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.  

Live in Europe?  Order through the Amazon UK store

The Fstoppers FlashDisc is now available through the Amazon UK store. If you live anywhere in the European Union, the Amazon UK store can ship to your country. We have had a huge request for FlashDisc in this market and we are excited to finally be able to fulfill to most of Europe without you having to pay for international shipping.  

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.  

Now available in Singapore!

Our good friend Michael Chaint with ArtWorkFoto is currently shipping and selling the FlashDisc at his photography store in the Funan Digital Mall.  You can check them out in his store or order them online here.  

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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241 Comments

Hah! We really appreciate your support! Now go use these products and make money with them.

Hello there, I would love to order 2 of these but I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Is it possible for you to ship there? I would pay for the shipping. Please, please, I really really really want them!

Not at this time. This is an option that someone else said worked great for them. http://www.myus.com/

Thank you!

email me at info@roseschroederphotography.com ..maybe I can help.

I have just emailed you!

Any sample/test images compared to on camera flash or other small flash modifiers?

was waiting for the sample results too

Due to the fact that we have had very unhappy over seas customers in the past (because boxes take so long to show up or get lost in transit) we have decided not to ship out of the country with this first batch. That being said, one of our readers has used this website and has said it works great http://www.myus.com/

I just scooped up a set, this is awesome as I can't afford the soft box setups but would love this for off-camera shoots. Thanks guys.

Skip Moore's picture

Score! Thanks, guys. I've been eagerly awaiting this since first seeing them on the wedding DVD. Congratulations on the patent and here's to hoping that this works out for you!

markus hofstätter's picture

Just ordered one set to a friend in US...bummer you guys dont deliver it to Europe.

Quick question, does the light spill through the sides and/or through the back side (gray card)? Tnx!

Patrick Hall's picture

There is a little spill on the sides but pretty negligible if anything is further away than 3 feet. You can see in the product shot I took at the bottom of this article, the flash is pretty strong coming out the front but not too bad off to the sides. It does not spill out the back at all though.

Cool thanks! Just ordered a set. Are you guys planning on making a bit larger version of this for a softer light for portraits (maybe 16-20 inch diameter)? Would be a nice alternative to a small umbrella for some hand-held run-n-gunin' operation.