Flash Gels... ?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by shanguli, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. shanguli

    shanguli Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Sep 16, 2014
    canada
    I know some have more gels than the others, but is one any better than the other based on your experience? :

    -http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selens-20-kinds-of-colour-Gels-Filter-20pcs-for-FLash-Speedlite-with-Gels-Band-/291268176471?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item43d0efaa57
    -http://www.ebay.com/itm/12pc-Strobist-Flash-Color-Lighting-Gel-Pop-Up-Filter-/300889468810?pt=Camera_Flash_Accessories&hash=item460e68ef8a

    -and there is also Rogue gels like the ones below:
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...gue+flash+gels&_nkw=rogue+flash+gels&_sacat=0


    ***Feel free to recommend any other that you may have used/worked with. Than you!****
     
  2. Huff

    Huff Mu-43 Regular

    82
    Sep 30, 2014
    Mike
    I use gels a fair amount. Depends of course on the situation. I'd recommend getting a set from a supplier that uses quality gels from Roscoe, Lee or one of the other known-quality producers. For my use, I am a big fan of the Honl gel sets. Pick up a speed strap and an assortment kit. Super easy to use/stack/change the filters. They cost a little more, but even though I still seek a bargain more and more I realize that an approach like that usually costs me more in the end.

    Here is a good assortment to start with. http://www.honlphoto.com/product-p/honl-filter1.htm

    For me, of the three you've shown I'd probably only consider the Rogue kit. I've seen their stuff and know they have a good quality product.
     
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  3. owczi

    owczi nareteV 34-uM

    I have worked with gels very little, but one thing I can say is that other than the fact that the "standard" gels i.e. CTO and CTB (full/half/quarter) or ND/grey need to be made just right, the other colours you will be using mostly for effects, so I'd say cheapo ones will do fine. In fact for all types you can just buy sheets and adhesive velcro and do your own.
     
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  4. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
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