The Fstoppers Flash Disc Portable Light Modifier

UPDATE: We currently have a new large shipment that is being fulfilled through Amazon
After 6 years, a 2 year patent process, and nearly 18 months of designing proto types, the Fstoppers Flash Disc has finally become a reality. Our home made versions of the Flash Disc have been in our bags for almost our entire careers, and we are excited to finally release this flash modifier out to the general public!

Easily collapses into a pocket sized pouch

Pocket Sized

The Flash Disc (patented) is a simple but extremely versatile light modifier for small speedlights. Lee Morris's original idea was to have a small portable softbox on him at all times during his weddings. What makes the Flash Disc so useful is it literally folds up like a reflector and can fit into your pocket, jacket, roller bag, or backpack. The unique design allows your portable flash to "bounce" up and fill the entire circular chamber crating a quality of light that is much softer than your speedlight's small opening.

Portable
Unlike traditional softboxes, the Flash Disc is very portable and has an extremely small profile. This makes it easy to move through large crowds like you would find at an event or a wedding. Long gone are the days of raising bulky softboxes over people's heads or accidentally bumping your umbrella on a light stand into guests at a wedding. The Flash Disc can easily be held by your side and takes up about as much space as a hardcover book.

Easy and Portable Off Camera Lighting

Usefullness
Here are some of the situations in which we have found the Flash Disc to work best:

  • Great for small product shots where large softboxes are often overkill
  • Perfect for impromptu group shots when you want soft directional light
  • Nice when you want your key light softer than a barebulb speedlight but more contrasty than a huge softbox
  • A fast and easy solution for detail shots such as rings, cakes, shoes, jewelry
  • Easily isolates small areas for light painting (ala Mike Kelley's technique)
  • Convenient for packing in your travel bag when you don't know what photo shoots await
  • Reliable in windy environments where traditional softboxes and umbrellas often fail
  • Extremely useful during fast paced subjects like children or toddlers.

and most importantly,

  • Invaluable when shooting by yourself and you need to hold your own off camera lighting in your left hand!

Great for Beauty and Headshots

Exclusively Available Through Fstoppers
When we first designed the Flash Disc years ago, we never intended on mass producing it and offering it to other photographers. It was simply a clever solution to a common problem we often faced.  After selling out of our first batch of 1,000 in a mere 48 hour period, we are excited to announce a much larger batch of what we are calling Flash Disc V2.   We find it useful having a bunch of these small softboxes laying around the studio and in our camera bags and I'm sure you will fall in love with this simple pocket sized light modifier as much as we have.  

 

International Shipping

If you really want the product right now and you don't live in the USA, I highly suggest the website www.myus.com. You can ship the product from Amazon to them, and they will ship it to you anywhere in the world. You can also order from BH Photo directly and they will ship anywhere in the world.  

Videos of FlashDisc In Use

How to Fold a Reflector (until we make our own video)

 

Purchase The Flash Disc Here
$49.99
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208 Comments

Trevor Dayley's picture

Just picked up a set. Looking forward to playing with them.

C'mon guys, you only ship it to people in the U.S.? I've been waiting for this like everyone else, and I paid the same amount for your videos like everyone else. I live in Switzerland, so please make it possible for me to order a set. :(

Patrick Hall's picture

Our plan is order more units once we sell these. If this is a success, we will order 5,000 units and serve them through Amazon which will have international shipping options. Since we are mailing these all ourselves, we had to come up with a simple system. I have no idea how much it costs to ship to Switzerland but it could easily be $50. Fullfilling orders at this scale world wide just doesn't make sense...but I hope to offer these to everyone.

Thank you very much for the reply, Patrick. I don't think postage would be that high, as small a package they come, and I would pay for the extra charge, of course. But I understand, I guess. I'm just afraid that it will take another year until you ship through Amazon and I will be forced to have to look for something else. :(

Just for info: I registered with MyUs.com and now have a US-Adress. And I ordered a set. Thank you very much, guys!

Jerome Ferry's picture

Thanks for the tip, Gabriella! I could order a set also... to France :)

Fran Jackson's picture

Thanks Gabriella, I just registered with MyUs.com too, I am in Australia :)

Gabriella would you resell me one? I live closeby in Geneve...

So the US gets the "nice price" and the rest of the world has to wait and pay? Hmmm. No thanks.

really? move to the US if you want things cheaper and faster.

unnecessary trolling?

If you want to put it that way

Jayson Carey's picture

Fstoppers is a small business, and overseas shipping is expensive and more difficult than in-country shipping. Why is that hard to understand?

Thanks for the reply Patrick, it's now on sale on amazon.com, but it doesn't seem like it's possible to ship it internationally :(

Patrick Hall's picture

Not yet. We will have it in Canada and Europe Jan 2015. In the meantime, you can use the mail forwarding service mentioned in the write up above.

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