Illuminate elusive and distant creatures with your compact flash by picking up the MagBeam Wildlife Kit from MagMod. Featuring the essential MagGrip for setting up the MagMod flash modifier system, this kit lets you get started right away with the MagBeam and tele lens combo. The lens helps focus the flash beam, providing an additional 2-3 stops of usable light while also creating a distinct beam with crisp edges. The MagBeam can then be collapsed or extended in any of three positions to create different spotlight patterns. The MagBeam is also able to accept optional MagMasks and a wide lens for projecting patterns on your scene. Additionally, the MagGrip has neodymium rare-earth magnets for quickly mounting various accessories from the MagMod system with ease. And, the silicone rubber material will securely hold the modifiers without damaging your flash.
- MagMod Flash Modifier System
- Tele Lens Focuses Flash Beam
- Collapses for Three Spotlight Patterns
- Accepts Optional MagMasks & Wide Lens
MagMod MagBeam Overview
MagMod MagBeam Specs
|Modifier Type||Flash Extender|
|Package Weight||1.05 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.15 x 5.3 x 2.55"|
MagMod MagBeam Reviews
Does the job.
Pro: No more Velcro. MagMod fits tight to flash head. MagBeam snaps on and stays on. Silicone hood collapses easily once you learn how. (Go to their website to learn how) Con: The MagMod System is heavy on the flash head. The weight of the MagBeam doesn't give my Metz flash any trouble in the normal straight ahead locked position, but their other accessories, like the MagBounce can cause the head to sag, since the pivoting flash head was not designed to bear any weight.
I had my reservations about buying this modifier. I wanted something easy to use that would provide the light I desired. Right out of the gate, I noticed some flaws in the design of this item. First, the front fresnel element makes the modifier heavy. so when it is in landscape orientation, it is weighed down at full extension, causing the light to be in the wrong place on the subject. This can be easily adjusted by the assistant when used on an AD200, but the pivoting head on a flash gun is subject to the extra weight. I noticed it does not have so much of this issue in portrait/vertical orientation. Second, the collapsible body is not as easy to collapse as described. This is not a deal breaker, but it has already become an annoyance. This is still a good purchase, but don't expect it to be the wonder item that makes all your flash photography woes go away. It may, in fact, cause some.
Not quite perfect
It's too heavy and lowers the flash from its natural position. This flaw had me leaving the Magbeam behind more often than I would have liked. It works well otherwise.
this is the ticket for bird extended flash, very well built and fits my flash perfect.
MagBeam for birding
this is a great product, looking forward to getting it outside for bird pictures.
Easy to use
Pop it on and go. Far reaching...excellent flash extender.
Good concept, this product needs a new design and material, first off, once it has been extended, it really takes time to collapse , and it is too heavy to keep my godox stay the proper angle .
I was hoping that this kit would replace my Better Beamer for bird photography. I have several other MagMod products that are excellent. I decided, in spite of some negative comments by other reviewers, that I would spend the money to experiment with this flash extender. Results were unsatisfactory. This device is significantly more difficult to use than the Better Beamer. The tube is difficult to collapse, even after practicing the procedure, and it is impossible to collapse with the lens attached. This means the lens must be removed for storage every time I put the unit back in my bag. A protective storage pouch for the Fresnel lens is no longer included in the kit. If a user wants to avoid damage to the lens while it is stowed in a camera bag, a substitute must be found. The fact that the rubber cone is fairly heavy, and requires an aiming adjustment every time it is mounted, is also an irritation. For me, using a flash extender in the field is always a cumbersome procedure, but this device is more of a nuisance than a help. It is back to the Beamer for me.
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