LumiQuest Compact Gel Holder

LumiQuest Compact Gel Holder

LumiQuest Compact Gel Holder

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  • Compatible with Rosco Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit
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LumiQuest LQ-121S overview

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Tired of taping and untaping little pieces of colored gel to your on-camera flash? The Lumiquest FXtra Compact Gel Holder is designed to hold small (approximately 1x3") gel color filters (like the ones in Rosco's Strobist 55-Piece Filter Kit) used with any small speedlight/portable flash/on-camera flash. The FXtra mounts to almost any portable flash (excluding the Vivitar 285, which has its own built-in gel slot) using the included hook-and-loop fasteners, and passes the fastener through to the outside, so you can use another light modifier outside of the gel holder, if you want. A pocket to store your gels with the flash when you're not using them is included. Small is beautiful, sometimes.

UPC: 744579121024
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LumiQuest LQ-121S specs

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Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.0 x 0.1"

LumiQuest LQ-121S reviews

Compact Gel Holder is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good idea, bad execution! The basic idea for this gel holder is solid enough. However, it would seem that no one bothered to test this thing out on different speedlites. I am using a Canon 580 EX II. The gel holder misses the mark, big time, as far as fit goes. It is to the point that it is not worth using at all. In the end, I had to tape the gel in place on the flash unit. It may not be expensive but I still do not like throwing away money like this. All it would have taken to make this unit useful was to adjust the design to conform with at least each of the major speedlight manufacturers. Oh well, too late for me. I will instead be investing in a roll of tape.
Date published: 2010-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waist your time with this product A product like this that actually worked and was designed well would be great. Unfortunately the Lumiquest gel holder fails on just abut every level. - Too small: wouldn't fit a Canon 430EX II. - Cheap plastic sticks together and makes it difficult to get gels in or out. - Pocket for extra gels could at most fit a couple, but again the same problem of the cheap plastic sticking together. - If it gets folded, creased, or deformed (mine came packaged wrapped up and deformed) it's almost impossible to get it to sit flat again. Overall a very cheap and ineffective product. Give this one a pass and find something better.
Date published: 2011-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not be using it for my Nikon SB 800 I don't like the design of the holder. It attaches to your flash by using the included velcro strips. I chose not to use the strips because that would have prohibited using the 14mm diffuser attachment that snaps on my Nikon SB 800 and is a valuable accessory. Instead, I tried using elastic bands and the strap which comes with the Better Beamer but neither could keep the holder firmly in place. It is also difficult to insert the very thin gels in to the holder's sleeve. For the Nikon SB 800, I came up with the best way of attaching the gel and that is to simply place it under the built-in pull out 17 mm diffuser. I cut the gel filter down for a better fit.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be careful I starting using this after melting through some gels that were attached directly to a Canon 580. This holder keeps the gel away from the front of the flash, and it's reasonably handy. HOWEVER.... if you do enough full-power pops on a 580, you can melt the holder, and the soft plastic is harder to clean off the surface of your flash than gel residue. I have a 580 with some black marks that aren't going away... not deadly, but I'll be replacing the melted gel holder with a different setup. They're usually safe with ETTL, but be careful in manual mode. Less risk with lower-power flashes, of course.
Date published: 2010-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I may repurpose this cool little thing Designed to hold gels to your portable flash. If this product is right for your flash and working style it will be perfect. The plastic gel pocket is nearly clear with less than 1/4 f-stop light loss, pretty darn good. I like the extra pocket provided for your extra gels. The hook & loop fasteners which affix it to your flash unit are industrial strength. I think this product will interfere with Nikon SB flashes -- not really big enough for the SB900, and it will cover up the filter detecting photo window on flash units so equipped. I might put it on my camera bag strap to hold business cards.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with my 550ex speedlite Really is convenient and well made for the purpose. I use with the Honl Speed Strap and it stays in place and installs/removes quickly with no fuss. Holds a number of gels in the slot so it is all I need to carry. Beats tape & stick-on velcro hands down. Also useful for adding warmth when using better beamer to photograph wildlife at sunrise/sunset!
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and Easy design The Gel holder is simple in design and has Velcro connections on the sides. In order to use it, you need to stick the other end of the Velcro onto the flash gun's head. If you are already using other flash gun accessories like flex holders, you need to keep that in consideration. The Gel holder also has Velcro connections on the other end to allow other accessories with Velcro connections to be attached. The Velcro connects firmly as of now, have to see how it preforms after a few months. The only issue I have with this product is that slipping the gels into the holder is not easy. The transparent plastic holder is not of great quality and sticks together. Overall I am very happy with the product.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far so good I bought this on a whim and so far it's not bad. I use in on an old Nikon SB-26 which has a more narrow head than the 900+910's do. It fits the older flash well. I use that spare flash for accent lighting or hair/rim light so it's nice to have some gels literally right with it. You can keep commonly used pre-cut gels right ON the strobe unit in the handy little pocket. Right away I placed 5 or 6 in there. The first time out I couldn't dial a flash down far enough and I had an ND filter in the spare gel pocket which made my day. Others have said it's very difficult to slide gels into the window. This is true if you leave both ends velcro'd on. I just unpeel one side and it gives you more play to slide it in.
Date published: 2013-12-27
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