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RoscoStrobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good color

Picked these up in store at the reccomendation of the sales person. Im glad I did as these work very well with my Vivitar 285's.

They are a little small...Read complete review

Picked these up in store at the reccomendation of the sales person. Im glad I did as these work very well with my Vivitar 285's.

They are a little small of the lens but I usually attach them with a little piece of tape instead of the bulky looking holder that came with the kit. The size looks spot on for some of the newer Nikon and Canon stuff though.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great gels, useless and expensive holder

The gels are great, but as the bulk of the ticket price of this item is for the holder this is not a good buy. The holder is flimsy and fiddly. I regret...Read complete review

The gels are great, but as the bulk of the ticket price of this item is for the holder this is not a good buy. The holder is flimsy and fiddly. I regret buying this.

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5.0

A truly great gel set.

By Jonny

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

This set comes with a flexible case that can hold 1 gel and an extra slot for a backup. All the light gets filtered through the gel, with no leakage, something extremely important to maintain color consistency.

It comes with a large variety of colors, each color has 2 additional ones (3 of each color total) and the case has high quality Velcro that keeps the case attached and doesn't slip or fall off (helpful).

Each gel also comes with a tab that shows a diagram telling its temperature (which is in Kelvin) as well as its color/light range.
All in all, it has a great design, I find it to be a VERY useful product, and it even comes at a great price.

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5.0

Great and greater!

By Jonathan

from Israel

Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

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

Fantastic combination- a must have!

By Jeff G

from Northern NJ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Portraits
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

    I use this with my SB-900 along with Lumiquest modifiers and the results are amazing. The Rosco filter kit provides a great selection of options for the effects you want. I find the CTO filters together with the Quik Bounce are ideal for portraits, weddings, etc. I want to next use it with outdoor sunset shots with the Softbox and expect to get the same level of quality results. And when you already have a full camera case, this adds no weight and takes up no room in the bag.For under $[$], this is a package that cannot be beat.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Excellent Kit

    By Shaunak

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

      I got the 5 5piece filter kit along with the gel holder and it has added a whole new dimension to my flash photography. Besides the normal color correction that gels provide this has also helped me enhance the colors in my flash photography.

      The 55 piece kit seems like overkill but at the price point it was a good bargain so I figured I would buy it.

      The holder is a neat little addition to the package. Secures nicely around my flashguns with the adhesive velcro included.

      The gels are a little difficult to organize once used but not terribly so.

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      4.0

      Very nice

      By Pete

      from Sheffield

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good color value
      • Good power output

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

        I have just started with off camera flash and like to experiment with different light colors. I like the gel holder as it is very compact, that it can mount on a flash with velcro and has a holder. I don't like the fact that it is not wide enough for my Canon 580ex II flash. The length is good, but the width is not. You have to find an alternative way of holding it in. However, it works well with my LumoPro 160.
        The assortment of colors is amazing and they even include a small card which tells you the name of the color. Brilliant. The downside is that they are a bit flimsy when you try to slip them into the holder. Sometimes it is better to remove the holder and slip it in that way.

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        3.0

        Easy usage on small flashes

        By Skeem

        from Copenhagen, Denmark

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • Small for big flashes

        Best Uses

        • All-round

        Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

        Easy to fit - on smaller flashes e.g. 480EX2. Not suitable on Canon 580EX2 since the transparent plastic has a hard time reaching over.

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        4.0

        Good Filters, but the Holder?

        By John-Pa

        from Pennsylvania

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good selection of colors

        Cons

        • Holder not useful

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

          The Rosco filters are a very nice starter set for speedlite users. There are 5-each of the most-used CTB and CTO shades as well as 5 green fluorescent-balance filters. There are also other assorted colors as well as ND filters for playing around with.

          I have to say that I did not find the gel holder in this kit to be very useful. I fooled around with it for a while, but found it awkward and ineffective and eventually just used scotch-tape to attach the gel to the flash face. That works perfectly well and I would save a few bucks and get the Rosco set without the holder.

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          4.0

          the holder needs a bit of work

          By zeke

          from tucson

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

          The gels cover the lens portion of the Canon 430's and 580's just fine. The gel fits nicely into the Lumiquest holder. The problem is that the velcro is too close to the gel pocket (The entire holder needs to be slightly longer). The flash housing is wider then the lens, but holder wants to bend right at the place the velcro starts (i.e. right at the edge of lens). The result is the velcro portion of the holder doesn't conform to the housing, causing the holder to "poof up" away from the lens. This lets some light escape un-filtered. The other pocket for holding spare gels in the holder is a cool feature.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Great gels, useless and expensive holder

          By Kiwi67

          from New Zealand

          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

          The gels are great, but as the bulk of the ticket price of this item is for the holder this is not a good buy. The holder is flimsy and fiddly. I regret buying this.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good color

          By Sean

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • good color

          Cons

          • Little small for my flash

          Best Uses

          • Strobist

          Comments about Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit With Gel Holder:

          Picked these up in store at the reccomendation of the sales person. Im glad I did as these work very well with my Vivitar 285's.

          They are a little small of the lens but I usually attach them with a little piece of tape instead of the bulky looking holder that came with the kit. The size looks spot on for some of the newer Nikon and Canon stuff though.

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