Will MagMod Work With My Flash?

We know it’s hard to believe that a system can truly be universal...

But with MagMod it’s true!

The MagMod modifier system works because of the universal design of the MagGrip. The MagGrip is a patented design made of high quality silicone rubber which makes it easy to stretch and fit onto almost any hot-shoe flash. In addition, the MagGrip contains two rare earth magnets that are used to attach the MagMod line of flash modifiers including the MagGrid, the MagSphere, the MagBounce, and more!



There’s only one MagGrip design, so you don’t have to worry about getting different sizes for different flashes. While we haven't tested the MagGrip with every flash on the market, we are confident that the MagGrip will work with most flashes that have a rectangular flash head, and are close in shape and size to these common flashes:

Godox

AD200, TT350S, V850II, TT685S, V860II, TT660II, TT520II

Canon

 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 540EZ, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX-RT

Nikon         

SB-24, SB-25, SB-26, SB-28(DX) SB-50DX, SB-80DX, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900*, SB-910, SB-5000

Sony

HVL-F60M, HVL-F58AM,  HVL-F56AM

Olympus

FL-50R, FL-600R

Yongnuo

YN 560, YN 560 II, YN 560 III, YN 568EX II,YN 565EX, YN685

Neewer

TT560, NW680/TT680

Bolt

VX-710N/C, VX-760-C, VS-510 OP, VS-560s

Bower

SFD680C, SFD728, SFD885, SFD926, SFD970

Pentax

AF-540 FGZ, AF-540 FGZ II, AF-360 FGZ 

Sigma

EF610

Metz

44 AF-1, 52 AF-1/2, 58-AF1/2, 58-AF2

Vivitar

DF-286, DF-293, DF-383, DF-483, DF-583, 385HV

Phottix

Mitros, Mitros+

Nissin

i40

Flashpoint  

Zoom Li-on R2 TTL - V860II-C

*The Nikon SB-900 has a small button on the underside of the flash head.  Nikon uses this to tell the flash when you have mounted the included Nikon diffuser, and forces and restricts the flash to zoom to 14mm, it's widest setting.  Sometimes with the MagGrip installed, the button will be depressed, and you will not be able to change the zoom on your flash.  Nikon apparently realized this flaw and improved it on the SB-910.  If you shoot with a SB-900, you can try adding a washer or some layers of tape to prevent this button from being depressed.


Can I Use the MagGrip with Round Head Flashes?


We're often asked about the new popular flash heads such as the Profoto A1 and the Godox V1. Unfortunately, the MagGrip was not designed to work with these new round head flashes. However, that doesn't mean that the MagGrip can't be installed on the round head flashes, but we cannot guarantee the functionality. MagMod was designed to work perfectly with traditional rectangular speedlights (the rectangular modifiers don't fully cover the round flash head). Some photographers have used the MagGrip with their round head flashes, despite the poor fit, and have seen great results.


As for using the round head flashes with the MagBox System, there have been some images floating around the internet of people who have "hacked" (machining involved) their MagRing. They did so by removing the center bar to fit one round head Speedlight. However, we do not promote something that does not work best and will void MagMod's limited 1-year warranty.


Here are some posts about the MagGrip working with round head flashes from the MagMod Facebook Community worth checking out:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/magnetmod/permalink/2228113384145199/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/magnetmod/permalink/2153868948236310/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/magnetmod/permalink/2134321950191010/


We are continuing to explore the best way to make MagMod compatible with new lighting equipment, and the best way to stay up to date would be to subscribe to MagMod's newsletter. You can subscribe by scrolling to the bottom of the MagMod homepage.

While the MagGrip is amazingly elastic, it also grips onto the flash head to ensure that your modifiers stay secure on your flash. Here is an awesome video showing the best practices for installing your MagGrip on your flash.




And even if you still aren't completely sure, MagMod has an awesome 90-day satisfaction guarantee. If you're not happy with the MagGrip, or any MagMod product, you've got 90 days to send it back to us for a full refund of your order.

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