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Opteka OSG18 1/8-Inch Universal Honeycomb Grid for External Camera Flashes

4.1 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews
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  • Fits most external flashes with the included Opteka CL-2 clinch band
  • Constricts flash beam
  • Ideal for dramatic lighting effects
  • Made of ABS/Polycarbonate
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Product Description

The Opteka Honeycomb Grids will fit most external camera flashes with the included Opteka CL-2 clinch band. The grids are available in 1/4", which will narrow the flash beam and create a small circle of light & 1/8", which will narrow the beam a few degrees more than the 1/4".

Product Information

Product Dimensions 1.5 x 3.8 x 6 inches
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B004BFZHO4
Item model number OSG18
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4.1 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #123 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Digital Camera Accessories > Battery Grips
Date first available at Amazon.com November 9, 2010

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By Ralph A. Weisheit on July 31, 2011
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There is good news and bad news. For the good news the unit itself is outstanding. I've only had it for a few days but can already tell it is a great product for focusing the output from my Nikon flash. Considering the price, it's a great bargain. Now for the bad news. The Velcro straps for attaching the unit are completely inadequate. There is no way to have the unit fit firmly over the flash head with the supplied straps. This is a design flaw that could easily be fixed. In fact, I fixed it myself, but shouldn't have had to do that. I bought some 1" black elastic strap from the sewing section of a box store and attached a strip of Velcro to the strap so that it holds the unit in place - and now it works perfectly. The sad part is that the manufacturer could have done this for pennies per unit (ok perhaps $0.25 per unit). By replacing the current system they might even save money. This system would get a 5 star rating from me if it fixed this design flaw.
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Simply can't beat the price and the product build itself is not too shabby at all.
1/8" Honeycomb gives me the appropriate vignette feathering.
It is true what others said though. The grid does sit pretty loose on the flash if you
simply secure it with the velcro 2 short and 1 long wrap around straps which go
with the product. To solve this issue, I wrap another velcro strap (got it cheap from the 99 cents store)
over the 2 small straps and around the flash head to secure the grid tightly. Work well for me.
That being said, I wish Opteka considered provided 2 long wrap around straps in the first place.
I also allow the long velcro strap (provided) to stick out about 1/4" beyond the flash head
when I wrap it around. This keeps the grid from rubbing or scratching against
the flash panel. I posted a picture to illustrate the simple modification.
It's really worth getting if you're the type who likes to play around a flash.
Hope this helps...
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By Mark on September 24, 2011
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So often you buy cheaper versions of equipment only to purchase the more expensive one later. Not the case with the 1/8" grid from Opteka. I've was debating on the Honl grids when I ran across the Opteka for a fraction of the cost, and I couldn't be happier. The build is solid. I foresee this grid lasting for years.
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Love the dramatic effect I get from this modifier (check out my two samples). I mean it's $13..its worth the gamble. You wont regret it. Great little modifier that everyone should have in their arsenal!
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It does do exactly what it's supposed to. But my biggest complaint is it's wonky to attach. The actual item is a puck-like design that sits on the front of your flash head. You wrap a Velcro band around the flash head, then like a bandaid attach the item to the front of the flash with Velcro straps on it's sides which attach to the Velcro on the flash (both provided). I worry after time when hair and felt get into the Velcro, the item will be too heavy to be held on by weakened supports. But for now it does OK.

Not a bad product but there are things I think can be reconsidered in it's design. For a background light, fill or creative effects it's a fine compromise for the price. Just stick it on your speedlight and you're ready to go.
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Nice addition to my photo accessories,.. and inexpensive. Pleased with the results of using this device. It creates a dramatic effect with a very simple design. Like other reviews mentioned, I will have to find a safe place in my camera bag as it could be damaged easily. Had no problem with attaching to Canon 580EXII. Velcro,.. but what do you expect for this price range.
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I love this attachment. I use it on a SB-700 to create spotlights for dramatic effect.

I've uploaded a couple pictures of a red haired woman with the spotlight so you can see how the effect works.

The connection is only made by velcro, and the non slip grip DOES come off if not tightened correctly, but this light modifier does work wonderfully.
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By Huckleberry on September 13, 2013
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The grid itself is 6+ stars - sturdy, stout, works FANTASTICALLY. The only gripe is the strapping system; it's a little wonky. It works, but it's a PITA and impossible to fit with one hand. This means setting the camera down and using both hands to mount the grid, and that can be problematic in crowded places, security wise.

If it slip-fit over the lip of the flash, it would be 10 stars. (I realize you'd need different adapters for different flashes, but I'd think they could sell the mounts separately - I'd be a buyer). Being able to swap grids quickly as you're working would be AWESOME. (hint)
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