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ExpoImagingRogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid
 
4.5

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (57)
  • Lightweight (57)
  • Packs small / compresses (38)
  • Strong construction (31)
  • Reliable (26)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (25)
  • Family photos (21)
  • Portraits (18)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well, but could be better.

I have three of these and prefer them over the Honl grid, of which I have one. The light shaping aspect of the grids work perfectly and the flexibility of using both grids at...Read complete review

I have three of these and prefer them over the Honl grid, of which I have one. The light shaping aspect of the grids work perfectly and the flexibility of using both grids at once or separately adds versatility. Very nice. What is not so nice is the way the grids attach to the flash as if you point it downwards, no matter how much you tighten the velcro, their weight will make them fall out of the unit. I have fixed this on all three grids I own with self adhesive velcro, but this should be fixed by ExpoImaging. Attachment to the flash works perfectly and firmly, but from nylon material to the grids, not so much. The second not so great thing about this grid is if it used near a background pointed towards camera, for rim lighting an object, for example, the space in the flash attachment allows for light to leak towards the back of the flash, and this could throw unwanted light on one's controlled set. I also fix this by using a piece of cinefoil when needed. This will not affect every user in every case, but it has often been the case in lighting small items, such as the cocktail in the attached image.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Great, but OK

I plan on using this for general photography and portraits.

It's pretty easy to use except for trying to take the gels out after you have put them in without getting finger...Read complete review

I plan on using this for general photography and portraits.

It's pretty easy to use except for trying to take the gels out after you have put them in without getting finger prints all over them. It is easy to use other than that and makes a nice spot at the 3 angles that they advertise.

The biggest downside to this product is that it falls off all the time. It does not secure very well to the flash. If the flash is at a downward angle, I have had to use gaffers tape to keep it on the flash.

I would recommend looking at all your options before buying this one.

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4.0

Very clever design

By Charles

from Marlton, NJ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Weak Construction

Best Uses

  • Macro
  • Macro Table Top Portrai
  • Portrait
  • Table top
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

My first reaction when I unpacked the item was: "Is this what I get for $?". But when I used it for a few days, I realized 1. that it does what is says very well 2. it is cleverly designed 3. it is very easy to use. I have only had it for a couple of weeks now, so I can't say how long it will last, but my guess is that it is not very durable and may have to be replaced periodically.

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4.0

Effective focused lighting.

By tmouse

from Tampa, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

      Works as advertised. Perfect for back-lighting projects where focused light is essential. No complaints!

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      5.0

      Perfect grid spot for speedlight

      By Ken Bennett

      from North Carolina

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

        I have tried a lot of grids for my speedlight setup, and this is the best. It projects a round beam, adjustable from wide to very narrow by inserting one or both grids. It attaches easily without any tools or additional accessories. There's no spill from the side. It's not cheap but for me it was worth the price.

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        4.0

        Quality Product!

        By GMax

        from Tampa

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent lighting
          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

          Sturdy. Great fit. Easy to understand instructions. A must for serious strobists. Will be getting the entire kit. Four stars only because I haven't had time to test it yet. Will update my review later.

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          4.0

          Works well, but could be better.

          By Lost Art

          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile
          • Works As Intended

          Cons

          • Grid Attachment Imperfect
          • Light Leaks Towards Back
          • Price

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • Still Life

          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

          I have three of these and prefer them over the Honl grid, of which I have one. The light shaping aspect of the grids work perfectly and the flexibility of using both grids at once or separately adds versatility. Very nice. What is not so nice is the way the grids attach to the flash as if you point it downwards, no matter how much you tighten the velcro, their weight will make them fall out of the unit. I have fixed this on all three grids I own with self adhesive velcro, but this should be fixed by ExpoImaging. Attachment to the flash works perfectly and firmly, but from nylon material to the grids, not so much. The second not so great thing about this grid is if it used near a background pointed towards camera, for rim lighting an object, for example, the space in the flash attachment allows for light to leak towards the back of the flash, and this could throw unwanted light on one's controlled set. I also fix this by using a piece of cinefoil when needed. This will not affect every user in every case, but it has often been the case in lighting small items, such as the cocktail in the attached image.

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          4.0

          great but wish it was flash specific

          By GerryDavid

          from Bristol TN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                This is a great accessory for speedlites, I just wish they made a more rugged and flash specific so it would be more form fitting. It would aslo be great if the grids could slide in and out insteasd of having to take the front off the flash. but overall I am pretty happy with this.

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                5.0

                Pricey but it works

                By AR

                from Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                  Pricey for some pieces of plastic, but well made and it works.

                  I found it works best to first attach the honeycomb holder to the snoot and then attach the snoot to the flash.
                  If done the other way around, the snoot tends to collapse while mounting the honeycomb holder, causing frustration.
                  I also found that attaching a couple of rubber bands to the flash-head prior to mounting the snoot helps prevent snoot slippage during the shoot.

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                  5.0

                  Pricey

                  By Scotty

                  from Scottsville, KY

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                        Substantial, quality construction.

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                        5.0

                        Wow, creative lighting.

                        By Lulu

                        from Fisher, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Photojournalism
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                          I am amazed at the range of lighting you can get from this product. I have really been making interesting photos and shadows. This was recommended by a photojournalist. It has not disappointed me at all.

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By mlofoto

                          from North Carolina

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                            I will probably purchase 3 more...

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Precise quality lighting

                            By John Sabino Photography

                            from Methuen, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                I mainly use this for a background spotlight or a hairlight. Worked way better than I expected. The light is so precise and gives you exactly what you have in mind.

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                                5.0

                                Good Compact Modifier

                                By Thirty-Three Photography

                                from Newport News, VA

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                  What's not to like about this? It's affordable, compact, light weight, and does a great job. A must have to throw in your bag.

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                                  4.0

                                  Control your speedlight.

                                  By DrSailmaker

                                  from Norfolk, VA

                                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                  16-25-45 degrees of ways to really spotlight an area in your photo setup. Very easy to use and works great. Nice piece to ad to your lighting kit.

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                                  5.0

                                  Love it

                                  By Alan

                                  from Redmond, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                      Well built, flexible, and easy to use. Works great on my SB-910s.

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                                      5.0

                                      Good portable modifier

                                      By Glass Eye

                                      from Indiana

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Controlled Spot

                                        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                        I was a bit skeptical about this, but it is well made, fits on my flash, and just works. Easy to use.
                                        Note: no need to spend extra $$$ on the filter package. If you already have filters that you tape, velcro, rubber band to your flash, just use that!

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                                        5.0

                                        Versatile and a MUST HAVE

                                        By joetphotography

                                        from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                          For the price and the functionality, this snoot rocks!!! Get the gel pack for it to add colored effects as an accent/hair light. Packs small in the bag, too.

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                                          5.0

                                          Rogue grids really hit the spot

                                          By Supermanny

                                          from San Jose, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                            This grid does just what it should and it looks good doing it. My only other experience is with my homemade grids, which work great but aren't terribly sturdy. I made three grids for a Canon speedlite out of cardboard, glue and drinking straws. I really like DIY stuff and don't mind spending the extra time to put them together but after I got a larger speedlite that my grids wouldn't work with I was not willing to put all that time in again. I can't say the Rogue works any better than the ones I made but it will certainly outlast them. I think I would have to try pretty hard to break any part of the Rogue grid. It also stores very nicely and relatively flat. It works well for me as a hard-light kicker for portraits. I don't see how you could go wrong with this.

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                                            5.0

                                            simply the best!

                                            By Joyjun

                                            from Washington, DC

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • General Use
                                              • Portraits

                                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                              i been using this product for at least 3 weeks now. i used this for wedding and outside studio portrait situations. it's super light and portable that easily fits in my camera bag. for a cheaper price you will have a professional grid modifiers using your speedlights. a must for events & wedding photographers.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works great

                                              By Jimmy

                                              from Missouri

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                              Works as intended. Provides a nice, tight light source for subjects.

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                                              3.0

                                              Good, but not Great

                                              By TimmyTG

                                              from Appleton, WI

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Pros

                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Portraits

                                                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid:

                                                My reason for purchasing this product was for more light control in some portrait situations. The device is well made but, like other one-size-fits-all items, the fit, though adjustable, can be troublesome. The tube which forms the sides of the device comes stuffed in a leather pouch. This puts kinks and creases in it which hinders installation to some degree. I had some aggravation getting the honeycomb to stay in place without falling out.

                                                For reasons of economy to the manufacturer and consumer, the one-size-fits-all approach is nice but this also leads to a marginal fit. In fairness, more use on my part may cause a change of heart on these points, Initially, however, it seem like a well-made nice device, not a great device.

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