Rogue Flash Gels Color Correction Filter Kit v3
The Rogue Flash Gel CCv3 Color Correction Filter Kit was chosen by Professional Photographer Magazine to be included in their exclusive 2021 Hot One buyer's guide. PPA's annual Hot Ones collection includes a curated list of the year's best new products for professional photographers.
Using Rogue Color Correction Flash Gels
Use color correction gels to improve the color balance in your images whenever shooting indoors or outdoors with flash. Attach the appropriate color correction gel(s) to your flash to adjust its color temperature to match the color temperature of the ambient light sources in your scene.
- quickly color balance your flash to ambient light
- gels attach quickly to your flash with Rogue Gel Bands
- each gel printed with the LEE Filter color, f/Stop loss, and relevant color correction (white balance) adjustment
- gel size: 6"x3" (152mm x 76mm)
- kit weight: 1.6 oz (45g)
How to color balance your flash to ambient light
Identify your ambient light source, select the appropriate color correction gel(s), then attach the gel(s) to your flash. It is important to then set a custom white balance on your camera, or set the camera to the same white balance setting as printed on the attached color correction gel.
Attach CTO gels to your flash to color balance your flash to warmer light sources:
- Full CTO for 3,000K ambient light (halogen, incandescent, tungsten)
- 1/2 CTO for 3,500K ambient light (sunrise, sunset)
- 1/4 CTO for 4,200K ambient light (cool white LED)
- 1/8 CTO for 5000K ambient light (warm daylight)
Attach CTB gels to your flash to color balance your flash to cooler light sources:
- 1/2 CTB for 10000K ambient light (shade)
- 1/4 CTB for 7100K ambient light (cloudy)
Attach Plus Green gels to your flash in combination with CTO gels to color balance your flash to fluorescent light sources:
- 1/2 Plus Green + 1/2 CTO for 3,500K fluorescent tubes
- 1/2 Plus Green + 1/4 CTO for 4,200K fluorescent tubes
- 1/2 Plus Green + 1/8 CTO for 5,000K fluorescent tubes
- 1/2 Plus Green (do not add CTO) for 5700K fluorescent tube
When color balancing flash to fluorescent tubes, always set a custom white balance (you can use an ExpoDisc to set a custom white balance). The wide range of fluorescent tube color temperatures often found installed in a single location requires an accurate custom white balance to ensure good color balance.
Fluorescent tubes also vary in their spectral power distribution, a term used for the relative energy a tube emits across the visible spectrum. Use the 1/2 Plus Green gel when color balancing your flash to fluorescent tubes with low CRI values, and use the 1/4 Plus Green gel when color balancing to fluorescent tubes with high CRI values. If you’re shooting on location and don’t know the tubes’ CRI values, you can check your results and adjust to a different Plus Green gel as necessary.
Rogue Flash Gels - Color Correction Kit v3 Contents
Each Rogue Flash Gel Kit includes the 20 correction gels listed below, plus 3 Rogue Gel Bands to attach the gels to your flashes. The larger blue Rogue Gel Band was designed for use with standard sized flashes, and the smaller gold Rogue Gel Band was designed for use with smaller size flashes popular with mirrorless cameras.
What flash brands will Rogue Flash Gels fit?
With a flash coverage area of 3" x 2.5" (76mm x 63mm) Rogue Flash Gels are large enough to cover even the largest flash heads, and they can be creased or trimmed for smaller flash heads as desired. Their innovative tabbed design allows them to be quickly attached to a wide range of small to large speedlight flashes. Rogue Flash Gels can also be used with similarly sized flashes not listed below.
Rogue Flash Gels Compatibility:
Canon: 430EX, 470EX, 580EX, 600EX
Godox: TT350, TT685, V860, AD200, V1
Nikon: SB500, SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900, SB5000
Nissin: i40, i400, i600, i60A, Di700A, MG80, MG10
Olympus: FL-600R, FL-700WR, FL-900R
Profoto: A1, A1X, A2
Sony: HVL-F32M, HVL-F45RM, HVL-F60RM
Attaching Rogue Flash Gels
You do not need to buy expensive or bulky gel holders, or use sticky hook-and-loop to attach Rogue Flash Gels to your flash. Included with each Rogue Flash Gel kit is a durable tabbed silicone band which is used to quickly attach Rogue Flash Gels to any standard size speed light or shoe mount flash. Simply place the Rogue Gel Band around your flash head, then slip the ends of the Rogue Flash Gel under the band. Two sizes of Rogue Gel Bands are included in each kit for use with small mirrorless flashes or standard size flashes.
2x Blue Rogue Gel Band for standard size flashes. The Combo Filter Kit includes 2x of the Blue Rogue Gel Band for use with medium to large flashes such as the Canon (430EX, 600EX), Godox (TT685, V860), Nikon (SB500, SB700, SB910), Sony (F45, F60), and other similarly sized large flashes.
1x Gold Rogue Gel Band for small mirrorless camera flashes. The Gold Rogue Gel Band is sized for use with small mirrorless camera flashes such as the Godox TT350, Nissin i400, Nissin i40, and other similarly sized small flashes.
About Rogue Flash Gels:
We manufacture Rogue Gels using raw materials sourced from LEE Filters UK. We select our favorite colors for each gel kit, then print relevant information onto each gel before die cutting them to our own universal design. Rogue Gels are designed, printed, cut, and packaged in packaging printed in Santa Cruz, California.
Caution: Your Flash Gets Hot
When attached to your flash, Rogue Flash Gels are designed to arc over the face of the flash, leaving a gap between the hot flash lens and the lighting filter. Do not pull the Rogue Flash Gel tight against the flash, but instead leave space between the gel and your flash’s lens.
Powerful flashes (GN 50+) fired at 1/1 full power can produce enough light energy to cause warping in the darkest gel colors (3+ f/stop loss values) when those gels are placed too close to the flash’s lens. Gels warped by heat appear wavy in the affected area, but they are otherwise fully functional. To prevent gel warping, leave a gap between the gel and lens when attaching the gel.
Multiple full power flashes fired over a short period of time will cause your flash’s lens to get very hot. It is possible for the darkest gel colors to melt and stick to your lens if they come into contact with the lens during high power, high volume shooting. Leave a gap between your flash’s lens and the attached gel to prevent the gel from sticking to the lens.
Flashes fired at less than 1/1 full power will not cause gel warping, and lighter gel colors (less than 3 f/stop loss) are not susceptible to warping.