Critical Thinking: Product Reviews from the Web

Glow HexaPop

Glow HexaPop 24" for portable off camera flash - R Series

"Overall, I think the product is actually pretty solid. It’s easy to use, quick to set up, and creates a very nice light when photographing. The hexagon-shaped silver reflector umbrella with the front diffusion panel gives a pleasant, round catch light in the eyes, which is certainly a plus for portraits. The areas that I felt could be improved don’t affect its performance, but could improve the Glow HexaPop if they are addressed. With a street price of $134.95 for the 24-inch version and $109.95 for the 20-inch, it is a safe investment if you want to turn your speedlight into portable studio-style flash."

Read the whole review at Professional Photographer Magazine

Glow 71" Grand Softbox with Speedring 

"The Glow series of products by Flashpoint is proving to be a consistently reliable and quality resource for professional photographers. I had some trouble with the initial set up today, but overall, this Glow 71″ Grand Softbox Review is a positive one. I would recommend the Grand Softbox and I will continue to use it for portraits and product shoots.

The Grand Softbox can be used without the white diffuser/baffle in order to get more of a crisp look, since the light will reflect off the silver lining of the Grand Softbox. With the diffuser, the light more resembles a large soft window, which I really like.

It ships with a bag for everything to neatly fit into once folded and taken down. If you want something versatile, efficient, and large for your studio strobes, the Grand Softbox is a great choice."

Read the whole review at Photographer in Seattle

3Pod V2AH Aluminum 3 Section Video Tripod3Pod V3AH Anodized Aluminum Video Tripod3Pod P5CRH 5-Section 8X Carbon Fiber Compact Tripod 

"Overall, I was most impressed by the P5CRH Carbon Fiber Tripod with K3 Ballhead for design, build quality and versatility. I can't believe that it's only about $125 from Adorama!"

Read the whole review at Pro Video Coalition

Flashpoint 180 Monolight Battery Powered

"The Flashpoint line continues to amaze me with their features and build quality at a really low price. The features that impress me most, is its ability to begin shooting with right out of the box. This really has is thank to the fact the kit so well put together. The kit really includes everything from umbrella, to batteries, charger, and carrying bag. The Flashpoint 180 Monolight can be had at MRSP $250 from Adorama, however it is on sale right now for $200."

Read the whole review at Tej Babra

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