Harbor Digital Design XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit

Harbor Digital Design XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit

Harbor Digital Design XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit

B&H # HAXTA29 MFR # XT-A29
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  • For Canon 600EX-RT & Yongnuo 600EX-RT Flashes
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Add up to two stops of light from up to 100' away with this Harbor Digital Design XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit for select on-camera flashes. It features a dedicated mount that slides right onto the flash head without adhesives or straps and allows you to attach numerous accessories, such as the fresnel lens here that boosts power. Also, this setup uses a black box to limit light spill and includes a small dome for alternative lighting options.

Canon: 600EX-RT
Yongnuo: 600EX-RT
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Harbor Digital Design XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit
  • DD-A9 Flash Adapter for Canon 600EX RT Speedlights wxufysbbtvtxbxwdzc
  • Small Dome
  • Black Box
  • Fresnel Lens for XT Flash Extender
  • Fresnel Lens Holder
  • Storage Sleeve for Fresnel Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Modifier Type Flash Extender
    Attachment Method Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 6.4 x 4.4"
    XT-A29 XT Flash Extender Kit is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harbor Design vs Better Beamer the attached image should help photographers decide which flash extender to purchase and use. Both require informed use of the zoom setting on the strobe. The BB focuses more tightly. Removing the diffuser in the HD substantially increases its output. For full-frame camera, the BB must be carefully aimed. The HD extender wins in robustness and even illumination. HD loses in portability.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works great once modified I bought this as an alternative to the Visual Echoes Better Beamer which I also own. The big plusses for the Harbor Digital XT FEK are that it's more snug on the flash and the beam is consistently centered without any testing or fiddling like on the Better Beamer. I experimentally verified the instructions which said the best (longest, most consistent) pattern is achieved by zooming the flash between 30 and 70mm. There are two downsides to the XT compared to the Better Beamer. The obvious one is bulk. The XT is a big (but light) chunk of plastic to pack in your kit. For me, it's absolutely worth it over the Better Beamer which nicely folds completely flat. Now for the worst part of the XT: the shroud that slides over the 600EX-RT does not slide nicely over the rubber sides of the 600EX-RT head. It bites into them in a nasty way and is very hard to slide on. Not wanting to scratch up the sides of my 600EX-RT, I cut large groves in the plastic where the XT slides over the rubber strips on the sides of the 600EX-RT. Voila - the XT slides on much easier (but still very snug) and no damage to the rubber sides of my 600EX-RT. This last point dropped me from 5 stars to 3 stars. I did the vertical cutting with a hobby saw and used an exacto knife to cut horizontally, then just snapped the plastic square out on each side. I then used the exacto knife to clean up the cut out section. If the XT shipped this way I'd give it 5 stars.
    Date published: 2012-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Second HDD Extender This is my second flash extender by HDD. I bought one some time ago for my Canon 580EX2. It worked well enough that I bought another one now that I've upgraded my flash to the Canon 600EX-RT. I use this primarily to get some extra reach when I want some fill flash while shooting motocross in the day time. It's not perfect and takes some practice to get the results you're after. But, for me, gives me that little something extra that I don't have to add/fix in photoshop.
    Date published: 2013-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flash Extender It fits snugly on my 600EX-RT. I have yet to use it in the field, but it does not appear to be prone to coming to falling apart or falling off my flash. I spoke to the manufacturer before I bought it and he recommended that I calibrate the extender to my flash unit. I found that setting the flash zoom to 70mm gave the most uniform flash pattern and provided 2.9 stops of increased flash output. I measured the 2.9 stops using a Sekonic flash meter (comparing the flash output with the extender to the output without the extender).
    Date published: 2017-06-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned. Too bulky. Unimpressed I thought it would be a good item to have in my arsenal, but really it's big bulky and inconvenient. It isn't as good at doing it's job as you might think as well. It's seriously twice as big as you imagine it will be and it doesn't fold or anything.
    Date published: 2015-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product good product, low price
    Date published: 2013-08-18
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