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ExpoImagingRogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector
 
4.6

(based on 191 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Packs small / compresses (162)
  • Easy to use (160)
  • Lightweight (132)
  • Strong construction (129)
  • Reliable (112)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (20)
  • Difficult to use (7)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (139)
  • Weddings (122)
  • Travel (45)
  • Sports/action (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (64), Pro photographer (59), Photo enthusiast (46), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (168), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EXCELLENT small light modifier

I mainly use this for:
1) 'bending' the light waround the subject when taking macro shots
2) using with soft box attachement for headshots
and the results are amazing....Read complete review

I mainly use this for:
1) 'bending' the light waround the subject when taking macro shots
2) using with soft box attachement for headshots
and the results are amazing. They nicely fit in my bag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bender review

The actual product is very good. There was one flaw with the large bender. It is too heavy. I have a new 580II flash. It falls at certain positions and for this reason...Read complete review

The actual product is very good. There was one flaw with the large bender. It is too heavy. I have a new 580II flash. It falls at certain positions and for this reason I could not give it a better review. I have since ordered the smaller version and it is much better for walking around. If you want to use the large for a flash that is static on a stand it works great, otherwise the smaller version would be a better option.

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5.0

A must have flash accessory

By CLB

from Spring Valley, NY

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

When there is no ceiling to bounce off of, in a venue that has ceilings over 11' high or outdoors, this is the best flash modifier - it diffuses the light beautifully.
When shooting close up, the power of the flash should be lowered as the Flashbender causes overexposure when close to a subject.

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5.0

Love it!

By T

from Santa Monica, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Fashion
    • Portraits
    • Studio Photography

    Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

    I love the results I'm getting from the FlashBender, and their flexibility. I own a couple of other flash modifiers, but those will be gathering dust most of the time from now on.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Versatile Modifier

    By Craig

    from Mt. Airy, Md

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

        Love the versatility of this reflector and the size is perfect for me. Durable build and the quality is outstanding.

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        5.0

        Nice Addition to the Lighting Kit!

        By MRomine

        from Normal, IL

        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 ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

          An easy inexpensive way to spread the light for group photos at a wedding. Easy to attach to a speed light mounted on a light stand or hand held by an assistant.

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          5.0

          works great

          By shooter

          from orlando florida

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

            to bounce feel light

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            The Best Reflector Ever

            By rezmot

            from Westlake, OH

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                I found out about this reflector while watching a video on canon flash systems by Syl Arena, and ordered it right away. I had tried other reflectors before and never was fully satisfied with them. This one did the trick. It is the lights and simplest option for a soft light on the go.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Simple, lightweight and useful

                By stevieb

                from New York City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                  The flashbender is a terrific product. The ability to shape the product makes it possible to use it in a variety of ways. One useful shape is as a snoot of variable size. It can be used as a flag or a reflector. Being lightweight and flexible makes it easy to carry. A very useful low cost accessory.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Well though out

                  By JayTee

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                      I borrowed a freinds FlashBender for a portrait shoot and ordered one for myself a few days later. Seems to be well made, fits on my flash snugly, and has lots of positioning options.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Rogue FlashBender Large

                      By Reza

                      from Visalia, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                        I love this reflector and honestly I ordered a second one for the other flash that I have. You can bend them anyway you want and adjust the light to your taste. I recommend it to everybody.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very GOOD!!!

                        By QFilms

                        from Puerto Rico

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                          Strong and very useful!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Portable Softbox

                          By msphoto3

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                            A diffuser that is easy to transport. Great for weddings.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Wonderful modifier

                            By shasta

                            from CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                              I keep this in my bag all the time. It's a great, easy to use flash modifier. I added the diffuser panel for softer light.

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                              5.0

                              amazing

                              By Ahmed

                              from ksa

                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                              Amazing

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                              4.0

                              Great for when you need it

                              By DTM

                              from NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                              Greatly improves the quality of light from your flash where bouncing off ceilings or walls is not an option, or controlling light by snooting/flagging. Mounts quickly and is easily adjusted, but can be annoying to carry around when mounted on the camera. So far I have not had any issues with it not securing tight enough to the flash, but I could see where that present a problem if you're doing a lot of adjusting on the fly. Bottom line, its absolutely worth the small investment for the times you'll need it.

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                              5.0

                              Works as expected

                              By JP

                              from Mid-South

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel

                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                You wouldn't think something so simple would make such a difference in the quality of a speedlight flash; but it does. I wish I had purchased this years ago.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Good for the price

                                By JoeyDiamond

                                from Long Island, NY

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Bulky
                                • Difficult to Use

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                I'm torn between the large and small version of this product. I've tried both. The small makes great close-range shots, say 5' or so. Beyond that the effect is muted. The large is too bright for closeups, but you can lower the flash output. Both are big and clumsy. The large, which I've settled on, weighs down my flimsy 320EX Speedlite.I've tried several other softboxes and diffusers, and didn't like any of them. This comes closest to what I want. I'm not a pro. If you are, this isn't the kind of product you're looking for, you're spending on real lighting modifiers. So for the enthusiast like me, this is a reasonable product.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Take anywhere soft light

                                By AtomicPunk

                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                  When you can't bring an umbrella, soft box or some other type of diffuser, this will give you pleasing results.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Rogue FlashBender

                                  By Muralee

                                  from Seattle,WA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos

                                    Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                    Very nice gadget. Good for family photos.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    Does the Job

                                    By Marcio Silva

                                    from Boston, Massachusetts

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Rash Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                    Not the last coke in the world, but does the job. Light a little rash, but better than direct flash. Definitely does not replace a good soft box neither an umbrella. The only advantage that I could visualize for this is the portability and that is all. I would not recommend. Get an umbrella instead.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great little reflector

                                    By Dom C

                                    from West Haven, CT

                                    About Me 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 ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                      I only got to use this once so far but I really like it. It's very easy to shape it to give more or less light. It's lite and easy to carry in my bag. I just lay it on top of my equipment, it takes up very little space for such a large reflector.

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                                      • No

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