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New flash accessory enables subtle lighting

April 7, 2011: Maxwell International has announced local availability of a curiously-named but interesting and affordable flash accessory, the Rogue Grid 3-in 1, by ExpoImaging.

The Rogue Grid design features stackable honeycomb grids that provide three levels of spot lighting control of 16, 25 and 45 degrees.

This allows photographers using this small, lightweight system to choose from three distinctly different size grid spots, each with the characteristic neat, circular shape and attractive gradual fall-off to the periphery.

When attached to a flash or other light source, a honeycomb grid creates a spot of light with a gradual fall-off, useful for adding dimension and depth to an image, or for highlighting important features. The angle of the grid determines the size of the spot projected forward, with smaller degree grids producing smaller spots, and larger angles producing larger spots.

Grids are often used on off-camera flashes as hairlights in portraiture, or for background or accent lights when a photographer is interested in highlighting a portion of an image for dramatic effect.

When attached to an off-camera flash, grids help draw attention to an object, texture or colour, and can help to create a desired atmosphere or mood in an image.

Measuring 92 x 30 mm (3.6 x 1.2 inches) and weighing just 100 grams (3.5oz) with the included strap, the Rogue Grid fits easily into a photographer’s bag.

The Rogue Grid design utilises precision-moulded honeycomb grids that can be used independently for the 25-degree or the 45-degree spots, or stacked together to create the 16-degree spot.

Because the honeycomb cells align precisely using the integrated alignment features, they can be stacked without creating unwanted shadows and reducing light output. When not being used, the stacked grids store conveniently inside the bezel.

The Grid comes with its own attachment for connecting to the flash. RRP is $65.

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