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Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce for Metz 40MZ-1i/3i & Pentax AF-540 FGZ

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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-MZ40 Omni-Bounce
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Strong construction (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Packs small / compresses (10)
  • Reliable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (9)
    • Weddings (8)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great compact diffuser

    If the compactness matters — this is my choice. I think it's useless to take my flash with me without a duffuser, but my Lightsphere clone is big and heavy.

    Although,...Read complete review

    If the compactness matters — this is my choice. I think it's useless to take my flash with me without a duffuser, but my Lightsphere clone is big and heavy.

    Although, Lightsphere diffuses light somewhat better, you'll be surprised with the performance of this little thing.

    Currently I own a clear Lightsphere clone («Lambency flash diffuser»). In the past I tried to use Lumiquest products, I owned Softbox II and Ultrabounce, unsatisfied with both.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disapointed with results

    After trying this diffuser I felt I lost to many f-stops with it. I like the Gary Fong Cloud diffuser better. I lose 1 - 1 1/2 stops but get much better light...Read complete review

    After trying this diffuser I felt I lost to many f-stops with it. I like the Gary Fong Cloud diffuser better. I lose 1 - 1 1/2 stops but get much better light from it.
    I think if this diffuser used thinner material it would perform better.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Waited Too Long

    By WmM

    from Arlington Heights, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

      I resurrected my Metz 40MZ-3i with SCA 3502 for use with my Leica M Typ. 240 and the SCA Adapter Kit. The OMNI Bounce fits the Metz perfectly as described. I should have bought this sooner when using film bodies.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Must Have

      By rfkjr11

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

        If you have a off camera flash than this is a must have in your camera bag. It is great when using your flash at night to soften up the light for great pictures. Fits the light perfect and is not made from cheap plastic.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great tool in small package.

        By Nic

        from Melbourne

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

          Easy to install and use within seconds. Don't leave home without it in your kit bag!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good for softer light up close

          By Bill

          from Maryland

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

            I use this for softening flash on subjects with reflective characteristics or for diffusing an off camera fill flash in TTL mode.

            Two good things to know:
            1. If you're using this as your primary, on camera flash, you should only use as a bounce flash.
            2. Sto fen does not make one in any other color than white for the Pentax 540 series flashes; I guess the market isn't there yet. I would buy one in blue and one in amber if they made them.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By dms

            from Connecticut

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                Fits my Pentax af-540 flash well. Works well, providing nice flash diffusion

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                5.0

                softens light

                By Levan

                from Price, Utah

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                  When atached to my flash it softens the light to eliminate harsh shadows

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Omni-Bounce

                  By Shutterbug

                  from Missouri

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                    Fills in shadows

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A must for you bag

                    By Cliffwix

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                    Great diffuser for that harsh flash light. Softens the light nicely and is easy to use. If you have a flash gun, this is an inexpensive must to include in your bag.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fill the light

                    By Camera Lady

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                    I use it with my flash to spread the light and get a smoother fill.

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                    4.0

                    Great compact diffuser

                    By Vasya

                    from Moscow

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photojournalism
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                      If the compactness matters — this is my choice. I think it's useless to take my flash with me without a duffuser, but my Lightsphere clone is big and heavy.

                      Although, Lightsphere diffuses light somewhat better, you'll be surprised with the performance of this little thing.

                      Currently I own a clear Lightsphere clone («Lambency flash diffuser»). In the past I tried to use Lumiquest products, I owned Softbox II and Ultrabounce, unsatisfied with both.

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Let there be light!

                      By DJ XTC

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close -ups
                        • Special Events
                        • Tote Along
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                        I bought this with my Pentax AF-540FGZ flash to use for bounce flash in small rooms. I also have a Lightsphere Cloud and the Omni-Bounce work just as good for 1/3 the price and no questions about the Tupperware on my flash.

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                        4.0

                        good investment for low money

                        By Vin

                        from Boston

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                            cheap and works great. Like most light modifiers not perfect for all situations

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                            4.0

                            Great Product

                            By kelly g

                            from charleston sc

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Softens Light
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Sports Photography

                              Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                              This diffuser works great. It fit my flash like a glove and has given me the results I expected without exception. Would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive yet very effective diffuser.

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                              1.0

                              Disapointed with results

                              By bdscadman

                              from Vernon, NJ

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Convenient Interface
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Too thick

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sto-Fen OM-MZ40 Omni-Bounce:

                                After trying this diffuser I felt I lost to many f-stops with it. I like the Gary Fong Cloud diffuser better. I lose 1 - 1 1/2 stops but get much better light from it.
                                I think if this diffuser used thinner material it would perform better.

                                Share this review

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