ExpoImaging’s New On-Camera Flash Enhancer Is Weird
ExpoImaging, makers of the well-loved Rogue Flashbenders, has announced a new product that those of you who like on-camera flash might enjoy: the Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-up Flash Booster. It purportedly enhances a flash’s power by eight times. So if you’ve wanted to get that flash bulb that comes included with your DSLR to expanded distances, you could give this a shot.
“Optimized for lens focal lengths over 100mm, Rogue Safari focuses the light from a DSLR’s pop-up flash to greatly increase the available flash power at extended distances. Molded from rugged polycarbonate materials, Safari is designed to travel as a durable companion to your DSLR. The Safari’s spring mount attaches securely to the DSLR’s hot shoe.”
“Safari is designed to work with all crop-sensor (APS-C/DX) Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Nikon full-frame DSLRs like the D600 will have sub par Safari lens performance. Canon full-frame DSLRs like the 5D and 1D series do not have pop up flashes. While the Rogue Safari Pop-up Flash Booster is compatible with the vast majority of modern DSLRs, some early model cameras, including the Canon 10D, 20D and 30D will not accommodate the adapter.”
I have to admit, I find this to be a little absurd. On-camera light tends to look pretty terrible since the angle of the light isn’t at all what you would call “natural.” That said, I can totally see the who the market would be. It’s just not me. But I do think it’s a lot more useful than some of the more strange products that exist in this industry.