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ExpoImagingRogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid
 
4.5

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 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 (61)
  • Lightweight (61)
  • Packs small / compresses (42)
  • Strong construction (33)
  • Reliable (27)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (29)
  • Family photos (24)
  • Portraits (19)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (5)

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.

Reviewed by 81 customers

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5.0

Works perfect

By Aron

from Puerto Rico

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

I love using this. Splashing light where I want it. Easy and quick to put on my Flash.

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5.0

Compact and Powerful

By Andrew

from Colorado Springs, CO

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

Sturdy piece of equipment and has a low profile for easy storage in my camera bag. Easy to use and does an excellent job with handling light.

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5.0

Compact and easy to use

By Tony

from NYC

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

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

    So far I love this product. It is very small when you dismounted from your flash and takes just tiny space from your camera bag. Easy to install and the size can be adjusted so it fit for both of my flashes. The 2 flashes I'm used the big nikon sb910 and small nissin i40.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quality and simplicity

    By Paul

    from Yarmouth, NS, Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

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

      This is a quality piece of equipment--well made and easy to use. It does what it is supposed to do in a nice compact design.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By DD

      from NC

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

      Small, compact, easy to change grids, light and does what it's supposed to. It fits my yongnuo 568 and 560 ii as well as my sb700. The only thing is I found when using it whIle having one of my flashes set up as a slave that it couldnt see the flash to trigger it. Probably more operator error more than anything.

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      5.0

      Flexible, universal grid

      By T

      from Santa Monica, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Fashion
        • Studio
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This is a great kit, it offers universal fit with almost any flash/speedlight and multiple grid spread angles. Add the fitted color gels and compact packing size and you have a grid that's unmatched by any other product on the market.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fantastic for light control

        By Photoguyinmo

        from Overland Park, KS

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Still life
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I have long searched for a system to control the light from my speedlights. I have looked at building a DIY grid system similar to those used in studio lighting when I came across this system. I love the control you have with the spread of light. Additionally, the entire system fits nicely in the pouch included making it easily transportable.

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          • Yes

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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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          • No

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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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              • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  great but wish it was flash specific

                  By GerryDavid

                  from Bristol TN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Pricey but it works

                  By AR

                  from Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Pricey

                    By Scotty

                    from Scottsville, KY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    Substantial, quality construction.

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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By mlofoto

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

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

                        I will probably purchase 3 more...

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Precise quality lighting

                        By John Sabino Photography

                        from Methuen, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Compact Modifier

                            By Thirty-Three Photography

                            from Newport News, VA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            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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                              • No

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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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