Rogue Safari adapter boosts range of on-board flash

ExpoImaging has produced an accessory that increases the effective power of a DSLR's pop-up flash.

Rogue Safari

ExpoImaging has produced an accessory that increases the effective power of a DSLR’s pop-up flash. The Rogue Safari clips on to the camera’s hot shoe, focussing the light into a narrower, more concentrated beam. It requires no batteries and will work with various camera models.

“Optimized for lens focal lengths over 100mm, Rogue Safari focuses the light from a DSLR’s pop-up flash to greatly increase the available flash power at extended distances,” says the US-based manufacturer, known for its FlashBender accessory series. “Rogue Safari provides enough light to illuminate subjects in deep shade where images are often otherwise underexposed.”

Rogue Safari

The adapter, made from “rugged polycarbonate materials”, is compatible with consumer-friendly DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. It is said to intensify the flash output by up to eight times, or three stops. However it does nothing to prevent red-eye in photographs, nor can it be used to bounce light off the ceiling or walls.

The Rogue Safari costs US$34.95, available directly or via ExpoImaging dealers. A nifty accessory, or a waste of money better spent on an external flash? Let us know what you think.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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