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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.