expected it to be. only...Read complete review

As snoot, works very well. Great value if using mainly for that purpose.

As a bounce/fill card it's decent, but harsher than I expected it to be. only other gripe is that the attaching velcro is mainly in tiny strips, which does not allow much room for adjustment, especially if attaching to existing velcro on your flash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not pro level

The idea here is a good one: A semi-stiff bounce card with lots of velcro so that it can be used as a snoot or whatever else you can bend into submission to do....Read complete review

The idea here is a good one: A semi-stiff bounce card with lots of velcro so that it can be used as a snoot or whatever else you can bend into submission to do. However, this item is a bit too flimsy. Once bent or folded, it doesn't want to return to it's previous state. It stays wrinkled and bent. Which, if it has been folded up in your bag, can make deploying it as a snoot not terribly effective because the creases don't flatten out, and get in the way. It needs something semi stiff stitched into it, like some kind of heavy, soft plastic. I'm going to open mine up and add a layer of something to keep it laying flat and wrinkle-free.

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5.0

Terrific product

By Yerv

from Warwick, RI

Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

Just bought and used this item for a photoshoot. Worked excellent! No harsh hot spots from the flash on what I was photographing. I recommend this product.

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5.0

This thing rocks!

By Not so famous Dave

from Culpeper, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

    I've had the 8" Speed Snoot/ Reflector for a couple of years now and it has a permanent place in my camera bag. Does it diffuse light better than a 30" x 60" soft-box? No. Does it approximate that on-location when all you have is your camera and a flash? Oh yea. The speed snoot/reflector is a top quality light modifier that will vastly improve the quality of your work

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    • No

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    5.0

    Handy tool!!

    By DVF

    from Chino Valley, Az

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

      Great results with this tool, diffuses the light very softly, and spreads it evenly...

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      5.0

      tight I dig it

      By Bulli Sot

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

      good for events and doing cool portraits shot ! 2 in 1.. cant beat the deal right ???

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      • No

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      4.0

      works well

      By woody

      from santa rosa ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

        Needs velcro strap to be most versatile

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        • No

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        1.0

        Look for other solutions

        By Mark

        from Boston

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Difficult to Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

            I don't recommend this product.

            I wanted a easy to use reflector/bounce card for my SB-600 flash and found this product difficult to use. It's to large for my SB-600 flash and even with the purchase of the velcro strap which by the way is an extra 10 bucks it still doesn't fit well. I'm extremely disappointed with this product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works Great, lightweight and portable

            By Mike

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

              Love having this item in my bag, straps right onto the flash quick and easy, folds up flat and is easy to stuff in my bag. Use is as a snoot, but mostly has a bounce but is great for both.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Pretty straight forward

              By Benner of Oregon

              from Portland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Easy to crease

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

              Doesn't need much explaination, actually. Works well. Good reflection. The product should probably state that you absolutely need the accessory velcro strap, if you don't have one already. Otherwise, this won't work. Also, the reflector is a pretty dark silver. I was expecting closer to white, but it works just fine.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Could Also Double As A Solar Cheesesteak

              By Woodsroad

              from SE PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any

                Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                These are handy items. Buy one for each strobe. I use them as snoots, bounce cards, flags, and, I think, you could wrap a cheesesteak sandwich in one, and set it in the sun to keep it nice and hot. Well constructed, doesn't weigh much, packs down small.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Would return this if I was in USA

                By mooboy

                from Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                  I bought this on a whim, and regret it now. Not sure I'll ever actually use this. Just as easy to put your own together. It' snice quality - but it's not something that needs high quality when can make yoru own from gaffer tape and cardboard.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Snoot

                  By Daniel Valadas

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  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 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                    I use this mainly as a snoot for wall bounce flash. It works great and is solid.

                    I had a home made snoot made of a sheet of rubber, but this one looks more professional and is easier to install and remove. Plus it can be used together with color correction gels.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Product works as designed.

                    By Leroy the Pop

                    from Budd Lake, NJ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                      Use the snoot to highlight flower arrangement when shooting interior photographs. Use the reflector function to temper and spread flash in general interior photographs.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would recommed it and will probably ge

                      By Quebird

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                          Easy to transport in your bag. Very effective. A great product.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Snoot

                          By LB

                          from North, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                            Purchased the snoot to create more definition in the light coming off of my 580 ex and have enjoyed how easy it is to use. The strap from Honl, purchased separately makes this easy to use and to shape it almost any way you desire.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Don't Forget the Speed Strap!

                            By Matlanta

                            from Woodstock, GA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                              Great Product. Durable and well made. Does not fit Speed lights without the Speed Strap. You could make one but the one made by Honl Photo works best and does not slip.

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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 use with other mod

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector 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 light at all. The narrow beam that it produce is very nice. Perfect for the strobist in you.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great addition

                              By DarrinD

                              from Missouri

                              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 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                                Great for back lighting and fill. Easily attached to most flash units using the Velcro.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Well made easy to use

                                By Gizmo

                                from Phoenix

                                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 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                                  Excellent light flash modifier. It is compact and easy to use.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product

                                  By TheAlchemist

                                  from Somerville, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Product

                                    Comments about Honl Photo 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                                    This is vey well made and does a great job as both a reflective bounce and as a snoot. The fact that is rolls up and is portable gives is enough for me to get that over the standard hard plastic snoot. Like Honl's other products, this is very well made, but does require the purchase of a Speedstrap to attach it to the flash. I already have a bunch of his other products so I have Speedstraps, but if this is your first Honl, don't forget to add one of those to the cart as well (except for the Traveler8 softbox which comes with a strap).

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Love it

                                    By CS

                                    from K-town, TN

                                    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 8" Speed Snoot/Reflector for Speed System:

                                      Great product. Great quality of light. Worth every cent paid for it. It's very durable and works well on my 580EX. Don't crumple it up and stuff it in your bag, or it will lose it's shape. I fold it along one of it's normal creases that it has when on the flash. No problems with it losing it's shape. When used as a snoot, with the flash zoomed, it is like a laser beam of light. Great for hitting a certain mark on a product or a person's face.

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                                      • No

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