Callum McInerney-Riley tests the Rogue 3-in-1 Stacking Honeycomb Flash Grid
Rogue 3-in-1 Stacking Honeycomb Flash Grid at a glance:
Rogue specialises in making light-modifying accessories, mostly for flashguns. One such product is the 3-in-1 Stacking Honeycomb Flash Grid.
You use a flash grid to concentrate the light from a flashgun and prevent it from spilling over a wide area. Rogue’s system does this particularly well, and is especially clever in that it is built to hold two honeycomb grid inserts that can work on their own or together. The smaller of the two will give a 45° spotlight, the bigger a 25°, and together a tightly concentrated 16° spotlight.
These are particularly useful for rim lighting, hair lights, spotlights on background or, in general, any kind of low-key lighting set up where it’s important for the light not to spill onto other parts of the scene. As a kit, the Rogue 3-in-1 comes with two honeycomb grids, a bezel attachment to insert the grids into, an attachment strap and a storage pouch. The attachment is Velcro adjustable to fit most hotshoe-mounted flashguns, and two pieces of elastic are used to secure the bezel onto the attachment strap.
A particular strong point of the product is its ability to adapt for a multitude of situations. And while it’s no better or worse than any other flash grid, its real appeal lies in its ability to ensure you have three lighting situations covered with a single kit. Add in its nice, neat attachments and it is one of the best flash grids available.