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MagBeam Wildlife Kit

Fresnel Flash Extender

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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..

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Expand MagBeam to change light

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.

LIGHT SOURCE FRESNEL LENS COLLIMATED LIGHT

Supercharge your wildlife
flash capabilities.

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.

  • Bare Flash
  • MagBeam
Toggle the MagBeam to see the effect.

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.

In The Box

  • MagBeam + Tele Lens
  • MagGrip

Frequently Asked Questions

Which MagBeam Lenses Do I Need?

The MagBeam is a revolutionary fresnel lens modifier for speedlites that focuses the light from your flash for brighter effective flash output at greater distances.

But that’s not all—it’s also a pattern projecting thing of wonder that creates crazy cool patterns using MagMasks.

The MagBeam can use two different types of lenses: the MagBeam Tele Lens, and the MagBeam Wide Lens. You can tell them apart with this nifty half circle notch we cut out of the MagBeam Wide Lens.

There’s a right way, and a wrong way to install these lenses. These lenses are awesome, and they have an important feature in common. They have these really fun grooves that feel weird when you rub your fingers on them.

The MagBeam Tele Lens is used to focus light into a tight, more intense pattern. The MagBeam Wide Lens is used to project the designs on each MagMask.

In order for either of the lenses to work properly, you need to install the lens with the grooves facing toward your flash.  This is VERY important.  You can use the MagBeam Tele Lens in just about any configuration: Fully collapsed, semi-collapsed, and fully extended—which is where the telephoto lens, really shines!

If you want the cleanest light output while using the MagBeam Tele Lens for a spotlight effect, set your flash head zoom as wide as you can, like 24mm or wider. The wider the zoom on your flash, the cleaner the light will look from edge to edge.

If you want the highest flash output possible with the MagBeam Tele Lens, which is what most wildlife and bird photographers need, then set your flash head zoom to 70mm or greater. Between 70mm and 200mm, the output is essentially the same.

On the other hand, the MagBeam Wide Lens will only be effective when the MagBeam is fully collapsed. There’s some incredible mathematical precision at work here, and if you try to use the Wide Lens with the MagBeam extended, math is gunna kick your butt.

What are MagMasks?

MagMasks are thin sheets of stainless steel and they’re used to create different patterns of light.

The MagMasks share the same geometric shape and fit into the integrated gel slot at the base of the MagBeam.

The MagMasks will only work with the MagBeam, and only with the MagBeam’s integrated gel slot.

Trying to use MagMasks in any other way, will leave you scratching your head in confusion.

What's the difference between the "MagBeam Kit" and the "MagBeam Wildlife Kit"

The MagBeam Kit includes:

1x MagBeam
1x MagBeam Tele Lens
1x MagBeam Wide Lens
1x MagMask Standard Set

The MagBeam Kit does not include the MagGrip. The Tele Lens can be used for portrait or wildlife photography, and the MagMasks must be used with the Wide Lens to project the different patterns on each MagMask.

The MagBeam Wildlife Kit includes:

1x MagBeam
1x MagGrip
1x MagBeam Tele Lens

The MagBeam Wildlife Kit includes everything you need to get started to use the MagBeam for wildlife photography.

Can I use the Wide Angle Lens for Wildlife Photography?

In a word, “No.”

The Wide Angle lens is specifically designed to work with the MagBeam fully collapsed, and in conjunction with the MagMasks.

The main function of the Wide Angle Lens is to manipulate the light from your flash to properly project different patterns of light depending on which MagMask is installed in the MagBeam.

Using the Wide Angle Lens for Wildlife Photography is not recommended.

Does the MagBeam really produce more light out of my flash?

Yes and no. Light naturally wants to travel in all directions in a spherical pattern, from it’s origination point. Speedlite flashes use Fresnel lenses to help focus and collimate (collimate is a fancy word to “point light into a column”) the light to increase the effective output of your flash. Fresnel lenses focus light into a particular direction to make it seem like your flash is brighter than it actually is.

The MagBeam Tele Lens does the same thing that your speedlite fresnel lens does, but it has been designed to be a lot more “powerful”. In other words, it takes the already focused light from your speedlite, and focuses it even more!

While the MagBeam isn’t increasing the total light being created by your flash, it is focusing and directing more light from your flash than you’re probably used to. The MagBeam effectively gives you more light from your flash because the light is being focused—and that means faster recycle times, potential longer battery life, and increased control over your light!

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Dr Paul Hendley

This increases my capability with High speed flash to isolte the subject and suitable darken the surrounds. SO easy to move around – doe snot drop off like my older modifiers

john Popper

This kit works, it adds useful flash extension and is easy to set up. Minimal learning to become efficient in using the Magbeam as a fill flash for wildlife photography. I have seen a number of posts about the weight of the Magbeam unit. I use a cannon 200-400 mm lens hand held for some sixty or seventy percent of my wildlife photography and have not had any issue with the weight of the Magbeam unit atop the lens/camera setup. I have to be a bit more careful hiking in the forest, but not noticeable more so than when using the Better Beamer and unlike the BB unit if the Magbeam does get bumped it is not an issue repositioning the hood back in place. With the BB unit it used to need to be put back together again so, in reality, I carried in the field less than the Mag beam that now replaces the BB.

Anthony Hall

Now this is a great addition to my wildlife photography. I had a better beamer flash extender on my last trip and found that I was always having to adjust it. It was prone to being knocked off axis. Now I put it on the Magbeam and don’t have to worry.

Francesco Matturro

Bought with the wide lens apart, it’s very helpful for me to increase power of my speedlite. For me is perfect to combine this stuff with wide lens to use creative mask for still life pics.

charles young

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.

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