|Item Weight||12.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 inches|
|Origin||Made in USA and Imported|
|Item model number||MMBKIT02|
MagMod 2 Basic Kit, Includes MagGrip, MagGrid 2, MagGel 2 Kit, MagMod Transmitter Band, Carrying Pouch
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- Version 2
- Universal Fit
- Instant Attachment
- Modular Design
- Strong and Sleek
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MagMod 2 is a magical flash modifier system that frees your Speedlite flashes from velcro, straps, and adhesives by ingeniously incorporating the invisible powers of magnetism. (1) MagGrip (1) MagGrid 2 (1) MagGel 2 Kit (includes the MagGel 2 Slot, and 8 color gels) (1) MagMod Transmitter Band (1) Carrying Pouch
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While the strength of the Mag Grip could be considered a "pro" (that sucker is NOT falling off), it should be noted that the modifiers themselves are attached only by the strength of the magnets, which aren't so strong as to prevent them being knocked off by, say, a kid at a reception or an (occasionally) clumsy photographer. The risk of that is lower with a low-profile accessory like the gels, but I'd worry about it being higher with top-heavy modifiers like the light sphere (sold separately).
I ended up returning the product and purchasing a grid accessory that attaches and removes easily - I'm happy with the gels provided by Canon with my unit, as they work with the camera to adjust color when the gel is detected, so essentially the Mag Mod system would have just served as a grid for me - and I feel like there are better solutions for that with less risk of damage to digital files.
-Easy snap on and off of modifiers
-Magnets + digital files = paranoia
-Too-tight grip of Mag Grip makes it difficult to attach and remove
-Magnets add weight and bulk to an already overburdened set of wrists possessed by a certain photographer
-Added bulk of essentially-permanent Mag Grip prevents storage of flash in soft case
So, your mileage may vary--I know plenty of people who use and love this system, but my experience was that it caused too much frustration to integrate with my current workflow to make it worth the trade off for the ease of modifier attachments.
Pros: Very good for the gels and adding some color pop to a photograph. It comes with several gels to choose from. The grid is also good for focusing light onto a specific area of your shot. It's easy to switch gels, remove the grid and make quick changes. It is a high quality build and I can see it lasting for many years as long as I don't lose one of the magnets.
Cons: I would've given it 5 stars, but, the magnets in the gel holder will come out if it is on the wrong side and if it happens when your putting it in the bag there's a possibility of losing a magnet rendering it useless the next time you pull it out. I believe this issue has been resolved with the latest versions.
2nd con is the rubber base is very tough to get on, especially on a larger flash! If I leave it on the flash then it takes up a lot of space in the bag and anything metal will stick to it. So I'm forced to remove it after each session. Now I keep it in a separate bag.
MagMod is an essential part of my 2nd bag for lighting. But at $85+ it's a little pricey. It's very nicely packaged, much like an iPhone box :) I use it mostly for indoor shoots and it's fairly versatile. I'm looking forward to seeing their new product the MagSphere and will likely purchase it when it becomes available.
I used to use the Rogue brand grid system before these became available, and while they were effective and for the most part pretty quick, they took a minute to set-up. Also, if I wanted a tighter beam of light, I had to take it off the speedlight to put the tighter grid in. Same with if I wanted to put a gel in.
With these, it's instantaneous. If I need a narrower beam, I just slap another grid on. If I want to gel my light, BAM, throw on the gel holder. The band is a little difficult to put on the flash at first (even with my smaller flashes, such as the SB-600), but you get used to it pretty quick. It's a TIGHT fit. This baby ain't gonna fall off. The second generation of the grids make me much happier than the first- I don't fear my magnets falling out.
Only downside, and this is a personal one, is the material they're made out of attracts dust, lint, and animal fur. I have a lot of furry animals, so.... I am constantly cleaning them off. Obviously, it in no way affects the quality of light, so it's an extremely minor complaint.
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