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What is a Lighting Filter or 'Gel'?

Professional photographic lighting filters are thin, specially tinted sheets of polyester film designed to allow a specific quantity and color of light to pass through them. Rogue Flash Gels use professional lighting filter material from LEE filters in the UK which we process into kits specially designed for use with small flashes.  Lighting filters are typically used with photographic flashes either to create color effects, or to provide color correction.

Rogue Flash Gels are Labeled with Color, Color Correction, and f/stop Loss Values

We print directly onto Rogue Flash Gels to ensure you always know what gel you’re using and to easily locate the one you need.  Rogue Gels are individually labeled with the LEE Filter name of each gel color, as well as the gel’s measured f/stop loss value, and when appropriate, the Kelvin color temperature correction and corresponding camera white balance icon.

All lighting filters absorb light, and the f/stop loss tells you exactly how much light is absorbed by a particular filter.  The f/stop loss values printed on our Rogue Gels were measured with a light meter in a controlled test.  These values compare the metered exposure of the bare flash with the metered exposure of the flash with the Rogue Gels attached.

Rogue Gels are processed with paper between each gel to help protect them during the manufacturing and printing process. These paper slip sheets can be removed and discarded after purchase.

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 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 available for use with small mirrorless flashes or standard size flashes.

Blue Rogue Gel Band for standard size flashes.  The Combo Filter Kit and the Color Correction Filter Kit v3 include the blue Rogue Gel Band for use with all standard size flashes such as the Canon 430EX, Canon 580EX, Godox V860, Nikon SB 500, Nikon SB910, etc.

Gold Rogue Gel Band for small mirrorless camera flashes.  The Color Correction Kit v3 also includes the gold Rogue Gel Band for use with small mirrorless camera flashes such as the Godox TT350, Nissin i400, Nissin i40, etc.  Beginning in Summer 2020 the Combo Filter Kit will also include the gold Rogue Gel Band.

What 20 Filters are Included in the Rogue Flash Gels Combo Filter Kit?

Each Rogue Flash Gel Combo Filter Kit includes the following LEE Filter gel colors (1 gel of each color):  Chocolate, Lollipop Magenta, Follies Pink, Bright Red, Rust, Dark Salmon, Oklahoma Yellow, Medium Yellow, French Lavender, Olalliebarry Purple Pie, Just Blue, Medium Blue Green, Steel Green, Moss Green.  The Combo Filter Kit also includes 1 each of the following LEE Filter color correction gels:  1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, 1/2 CTB, Plus Green, Heavy Frost (2 f/stop diffusion).

What 20 Filters are Included in the Rogue Flash Gels Color Correction Filter Kit?

Each Rogue Flash Color Correction Filter Kit v3 includes the following LEE Filter gel colors (2 gels of each color):  1/8 CTO, 1/4 CTO, 1/2 CTO, Full CTO, 1/4 CTB, 1/2 CTB, 1/4 Plus Green, 1/2 Plus Green, .3 Neutral Density, White Diffusion (2 f/stop).

Rogue Flash Gels Attach to These Flashes and More:

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
Sony:  HVL-F32M, HVL-F45RM, HVL-F60RM

With a 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 speedlights using the included blue Rogue Gel Band (for standard flashes) or gold Rogue Gel Band (for smaller mirrorless sized-flashes).

About Rogue Flash Gels Filter Material

Rogue Gels are made from the world’s highest quality photographic lighting material from LEE Filters UK, the world’s leading manufacturer of lighting filter products.  LEE Filters utilizes dyed polyester film with an extremely consistent manufacturing and quality control process to achieve color and light transmission standards trusted by professionals.