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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Get the Goods: Lumiquest FXtra



This past week while wondering around drooling at equipment inside Denver Pro Photo, a sales clerk told me about this really cool new product called the Lumiquest FXtra. The FXtra is a compact gel holder that mounts directly to your flash and makes installation and removal of colored gels simple. I've been very interested in learning how to use gels to colorize my light and make some cool background effects, and I think this is a great and inexpensive product to get me started for just $20.

Eight Rosco gels are included (CTO, ½ CTO, ¼ CTO, Plus Green, ½ Plus Green, Sky Blue, Canary Yellow and Fire Red ) inside a handy integrated storage pouch that fits both Rosco and Lee gel samples. Need a sample gel pack? Get the Rosco Cinegel Swatchbook at B&H for just $2

Any LumiQuest accessory (and many other brands) can be attached while FXtra is in place allowing you to colorize the light while using a variety of light modifiers. It's crazy easy to assemble by just placing adhesive velcro (also included) to your flash. A plastic bag keeps everything in place. I can't wait to try it out! Need a visual? Check out this video on the Lumiquest site.

2 comments:

Lisa Piellusch said...

Very interesting, Sheba. I like accessories like this that aren't really expensive. It's tough for me to make it out of my local camera store without dropping a couple hundred dollars! I think I might have found another reason to make another trip there in the near future. :)

Thanks for sharing this.

-- Lisa P.

Sheba Wheeler said...

Lisa P if you get one, let me know how it works for you.

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