Hahnel Module Creative Lantern Kit review

With the addition of the required Clamp, this compact kit softens light from a flashgun very effectively and enables creative color effects

Hahnel Module Creative Lantern kit on a wooden surface
(Image: © Angela Nicholson / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Hahnel's Module Creative Lantern kit is very compact and lightweight. Including a case also helps keep it intact in your camera bag so you can take it everywhere to soften light from your flashgun at a moment's notice. The required Clamp is extra but is easy to fit and the diffuser mounts quickly via magnets. Just take care to avoid damaging the concertina-like Diffuser.


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    Quick and easy to deploy

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    Mounts via one of two expandable clamps (sold separately)

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    The Diffuser folds up small


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    Clamps sold separately

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    The Diffuser requires careful handling when open

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    Not suited to round-head flashguns

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Hähnel is well known for its excellent third-party camera batteries and chargers, but it also makes a few other photographic accessories, including remote controls, flash triggers, flashgun, and flash modifiers. The Hahnel Module Creative Lantern Kit is one of the company's modular flash modifier systems and it requires either the Module 360 Clamp or Module 600 Clamp to mount on a flash.

Hahnel Lantern Kit: Specifications

Kit includes: Lantern Diffuser, filter adapter, six colour gel filters, wallet

Compatible with: Flashguns from around 35mm to 80mm wide with the correct Clamp

Mount: Via an expandable Clamp with magnets to hold the filter adapter and Diffuser

Material: Plastic

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.