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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243 Comments

Hi! I bought the discs a week ago but had a problem with address, emailed FS twice explaining but no answer at all! So far I just know payment was done but no news, no discs, no money...

I'm wondering about shipment also. I ordered them more than a week ago and don't have mine yet. Has anyone here received theirs?

Wow totally missed this when it happened! I'd really like one of those flash discs, can you please set up the mailing list so we can be notified when more are available? I'm in Australia by the way, so couldn't order in the first round anyway :)

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Hi Aaron, I am in Australia and ordered 3, so have 2 spare, you interested?
Shipping was a bit expensive, but am happy just to cover my costs

Absolutely! Happy to cover costs as well. ajlowndes at gmail dot com. Thanks

Lee, et al. Got my Flash Disc(s), thanks! Used them last week on a automotive/fashion shoot for Mercedes-Benz (I am an official Mercedes-Benz photographer) and would be happy to share the results (M-B is very happy) with you. I now carry two of the with me at all times (gave the 3rd one away as a impromptu Christmas present to another shooter...)

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Hi guys, I am in Australia and have one flash disk for sale if anyone is interested.

Very interested. Please email me the details: jrubambe at gmail dot com

I got mine and they're really nice. I don't know what I expected exactly, but the material quality definitely exceeds whatever those expectations were!

The light is also very nice. I've only played around a little, so I don't have many examples, but here is one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dread_pirate_robert/11898224675/

Suspicion

that looks like a great product for photographers!

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.

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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.