Introduction and Overview of MagMod
If you have ever photographed with light modifiers before then you will know that mounting them onto your typical speedlight can be painful. While many attempts and contraptions have been made to try to ease this problem, it is safe to say that a permanent resolution has still not been made. However, all of that could about to change, with a simple and seemingly durable device called MagMod.
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How it Works
MagMod works by combining the use of a silicone casing with strong, N52 Neodynium magnets.
The result is an incredibly strong light modification system, with the durability to outlast all of the others.Unlike many other light modifiers, MagMod is designed to fit almost every professional-level hot-shoe flash.
Once the silicone casing is attached, you are then able to stack on the MagGrid, a one-sized Honeycomb Grid that will focus your light into a precise beam.
Image of a single MagGrid focusing your light into a 40° beam.
You can stack multiple honeycombs to create a tighter beam of light with the MagMod.
Image of two MagGrid’s focusing your light into a 20° beam.
Because the MagGrid only comes in one size, photographers will no longer have to worry about which grid size they are grabbing in a fast-paced situation, they can simply grab a new one, and place it on.
The MagGel,is a silicone casing that allows for the insertion of strong, yet flexible gel sheets that were specifically designed for it.They come in a variety of colors so you can mix and match, combine and stack them in any way you would like until you reach the desired effect.
Complications of the MagMod System
While the creators of MagMod system have proven there to be no harm to your camera, or cell phones,the only direct complication that could possibly result from the MagMod is the effect of its magnetism in relation to your hard drives. Because computers and external hard drives are often amongst the set of equipment used my most photographers, it would be important to make sure that you keep these a safe distance away from the magnets within the MagMod. I find this a small price to pay for their ease of use.
Images Courtesy of MagMod.