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September 23, 2013

The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster greatly extends the range of a DSLR flash

The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster greatly extends the range of a DSLR flash

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When you buy a high-end DSLR, it usually includes a device called a hot shoe, which allows you to add all kinds of high-powered flashes. However, for mid-range DSLRs, pop-up flashes are generally installed, which greatly limits the flexibility of the flash. ExpoImaging's Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster adds a high-powered flash to cameras of this type, greatly increasing the range of the flash.

The booster clips right onto the pop-up flash, and it is able to increase the range by up to 8x, which ExpoImaging claims can increase the effective range of the flash by 60-70 feet (18-21 m). It is specifically made to work with lenses of 100 mm and greater.

The device isn't a flash itself, but is instead able to take the light produced by the pop-up flash and focus it, so it is able to provide light to objects over a greater distance. It doesn't require batteries, which should make it relatively easy to carry.

The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster is available now directly from the manufacturer, for US$35. ExpoImaging offers a complete list of the DSLR cameras that will support the flash range extender.

Source: RogueFlash via Photography Bay

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4 Comments

the problem with pop-ups isn't their range, it's the harsh direct flash that it gives. Most of us want to indirect or some kind of diffuse with flash and it's difficult to do that with a pop-up. This doesn't seem to address any real need with a pop-up. . .

socalboomer
23rd September, 2013 @ 02:06 pm PDT

I bought a flash unit 10 years ago (or more) which had a moveable Fresnel lens in front, giving the flash a "zoom"

Hans Schaefer
23rd September, 2013 @ 08:50 pm PDT

@socalboomer: true. I'm using a popup flash diffuser (in my case a $7 Opteka PD-10). While I rarely use flash I have experimented with the diffuser: very noticeable. I never leave home without it.

moreover
24th September, 2013 @ 11:18 am PDT

I diffuse the pop up flash on my Nikon with a small piece of plastic, cut from the handle of a plastic milk bottle. The hollow handle shape, when split simply closes in an overlap naturally over the flash and softens it splendidly!

weighs nothing, costs nothing and is replaceable same day if lost.

Amen.

Roger Dutton
16th October, 2013 @ 10:04 am PDT
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