First Impressions: ExpoImaging Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster

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During Photo Plus Expo 2013 I was introduced to the ExpoImaging Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster. Rogue has released interesting light modifiers in the past, this is no exception. At about 2 ounces, the Safari is meant to increase the power and reach of your pop up flash. It was designed for lenses with focal lengths greater than 100mm. It is only compatible with Canon APS-C and Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras. This product is made in the USA.

Tech Specs

from B&H

  • For Canon APS-C & Nikon DX-Format DSLRs
  • Attaches to DSLR Hot Shoe
  • Up to 8x More Light from On-Camera Flash
  • Lightweight: 2 oz
  • Made in USA

Ergonomics

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The rogue safari is a one piece product that looks similar to a headlight. It’s about the size of an overly bloated Nikon Sb400 flash. Overall it’s not too big.

Build

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The Rogue Safari has a plastic feel. It seems durable, but I did not have enough time with the Rogue Safari to make a proper judgment. The design is simple enough.The Rogue safari is not meant to break the bank. It just there to help people improve the functionality of a DSLR.

Ease of Use

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It’s really simple to use. The Rogue Safari is placed on a hot shoe and aimed. It gives a DSLR’s popup flash about a 60-foot range. The device is designed to work with cropped sensor cameras with lenses around 100mm.

Image Quality

Up Close test

Up Close test

Up close, even though it’s not meant for that, this light modifier works well. You do not have to take it off the cameras for regular photography work. At a distance the rogue Safari seems to work, but Photo Plus was not a good testing area for it.

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I’m not awed by this product, but I couldn’t test it properly. It does throw light though, and that’s what it’s built for. The ExpoImaging Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster  could help out a lot. Getting light to your subject without an external flash can be a challenge.

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Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.