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Cowboystudio Color Correction Gels - Set of 4 12x12 inches Gels

3.4 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews
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Product Dimensions 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
Item Weight 2.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0036BGJ2I
Item model number colorgel12inch
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3.4 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,652 in Camera & Photo
#2,685 in Electronics > Camera & Photo
Date first available at Amazon.com January 28, 2010

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The gels are good, i just need them to change my lights color and add some mood to my videos. There are scratches on these gels, every. single. one. if that matters to you, don't get them, you will regret it, otherwise, like me, it doesn't affect my lights. but there is one issue i'm really pissed about.

Whose idea in this company was it to place the bar-code sticker ON the actual gel itself. the red gels come with a bar-code sticker with some strong adhesive. i tried peeling them off slowly but they just ripped and there's adhesive all on it. would you place a bar-code sticker on the screen of an lcd screen? would you place a barcode sticker on page inside a book? then why would you place a sticker dab in the actual product? its probably not a big issue to most people, but it is to me. please fix this, its not hard.
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Yes, as other reviews say, they do come scratched. If you are using them as color gels does that matter? No! This is a gel to color lights, not to put over a camera lens, so scratches don't effect the usability of the product.

I love these gels. Very effective on my 500 LED panel (not quite wide enough, but they get the job done). I've cut them up before to use on 160 LED lights (cut to the right size and put it right behind the clear diffuser). Or cut it up and put it over a camera flash (I've used it on a Canon 580 ex, and 430 ex), just use some velcro wrapped around the flash head to keep it in place. Because the are 12inx12in it's plenty large enough to cut into a bunch of pieces for different uses.

I'd knock off one star because the sticker label that comes on one of the gels, but for the price I can live with the pain to remove. I rubbed peanut butter into the glue to get it off (but it's too much work).
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The primary purpose of these Gels is to provide a good entry point for students and amateur photographers who have never experimented with gels before to do so. At such a low price burning a hole in one of your gels the first time you use one ever due to direct contact with a 250-500 watt flood light (for example, your clothes pin popped off of your clamp light when you moved your PVC pipe light stand) really isn't that much of a travesty. (For the record I'm pretty sure even the higher end gels will melt from direct contact.)

These Gels do have some scratches on them as commonly reported, so serious photographers need not apply. However, if you want to see what happens when you put a blue gel over a tungsten light and set your camera's white balance to flash before you go spending money on professional grade sets this a great way to find out.

It would also seem the manufacturer is listening to these reviews somewhat. There were previous complaints that the UPC sticker was placed directly onto one of the gels. I am pleased to report that the Gels now come in a plastic bag with the UPC on the outside of the bag.

Still I do kind of wish the gels were just a little bit cheaper. As an amateur on a tight budget it would be nice to have two of each main color for under ten bucks.
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By Ashliee on January 12, 2012
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The gels are great and packaged well. However, there was a big barcode sticker with a description on it on the yellow gel. Even after I peeled off the sticker, there is still a big rectangular spot that has residue all over it and it quite distracting and annoying to put in front of a light source.
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If you are familiar with "Reading Through the Colors" by Helen Irlen you may know that she uses various color transparencies to aid students with visual perceptual learning difficulties. I use these with students who show signs of having scototopic sensitivity. Often the student's reading is dramatically improved through using one of these (most frequently we find that yellow and blue help) and it's an inexpensive solution with no harmful side effects. I am a general classroom teacher and do not pretend to know more than what I have observed in the classroom. You might want to read the book.
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First off, these are NOT color correction (CC) gels in the usual sense: They are used to add color, but NOT to balance color temps from different light sources (eg, daylight, strobe, fluorescent, incandescent). Nonetheless, they are great to place in front of strobes or constant light sources to add some color to a shot.

I use these, chopped down to size, to color light from an LED light source (Neewer® Pro CN-160 LED camera video lamp light for Canon Nikon), and the filters do exactly what I want, at a great price, and with enough filter material left over to use for other light sources (strobes, constant lights, etc.). You can read about this in my product review for my Neewer LED lights.

My only gripes is that these gels are a bit on the flimsy side, and the plastic is soft enough to pick up scratches easily (probably no big deal, though) if one's not careful.
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By JW on April 6, 2012
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These are not real gels as they melt under tungsten lighting and are much more rigid. I would recommend against buying these unless you you will be using them with an LED light or the like.
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These will melt with no more than a 300 watt lamp no closer than 8 inches away. Complete waste of money. Not sure what type of lamp these are supposed to be used with but professionals .... stay away. Pure trash.
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