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ExpoImagingRogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20)
 
4.8

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Packs small / compresses (31)
  • Versatile (25)
  • Durable (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (35)
  • General purpose (31)
  • Fill flash (30)
  • Family photos (21)
  • Weddings (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (35), Photo enthusiast (33), Pro photographer (16), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and fast!

When shooting weddings I like to match my off-camera speed lights to the ambient light. I have 5 radio controlled speed lights that may have any variety of light modifiers on them. Sometimes I'll...Read complete review

When shooting weddings I like to match my off-camera speed lights to the ambient light. I have 5 radio controlled speed lights that may have any variety of light modifiers on them. Sometimes I'll use a colored gel for an unusual effect - but mostly I use the CTO, 1/2 CTO, and 1/4 CTO to color the light of my speed lights to match that of the reception location. The gels are kept in place by a fancy rubber-band. I keep 2 rubber-bands on each flash - some of the bands are from Gary Fong accessories, others are those produce bands used to hold bunches of broccoli together! I always have a back-up on each flash incase one snaps or drops.

Great for using in soft-boxes and umbrellas.

I used to use the Gary Fong amber dome-top when using a Gary Fong, but it caused amber light shooting up with mixed light projecting from the sides because the Fong is still white on the sides. Putting a rogue gel over the light source results in consistent color output from the Gary Fong (the gel gets a little smashed - but they hold-up well).

While the price is a little much for something you can make for pennies - I'd rather spend the money and be done with it than hassle making my own gels. These gels come in a small canvas envelope that can fit into any gear bag or even your pocket. I got a pen from Michael's that writes on cloth and wrote "GELS" on the canvas envelope in white - this way I can see it better in my gear bag (everything in there is black, tough to sort through it in the dark). I did the same for all the other gear sacks that tend to get lost in the dark depths of my main gear bag.

Using these gels beats having to carry different colored Sto-Fen diffusers for each flash, now you can just cram one of these gels under the white Sto-Fen diffuser, it saves me some space in my gear bag.

I also use the Rogue Flash-bender soft boxes. These gels are a little more difficult with this modifier (I have the ProXL and the Large). Both of these products are a little heavy to mount on the head of a flash & have a tendency to walk about as you set up your light. Having a gel on the flash kind of gets in the way when your attempting to strap one of these bulky modifiers on the flash. But the result is worth the added effort.

Keep in mind these gels reduce the light output some, stacking light modifiers isn't without it's drawbacks. I like that Rogue actually prints on each gel the number of stops each gel will reduce your light output. Handy for anticipating flash performance and battery life.

I gave this product 5 stars because they are simple and easy to use. Because of this, I carry them with me and use them! Saves me time in post production. I think there's a lot less black and white reception photos in the world thanks to these gels!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excited

I have so many ideas for creative use for these.

I have so many ideas for creative use for these.

Reviewed by 105 customers

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5.0

Definetly recomend this product

By Jacqueline

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

Nice case to keep filter in. Vwry well organized.

 
5.0

Perfect for Speedlights

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

The kit provides a useful range of gels specifically for speedlights. Easy to install and they work well. Takes some getting used to the pouch and filing system - but it's nice to have them in a compact case. I use a wide rubber band for Celery from the grocery store when I am using them on more that one flash at the same time.

 
5.0

More options for your speed light.

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

This simple, effective filter set is lightweight, comes in a protective pouch with tabbed dividers, and provides most of the filters you would need with a typical speed light. (color-correcting types, as well as some other colors for playing with light) It stays in my bag with two speed lights now, and has already proven handy.

 
5.0

Great gels

By Danie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

Love these on my strobes

 
5.0

Well put together kit, easy to use.

By Mcsguitar

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

I've just used these a few times, but find the set easy to use on both my SB800 and Lumopro 180. The silicon gel band that holds the gels to the flash head is very convenient and the gels are easy to attach. The filter holder and info printed on the gels make them simple to use and find. I considered buying less expensive products but I'm very pleased with this. It is a great way to start using filters over your flash.

 
4.0

This was a great product bought in a pinch

By Michael

from New Orleans

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

I had a band photoshoot recently and wanted to try a different style. The colors produced by this set gave me a lot of options for looks, and the artists were happy with the diversity of photos. The set is a very compact pouch, and things will get unorganized quickly. But other than that, I am also happy with the resulting photos!

 
5.0

It dors what its supposed to do.

By Replaces

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

Its a gel. What else can you make it do? Maybe some disco light modifications. Just make sure to leave some breathing room for heat dissipation.

 
5.0

Very Nice to Have All This in a Kit!

By TKay

from Tw

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

Just got it, and, so far, I have only played around with some of the gels. I like having so many altogether in a kit like this, with a case none the less also. Very convenient. The rubber band that goes on the flash is very easy to use. Very happy I got this kit.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gels

By Jim

from Davison mi

Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

Nice packaging works well with Honl strap

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good selection of Gels

By Gina

from Florida

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

    I have been making my own gel kits for years but I really like the verity and carrying case this kit provides.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A punch of flavor

    By Ray

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

      Excellent product. Multiple choices.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Excited

      By MRPhotography

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rock Bands

        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

        I have so many ideas for creative use for these.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice versatile set

        By Ken

        from Canton, MI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

        Using with a set of speedlights, lot's of options that are simple to attach and shoot with. Nice variety.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        :)

        By Beck

        from KY

        Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

        I love my Rogue Flashbender & now I'm stoked to have some gels now too!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        so colorful!

        By Aaron of the PNW

        from Seattle

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night

          Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

          I use these at night to add a little unearthly quality. The range of colors is great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rogue Gell Set

          By Gary

          from Willamette Valley, Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Portraits

            Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

            Got this set to replace some older gels I had from a different company. These are far better... and a lot more choices!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pretty Colors!

            By Captain Beefheart

            from Madison WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Make Pretty Pictures
              • Sports/Action
              • Underwater
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

              The gels are manufactured by Lee, and that's a good thing. Fade resistant, rich colors, great color correction filters, labeled nicely for filing. Useful for creative light techniques with flash. Storage pouch is handy. Pretty colors make pretty pictures! B&H service is impeccable. Won't use anyone else.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good

              By Johnny

              from Boston,MA

              Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

              I tried one color , it looks good.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great gel filters!

              By Mike T.

              from Chicago, Charleston, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

                I use these filters for color correction in various types of lighting, and for special flash effects as well. They're easy to install and remove, and easily fit into my gadget bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent set!

                By Rudedog

                from Houston

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit (Set of 20):

                  Great set of filters! Simple straight forward way of attaching to flash. Really like the various color options!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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