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MAGMOD – Magnetic Speedlite Modifiers Now Shipping

MagMod would have to be one of the slickest speedlight modifiers created so far. And MagMod appear to run a pretty slick operation as well, actually shipping their Kickstarter campaign orders on schedule as expected.

MagMod Kickstarter orders are starting to ship now. Though if you missed the Kickstarter campaign you can also pre-order now on the MagMod website as well.

 

MagMod

 

In their own words -

“MagMod is the simplest, easiest, strongest, fastest, and sexiest speedlite modifier system for Canon + Nikon hot-shoe flashes, period.”

Though MagMod should work just as well on most speedlites, as the Silicon mount is made flexible to stretch neatly over most speedlite heads.

 

MagMod MagGrip

 

Being so fast to attach, and durable to carry and store, the MagMod Grids and Gels are likely to be very popular with busy photographers who want to spend less time messing about with fiddly gear, and more time taking pictures.

 

MagMod Grid

 

Even the Gels are nice and thick (but still flexible) so they won’t end up all tattered and torn, or take forever fiddling about trying to slide them into the holders.

 

MagMod Gel

 

Spencer Boerup the man behind MagMod in Tucson Arizona USA, explains the MagMod -

 

Also see Dave Cheung’s great youtube comparison review with the other current popular alternatives here -

As great as the current Grids and Gels look, something tells me these guys are really just getting started. There’s so much potential for this system, it will be very interesting to see what MagMod come up with next.

 

Price and Availability -

 

The MagMod kits are currently available for pre-order from $89 for the MagGrip, MagGrid, and MagGel kit.

With extra gels and accessories available as listed on the MagMod website.

Kickstarter campaign orders are shipping now, followed by pre-orders.

MagMod – Website

 

'10 Responses to “MAGMOD – Magnetic Speedlite Modifiers Now Shipping”'
  1. George says:

    Very coll I will by a kit

  2. Wil C. Fry says:

    I like the idea. And I like that people are still working feverishly to make photography more efficient and more practical.

  3. John C. Calhoun says:

    It’s an interesting idea, but it’s way too expensive. Competing products can be had for quarter of the price that are almost as fast and convenient. It all comes down to magnets vs velcro. I think that once the hype dies down, most people will choose velcro for quarter of the price of the magmods.

    • Flash Havoc says:

      Hi John,

      I can understand the price is not ideal for everyone, but that’s a fact of life with the costs involved in getting a product like this started.

      The hype is mainly between the people that can see straight away the advantages of a system like this to them. The cost is hardly really an issue there. Wedding photographers etc have been crying out for many products for years now, and many would be happy to pay a lot more if some would just make them.

      But sure if they could produce them cheaper no doubt they would be far more popular still.

      • Ken says:

        Agreed. It’s expensive for me, but I am not making money from gelled/modified flashes at the moment. If it was part of my business, then the cost is not important – what it does and how well it does it are what would be considered first.

        With international shipping, the cost goes up to $109 US which is even more for an Australian like me. It is literally 10x more than my current gel kit (minus honeycomb). 10 times!

  4. I like the concept ! I have seen in in kick starter , I would be interested to see if it work with its own line of light soft boxes

  5. mark says:

    Great concept, but how dangerous is it to store a bunch of extremely strong rare earth magnets next to all of my expensive camera gear and electronics?

    • Flash Havoc says:

      Hi Mark,

      MagMod have posted a video here regarding this issue.

      The discussion has come up a lot, and the consensus seems to be even though they are very powerful, even just short distance reduces that power dramatically. So its not hard to keep them a safe distance from anything critical.

      I will personally be storing them separately to any electronic gear though just to be safe.

  6. mark says:

    I got mine in the mail today and I can say that these things are really really well made. They should last a very long time. I got a grid and a set of gels. I was primarily interested in the grid because I often need tighter control of my light from my SB900s and this will work really well. Can’t wait to start using it. I’m pretty sure now that I have them in hand and see how well made they are that I will be adding more of them to my system.

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