MagBeam Wildlife Kit
Fresnel Flash Extender
Variable spotlight pattern.
Tons of new options.
When fully extended, the MagBeam gives you super-focused light with a hard edge, similar to a stage spotlight. Collapse the MagBeam down one or two stages to create a wider beam pattern while retaining the beautiful shape and crisp edges.
Its like having a Hollywood-style fresnel spotlight that fits in your pocket..
2 to 3 stops brighter
than your bare flash.
Sometimes photographers need more "juice" from their speedlites, and the MagBeam is up for the job. It’s designed to give you up to 2 to 3 effective extra stops of useable light.
This means more light at a greater distance, and your flash recycles 4 times as fast. Ya, its a big deal.
Supercharge your wildlife
With 2 to 3 stops of brighter light, you can use a faster shutter speed for sharper photographs. Go from 1/50s, to 1/200s, or even 1/400s.
Or lower your ISO speed to improve your image quality. Go from ISO3200 down to ISO800 or ISO400 will give you a dramatically cleaner image. You know this is huge.
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.
- MagBeam + Tele Lens
I purchased this as an alternative to the Better Beamer which is frankly too cumbersome, slow to set up, flimsy and generally a pain to use especially if you are in the wild when you want something set up fast. Its terrific for birding when you need supplemental light on a bird in a tree and don’t want a silhouette.
The downside of course is its much more expensive than BB. Its definitely heavier than a BB but doesn’t really add any additional limitations to handholding when used on a long lens. If you can manage the lens this won’t put you over the top. Once you spend the time to initially adjust the focusing so its parallel to the lens it works quite well and I’ve found myself using flash more than ever which is the point of any gear. It doesn’t do any good in your bag. I use it on a Nikon flash which holds its shape when attached. I don’t have experience with off brand flashes and if the weight of the assembly impairs it from their directional focusing.
I’m disappointed with this modifier for the following reasons: 1) It’s heavy. If you are hand holding a long lens, the additional weight is not welcome. 2) The weight drags down the aim of the flash. 3) While someone packable, it’s awkward. If you crunch it down too much the freznel will pop out. The best way to pack it has been to remove the lens and pack them separately.
I’m dance photography and the Magbeam Wildlife is perfect for focus the dancer from the distance, for me is the perfect modifier for my flash!
I used to have another beamer. It never took in place. I have just used the magbeam for a whole and what a difference!!!
I had it for all day on the camera. I had also a 500mm and an extender on the camera and I was in the car. I was moving all these pieces of equipment attached together from the seat at my side to the window and back to the seat. I did that for a whole day and not a single time did the magbeam fall out of its position.
It’s day and night when compared to the beamer I used to have.
This came in the Mega KIt I purchased and I have only used it once but so far I love it!