The MagGrip’s universal design attaches to almost any hotshoe flash ever made, making it one small investment that grows with you and your business.
Want to upgrade your flash later down the road? No prob. The MagGrip works with a variety of mixed flash brands, so you won’t need to upgrade all of your modifiers when you move up to a different size flash. You’re welcome.
Velcro is for grandma’s shoes.Not for speedlites.
Gone are the days of fighting with annoying velcro, sticky adhesives, bulky straps or mad scientist DIY contraptions to secure modifiers to your flash.
With two freakishly strong magnets embedded in the MagGrip, you can add and remove our magnetic modifiers in an instant. You’ll work more efficiently—and look like the professional you are.
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Speedlite grids done right.
Nothing to lose. Nothing to break. Faster than lightning.
We’ve taken the typical grid and redesigned it, making our MagGrid a super durable, magnetized honeycomb grid.
Creative possibilities are stacking up.
Thanks to MagMod, the ability to stack gels is a new concept in photography. Ever needed to diffuse light, reduce power, and add color to the same shot? Now you can do it all at once.
Easier than Instagram. Just as fast.
With the MagGel, you can add and correct color on the fly—even under challenging shooting conditions.
Pop up to 3 rigid gels, which are based on standard Rosco colors, into the MagGel. They’re secure and ready-to-go in 2 seconds tops.
Creative Gel Set
Artistic Gel Set
Select a gel to change color
Finally, gel sheets that don’t suck.
No cutting. No taping. No crumpling. No nonsense.
Our rigid plastic gels slip into a durable, magnetized rubber sleeve without any hassles.
Because you can never have too many modifiers.
With the MagGrip on your flash, you can instantly (and quietly!) add our magnetic modifiers to control the color, shape, and level of light in your shot.
Stack as many MagMod modifiers on top of the MagGrip as your heart desires—in any order. Go nuts. Get creative.
With MagMod gear simplifying your process, you can actually focus on your photography.
Once your order has been processed for shipping, you will receive an email as soon as it has shipped. This email will also include a tracking number so you can track the progress of your order and shipment online.
Some international destinations will not be able to be tracked online. If you live outside of the USA and you need expedited delivery, with delivery tracking, we highly recommend opting for our DHL 2-5 day Express delivery. If you order on a weekend, or holiday, your order may not ship until the next business day.
YN 560, YN 560 II, YN 560 III, YN 568EX II,YN 565EX
VX-710N/C, VX-760-C, VS-510 OP, VS-560s
SFD680C, SFD728, SFD885, SFD926, SFD970
AF-540 FGZ, AF-540 FGZ II, AF-360 FGZ
44 AF-1, 52 AF-1/2, 58-AF1/2, 58-AF2
DF-286, DF-293, DF-383, DF-483, DF-583, 385HV
*The Nikon SB-900 has a small button on the underside of the flash head. Nikon uses this to tell the flash when you have mounted the included Nikon diffuser, and forces and restricts the flash to zoom to 14mm, it’s widest setting. Sometimes with the MagGrip installed, the button will be depressed, and you will not be able to change the zoom on your flash. Nikon apparently realized this flaw and improved it on the SB-910. If you shoot with a SB-900, you can try adding a washer or some layers of tape to prevent this button from being depressed.
In as few words as possible, we can confidently say: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
But to make you feel a bit more comfortable about the idea of having powerful magnets around sensitive electronics, we made a video showing you how magnets are completely safe around flashes, cameras, memory cards, radio transmitters, and other sensitive electronics we use everyday as photographers.
To further prove that our magnets won’t harm the vast majority of your electronic equipment, we ran the same test against our iPhone and Macbook. The iPhone and Macbook both have solid-state hard drives, which is the same type of storage as your CF and SD memory cards. As long as your electronic devices are using solid-state media, your electronics are going to be just fine around magnets. In fact, most smartphones and tablets today have magnets inside if the devices themselves!
We do want you to be aware of certain types of electronics that should definitely be kept far away from all types of magnets, including:
Color Gels are extremely effective tools to help you create unique and dynamic photographs, and have been around since the early days of film photography. The two most common reasons why you would want to use color gels with your flash are for balancing color temperature, or adding color for creative effect. MagMod offers two different sets of color gels for each of the reasons above. The first set are the 8 standard MagMod Correction Gels included with each MagGel Kit purchase. These 8 color gels are primarily used for balancing color temperature. Our second set of color gels, the MagMod Creative Gel Set, can be purchased as a stand-alone product.
Balancing Color Temperature
Photography is the art of capturing light. It literally means “drawing with light”, taken from the Greek words “photos”, which means light, and “graphé”, which means drawing. We all know that light can present itself many different qualities such as color, hue, density, and temperature. We can’t always control 100% of the light around us, but we can change the color of our flash to balance the ambient, or surrounding environment color temperature.
The color temperature of almost all hot-shoe flashes is generally 5500° Kelvin, which is very similar to the color temperature of daylight. Since we will often find ourselves using sunlight in our photographs, flash manufactures decided long ago to make our flash color temperature match what we see in sunlight. This is useful when photographing portraits outdoors and we need to add flash to create a specific lighting pattern, but don’t want our flash to look any different than what the sun may be producing.
So why do we need gels? Gels are used when we want to balance the color temperature of our flash (5500°K) to be used in an environment where the predominant light source is not sunlight. The above graphic illustrates a variety of common color temperatures, shown on the Kelvin color temperature scale.
Even though most interior lights are moving towards a daylight balanced color temperature, often times we will be photographing in reception halls, commercial buildings, or even in our own homes which may not share the same color temperature as our flash. Most interior light sources are generally one of two types of light sources: tungsten based light bulbs, or fluorescent tubes. Both of these light sources have very different hues and color temperatures. Most tungsten light bulbs emit a color temperature of 2800°K, which is much warmer than our flash. Using a flash in a room with a predominant warm tone will make your subject or surroundings look very cool. In effect, it doesn’t look right as it looks unnatural. If you try and color correct the same photograph, you can color correct for the subject, but the surrounding color temperature will also get warmer, making the room look much warmer than it really was. Color balancing your flash is all about making the scene look as natural and even as possible.
You can balance for interior incandescent light bulbs, or sunset, by using a warming gel, like 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, or Full CTO (color temperature orange). This will “warm” up your flash color temperature to balance the color temperature of the sunset, or interior light bulbs. Each gel has a different intensity of warmth, and you will use either one, or a combination of two or more to suite your needs.
Another common situation where you need to balance your flash is when photographing under fluorescent light sources. These lights are warmer, in the 3800°K range, but also have a green tint to them. Using a bare flash under these lighting conditions will turn the walls green, and your subject balanced. This might be the effect you want, but you can eliminate the green surrounding areas by changing your flash to match the fluorescent lights by using a 1/2 Plusgreen gel.
Also included in the MagGel Kit as part of our standard 8 color correction gels are the following gels:
• 1/2 CTB (color temperature blue, or cooling). These gels would be commonly used to “cool” tungsten light sources to make them more white, but since our flash is not a tungsten color temperature, but daylight balanced, this gel can be used more as a special effect. If you’re shooting during sunset, and you had a 1/2 CTB gel on your flash to light your subject, this will make your subject cool. But later in post-production, you can alter the white balance so that your subject is now daylight balanced, and the environment will be pushed warmer, making your sunsets even more dramatic.
• 1/2 Straw. This is very similar to 1/2 CTO in that it is a warming gel, but 1/2 Straw has a tad bit more yellow hue in it which is best used for warming people and skin tones. Sometimes a 1/2 CTO can be too orange, making it harder to later properly white balance in post production. The 1/2 Straw will make skin tones appear a bit more natural, without as much orange hue.
• 3x Neutral Density. A neutral density gel is the same as what would be used for landscape photography when you want to reduce the amount of light reaching your sensor without any color bias. A 3x Neutral Density gel will reduce the light output of your flash by 3 stops. This is helpful when you want reduce the power output below the minimum output your flash is capable of, allowing you decrease the effect of your flash when using large apertures. This would be necessary when attempting to shoot indoors in dark environments where the minimum power setting is still too bright, like at a wedding reception or other event photography situations.
• White Opal Frost. This is a special gel designed specifically to diffuse light without significantly reducing light output. Diffused light will reduce contrast, minimize specular highlights, and help soften the harshness of direct flash output.
The MagGel Holder allows you to hold 3 different gels at once, allowing you to change the color temperature (1/2 CTO), reduce light output (3x Neutral Density), and diffuse the light (White Opal Frost) all at once. No other flash gel system is as flexible and customizable as the MagMod MagGel!
Creative Flash Colors
Sometimes you want to intentionally alter the color and hue of your flash for dramatic effect. There are really no rules that apply when changing your flash color, you are only limited by your creativity. The MagMod Creative Gel Set includes 8 different colors, including Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Purple. Use one gel or multiple at a time to change your flash color. Experiment with different scenes and situations and unleash a new set of photography skills!
Photographer Jason Q Tran demonstrates an awesome technique using the MagMod Creative Gels by contrasting the blue and red colors with this couple.
More Resources and Training
If you need training on how to get the most out of color correction gels, please check out some of the few articles below:
A single MagGrid produces a 40° beam angle. Because of MagMod’s patent-pending modular design, you can alter your beam angle even more by stacking additional MagGrids on top of each other. If you stack (2) MagGrids, you’ll produce a 20° beam angle. Stacking (3) MagGrids will yield a 15° beam angle. You can stack up to 8 MagGrids to achieve a 5° beam angle, but we do not recommend using more than (4) MagGrids at once. If you’d like to stack more than (3) MagGrids, we would recommend using the MagSnoot as it will be a tad easier to adjust and control your light.
I’m so happy I went ahead and bought this in addition to the magsphere, magbounce and basic kit. The color options are endless and it is a great tool to have in my camera bag. So easy to change the gels. Also love the carrying case. If you are contemplating what to purchase, this is a must if you are looking to let your creativity fly.