Westcott FJ400 Flexigels // First Look

In this video we’re checking out the Westcott Flexigels for the FJ400 light. Basically, what you get are 8 rubber gels that are built to fit on top of the glass cover on your FJ400. Check out the results!

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Photographer: Sal Cincotta 

How do the Westcott Flexigels work?

Using the Flexigels literally couldn’t be easier. They slide right on top of the glass covering, and they feel pretty durable. As you can see in the images below, they put out a lot of great color, as you would expect from any other creative gel. One thing to note is that these are NOT corrective gels; they are purely for adding some fun & creative colors to your light. This is a product that’s really nice to have in your bag because it allows you to move that much quicker in the field. You don’t need gaff tape, rubber bands, or special gel holders – just pop the gel on and go. 

Will the Westcott Flexigels melt?

Nope. After the shoot, the gels were warm, but according to Westcott’s site, they are made of a heat-resistant silicone rubber material, so you don’t need to worry about them as the flash tube gets hot and you’re firing the flash a bunch.

Final images

Settings: f/5.6 @ 1/200, ISO 50
Settings: f/5.6 @ 1/200, ISO 50
Settings: f/5.6 @ 1/200, ISO 50

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