Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rogue Gels Review!

ExpoImaging (the same guys that make the really cool Flash Benders) has come out with two new, very cool products for speedlight users, the Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit, and the Rogue Gels Filter Kit for the Rogue Grid.  The Universal Gel kit is designed to work with all sized speedlights and the Rogue Grid Gel kit is designed to work with their ever popular Rogue Grid.

The Universal kit comes with 20 tabbed filters and a band to attach the gels to any sized speedlight.  The kit includes various dramatic colors for effect, and a set of color correction gels to match your light with just about any available light from tungsten to florescent.  A really cool feature of these gels is that each one comes printed with the actual color and the number of stops of light each gel uses.  This can be really handy when determining how much light to use.  These gels also attach very easily to any speedlight with the included band.

The Rogue Grid kit is designed to be used with the new Rogue Grid and these fit easily in to the Rogue Grid holder.  This kit comes with the same tabbed 20 filters as the Universal kit and each gel is also marked with the color and number of stops of light each gel uses (I love this feature).  If you already have the Rogue Grid then this is a must have addition, and if you don't have the grid, go out and pick one up, its priced right and easy to use!

Both kits come with their own carrying pouches which if you've used gels at all, you know how cumbersome it can be to keep these organized and stored for quick use.  Also, both kits have tabbed dividers inside that tell you what gels it contains and information about each gel ...again this is an awesome feature! ...did I say that already?

I use gels all the time in my photography and you can never have too many.  The new Rogue Gel Kits make it easy to have a broad selection of colored gels, organized and ready to use at a moment's notice.  I included a short video below that shows you how to attach both sets of gels to your flashes.

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