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RoscoStrobist 55-Piece Filter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (70)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Packs small / compresses (39)
  • Reliable (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy (13)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (50)
  • General purpose (43)
  • Outdoor events / games (34)
  • Weddings (31)
  • Outdoors (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (56), Photo enthusiast (50), Pro photographer (29), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun for Creativity

I don't really need these gels too often but they're sure fun to play with, especially in combination with the Morris mini strobes. I'm looking forward to more creative shots by combining these gels...Read complete review

I don't really need these gels too often but they're sure fun to play with, especially in combination with the Morris mini strobes. I'm looking forward to more creative shots by combining these gels with various white balance settings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good selection for a great price

This is an extended selection of camera flash filters. I suggest to get their filter holder (which may not be great deal for its price but useful). The problem with the filters is...Read complete review

This is an extended selection of camera flash filters. I suggest to get their filter holder (which may not be great deal for its price but useful). The problem with the filters is that they come with nice, scientific transmission characteristic curves on an extra sheet of paper. As soon as you mix them up (which happens at the first time use) you have no clue of what is what. I would better buy less, targeted (needed) filter that can be identified after frequent use.

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5.0

A good learning tool

By Janell B

from Missouri

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    I am going to love using this on my flashes to color balance the flash to the light of the room light.

    I realize that I will have to get more gels over time, but that is to be expected.

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    5.0

    Good Kit

    By Blinding Color

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Corrected Lighting
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

      Simple. Clever design for the gel holder. Has multiple of all the colors I will ever use. Gel holder mounts well to my SB600 with velcro. I got a second gel holder because I liked this kit so much and it had multiple of all the colors. It mounts slightly less well to my SB700, but still works.

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Lisa

      from Fl

      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

      Works great

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      5.0

      Fun Kit

      By Alex

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

        Bought the kit to experiment with on a 430EX II. Really digging it so far. The filters are quality and it's nice that they've included extras for the primary color shifters.If you're looking for a cheap and effective way to attach these to your flash head, go to the office supply store and get some post-it flag stickers. Attach a small portion of the sticker to one of the short ends of the filter and the other to the flash body. When it's time to take it off, rather than having to peel tape, you simply grab the flag portion and lift it off. Two stickers easily last me an entire event.Caution, leave a gap between the filter and the flash lens. Your flash strobe will melt these filters if there is not an air gap between the two.Enjoy!

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        5.0

        Love em.

        By sbshooter

        from Santa Barbara, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flash Photography

          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

          Great little gels for flash heads.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I just wish it included a holder

          By Ryan Mackay

          from Vancouver, BC, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

            Cons

            • No Mounting System

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

              I wish there was a better way to mount the gels other than using scotch tape. The product came as described though so I really can't complain. I love the variety of colors and the fact that each one comes with a description. For example: #3202 Full Blue: Boosts 3200K to 5500K. Another example: #3304 Tough Plusgreen: To balance daylight sources to cool white fluorescents.

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              5.0

              Great Kit

              By rsirota

              from San Jose, CA

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              Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

              Everything you need and cheap!

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              5.0

              Convenient Gels!

              By LWink

              from McMurray

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                    I love this little set. They fit in the Lumiquest Gel filter holder I bought at the same time. I no longer need to cut small strobe shaped gels from my larger 12 x12 gels. You get a great assortment in this kit. I can't imagine needing many more than this.

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                    5.0

                    Very Useful Product

                    By GENE

                    from Ridgeland, MS

                    About Me Casual Photographer

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                    I use this product for iPhone videography and photography, placing it over the lens for colored effects. The great thing about this product is the wide range of colors from which to choose. Most useful! The only thing that might not be so great is the slightly flimsy material.

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                    5.0

                    Many shades of colour

                    By MaximusNub

                    from Edmonton, AB

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                      Includes a lot of different colour filters but honestly I'll only be using 2-3 of the included colours

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great bargain

                      By amadeus

                      from Weslaco, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Low Price

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Off camera flash
                      • Outdoor portraits

                      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                      I have not had a chance to actually use these filters except for experimentation with my off camera flash. My flash has a pop out diffuser that swings down and actually holds the filters quite well.

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                      5.0

                      A Great Collection of Filters

                      By Dave Nelson

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                        This is a great collection of strobe filters giving you multiple copies of the most important colored gels. I bought this pack so that I could gel my 3 strobes simultaneously to blend with Tungsten and Flourescent lights.

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                        5.0

                        great filter set, very useful

                        By Bill

                        from Orlando, FL

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                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                          these filters are designed to fit onto the face of standard flash windows. The multicolor choice gives required flexibility in adjusting the ambiance of the photographic scene.

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                          3.0

                          Match your electronic flash to any light

                          By John

                          from Illinois

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Good Selection
                          • Made By Rosco

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                              This will let you match your flash to almost any light source. Please note: make sure the 1.5" x 3.25" size is ample for your flash unit, and remember you'll have to figure out your own method of securing filter(s) to the flash.

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                              4.0

                              Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit by Rosco

                              By Ed

                              from Pennsylvania

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                    Many variety of color filters and very reasonably priced. Have use on many different occasions.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great little Kit

                                    By Leadbelly

                                    from Calgary, AB

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                        This is a great little filter kit.
                                        Actually it's not little, there are 55 pieces more then enough to play with.
                                        Colors are even labled, fits both my Canon 430EX II and SIGMA EF-610 DG Super just fine.

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                                        2.0

                                        Not as good as Rogue

                                        By Ashley

                                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                          These were nice to have but they kept falling off my flash. I could create a special holder to put them in but that is too much work and I didn't buy the one that is supposed to come with it because others are having the same problem with the gels falling out. I have lost a couple and then I just gave up and tried something else. I bought the Rogue system and now I am much happier since they have tags at the end of the gels and are held down by a nice big black branded rubber band. If these were like the sticky filters, they may be better but then they would cost much more. I also don't like that the gel isn't labeled. The labeling is on paper so if you accidently mix them up you will have to figure out what is what.

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                                          5.0

                                          Awesome, compact gel set!

                                          By Ryan in NYC

                                          from Staten Island, NY

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Pack
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Travel
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                            Very portable, full range gel set (with doubles of each filter)with handy reference cards identifying each filter and its associated use. GREAT kit if you're getting serious about flash photography.

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                                            3.0

                                            Great variety, little bit short on size

                                            By André

                                            from Montréal, Canada

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Pack
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Difficult to Use

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                            Got this to start playing around with flash filters, the variety is there alright, but the pieces are a little bit short for my Olympus FL-36 and Metz 24-AF.

                                            You need to come up with some sort of system to have them hold on to your flash. Some recommend folded business cards over the edge of the flash, some go with stick on velcro patches.

                                            All in all, great for starters, but I guess I'd get tired of using this on a regular basis.

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                                            5.0

                                            So. Many. Options.

                                            By Island Don

                                            from Long Island, New York

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Portraits
                                              • Stobist

                                              Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

                                              If you're a budding strobist, this kit is great bang for your buck. I purchased this on the advice of the king of the strobists, David Hobby. It's opened up a whole new world for me and my photographs. The basic theory is to match the color of the ambient light, so that you can neutralize it either in camera, or in post.

                                              This kit is fairly complete, although I did have to fabricate a method to attach the filters to my flash (480EX). The individual filters come in a small box, separated by paper labels to let you know which one is which. While I haven't found it yet, a better way to store and organize the filters would be very useful.

                                              All in all, this kit is probably the least expensive photography accessory that can actually improve your images by a significant amount.

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