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ExpoImagingRogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector
 
4.6

(based on 176 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (151)
  • Packs small / compresses (151)
  • Lightweight (122)
  • Strong construction (120)
  • Reliable (106)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Family photos (130)
  • Weddings (115)
  • Travel (42)
  • Sports/action (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (61), Pro photographer (56), Photo enthusiast (41), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (159), 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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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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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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        5.0

        Good multu use ligh shapeing tool

        By NHKen

        from North Woodstock, NH

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

          Fits right on the flash and can be used a snoot, a reflector or as barn door. Very helpful to shape light from your camera mounted or remotely mounted flash. Could use some more loop Velcro on other parts to let your strap it on different ways.

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          4.0

          Effective and convenient

          By John

          from New Jersey

          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:

            Helps control bounce light for on-camera and off-camera operations. For example, on camera ceiling bounce pointing slightly behind with a bare flash tends to lose catch-light in eyes. The flashbender provides just as much front fill and catch-light as needed. Works as expected as a large-ish bounce card and easily stores flat or folded. Can be useful in macro photography by bending the light around a subject right in front of the lens. I find it somewhat less-effective as a snoot & sometimes the weight (which is not much) shifts the flash head angle.

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            5.0

            I LIKED THE ROGUE FLASH BENDER

            By BOB

            from SAN DIEGO, CALIF. USA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

              I HAVE PURCHASED A SMALL ROGUE BENDER SO MUCH I PURCHASED A LARGE ONE. I USED THE SMALL ONE FOR PORTRAITS AND THE NEW ONE HAS TO BE EVEN BETTER IT HELPS MAKE THE LIGHT SOFTER AND WORKS VERY WELL.

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              3.0

              Works well but Awkward

              By Johnny K

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

              The look and entire feel of having this product on a flash attached to a hand-held camera is awkward to me. I use it on my Nikon SB910 and it does perform very well with effectiveness. No complaints there. My only complaint is that it's bulky, a little bit unstable, and doesn't feel like a properly fitting part of the entire camera system.

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              5.0

              Very Happy

              By Ed

              from Indiana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                This is a terrific flash accessory. I use the Large Flash Bender primarily for macro and find that it provides diffuse side-to-side light coverage and helps at reducing shadows. It really stands out when bending light around a subject in vertical (portrait) shots. The built in Velcro strap easily attaches to my SB600 and SB800 flash heads and is easy to use both on and off the hot shoe. It seems to be well made and it definitely outperforms bouncing light off foam board when tracking little critters.

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                5.0

                Easy to use

                By Beth

                from Nu

                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                Lightweight

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Central PA Photographer

                from Lewistown, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                  I typically use a Gary Fong Light Sphere for indoor flash diffusion, however sometimes when a ceiling is too high, painted an off color or made of wood, you don't want to use bounce flash. This is when the flash bender comes in great use. It also works well as a snoot on a fill or kicker light.

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                  5.0

                  good light modifier

                  By Danny Mc

                  from Philadelphia Pa

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  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:

                    great for on camera or off camera flash

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Does what its supposed to.

                    By M L G

                    from Miami Fl

                    Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                    A quality buitlt product. A little on the heavy side.
                    The ability to turn it into a snoot and shape it is useful.

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                    5.0

                    flash bang

                    By safty first kids

                    from Del rey, ca.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                        it dose the job and easy to use.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome Light Bender!

                        By mrsteresagonzalez

                        from West Palm Beach, Florida

                        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:

                          This Flash Bender is amazing. I have been used to lugging around my big octaboxes and big units for small shoots and etc but this helps minimize how much equipment I have to carry around. I love it!

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                          5.0

                          Excellent on-the-go modifier

                          By Peyman

                          from Fairfax, VA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                            Excellent modifier for fast on the go action. I also love that I can make in into a snoot in about 10 secs.

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                            5.0

                            Works Great

                            By Tim the Photo Guy

                            from Phoenix, Az

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                              I shoot in Gym's and this Flash Bender helped me point the light where I wanted it.

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                              5.0

                              Super easy to use!!

                              By Rhonda

                              from Murrieta, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos

                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                This product is super easy to use and it also lays flat and fits in my bag. I would recommend this product.

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                                5.0

                                Stellar Accesory

                                By Stephen J

                                from West Hollywood, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Not easy to pack

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Pet Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector:

                                I received this product a week ago. I have not been able to stop using it and coming up with creative ways to use it. It does everything it says it does but it really does so much more.
                                The only thing limiting what you can do with this reflector is your imagination.

                                I also have a few other Rogue products. This is a great, dependable brand.

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