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Cool Gadget: MagMod Flash Modifier System

Do you use an external flash that slides into the hot shoe of your camera? If so, you’ll want to get the MagMod system to diffuse, extend and control the light from your flash. It’s the coolest gadget in town. I use it exclusively when using flash. It has replaced my Gary Fong Lightsphere, Lumiquest Softboxes and Better Beamers. No more velcro straps and flimsy attachments. It’s sturdy and fast to assemble. It’s pricier than the alternatives, but well worth the investment. For wildlife photography, you’ll want the MagBeam Wildlife Kit and a MagSphere. The MagSphere is used to diffuse the flash when photographing wildlife up close. Use the MagBeam with its fresnel magnifying filter when shooting with lenses over 300 mm.

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It works by using magnets instead of velcro straps. The MagGrip fits securely on your flash. Just stretch the MagGrip around your speedlight, and you’re in business. It has strong neodymium “rare-earth” magnets inside. Attach the MagBeam and MagSphere modifiers instantly, securely and silently. Modifiers are a single molded piece of high-quality silicone rubber that are strong and securely grips your flash. There’s only one MagGrip design and it works with all the flashes listed below.

Brand Models
Canon 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 540EZ, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX-RT
Nikon SB-24, SB-25, SB-26, SB-28(DX) SB-50DX, SB-80DX, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900*, SB-910, SB-5000
Sony HVL-F60M, HVL-F58AM,  HVL-F56AM
Olympus FL-50R, FL-600R
Yongnuo YN 560, YN 560 II, YN 560 III, YN 568EX II, YN 565EX, YN 685
Neewer TT560, NW680/TT680
Bolt VX-710N/C, VX-760-C, VS-510 OP, VS-560s
Bower SFD680C, SFD728, SFD885, SFD926, SFD970
Pentax AF-540 FGZ, AF-540 FGZ II, AF-360 FGZ
Sigma EF610
Metz 44 AF-1, 52 AF-1/2, 58-AF1/2, 58-AF2, 64-AF1
Vivitar DF-286, DF-293, DF-383, DF-483, DF-583, 385HV
Phottix Mitros, Mitros+
Nissin i40, i60

The MagGrip magnets are safe around flashes, cameras, memory cards, radio transmitters, and other sensitive electronics we use everyday as photographers. As long as your electronic devices are using solid-state media, your electronics are going to be just fine around magnets.  However, certain types of electronics should definitely be kept far away from all types of magnets, including older spinning hard drives, credit cards, older televisions, speakers and and most importantly, pacemakers.*The Nikon SB-900 has a small button on the underside of the flash head.  Nikon uses this to tell the flash when you have mounted the included Nikon diffuser, and forces and restricts the flash to zoom to 14mm, it’s widest setting.  Sometimes with the MagGrip installed, the button will be depressed, and you will not be able to change the zoom on your flash.  Nikon apparently realized this flaw and improved it on the SB-910.  If you shoot with a SB-900, you can try adding a washer or some layers of tape to prevent this button from being depressed.

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MagBeam Wildlife Kit




















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