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Best gel holder for 580 EX11 flash...

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Dec 25, 2010 12:17 |  #16

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I use the above with the roscolux gel sample pack and it works great.

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Dec 25, 2010 15:03 |  #17

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Dec 27, 2010 20:48 |  #18

Wow that looks interesting; does it stay on the flash head well?

I think I will try the flash zebra gels since I already have Velcro on my flash for other accessories. The flash zebra seems to be the least expensive route. I don't have any experience with gels but the theory behind using them is sound. I especially like the ability to balance the flash with ambient in larger areas. There are some really great suggestions here! You guys and gals are great! Thank you.

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Jan 04, 2011 12:43 |  #19

Does it seem strange to anyone else that with all the technology crammed into our cameras and flash units, we're pretty much stuck fitting our gels with tape and velcro?

The unit looks pretty sweet, but you cant use the catchlight card or wideangle flipdown with it. Storage might be tricky since it wont lay flat. Of course, you're still right back at velcro with this thing.

I can't believe they don't make something (or make the flash straight from the factory) like a receiver end that will accept gels....

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Jan 04, 2011 13:22 |  #20

I went this route as well. Can spill a bit on the sides, but depending on your application that might not matter at all.

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Jan 04, 2011 13:37 |  #21

Extend the gels with a bit of clear packing tape, then use an elastic band to secure to the flash head. Cost me two bucks for the roll of packing tape and $0.99 for the bag of 1000 elastic bands.

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Jan 19, 2011 21:30 |  #22

kind of a bump, but I just played with my new set of gels for the first time. Taping them across the front with scotch tape left a nice little gap, and seemed to do no damage to the gel or flash .. not bad taped across the stofen either.. stuffed inside didnt work as well.

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Jan 20, 2011 10:52 |  #23

To avoid tape, velcro, etc...I cut mine slightly long, and put them under my Stofen diffuser. If I'm not using the Stofen, a rubber band, or "hair rubberband...thingy" works great.

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Mar 24, 2011 20:22 |  #24

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I use the above with the roscolux gel sample pack and it works great.

I got the Roscolux gel sample back, but there is a clip that holds it all together. If you take it apart, the gel has a hole in it which leaks light. How are you guys getting around this? They are 1.5" x 3.25" in size which is perfect for Canon 400 Series flashes, but not for the 500 Series Flashes.

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Mar 24, 2011 20:28 |  #25

I'm not reading the whole thread, but in case it hasn't been suggested yet, cut gel to size and placed in a generic Sto-Fen diffuser works well. You can cut out the top of the plastic diffuser to not lose any light.

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