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Large is dissapointing, XL is great.
on December 30, 2014
The large flashbender was a dissapointment to me. It did not carry the light very far when I had the diffuser off, and with the diffuser on, it barely carried any light and was nothing like a softbox. Get the XL, it is like a totally different product. When the diffuser screen is off, the silver coating shows and behind that the white coating. All are attached by velcro. When the diffuser is off the XL, turn the head of the speedlight backwards towards the silver coating and it acts like a very good reflector. Put the diffuser on, and you have a very good softbox. I do not know how the size difference can make such a big difference in how the two work. The XL can be put on a speedlight on a lightstand or on your camera's speedlight. The only negatives I could find with the XL is that when it is on the camera it adds a little weight, and it looks like a sail so it is a little bulky, but you can bend in the sides. I think this is why the XL's sold out almost immediately, and the larges are still available.