New Designs Make the Most Versatile Flash Modifiers Even Better at Controlling Light Than Simple Flash Diffusers
The new Rogue FlashBender v3 fits an even wider variety of lighting equipment, a new internal mesh structure improves FlashBenders’ ‘shapeability’, and a new quick-release buckle and high-grip strap makes for an even quicker and more secure attachment, all while retaining FlashBenders’ pack-flat portability
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 16, 2020
ExpoImaging, Inc., creators of the popular Rogue FlashBender speedlight modifiers, today announced availability of new Rogue FlashBender v3 reflectors and soft box kits.
FlashBender v3 is Designed to Fit a Wider Variety of Strobe Shapes and Sizes
“As portable lighting has continued to improve and change with technology, photographers are using an even larger variety of portable strobes,” points out ExpoImaging CEO and FlashBender inventor Erik Sowder. “We developed an updated design that allows FlashBenders to be used with an even greater variety of lights. FlashBender v3 modifiers will fit everything from very small speed lights to larger portable strobes,” said Sowder.
The attachment strap incorporated into every FlashBender v3 modifier can be adjusted to fit strobes as small as 6.75” in circumference and as large as 17”. This versatility means that FlashBender v3 modifiers will fit small flashes like the Nissin i400 or Godox TT350S, often used with today’s smaller mirrorless camera bodies, as well as full size flashes such as the professional Nissin MG80 Pro and the Godox AD200. And, of course, the FlashBender v3 fits flagship flashes from Canon, Nikon and Sony like the Canon 600EX II-RT, the Nikon SB-700 AF and the Sony HVL-F60RM.
The FlashBender v3’s adaptable design will also fit flashes of different shapes, including the round-head Profoto A1X, Godox V1 and some even larger, power-pack based strobes. Additionally, because the mount is incorporated in to the FlashBender v3, there are no bulky, expensive mounts to purchase separately, or that need to remain attached to flashes when not in use.
Quicker and More Secure Attachment
A FlashBender v3 will also attach and detach more quickly and securely than previous versions. “We added a new quick-release buckle and super grippy material to the inside of the strap,” points out Sowder. “Once you’ve adjusted the strap size to fit a particular strobe, you can attach and release the FlashBender v3 very quickly and feel confident it’s not going anywhere.”
New Internal Mesh Makes for Even Better Shapeable Lighting Control
Rogue FlashBender v3 retains the incredible versatility of the original FlashBenders which were designed to morph into multiple shapes, allowing for creative lighting control using a single modifier. The new v3 design improves on the previous versions’ ability to be shaped and retain shape by incorporating a structural mesh inside. The mesh, combined with the FlashBenders’ shapeable rods, makes it even easier to form a FlashBender v3 into a variety of shapes and have it retain shape.
Pack Flat Portability and Versatility Mean It’s the One to Carry with You
FlashBender v3 lighting tools retain the pack-flat portability that FlashBenders have become known for. FlashBenders fold flat and can easily sit on top of other gear or slide into a laptop slot in a bag. FlashBenders are the ultimate “there when you need it” modifier because they can stay in your bag without taking up any significant space.
Photographers looking to pack and travel light will be hard pressed to find anything as adaptable as the FlashBender v3 light modifiers to fold into their gear bags. A single FlashBender v3 can act as a reflector, gobo, snoot or low-profile soft box using a Rogue Diffusion Panel v3, included as part of the FlashBender v3 soft box kits.
Choose Your Size: FlashBender v3 Small, Large or XL
FlashBender v3 light modifiers will be available in 3 sizes optimized for different applications. The FlashBender v3 Small Reflector (10.5” x 7” (254mm x 178mm), 4 oz. (110g)) and FlashBender v3 Small Soft Box Kit are perfect for on-camera flash.
The FlashBender v3 Large Reflector (10.5” x 11” (254mm x 288mm), 6 oz. (170g)) and Large Soft Box Kit are great for off-camera use on light stands or booms as well as on- camera use.
The FlashBender v3 XL Pro System (13”x16” (330mm x 400mm), 10.5 oz (300g)) includes the largest FlashBender available and is designed exclusively for off-camera creative lighting applications. The XL Pro Lighting System includes the Frank Doorhof Special Edition FlashBender v3 Super Soft Silver XL Pro Reflector, a XL Pro v3 Diffusion Panel to convert the reflector into a low-profile soft box, and a XL Pro v3 Strip Grid attachment to create soft light with more edge control.
Founded in 2004, ExpoImaging, Inc. markets, designs, manufactures and distributes innovative camera accessories to the photographic market. Based in Santa Cruz County, California, ExpoImaging is a pioneer in developing white balance tools for digital photography and manufactures ExpoDisc White Balance Filters (https://www.expodisc.com). ExpoImaging also designs portable light modifiers for accessory flashes, including Rogue FlashBenders, Rogue Grid, and Rogue Flash Gels (https://www.rogueflash.com), and distributes Nissin Digital flash and accessory products in the U.S. and Canada (https://www.nissindigital.us). More information is available at https://www.expoimaging.com.