The Fstoppers Flash Disc Portable Light Modifier

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.

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.  

Examples

Videos of FlashDisc In Use

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

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where can i buy this flash disc ?

ETA for the next shippment?

Do you have any knowledge of when more of these will be available to order? Very excited to add this to my kit! Thanks!

Missed out on these last time and now I just go ta time as a car photographer and now wish I had at least 1 of these if not more as it would be awesome.

Wayne Carey's picture

Will there be an email list that we can get notified when more become available? I love this idea. I've tried lots of others and I have to admit... All of them are JUNK! Yours looks so promising and so simple. I can't wait to get my hands on one or two.

Could you guys tell me if theses are going to be offered for sale again? I would love to have one!
Thanks

when is this gonna be avaliable again?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Any news about when this will be available again? Especially for international customers?

hi.. is your flash disc available now? im very, very, very interested to buy.. plssssssssssssss

pls give me the link or site where I could buy your fs flash disc.. thanks a lot..

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Awesome product. Is the next batch due soon? And did you wind up setting up that mailing list you mentioned in the comments?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

when are we gonna get more in stock? :(

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Joshua Lageman's picture

Any update on restocking?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Neil Holloman's picture

Any updates on when this product will be available again?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

When can we expect these to come back in stock

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Jon Dize's picture

Whine... Lee explained quite clearly and reasonably why he won't ship outside of the U.S. (AT THIS TIME) and it made sense to me. It's their first batch, they have kinks to work out, just like anyone would when producing and marketing a new product. Stop Whining... it's unattractive!

Do you plan to sell them again? I would love one vary much.

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

victor logan jr's picture

Wow, am I ever late on this one!. Any chance these will go back into production?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Hey guys! Any news on any replenishment of stock? I'd love to be able to order some of those!

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Carlos Jimenez's picture

Is it ready yet? :(

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Alexis Avalos's picture

i want one of this!.. where, when?????

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Tony Pardi's picture

will there be another sale of the flash disc in the future? i want to pick up another three

Kai N.'s picture

he said they want to produce 5000 and sell them through amazon with international shipping..but that was december last year and we never head anything again.

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

It's been a while now, will there be more some day? I would love one of these for my pocket!

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

Jamie Marrero's picture

Just came across this beauty, what is the future of the Flash Disc?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are currently shipping again in the US through Amazon

the wedding video you speak of with examples of flash disc usage...

is this online or only available for purchase?

i see the above head & shoulders shot of the brunette but i'd love to see other examples. what about online still shot examples of flash disc usage compared to other methods? where might i see that?

Patrick Hall's picture

Danny, We are making tutorials as we speak showing you what the Flash Disc can do. Every flower/ring shot on my wedding website was lit using a flash disc but the example you are referring to is shown in our wedding tutorial found int he Fstoppers.com/store. My site is www.patrickhallweddings.com if you want to see the detail shots

still no international ahipping?

Patrick Hall's picture

We are working on it. There is a work around mentioned above but we are trying to get it in Canada and Europe soon. What country are you in?

Norway. But I'm at no rush. Will probably wait till the new import laws changes :p have to pay an additional $20-30 fee for stuff that cost over $30 now.

Robert McCormac's picture

How the heck do you fold this thing back up? There isn't any designated spots for refolding and I am nervous that it might break if I fold it wrong. How about a video guys???????

Patrick Hall's picture

Sorry, I guess we assumed everyone knew how to fold a reflector. Fear not though, Gavin is here to save the day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjlsP9KDjcs&app=desktop

brian ball's picture

How long before you ship to uk ?

Patrick Hall's picture

You can use the mail forwarder we mentioned above in the post and have it now but I'm talking with UK distributing (which covers all of europe) and it looks like Jan 2015.

Any tricks on keeping the top of the open. spread wide and not collapesd.

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