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Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit

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Product Highlights
  • Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount
  • WhiteDome
  • AmberDome
  • GrayDome
  • Instructional DVD
  • Gear Bag

The Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit from Gary Fong includes the Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount, a WhiteDome, an AmberDome, a GrayDome, an instructional DVD, and a gear bag. This kit is designed to help get you started with modifying the light from an on-camera shoe-mounted flash unit.

The wedding & event kit includes the Lightsphere Collapsible for general diffusion of your flash. It also features the Speed Mount for quickly attaching and removing the Lightsphere via hook-and-loop fasteners. The Lightsphere can also have any of the included domes attached to it.

The WhiteDome provides general diffusion of your light source while the AmberDome provides a warming effect in addition to the general softening of your light source. Additionally, the included GrayDome can be used for color correction. By including the GrayDome in your shot you can use it to balance color in a photo-editing application.

Also included in this kit are an instructional DVD featuring tips on using the Lightshere and a gear bag for carrying your flash modification accessories.

Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit
  • Lightsphere Collapsible with Speed Mount (Generation 5)
  • Inverted Dome for Lightspere II
  • AmberDome
  • GrayDome
  • Instructional DVD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Gary FongLightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit
     
    4.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (8)
      • Family photos (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Wonderful Product

      By Ashley

      from Oklahoma

      Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

      I purchased this kit to shoot an upcoming wedding, and since, I've used it on several portrait sessions. The light sphere leave no harsh shadows on the subject and fills in shadows nicely. I love the interchangeable domes, especially the amber dome. It gives things a warm glow. The grey dome also doubles as a white balancer, so that's a plus! I'm more than satisfied with this product, and I can't wait to use it on my upcoming wedding clients!

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      5.0

      LOVE this product

      By photogirl989

      from Midland, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

        A friend has the original Gary Fong diffuser and loved it, so I thought I'd give this kit a try. Not only is the white diffuser fantastic, the gray dome has made fixing my white balance a speedy process!

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        4.0

        Great product, crazy price

        By Stylized Facts

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        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 Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

          I did a huge amount of research before pulling the trigger on Gary Fong's Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit. I even borrowed a friend's older Lightsphere Universal and took it for a test drive. On the whole, I really like the Lightsphere Collapsible (except for the price), and I have only a few caveats.

          First, the soft nature of the Lightsphere Collapsible itself is definitely a plus for storage. The universal mount with the speed strap also works great (much better than the older mounting systems), but I find that the softness lets the Lightsphere sag/droop down a bit when it's pointed in a direction other than straight up. Not a deal breaker, but worth noting. My other minor gripe is that the fins (which the speed strap cinches around to secure it to the flash) extend down a bit too far and get in the way of my SB-800 when pointing it at a 90-degree angle after rotating it 90 degrees - the little bit of fin makes it so that the head doesn't lock into position. Also not a deal breaker, but a slight inconvenience when shooting in portrait orientation and pointing the flash straight up (flash head at 90 degrees).

          Performance-wise, the Lightspehere Collapsible provides a soft, even light that is great for filling a smaller room if you're only using one on-camera flash. The diffuser domes work well, and the amber dome makes more of a difference than you'd expect. The bag is kind of a joke since the items in this kit take up approximately 1/3 of the bag's space when the Lightsphere is fully collapsed. Maybe it would be useful for the kit that includes Gary's snoot and the gels, but for this kit it's just another one of his marketing gimmicks.

          On the whole, I really dig the kit. It's thoughtfully designed and made well. It gives great lighting results in the situations for which it is intended. The biggest problem I have with it is the price. I get that all products take time and money to design, and Gary does put plenty of time into his mostly-great YouTube channel. But this kit is really just three pieces of injection-molded plastic, one piece of injection-molded opaque rubber, and a strip of velcro. There's no reason it should cost as much as it does, hence my inability to rate it five stars.

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          5.0

          Beats a soft box.

          By KLP

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

            I decided to try this out when I was tired of getting harsh shadows with my speed light soft box. Of course, you can get harsh shadows with this too but it's a pretty incredible difference. I would certainly recommend this to anyone that shoots events or weddings.

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            5.0

            Like it a lot

            By SMN

            from Lehigh Valley, Pa

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

              The videos on the web help a great deal. The first couple of times a little difficult to put on the flash but now very easy. Gives a great disbursement of light. The case clips right on to our camera bags. 2nd one we purchased.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I love this store

              By Adhson

              from Billerica Ma

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

              I love the product and always by in the store.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just What I Needed!

              By alchemistphotography

              from Newport News, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

                I use the Lightsphere whenever I do wedding and event photography and the results are amazing!

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                • No

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                5.0

                So far so good

                By Jan

                from Norfolk, VA

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

                Just learning how to use this lightsphere. A lot of fellow employees have it and have recommended it to me. What I have seen so far is very good.

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                5.0

                This thing is awesome!

                By Tim

                from unknown

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

                I bought the Gary Font Light sphere after meeting another photographer who introduced me to it. The light sphere creates a very even lighting effect when using the clear/white dome and a very warm effect when using the amber dome. His videos show how to use them and got my creative ideas flowing. The product is very durable and sure to last a long time. Overall a great product.

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                5.0

                I would purchase this product again

                By Bob N

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

                Works really great for family group photos, it lights up the whole room evenly

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works like a charm! Does what it says!

                By Cybrarian

                from Silver Spring, MD.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Wedding & Event Lighting Kit:

                  I'm a decent amateur photographer who is still after 3 years doing his best to figure out how to use his Canon T1i to its fullest capabilities. Yet flash photography is still a challenge, especially in low light conditions.

                  Tonight, I just came back from a photographing the Jewish wedding at the home of two friends and found the Gary Fong Collapsible Lightsphere to work excellently. It did exactly what the YouTube videos and all the other positive reviews here on B&H's Web sites said it would do ... softly diffuse the light without overpowering the persons being photographed.

                  I was shooting in very low and mixed incandescent light and I managed to get a fairly pleasing light with the WhiteDome on top of my Canon 430 EX. I would have used the AmberDome, but it was a fairly fast wedding and I had limited time to be making such kinds of switches to my equipment.

                  I look forward to practicing with it and getting better photos.

                  P.S. It's a great conversation starter and the little kids loved it.

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