So many flash accessories are attached by Velcro that my handful of miscellaneous flashes are all taped up with Velcro. Most of the time, that’s OK but there are other, cleaner and neater, solutions. Both LumiQuest and HonlPhoto offer removable straps for mounting flash accessories. Unsure of which to use, I bought one of each. Here’s a very quick review.
The straps are similar but different. The Honl strap is wider. The LumiQuest strap can be stretched (note the “loops” in the fabric).
My taped up 580EX II is on the right and my Yongnuo 565EX with the Honl strap is on the left.
In the above picture, the Velcro patches were removed from the 580EX II and the LumiQuest strap was installed.
Although neither came with instructions (!), both straps seemed to work well. The LumiQuest strap is slightly more difficult to install because it must be stretched; however, it does not slip on the flash whereas the Honl strap could be slid. In practice, the Honl worked fine. “Testing” was done with my largest and heaviest flash attachment, the LumiQuest LTp softbox.
I’m ordering LumiQuest straps for the other flashes.