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. ItÂ requires no batteries and will work with various camera models.
“Optimized for lens focal lengths over 100mm,Â 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.Â “Rogue Safari provides enough light to illuminate subjects in deep shade where images are often otherwise underexposed.”
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 directlyÂ or via ExpoImaging dealers.Â A nifty accessory, or a waste of money better spent on an external flash? Let us know what you think.