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This looks great. Anyone seen these yet

 
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Nov 01, 2013 09:36 |  #31

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But magnets are quicker and more practical. Velcro isn't too fun. And what is cost? Save a minute here and there and the cost becomes insignificant.

This is similar to the magnetic filer rings that allowed lightning-fast switching of round filters.

Quicker certainly, more practical is debatable. For $20 I might bite, for $80 not a chance.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 09:42 |  #32

gonzogolf wrote in post #16415885 (external link)
Quicker certainly, more practical is debatable. For $20 I might bite, for $80 not a chance.


I agree. $80 is too much for what this is. $20 is a no brainer.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 09:52 |  #33

It all comes down to if the flash is regularly used with different modifiers or not. If always used with the same gel or without modifier then there is no time to gain.


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Nov 02, 2013 13:32 |  #34

i've just got a single expodisc and the tape-on gels from a cheap $5 swatch kit. Never needed a second unit as going "bare bulb" with a second speedlite has never been an issue. I've used the expo disc only once, I think. It's easier walking around doing events with less gear to lug around, I find. This magnet idea seems like a good idea for people that like gridded flash. All of my flash are covered in tape and velcro and so I can certainly see its the value in its clever design.


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Nov 03, 2013 22:22 |  #35

I'm in... if it doesn't work out I can add it to my Gary Fong garage sale section... ;) Seriously, I like it. Magnetic fields diminish exponentially with distance so just to be safe I'll add them to an accessory pouch attached to the outside of my camera bag. And, in the unlikely event of a reactor core containment breach (damage to the external accessory pouch mentioned earlier) I always carry a spare tin-foil hat for just such emergencies so I'm covered. ;)




  
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Nov 04, 2013 04:51 |  #36

I really like the look of this, I like neatly engineered solutions and dislike "homebrew" solutions, which, although cheap, also look cheap to clients.

I'm currently using the Honl stuff, but these look to have some good advantages. However, rather than investing in a couple of full kits now I'm going to wait for them to go into production and get some real world feedback. Also interested to see what other modifiers they have planned...



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Nov 04, 2013 11:14 as a reply to  @ talbot_sunbeam's post |  #37

Looks like our buddy the Hoff has one. Check the video out.

http://www.kickstarter​.com …-modifiers-for-hot-shoe-f (external link)


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