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ExpoImagingRogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector
 
4.6

(based on 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 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 (155)
  • Easy to use (153)
  • Lightweight (126)
  • Strong construction (123)
  • Reliable (109)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Family photos (134)
  • Weddings (118)
  • Travel (44)
  • Sports/action (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (64), Pro photographer (57), Photo enthusiast (41), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (162), 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

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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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                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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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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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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