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Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce OM-EY

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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Bower SFD680C/N, Canon 580EX and 580EX II, Neewer TT560, Sigma 600 Series, Yongnuo YN560 and YN562 Flashes

The Sto-fen 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 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.

Compatible with the Following Flashes
  • Bower SFD680C/N
  • Canon 580EX and 580EX II
  • Neewer TT560
  • Sigma 600 series
  • Yongnuo YN560 and YN562
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    Sto-FenOmni-Bounce OM-EY
     
    4.5

    (based on 233 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (139)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (79)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (180)
    • Easy to use (176)
    • Durable (125)
    • Consistent output (88)
    • Reliable (40)

    Cons

    • Not interchangeable (10)
    • Weak output (7)

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (136)
    • General purpose (107)
    • Portraits (105)
    • Photojournalism (62)
    • Night photography (47)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (118), Yes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (69), Photo enthusiast (66), Pro photographer (38), Enthusiast (23), Professional (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An old workhorse

    I, and many photographers I know, have used the Omni-Bounce for years, getting great results. Although I have tried new devices from time to time, I always come back to this one...Read complete review

    I, and many photographers I know, have used the Omni-Bounce for years, getting great results. Although I have tried new devices from time to time, I always come back to this one for its simplicity. What keeps it from getting 5 stars is that it is cumbersome to get fast, attractive vertical results near backgrounds where the shadows are obvious. For switching from horizontal to vertical the Lightsphere is better, but that device is bulky and prone to fall of the flash.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Doesn't fit the 580EXII as advertised.

    This product needs to be redesigned for the 580EXII. I own three other Omni-Bounce units for the other flashes I own, but this one just doesn't fit the 580EXII, even though it's supposed...Read complete review

    This product needs to be redesigned for the 580EXII. I own three other Omni-Bounce units for the other flashes I own, but this one just doesn't fit the 580EXII, even though it's supposed to. If you force it, you can stick it on only about 1/8", when it should really go on about 1/2".

    I found that if you gently heat the Omni-Bounce in hot water, you can stretch it out with your hands. Eventually I got it to fit like a glove, but for such a simple product, this thing should work right out of the box.

    Once you have it attached to the flash, it works as designed. It's simple to use but it doesn't give you any means of adjusting the ratio of light that is thrown up or forward. I found that if you slightly extend the catch light card that's built into the 580, then slip the omni-bounce on the flash, you can get an extra 1/3 to 1/2 stop of light thrown forward.

    Until this product is redesigned to fit the 580EXII better, I can't recommend this product. It's just a single molded piece of plastic... Fix your molds Sto-Fen!!!

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    5.0

    A MUST HAVE

    By FJG

    from RIDGEFIELD, CT

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

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

      SIMPLE AND WORKS GREAT

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works with my Yongnuo YN560II

      By Eric

      from Sandwich, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Diffuses light nicely. Fits pretty snug on the Yongnuo, just have to make sure it goes on straight.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Too tight for the head of the 580EXII

          By SB Shooter

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Interchangeable
          • Poor fit
          • Weak Output

          Best Uses

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

            This was so tight on the head on the 580 EXII that it started to peel the rubber seal away from the plastic on my flash after multiple uses. Might fit the 580 EX, but stay away from it if you have the 580 EX II.

            Gary Fong Collapsible for the win.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Addition

            By tpmathew

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Portraits

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

              Work perfect! :)

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              • No

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              4.0

              Softening the View

              By Camera Man

              from SF Bay Area

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

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

                A friend recommended I try doing Off-Camera Flash (OCF) shooting. I purchased the Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce OM-EY along with the Interfit Metal Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Shoe (also from B&H) - for an outdoor photo shoot this past weekend.

                It fit perfectly snug on my Canon 580ex flash. No worries about it falling off. I then mounted my flash on a light pole and went on location.

                I was very happy with the light temperature on my photos. My subject's skin tone looked very good overall. It is a quick and inexpensive alternative to taking pro lights and umbrellas out on site. It's a great product and the price is right!

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                5.0

                Must have

                By DNI

                from Houston, Texas

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

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

                  I use the sto-fen for portraits and wedding photography. I have it on my flash most of the time during weddings. It calms flash light down, yet still allows for dynamic lighting if you know how to use it. Also works for filling in harsh lighting outside.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Small & Easy to Use

                  By Southern Illinois Photo Guy

                  from Salem, IL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    I use this diffuser on my 580EX. It is small, easy to attach and dampens the harsh flash. Not to mention that I look cool with it just like the photojournalists.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    just what i expected

                    By C Johnson

                    from Southern, IL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      I had a stofen diffuser on my 430 ex for years and when I upgraded to a 580 I got just what I expected. It helps even out the flash indoors and aids in bouncing. Easy on and off are a big benefit.

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                      4.0

                      Decent as usual

                      By ReflectedLight

                      from Miami, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Portraits
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Just another Omni-Bounce for another flash unit I purchased. You really need these even if you use your speedlite/speedlight and fire it into an umbrella or hot shoe softbox. It will diffuse the light some more and even it out.

                        Joe McNally appears to use these exclusively on his flash heads practically all the time.

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                        5.0

                        Omniscient bounce

                        By Rob Kaczmark

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater
                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          Can't say anything bad about this bounce for my light.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great

                          By ironkriz

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos

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

                            simple and effective

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            works just like it should

                            By jmathis

                            from Chandler, AZ

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Night Club Photos

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

                              This is a great,inexpensive and sturdy diffuser. I bought this to diffuse light indoors and so far it's been working great. It fits perfectly on my Sigma EF-610 DG ST flash.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The sturdiest, cheapest, simplest

                              By Dave

                              from Springfield, IL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                Stofen makes the sturdiest, best-fitting, cheapest and best flash diffusers. There is nothing better for bouncing flash off a white ceiling at a wedding reception.

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                                4.0

                                Tight!

                                By GoodDave

                                from Medford, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Hard to remove

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                Works great, just hard to get on and really hard to get off. I have the same product for my 430EX and it is much easier to get on and off. Part of the problem is the rubber strip down either side of the flash head on the 580EX but it still feels like it's just a tad too small. Not the end of the world.

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                                5.0

                                great product

                                By 3Wishes

                                from Houston, Texas

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  A must have diffuser for a flash. It distribute the light evenly. Eliminate shadows.

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                                  1.0

                                  Doesn't fit

                                  By thebiblioholic

                                  from Riverdale, NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Bad fit
                                    • Difficult to Use

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I have been very pleased with the version on my Speedlite 430EX II, so I ordered one for my 580EX II. Unfortunately this new one does not fit the 580EX II well at all. I can barely squeeze it on to the very edge of the flash.

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                                      1.0

                                      Changes white balance

                                      By J

                                      from Melbourne, Australia

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Changes white balance
                                      • Does Very Little

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro
                                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                                      I bought it for macro wildlife photography but it's no substitute for even a small cheap softbox. I found it gives my photos an orangey hue and have since talked to friends that had the same problem.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Use it all the time

                                      By Mwilltn

                                      from Chattanooga TN

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

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

                                        I use this device to softer the light from my flash and use it for fill outdoors. Compact and easy to carry.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy again, works as expected

                                        By Tamer

                                        from Palo Alto, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              It fit my 580EXII easily, and has been work well to diffuse the light. I bought this because it was recommended in the Speedliter's Handbook. So far I'm happy with the results I've received using the Omni-Bounce and techniques in the handbook.

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                                              5.0

                                              SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE

                                              By FJG

                                              from RIDGEFIELD, CT

                                              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 Omni-Bounce OM-EY:

                                                EASY TO USE SNAPS ON/OFF

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                                                • No

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