Glow HexaPop 20" for portable off camera flash - R Series

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About Glow HexaPop 20

The Glow HexaPop 20 brings flattering, soft and rich color lighting to harsh direct on camera flash. Use it as a key light off camera, with a remote trigger, or attach it to your hotshoe camera automation with a camera bracket and cable.
The lightweight HexaPop opens easily and positively locks to create the perfect reflector diffuser. The ultra efficient parabolic reflector has virtually no fall-off from edge to edge. Glow engineers use UV-A and UV-R diffuser materials and are exceptionally heat resistant. The internal silver reflector fabric rivals all other flexible materials, imitating polished lame. Your speedlight attaches to the speedring assembly and aligns almost all brands of flashes.

The unique six-sided shape and narrow profile 18 inch diameter by 8 inch depth, provides a big 105-degree light spread in a light, space saving package. The shadows are slight and beautifully graduated. Colors are rich and vibrant without the flat pancake 'flashpan' look of direct strobe.

Available in two great sizes:
• 24 in / 60 cm
• 20 in / 50 cm

Background: The marriage of the softbox to the umbrella.
Not so unusual today. But this baby was born to bring joy to all the users of flashes, popular in today's dedicated shoe strobes, with harsh, sharp and hard quality, endemic of zoom fresnel panel design.
Softboxes diffuse and spreads light through baffles and reflection, but primarily the li ght is directly reaching the subject. As the nature of the source light is so widely distributed, it reaches all surfaces with less contrast, filling in details and shadows at the expense of ill defined contours. Less control of light path - divergent.
Umbrellas produce soft focused light from reflected curved surfaces. The sharper quality of directional light beams makes for a more seductive treatment for people and skin tones. Light aimed at the center focal point bounces off the internal surfaces at different angles, but leaves the umbrella as parallel rays.
The product of this marriage of softbox and umbrella: A parabolic umbrella that does not cast divergent or convergent light creating more natural sun-like shadows and fill light. The parabolic reflector shape directs all the light in one controllable direction. By adding the diffuser design more beautiful light caresses the subject.

The Glow HexaPop 20 is commonly used for Portraits, Studio, Travel and more.The Glow HexaPop 20 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Professional among others.The Glow HexaPop 20 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Glow HexaPop 20: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (22),Lightweight (22),Reliable (15),Durable (13)
Best Uses:
Portraits (22),Travel (16),Everyday (10),Studio (10),Macro photography (6),Home (4),Landscape photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (14),Semi-professional (6),Enthusiast (3)

Glow HexaPop 20 Reviews

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4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beauty lighting on the go

When I was working as a professional photojournalist back in the mid 90s, I hated using on-camera flash. It produced harsh, flat light that I used only when I had no other choice to get the picture. But when it comes to photographing women, I've had to learn a new rule: flat light is flattering light. The simplest way for me to get that quality of light while I'm traveling is to use the Hexapop. I prefer the 20" model, because it's super compact, and works great when used within 4' of model. ...

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When I was working as a professional photojournalist back in the mid 90s, I hated using on-camera flash. It produced harsh, flat light that I used only when I had no other choice to get the picture. But when it comes to photographing women, I've had to learn a new rule: flat light is flattering light. The simplest way for me to get that quality of light while I'm traveling is to use the Hexapop. I prefer the 20" model, because it's super compact, and works great when used within 4' of model. The quality of the catch light is superb. The Hexapop is right at home on a light stand, too. I like to use it with a Manfrotto 420 combo boom stand, because it's light enough to hang out on the end of the arm. Used this way, I find it easy to stand just under the light, and then direct the subject to move slightly to one side or the other to get the lighting perfect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Product...But

Probably the easiest to assemble softbox I've ever used. Easy to transport with flash attached,as well. However, I have yet to sample the quality of light produced because the first time out on a photo shoot, a stray gust of wind blew my light stand over snapping one of the fiberglass ribs. Blame it on me, but I didn't think there would be enough weight for that to happen after one spill in some relatively tall grass. A rather expensive lesson learned. I may just go back to brolly boxes at a ...

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Probably the easiest to assemble softbox I've ever used. Easy to transport with flash attached,as well. However, I have yet to sample the quality of light produced because the first time out on a photo shoot, a stray gust of wind blew my light stand over snapping one of the fiberglass ribs. Blame it on me, but I didn't think there would be enough weight for that to happen after one spill in some relatively tall grass. A rather expensive lesson learned. I may just go back to brolly boxes at a third of the price.

Reviewed by 23 customers

 
4.0

PORTABLE

By

from PUERTO RICO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

IT IS VERY HANDY WHEN YOU SHOOT IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS WITH YOUR FLASH. VERY LITE.

 
5.0

Spectacular softbox - SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE,

By

from Stoney Creek, North Carolina  -  Professional

I have several softboxes for studio work. I wanted a "traveling" softbox that was simple to set up, equally simple to take down and stow away, and, most importantly, an excellent light modifier. The GLOW 24 is all of that and more. I use it for "environmental" portraits in the beautiful woods behind my studio. The dappled light through the trees provides incredible bokeh and the Glow 24 gives perfect portrait light every time. I use it with a Nikon SB 900 set at 4 feet and 1/128 power. Working with a Nikon 70-200 f2.8 lens I consistently get exquisite portrait renderings. The subjects/clients are thrilled. I only move ONE lightstand mounting the Glow 24 and I am up and shooting in a matter of minutes. At the end of the session, the "POP" in HexaPOP describes the simplicity of taking down the Glow 24 for transport and storage. The fit, finish, quality, and workmanship are all first-rate and I have many months of regular use that speaks to the value this product has brought to my business. All in all, a great addition to any photographer's tool set.

 
5.0

This is Great

By

from NYC  -  Professional

It's quick & easy to setup & breakdown .Indoors or outdoor locations it is perfect.So good I got two of them.

 
5.0

a most have

By

from Puerto Rico  -  Professional

it very usefull in small locations

 
5.0

Highly recommended

By

from Brandon, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Very portable and practical. Easily put together in the field. Can be held in one hand if no stand is available. Truly a product photographers have been waiting for.

 
5.0

Works great and easy setup

By

from Madison, WI  -  Semi-Professional

This was so easy to setup it only took a couple minutes to do. Attach to my stands and add my flash and it's ready to use. I am using them (bought 2ea) for product shots and portrait work. The light quality coming through them is great and durability appears good. They come with handy carry bags and nice quality too. They come with stand adapters but I already have ones to use but those included seem adeqaute. Now I am thinking about a larger size and won't hesitate to buy this series again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

glow Hexapop 20"

By

from gunnison Utah  -  Professional

i use this for head shots and weddings. it is the best mod i've used for fill and facial lighting in 30 years of shooting! and i've tried them all. lol. would like to see an inner defuser but a great product as is!

 
4.0

Good Value

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Good size diffuser but would definitely use with a stand and not on top of the SLR. Easy to setup and use right out of the box. Comes with a nice carry bag too.

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for

By

from Madison Heights, MI  -  Professional

Great portable solution for off camera, diffuse flash.

 
5.0

great product, easy to set up and use

By

from Davenport Ia  -  Semi-Professional

mostly used for portraits and off camera flash. Easy to assemble and take down is a breeze.

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Shopper  Can a pocketwizard flex under a speedlite and still fit? Looks as though the adjustment rods are to short...
KEVIN A  Yes
Shopper  I am under the impression that this particular product can be mounted on top of a DSLR. Has I misunderstood or does it actually do that?
John A  In the Adorama Learning Center post it specifically says "On-Camera flash". That's the nature of my confusion.
vanessa l  Has anyone used this?
JOSEPH T  Hi Vanessa, i use the 24' and it works great for me. just did my greatgrand sons baby shoot and grealt results
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