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

Patrick Hall's picture

We can look into it. The problem with making it much larger is at some point the weight of the sides prevents the box from staying open on its own. We didn't want to have to include sticks to keep the top taunt be we can look into it. Also larger versions wouldn't fold up and fit into your pocket which was the whole purpose of the design of this item to begin with.

Yeah man, definitely look into it. I think an 18 inch size would work without a need of some sort of bracing. Like I said, that would be awesome as an alternative to a small umbrella for some hand-held shooting.

i want to buy it, because i wait about more then 1 year, but you don´t ship to austria. this makes me sad!!!!!! i bought the dvd, i´m happy, but now, this is mad...

John Magana's picture

Lee and Patrick, I am so excited about this product, been waiting for it. Thanks so much, ordering now! Lee, my wife and I want that mustache! :) For those guys and gals out of the country, stop the hate and make an arrangement with a friend over here!

Patrick Hall's picture

No one wants that mustache John :)

Sold!

Hey Patrick, I want some but I'm in Singapore. If you are going to mail this via US postal services, it should not be too big of a problem and shipping should not cost too much. I am more than happy to pay for postage if you are willing to go an extra mile for your loyal customers. Cheers !!!

It's not that we can't ship it over seas. It's that we don't want to deal with hundreds of angry photographers when their packages don't show up or take months to show up. We are trying to come up with a plan that will work for everyone and as soon as we do we will make it available to you. In 8 hours we have sold 150 of our 300 available boxes of 3. I'll keep doing research on over seas shipping and maybe we can work something out before we sell out.

Josh Robertson's picture

Anyone who already purchased a set want to re-sell me one of your extras? I'm in the US, but just don't need 3 of these guys. And I'm already way over budget on lenses! Thanks for considering.

I'd be happy to sell you one Justsomeguy6 . . let me know

I would like to have one of those, if you have a spare one. Let me Know

I would like to have one of those, if you have a spare one.

I just want one. Can I order 1 only please?

Patrick Hall's picture

At the moment we are only selling 3 together at $33 each. One would cost $50 but we will be offering those individually when we get the next big shipment.

Is there a way of securing the "box" to the speedlite? It looks like it could slip off unintentionally.