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Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce

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Product Highlights
  • For the Nikon SB-28, Metz 36AF, Minolta 3500Xi, Pentax 330FTZ, Sunpak 355AF, Sigma 420/430 Series, and Vivitar 836AF, 840AF, & DF400MZ

The Omni-Bounce creates a diffused bare bulb effect, giving even coverage across the entire frame, with lenses from 15mm to 200mm in the 35mm format (and equal in other formats as well). The Omni-Bounce is easy to use and goes onto and off the flash in seconds with custom fitting (except for UNI model) and no touch fastener. Designed for years of service without the bulk of some other diffusers, it is small enough to fit easily into a gadget bag or pocket.

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Sto-FenOM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Consistent output (8)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (14)
    • General purpose (13)
    • Photojournalism (9)
    • Portraits (9)
    • Night photography (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)

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    5.0

    fits my old Minolta 3500xi

    By Bulent Sarioglu

    from Ordu-TURKEY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

      useful accesory, on flash head. softens the harsh lightning.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce by Sto-Fen

      By Erik

      from Billerica, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Night Photography
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

        I just bought this flash diffuser and fits perfectly my Metz flash. I really like how it diffuses the light and gives less harsh shadows. So far I didn't find any downside besides of course the fact that it will lower a little bit the power of the flash.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Product as Advertised

        By rreyna47

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

          This product is an excellent flash difuser that I will use for fill in light in my portrait work. I highly recommend this item to any buyer.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Wes

          from Dallas, Tx

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Night Photography
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

          Very good product for price. Not sure why I hadn't gotten this sooner.
          If you want to take better pictures with out the hot spot from direct flash, then this is the product for you.

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          • No

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          5.0

          It is what it is

          By FireCo

          from Quebec, Quebec

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

            No surprises here. Good omni-bounce, well adapted to sb-28. Does the job very well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works as Advertised

            By FDM Guy

            from Houston, Texas

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

              I had one for my old flash and it work great so when I got an updated flash I got a new Sto-Fen to match. Nice diffused light which beats any pop up flash.

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              • No

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              4.0

              So easy

              By FCP

              from New York, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Photojournalism

                Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                Bought this to go with my sb-28 speedlight. It's a simple yet effective accessory that works. You do lose some light output in the process, but not that much.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I don't use my flash without it

                By colorblind

                from Central Coast, California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                  I don't usually rate any product this high but I can't think of one bad thing to say. It fits my Sigma flash unit perfect and my flash photos look great. For the price ([$]) it is the best thing you can do to improve you flash pictures. I leave it on the flash all the time and only take it off if I need long distance over 35 or 40 ft. I have had the OMNI- BOUNCE for 2 years now and wish there was a gold one for my flash

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A MUST HAVE ACCESSORY

                  By Gerry

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                    My photos are softer and evenly lighted.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    This is a must have addition

                    By Paris

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                      I used this the day it came and had better results than just using the flash unit alone even in bounce mode. I highly recommend this product combined with purchasing the flash unit.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      An Omni-Bounce is an Omni-Bounce

                      By David L.

                      from Puyallup, WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Interchangeable

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                      Great price, lightweight.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Easy and it works!

                      By Tonybx

                      from Bronx New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • General Use
                        • Night Photography
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                        I use the Omni bounce for personal use with family and friends. I find it softens the light allowing me to get clear and properly exposed photos. It snapped on my Vivitar DF 383 with not problems and stayed on until I took it off. It is small enough to carry in my camera bag or on my person for quick pictures around my neighborhood. What I did not like was that it was still bright to my subjects eyes and I have to be careful to angle the flash up in order not to near hear high bright it was. Highly recommend it and it was inexpensive.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Classic softener

                        By The Blur

                        from Evansville, IN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                        Does as it says. Softens and spreads the light from my speedlites. I use this in conjunction with a Lastolite softbox. Together they produce a nice light from my SB-28s.

                        The Sto-Fens are well known. They are simple to use and money well spent.

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                        5.0

                        Soft Light

                        By Grandpa Bob

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                          Great for portraits-better skin tones.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce for Vivitar 383

                          By scb

                          from Bemus Point, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                            Having used a Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce on another flash that I own, I decided to order this one for a Vivitar 383 flash unit I purchased to use with my Olympus E-520 DSLR. Simply put, the OM-MZ3 does what it is suppose to do. It slides easily onto the head of the Vivitar 383 flash unit and provides the flash softening as it should. How Sto-Fen products work as compared to other flash diffusers is beyond my experience. So, my 5 star rating is based upon the fact that the product is as described and worked with the flash unit that the compatibility chart indicated it would. The OM-MZ3 unit also works with other flash units as per information that is available from Sto-Fen.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Fit Perfectly

                            By Writer Guy

                            from Texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Photojournalism

                              Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                              I had lost a previous one and had been hunting for this for a while. Fit Just as it was supposed to! Does a good job difusing the flash

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good Value

                              By martik626

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use

                                Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                                I often pair this with a home-made bounce card for even softer light. It diffuses light pretty well but is best used at least ten feet away from the subject.

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                                4.0

                                Fantastic Assistant

                                By Nick the Student

                                from East Lansing, MI

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Convenient Interface
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Softens Light
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • Lighting
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Photojournalism
                                  • Sports Photography

                                  Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                                  The product is really simple to use striaght out of the package, just slides on over the flash and BAM you're ready to shoot.

                                  Word of the wise though, practice with it first just to get used to it and adjust your camera accordingly.

                                  It's definently worth having in your camera bag, and it's a cheap accessory so why not.

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                                  5.0

                                  Essential gear for on-camera flash

                                  By Pixel Monkey

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient Interface
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Softens Light
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Wedding Photography

                                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ3 Omni-Bounce:

                                    Inexpensive, simple to use, and small enough to take anywhere, the Omni Bounce is an essential addition to any camera bag containing a flash gun. Custom fit for many common flashes, the Omni Bounce installs and removes easily without any modification to the flash unit, though its compact size is such that in most cases you may never need to remove it at all. It pleasantly softens flash through a combination of soft-box-like diffusion and bounce light, and its elegantly simple design works seamlessly with all types of autoflash (including TTL) with only a modest reduction of flash guide number.

                                    For digital photographers, there is also the highly useful green (intended to balance fluorescent lighting) and gold (intended to balance incandescent lights) Omni-Bounces. When used in conjunction with an appropriate setting to the camera's color balance, permits fill flash and ambient light to more nearly balance for neutral color rendition from foreground to background.

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