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2.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not good enough, September 13, 2010
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The Rogue FlashBender is an example of great idea that suffers from poor execution. I own several other flash diffusors and I was eager to try the FlashBender because of its apparent versatility. The metal rods that allow it to bend was intriguing. However, the FlashBender has too much weight and my Nikon SB-900 flash is not strong enough to accommodate it. When I set the flash head at 45 degrees, the weight of the FlashBender forces the head to drop to 90 degrees. For this reason, I returned it.
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Initial post: Aug 30, 2011 6:59:07 PM PDT
Pigumon says:
For any plastic joint that is loose, I usually put a couple drops of superglue in the joint and move the joint back and forth while the glue cures. This usually adds just enough friction to bring a joint up to snuff.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 9:28:21 AM PST
My solution to this has been to slide the velcro/rubber ring that wraps around the flash head down towards the joint. It acts similar to a door stop, preventing the flash from folding. The rubberized strap does a good job of not sliding on it's own. Can do this to keep the "snoot" formation from pointing down lower then the target as well.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 1:37:29 PM PDT
Zebulon Pike says:
This is actually a problem with the SB-900 design. You may have noticed that the head is very big and heavy. Previous Nikon flashes do not have this moving on their own issue. Unfortunate that something so simple was overlooked by Nikon.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 11:23:29 PM PST
J. Lee says:
hmm.... my SB-900 seems plenty strong enough for this large flash bender...... perhaps with a lot of use and twist/turning the head of the flash, it'll get weaker?

Posted on May 13, 2013 2:29:08 AM PDT
Frank says:
Have you found one you like better? I use this nearly every day with my SB910 and/or SB800.
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