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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2009
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Its surprising that a square thingy can produce such a nice oval feathered light - better than a snoot if you care about the uniformity of the shape of light, and you like it feathered.

Still, the honeycomb is kinda fragile, and no solution has been provided for carrying it in a camera bag (I use a padded envelope). Also, the mechanism by which it attaches to the flash is klugy (strap and velcro). I'd rather see a rock flash solid adapter of some sort with attachments snapping/locking on with a "click".

Never had another grid to compare it to, but its good for a quick light shaper, albeit not as flexible as a combination of cinefoil, paper, tin-foil, cardboard, and gaffers tape...

PS - 3 stars means good, 4 stars means excellent, 5 stars I almost never give, since it implies no room for improvement and that is rarely the case.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This is a very well built grid, and lightweight too. It'll take a lot of effort to break it. However, it is somewhat bulky and expensive. It is oversized on my SB-600 and SB-800. You can buy their $20 accessory that attaches to your flash more tightly, but that's another $20 we're talking about here.

After trying it out, I thought it was a nice accessory but simply over-priced. Also it just didn't fit well on my little SB-600/800 and I didn't want to buy yet another accessory for better attachment. So I returned it and built my own grid out of black straws. You can build your own in less than an hour with a bunch of black straws (I got mine from Corner Bakery type). You just need maybe 3-5 straws, cut them up in equal pieces, and glue them together. Custom built grids fit much much better on the flash than this one-size-fits-all version, and by building my own, I know how to make even more in the future.

If you have extra money to burn, by all means get it. It's nicely built. But if good fitting and/or price is an issue for you, you should try building a custom made grid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2011
This little light adapter is just too expensive for what it provides. I agree with the other reviewers in that it has a "clunky" attach mechanism with the velcro straps. I have spent excessive minutes and concentration to get it to attach tightly to my Nikon Speedlights. It should not require that level of attention to attach... The mfg just does not want to engineer something that specific because then it would become obsolete once the flash mfg changed models... So we pay $30 for something that is just so-so. I have no issues with the quality and shape of the light. That's all good. Just cut the price in half!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2010
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First, I have the Nikon SB-900, which is a very large speedlight and the Honl is still much larger than the flash head. The Honl honeycomb grid is a great product idea but I think it could be improved upon. I don't like that it does not come with the rubberized velcro strap that goes around the flash. Plus the way it mounts with two strips of velcro on the the sides makes the grid feel sloppy and loose. I think it's kind of pricey for what you get and the quality of fit and finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
Once you get the grid attached to your flash, it's a flimsy fit. When in a hurry, such as during event photography, it's proven too slow and kludgy to attach. It just sits on the shelf now, rarely used, an item I wish I had not spent my money on. Remember you need to add a speed strap if you plan on using this, which adds $10 to the cost.
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on January 28, 2013
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One of my favorite pieces for my speedlight. makes a great snoot and very fast to get on and off using the speedstraps.
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on July 13, 2012
It does exactly what it says it does, and it's surprisingly effective at it. But it's still just tied to a little portable flash, so don't think it's going to replace a big ol' studio flash with a grid on it. :)
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on December 26, 2011
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Let's be honest, you can make one of these out of black straws and duck tape. If you are paying for one it is because you want something that is going to work perfectly, be sturdy just tossed in a bag and be light enough to not move your flash head. This does all of that just like you would want it to. I have been very impressed with this company's products. If you need something that lasts and just works without having to think about it they have you covered...for a price, but you actually get what you pay for. Note: you need the Honl strap to attach it to your flash properly. It will work in combo with the Honl filters.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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It is very easy to install and remove, it gives you the expected result. Very useful piece of accessory in my portable equipment bag. I got the 1/8" too and I use both quite often.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2011
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My wife is the shutterbug in the family and she indicates that she is very pleased with the operation of the flash attachment.
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