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RoscoStrobist 55-Piece Filter Kit
 
4.5

(based on 165 reviews)

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    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (72)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Packs small / compresses (39)
  • Durable (23)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Indoors (52)
  • General purpose (45)
  • Outdoor events / games (35)
  • Outdoors (31)
  • Weddings (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (57), Photo enthusiast (52), Pro photographer (29), Casual photographer (5), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (95)

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

Filter kit

By dragonfly7

from WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    On a strobe. Easy to use.

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    4.0

    Convienent Pre-Cut Gels

    By Q

    from New York

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    I keep a pack of these with me whenever I shoot on location. It's so easy to have these precut gels handy for a flash head. I'd like to see some more diffusion in the pack but otherwise it's a great set.

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    4.0

    Easy Precut Gels

    By Q

    from New Yprk

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    I have rolls and rolls of rosco gel. It's a good product so to have them in swatch ook/flash size is really convienent. I do wish there was a little more variety in this pack but it's a great value and I take a set on every location shoot

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    5.0

    Great filter Kit

    By Jonny

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    It has a really great case that can hold 1 gel & 1 backup. All the light gets filtered through the gel, with no leakage.
    It has a large variety of colors, 3 of each and it comes with Velcro that is top notch and doesn't slip or fall off (very helpful).

    Each gel comes with a tab that has a diagram telling its temp (Kelvin) and color/light range.
    A great design, a great product, and a truly great price!

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Jonathan

    from Israel

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    Holds everything!
    Has a great case that holds gel and a backup.
    Has range of colors, 3 of each.
    Each has a diagram telling the temp (Kelvin) and color/light range.
    Great design, great product, superb price!

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    5.0

    very useful kit

    By Natalie

    from Missouri

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    Great value, inexpensive, perfect fit for my yung nuo flash and several cuts of each shade, hello flexibility! Highly recommended!

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    5.0

    Strobist 55 piece Filter Kit

    By Big B

    from Osseo, MN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Small And Easy To Pack

    Cons

    • No Variety Of Sizes

    Best Uses

    • Add Color Contrast
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

    For many years I used the Rosco sample pack as filters on the strobes. Because they were bound with a brass grommet, there was always a hole in one corner. I'm glad Rosco got smart and is now selling the samples without the hole. I use mine with 2 Nikon SB-700 speed lights. I lay the filter across the strobes output area and use the built-in diffuser to hold it in place. That way you don't need to use tape or velcro to hold it in place. I also have an old Vivitar 285. It has a built-in filter holder. The filters are slightly smaller than the filter holder but it still works well. I am very happy with this filter set.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Cheap (inexpensive) and easy

    By Eugene W

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit:

      Yes I have the rouge set, but i have this for refills and creative projects.

      The Rosco gels are inexpensive and very convenient. I keep them in my Rouge gel pouch (another great product) and another in my desk...

      Tip: Though both Rosco and Rouge have very nice ( very very nice) elastic bands to attache the gels to the speedlight, I simply use the rubber bands form the produce department when I buy green. It really hurts when you loose those nice bands in transit. I don't care so much when I loose one from a bunch of Kale Greens...

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      • No

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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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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Kit

        By Blinding Color

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        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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          • No

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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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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

              Verified Buyer

              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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                        • No

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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

                          Verified Buyer

                          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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                          • No

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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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                          Verified Buyer

                          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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                            • No

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