We don’t cover a lot of accessories here (let us know if you want to see more coverage of them!) but when we do it’s because something seems markedly different or innovative:
Can a quick snap-on attachment expand the reach a SLR’s the notoriously weak pop-up flash? ExpoImaging says it can, and calls its new gadget for SLR users the “Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster.”
Designed for telephoto shooting, the module concentrate the light from the flash to give a claimed 8x boost — an improvement of up to 3 f/stops. “With the added power from the Rogue Safari, photographers that rely on their pop-up flash will have enough on-board lighting power to freeze action,” the company says, “and get crisp colorful images even at the outer reaches of their 100mm+ telezoom lenses. The extra light can make the difference between a sharp image with good color, and a dark, underexposed missed opportunity.”
The $35 Rogue Safari weighs two ounces and doesn’t require batteries.