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Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5)

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Product Highlights
  • Softens Light from Shoe-Mounted Flash
  • Collapses for Storage
  • Interchangeable Dome System
  • Strap with Hook-and-Loop Fasteners

The fifth generation Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount diffuses the light from your on-camera shoe-mounted flash unit. It features a strap with hook-and-loop fasteners for quickly attaching and removing the diffuser. Also, its collapsible design means that it can be easily stored for travel.

This diffuser comes with a White Dome for extra diffusion which can be inverted for a different effect. This dome can be removed or replaced with additional colors. The Lightsphere can also use an optional gel system for even more creative options.

Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5)
  • White Dome
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Gary FongLightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5)
     
    4.5

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (36)
    • Lightweight (33)
    • Compact (28)
    • Durable (25)
    • Great picture quality (19)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (34)
    • Family photos (33)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Lightsphere ever!!

    First this the best Lightsphere that Gary has put out yet. Use it when shooting events and I really like the light quality compared to all the past models.
    I know Gary referred...Read complete review

    First this the best Lightsphere that Gary has put out yet. Use it when shooting events and I really like the light quality compared to all the past models.
    I know Gary referred this as a "5th generation Lightsphere" but this really should be considered the 6th generation. 3rd generation of the collapsible models.

    Maybe no one noticed this but the first collapsible had a different mounting system that was vertical shark teeth for the grip and was thinner more transparent making it easier for the light to distribute through the sides and easier to fold up.

    The next collapsible (recently discontinued) had horizontal ribbing for the grip mount and was made of a bit thicker material meaning tougher to collapse and didn't scatter as much light as the previous one did due the thicker material and a pain to put on larger flash heads like the SB900/910.

    Enter the the Speed Mount. Much easier to mount on any flash now that Gary has incorporated the velcro strap system from his Universal Lightspheres and being how the collapsible model is already made of rubber eliminates the need of the rubber band placed on the flash head to keep it on the flash head.

    It appears Gary went back to making the Speed Mount model thinner (like the shark tooth model previously mentioned) meaning it is easier to fold up and gives better light distribution through the sides.

    The reason I know this is because I've owned all of them so I think I can make review that is fair in comparing them.

    The Lightsphere Speed Mount is truly the best of both worlds. It has the easy mounting capability of the previous Universal Lightsphere models, the collapsible part that makes it compact and easy to store in your camera bag. It scatters the light more like the Universal Half-Cloud Lightsphere making the images more evenly lit with the exception that the Lightsphere Speed Mount gives you better color rendering in my opinion.
    Like all Lightspheres it has beautiful wrap around light that other light modifiers just don't have. I would say this has everything a person would want in a flash diffuser.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    way overpriced for mediocre results

    i find that the price has gone off the charts for the results of diffused light,.,.
    there are far cheaper gadgets out there at this point in time with the same...Read complete review

    i find that the price has gone off the charts for the results of diffused light,.,.
    there are far cheaper gadgets out there at this point in time with the same results. i find the diffusing cup that comes with the nikon flash to work almost the same as the fong in some situations.

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    5.0

    Best Suggested Item YET!

    By Kelly B.

    from Prior Lake, MN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoor And Outdoor Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

      I learned about this at a lighting seminar, and just used it at a surprise 50th birthday party on Saturday night, and LOVE this tool! It reduces shadows, prevents blow-out, and softens all photos!! Wish I would have ordered it sooner!! Easy to use and install and collapses to fit into my gear bag.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Spreads Light Nicely

      By DME

      from Spring Valley, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

          It's well made and folds easily. It diffuses light nicely if used in a room with white walls and ceilings that are not extremely high. Be aware though that you if you use it in a room with colored walls it will reflect that color in your pictures.

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          5.0

          I would recommend this product

          By JoannD

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

            This product is easy to use-has Velcro strips to attach and detach easily-definitely soften harsh flash - and extends the length of light-highly recommend-B&H always has the Best and latest products with reviews attached-they make it so easy-and shipping is fast and reliable

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By njfstops

            from Southern New Jersey

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

              Works great! Out of the box, setup was not even a minute. I got the Wedding kit and the amber dome is essential. Cant say enough good about it.

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              2.0

              Cost far too much

              By DownLaw

              from Philadelphia, Pa

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Cost

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoor
              • Indoors

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

              This work pretty good, but it cost too much. You can buy a light globe from a hardware store for $[$]and get simular results. I think that is worth a shot before you buy this.

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              4.0

              love this product,great acc.

              By SKM

              from QUEENS NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                I've tried just about all diffusers and this is the only one that lights up a small room,

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                4.0

                nice product

                By Adi

                from new york

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                  Diffuse flash nicely for portraits..

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works as advertised, Expensive

                  By Peedah

                  from Los Angeles,CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                  Diffuse flash nicely for portraits. Collapsible, but does still remain quite large. A little expensive for what it is, although material seems durable.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By YAFern

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                    Used it for indoor party and the results are great!

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                    4.0

                    IT IS NICE WHEN YOU GET TO KNOW IT.

                    By King

                    from Barbados

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                      When I first used it, I was disappointed with the results. Then I started to experiment with it and then realize that you have to know when and how to used it with and without the Dome and also how to insert the Dome, looking out and looking in.
                      It is very easy to attach to the flash head and is very tightly secured with the strap.
                      I would preferred to see the Lightsphere made out of daylight material. Eg, like the color of the Dome so as to give a little more of that natural light.

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Amanda

                      from Jacksonville, Alabama

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                        I use this product every time I use on camera flash. It is the perfect diffuser. It stays on my Canon 430ex and 600 flashes with the adjustable strap. I like that I can invert the dome, if I desire. The new design, allowing the item to collapse to store it, is very convenient. I hated how much space it took up in my bag before, now it does not take nearly the same amount of space.

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                        • Yes

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                        1.0

                        Not impressed

                        By Harry

                        from Virginis

                        Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                        Not much better than the raw flash.

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                        5.0

                        I really liked it

                        By clcarvalho

                        from Montréal, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                          very good, recommend .

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                          4.0

                          Pretty cool little thing

                          By II Media Group

                          from Columbia, SC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                            Its not bad, I use the product when I don't feel like carrying a soft box or umbrella to a location. It softens the light just a tad more than bare flash. I also use it to light rooms at times.

                            It is portable so I really like that but at the end of the day its still ugly lol. Its bright white and looks weird attached to your flash.

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                            4.0

                            Love It!

                            By Rpridephoto

                            from Birmingham, AL

                            Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                            Made a huge difference, very soft and packs easily in my bag,

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                            5.0

                            Feels pricey but its worth it

                            By Liz

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                              The Gary Fong Lightsphere feels a little bit pricey for what it is - a dome of frosted plastic - but I can't tell you enough how sweet to use. All those harsh shadows under chins disappear almost completely. The elastic grip on this updated version really helps it to stay in place better than the original GF from like 10 years ago, although once in a while the top of the dome will pop off, no big deal though.
                              I don't like to shoot flash without it, and would definitely recommend to anyone!

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                              5.0

                              Even Lighting

                              By Photo guy

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Audio Quality
                              • Great Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                                I will use the product for event photography when even lighting is needed. The result are very even and soft light.

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                                5.0

                                Absolutely Love

                                By Doug A

                                from Elizabethtown, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                                  I purchased two of these for use with some on-the-go photography needs, as well as weddings. What an improvement over constantly using (and subsequently struggling to use) bounce flash wherever possible.

                                  I have used these flash diffusers on both the Nikon SB-900 and SB-700. They fit snugly on both flash units and stayed reliably on the units for an entire day of chaotic use in a wedding, so I am quite the satisfied customer. They do take come getting used to (and they are definitely larger than they look in pictures) but overall an excellent purchase.

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                                  5.0

                                  So far so good

                                  By T Rose

                                  from NC

                                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                                  I've enjoyed the lightsphere so far. Took some nice images at a friends engagement party in low light. The diffuser softens the light really well. I got a little tipsy and must have misplaced the dome. Had to order another from Gary's website . I drilled a hole in the silicone and used a piece of fishing line to teather the two pieces together so I won't lose it next time I have a few too many!

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                                  5.0

                                  Lotta bang for the buck

                                  By Coolio

                                  from Panama City Beach, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5):

                                    I expected a lot and my expectations were exceeded. Great for portrait and group photos.

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