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Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:19:42 AM »
A few months ago we posted this project for the KOBRA Flash Modifier System, and unfortunately it did not reach its funding goal, this time it has. This is a great time to take advantage of the sale price for the Kickstarter campaign, you can save up to 30% until the campaign ends on June 9, 2018. Check out the KOBRA flash modifier now!

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KOBRA Flash Modifier Provides Photographers Exceptional Design and Function on Kickstarter

KOBRA takes a bite at the flash modifier market with a relaunch on Kickstarter offering an attractive design and price

Irvine, CA – Red Tusk, LLC. announced the relaunch of their KOBRA Flash Modifier on Kickstarter with exclusive features and competitive pricing.

The KOBRA was designed to give photographers an effective modified flash solution that is lightweight, flexible and with a sleek design. Professional photographer, Paul McKelvey, conceived the idea for KOBRA through his disappointment in the current market. McKelvey said, “I have used all the ‘on camera flash’ modifiers that are available and have been unsatisfied with the results. I decided to stop complaining and make my own.”

The new Kickstarter campaign includes the improved KOBRA Band, a high-grade, flexible silicone that is not affected by high or low temperatures. The new design features vent holes to allow air to circulate over the flash head and prevent the potential for overheating.

Red Tusk, LLC. took the lessons learned from their first campaign to heart. Manufacturing in the U.S. resulted in an unrealistic funding goal. During their research and design, they found an experienced manufacturing facility specializing in quality silicon molding that would meet all their needs at a lower cost.

As a result, backers will find improved pricing over the previous campaign. Pre-orders for the KOBRA Flash Modifier starts at $38, a 25% discount off the retail price.

Red Tusk, LLC. is confident the KOBRA will be a vital part of a photographers’ kit. “The beauty of the KOBRA is that it gives the user the ability to control the light, explains McKelvey. “You can focus on capturing moments

rather than looking for ceilings or walls to bounce off. The KOBRA will give you a high-quality outcome, no matter what lighting conditions you are in.”

Visit the KOBRA Flash Modifier Kickstarter page to pre-order, and learn more about the product. The campaign runs until June 9, 2018.

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Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:19:42 AM »

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 08:28:24 AM »
What does Gary Fong think about this competition? :-)

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 11:19:33 AM »
What does Gary Fong think about this competition? :-)
Gary Fong would probably commit harakiri before preventing light from going out the back side. The innovation here is that light only spills out of the top and sides and is absorbed to the rear by the black backing.

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 12:27:05 PM »
What does Gary Fong think about this competition? :-)
Gary Fong would probably commit harakiri before preventing light from going out the back side. The innovation here is that light only spills out of the top and sides and is absorbed to the rear by the black backing.

I think the thing you see on the back is a black design that inside is a reflector giving greater light efficiency.

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 12:30:12 PM »
Here's my solution, and it's free, basically.  Ok, not really, you must first do the following:

1) Spend $1 on a container of Jet Puff marshmallow filling. 
2) Eat the stuff (Yum!, I think it's gluten free, NOT!) or pour it out and clean the container.
3) Put it on your flash, it's a perfect fit!

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 12:46:40 PM »
Here's my solution, and it's free, basically.  Ok, not really, you must first do the following:

1) Spend $1 on a container of Jet Puff marshmallow filling. 
2) Eat the stuff (Yum!, I think it's gluten free, NOT!) or pour it out and clean the container.
3) Put it on your flash, it's a perfect fit!

make sure the JetPuff are plain, or you could find odd colour balances!

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »
I think the thing you see on the back is a black design that inside is a reflector giving greater light efficiency.
I watched their promo video and nary a mention is made of any reflectivity inside. On the other hand they do say it is all silicone and how you can ball it up but it just bounces back. Since silicone comes in a variety of colors not including mirror finish, I suspect it is just a black backing.

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 01:07:18 PM »
I think the thing you see on the back is a black design that inside is a reflector giving greater light efficiency.
I watched their promo video and nary a mention is made of any reflectivity inside. On the other hand they do say it is all silicone and how you can ball it up but it just bounces back. Since silicone comes in a variety of colors not including mirror finish, I suspect it is just a black backing.
From their Kickstarter page: "The KOBRA Flash Modifier gets its backbone from the patent-pending built-in reflector. The reflector bounces the light forward through the clear silicone, acting as a second layer of diffusion"

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2018, 01:33:03 PM »
This sounds like a good product to get, especially with the built in gel holder.
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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 03:29:44 PM »
Once they've paid off the initial investment of their time, the margins on this will be fantastic!

Expensive for what it is, but the secure attachment to the flash, foldability and integration of the gels makes it one of those things that's worth spending the extra on. That and not looking **** like the piece of eBay tat I'm using now.

I'm sold but broke... I guess I can wait and pay full price  ::)

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 05:22:33 PM »
I wish it was bigger, maybe twice as wide and a little higher, Kobra XL? In the comparison shots shown in the video, there is some improvement, but not by much.

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 01:52:25 AM »
Here's my solution, and it's free, basically.  Ok, not really, you must first do the following:

1) Spend $1 on a container of Jet Puff marshmallow filling. 
2) Eat the stuff (Yum!, I think it's gluten free, NOT!) or pour it out and clean the container.
3) Put it on your flash, it's a perfect fit!

make sure the JetPuff are plain, or you could find odd colour balances!


Oh boy, very brilliant idea.  :) :D

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 01:52:25 AM »

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2018, 04:51:51 AM »
Ordered one 8) It looks better than all the rest available.
The build in gel support and ventilation holes are nice.
Is indeed a bit expensive, but so is all the rest of photography.

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2018, 01:07:44 PM »
 
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From their Kickstarter page: "The KOBRA Flash Modifier gets its backbone from the patent-pending built-in reflector. The reflector bounces the light forward through the clear silicone, acting as a second layer of diffusion"
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Couldn't you just get the gary fong rip off dome on ebay and line the back and top with tinfoil?

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Re: Kickstarter: The KOBRA Flash Modifier System
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2018, 01:07:44 PM »