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Rogue FlashBenders ROGUERELG Large Positionable Reflector

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  • Positionable design for unparalleled light control
  • Integrated belt fits almost all shoe mount flashes
  • Won't change flash's color temperature
  • Reflective surfaces can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth
  • Lightweight and packs flat for portability
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Product Description

Product Description

The versatile Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector can be used either as a reflector to bounce light onto a subject, as a flag to shield light away from it or as a snoot to produce a tight and narrow circle of light. Because of its size, the Large Reflector is perfect for off-camera use. The patent pending design incorporates (3) positionable rods that allow the Large Reflector to be molded into position and held in place. The Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector requires no separate attachment strap, nor any adhesives to be applied to the strobe. The easy attachment belt built into this FlashBender is designed to work with all makes and models of shoe mount flash. The Large Reflector weighs approximately 6oz (163g), and measures approx. 10” x 11” (254mm x 280mm).

From the Manufacturer

What are Rogue FlashBenders?

Rogue FlashBender Large Reflector Before and After
Bare flash (left) compared with Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector (right)

Rogue FlashBenders System
Rogue FlashBenders, unique shapeable light modifiers for shoe mount flash, enable unparalleled control for strobe lighting enthusiasts. Manufactured to meet the demanding needs of location photographers, FlashBenders' patent pending design provides complete control over the shape of the reflector.
Dynamic Modifiers
FlashBenders represent a new approach to controlling light. FlashBenders are positionable. You can bend a FlashBender into a shape and it will stay in position until you reform it.

Unlike static flash diffusers and bounce reflectors, dynamic Rogue FlashBenders allow you to direct light where you want it. The result is more artistic control over your photography.

Work Fast

Rather than moving your whole light stand or attaching a different light modifier to tweak a shot, with a FlashBender you can often simply bend the reflector, instead.

FlashBender Features:

FlashBender Positionable Design Patent-pending positionable design allows for unparalleled light control FlashBender Integrated Belt Fits any standard shoe-mount flash using integrated tension mount
FlashBender Durable Materials Durable materials FlashBender Neutral Surface Neutral white surface won't change the color temperature of reflected flash (87% reflectivity)
FlashBender Wipeable Surface Reflective surfaces may be wiped down FlashBender Packs Flat Packs flat for portability (weighs just 6 oz.)

About the Large Positionable Reflector

Rogue FlashBender Large Reflector

Create a Larger Light with Your Small Flash
The reflective face of the Large FlashBender Positionable Reflector measures approximately 9" square, effectively turning the point-source light of your hot shoe flash into a much bigger light source. The versatile Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector can be used either as a reflector to bounce light onto a subject, as a flag to shield light away from it or as a snoot to produce a tight and narrow circle of light.

Because of its size, the Large Reflector is perfect for off-camera use. In most instancecs, the flash head should be positioned either vertically (straight up), or horizontally (all the way down) when the Large Reflector is attached.

This FlashBender Moves with Three Rods
The patent pending design incorporates (3) positionable rods that allow the Large Reflector to be molded into position and held in place. This means that you can form the FlashBender in order to control where your flash's light is directed, putting light where you want it and not where you don't.

Rogue FlashBender Large Reflector Positions

Integrated Mount
The Rogue FlashBender Large Positionable Reflector requires no separate attachment strap, nor any adhesives to be applied to the strobe. The easy attachment belt built into this FlashBender is designed to work with all makes and models of shoe mount flash.
Rogue FlashBender Large Reflector Tilted

Light and Portable
The Large Reflector weighs approximately 6 oz. (163g),and measures approx. 10" x 11" (254mm x 280mm).
FlashBender Materials

FlashBenders are made from tough abrasion-resistant nylon and lightweight yet strong coiled spring steel positioning rods. FlashBenders' white reflective surfaces are made from a durable, wipeable, synthetic fabric which has been tested for neutrality so that it won't alter the color temperature of the reflected light from a strobe.

Fits Most Small Flash Units

Rogue FlashBenders fit a wide range of shoe mount flash brands, including: Canon, Konica, Metz, Minolta, Nikon, Nissin, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Quantum, Sigma, Sony and Vivitar.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 11 x 10 x 0.3 inches
Item Weight 6.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 11.4 ounces
ASIN B003UOIMAS
Item model number ROGUERELG
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 185 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #127 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Lighting & Studio > Lighting > Lighting Controls & Modifiers > Reflectors
#7,388 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Video
Date first available at Amazon.com June 17, 2003

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By C. Franz on November 26, 2010
Up until now I have relied on a range of sto-fen diffusors and similar products to soften or re-direct light in the field. I never was truly happy with the sto-fens because their lack of versatility (but wich they make up in large parts due to their ruggedness and simplicity).

Now, I've tried the Flash-Benders (their name always seems to me a tongue-in-cheek movie reference). Although not as simple to use as a sto-fen (or similar product), I was immidetely in love with how these series of diffusors allow me to direct light. I have both the medium and large set of Benders, and believe that if you have one, you should also get the other for a more complete set of tools.

Working with the flash benders is slightly more involved than with a pop-on cup like the sto-fens. Ideally, you'd use the bender in a sequence of shots, literally shaping the perfect light as you go. This makes it awkward for using it in real-time events (e.g. a wedding in progress), but it becomes the ideal field tool when you shoot the set pieces during interludes. If you are not pressed for time, these Benders can get you much better lighting than a classic cup or soft box. Creating the best shapes takes some getting used to, so expect to spend some time initially to get to know this diffusor.

One downside is that the Benders can get dirty easily, and are far more difficult to clean than a plastic cup (which, due to the way it works, is also much less susceptible to smudges). In no way this amounts to a show-stop, though.

Another slight drawback is that the Benders don't easily allow you to tint the light.
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I am a strobist photographer. I shoot many weddings, modeling portraits indoor and outdoors and also family portraits. When the wind picks up the umbrellas get put away and the flash benders with diffuser panels come out! These are amazing in every way. Watch my review video.

For more reviews, check out my channel below.

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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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The short answer: I like it and I would buy it again.

The longer answer is, well, longer.
- It does provide for lots of latitude when shooting in improvised studio-like conditions.
- It is very well made although I did get a stain on the white side that I can't really get rid of (not a big deal).
- I use it with or without the diffusion panel (Rogue Photographic Design ROGUEDFPLG Large Diffusion Panel (Black/White))
- It is quite expensive for what it is.
- It is too heavy to really use on your on-camera flash while mingling in the event you are shooting: unless you are committed to keeping your flash head straight up, and even then it is heavy enough to bend the flash head to 90 degrees (canon 580 and 430, Yongnuo 560 although this one I use for background).
- When the flash is on a stand, then you have much more latitude to position the head (assuming ball head, Justin clamp or equivalent) so that it is already in its end position and won't go further, nixing the problem.
- It can be used for a snoot or a rimlight in a pinch, but I usually have a grid that will do a better job, so this point is moot for me.
- I allows for the gels I use which are the Rogue gel.

All in all: well done, too heavy, quite expensive, useful in many situations, not a panacea.
I might not buy the diffusion panel again although I use the one I have:
It is not as practical as one might want, and is quite expensive for a simple piece of fabric (and some gizmoization) that becomes one mor thing to lug around.
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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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I have been looking for a reflector for my various off camera flashes, one I can throw in the bag and not worry about for sometime.

I have tried a number of products but they either required other hardware, were poorly constructed or did not work very well. (You all know who you are.) I had quit carrying a flash all the time because of the lack of a useful reflector/diffuser.

I like how the Flashbender securely fastens to any of my flashes. I love the variety of ways I can position it. And the construction is marvelous, it is very well made. I will get a lot of use out of my Rogue FlashBender!

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