ExpoImaging has announced that they are now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Honl Photo Professional products, among them the Honl Photo Speed System, a collection of lightweight, durable and affordable light modifiers for shoe-mount flashes including an assortment of grids, snoots, reflectors, gobos and gels.
These products retail from $10 to $30 and are designed to universally fit all shoe-mount flashes without the use of adhesives. They have been developed by veteran photojournalist David Honl and have found acceptance among photographers who donâ€™t want to carry a lot of heavy gear.
The Honl Photo Speed System consists of:
â€¢ The Honl Speed Strap – a simple, non-slip velcro strap that wraps around the flash head and attaches and removes in seconds. It provides the mount for all Honl Photo Speed System attachments.
â€¢ Honl Photo Speed Grids – weighing just 3 oz and available in 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch grid, the honeycomb-like cells narrow the beam of light from a portable flash unit, producing a small circle of light on a subject.
â€¢ The Honl Photo Speed Gobo/Bounce Card – a versatile gobo made of black ballistic nylon on one side and white polymer on the other. The black side can be used to keep light from flaring into a lens when using a flash as a background or hair light. The white side can be used as a bounce card.
â€¢ The Honl Photo Speed Snoot/Reflector (patent pending): available as a 5-inch â€œShortyâ€ or 8-inch â€œRegularâ€, this snoot is constructed of black, ballistic nylon with a gray interior that produces a soft falloff. The snoot can be shaped to concentrate the light from a shoe-mount flash for dramatic cinematic lighting or opened-up to use as a flash bouncer/reflector.
â€¢ The Honl Photo Gel Kit – colors strobes to correct for tungsten, fluorescent or daylight lighting environments or adds artistic color effects to images. These superior quality gels are pre-cut and have attached strips of velcro to secure quickly to a Speed Strap, and can be used in conjunction with Honl Snoots, Gobos and Grids.