More Gels, More Bands, Full Instructions
Review by Erik Vlietinck
Version 3 of the Rogue Flash Gels: Color Correction Kit includes a full set of LEE Filter gels, including two gels of each color: 1/8 CTO, 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, 1/4 CTB, 1/2 CTB, 1/4 Plus Green, 1/2 Plus Green, 0.3 Neutral Density, and White Diffusion (2 stops). Also included are two regular sized rubber bands for normal flash heads and one for smaller flashes, as well as an instruction guide.
The original Color Correction Filter Kit had 18 correction gels, including three 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, Plus Green, 1/2 CTB, and White Diffusion (2 stops). It also included three Rogue attachment bands (blue only), the gel pouch, and instructions.
ExpoImaging, the company that designed, developed, and markets the Rogue Flash Gels, was the first and still is the only company to print directly onto the gels to help users identify and use them in the field. That, by itself, makes the Color Correction Filter Kit v3 a must-have.
Furthermore, ExpoImaging was the first to introduce the tabbed gel bands for attaching gels to flashes. They’re excellent quality, fasten really well, and the tabs make it so much easier to attach a gel filter, as you have something to hold on to when stretching the bands. The tabbed attachment bands are designed to fit the full range of on- and off-camera flashes on the market, including the super small flashes such as the Nikon SB400 and the Godox TT350 for mirrorless cameras, as well as full-sized flashes for professionals.
Gels are still superior to postproduction adjustments because the light from the flash wraps around your model, which AI still can’t do in a natural way. In addition, thinking about the light makes you a better photographer. ■