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Good but could (easily) be better.,
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I experienced the same problem with it's weight causing the flash (Canon Speedlite 580EX) to drop down. Personally, I think the three "positional rods" are too heavy of a gauge. A lighter gauge would have worked better. I'm tempted to return the item or replace one or more of the rods to avoid this problem. Positioning the "integrated belt" further down on the flash head helps but it also reduces the reflector amount. I wonder how much field testing ExpoImaging did not to discover then address this problem on the large Flashbender.
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Initial post: May 25, 2011 9:12:46 AM PDT
I removed the center rod by undoing the stitching to see if it would reduce the weight enough to prevent the Flashbender from moving my flash. It works much better now and is still bendable.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 7:09:43 PM PDT
Thank you for that I will try it too. I too have the same problem with the thing dropping the flash head. My thoughts exactly as to why they do not make them with something lighter.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 9:44:02 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
i taped a wooden tongue depressor to my flash so that it will not bend, worked great! any flat, rigid item works great, just get a tight, thick rubber band so that it stays in place. works like a charm!
Posted on Dec 7, 2012 11:58:57 AM PST
Michelle C. Hall says:
I am thinking about buying this product for my Canon 430EXII. The description says for the large reflector, the flash head should be either straight up or all the way down. Seems like despite this small flaw, it works pretty good though.
Posted on Dec 22, 2012 8:42:35 PM PST
Dale Garman says:
Actually the Canon will lock in place straight up. It's only in the intermediate positions that the Rogue flash bender is heavy enough that it will move on you. Since the material is bendable, I finally figured out the solution was to bend the flash bender, as that is how it's designed, which works fine straight up. However, if you want to bend it more like a snoot, you would have to hold it manually. THe large size scatters more light, but the larger size is also heavier
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