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Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted)

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  • For All Shoe Mount Flash Units

The Gary Fong LSU-CLOUD Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Flash Diffusion System is a large, round, soft and flexible diffuser that slips over the front of any standard shoe mount flash unit. The inside of the Lightsphere is completely textured to make the light dispersion even more "soft" than it would be otherwise. And because of this design, it is possible to make the material more translucent, keeping the unit from losing a lot of light while actually increasing the diffusion and softness of light.

An opaque color has been added to the inside of the Cloud version, and this "frosted" version creates an even softer effect, which makes it ideal for close-ups, portraits, and event photography.

The included inverted dome allows you to softly diffuse direct light with a large, soft source without creating flare on the front of your lens.

This Universal type fits almost virtually any shoe- or handle-mount flash unit. Its innovative mounting design provides a secure and adjustable grip to any flash head, from a Nikon SB-600 to a Metz 45 handle mount. This means there is only one model you need to buy, ever.
Especially ideal for vertical flash shots where the flash coverage is still similar to horizontal shots, due to the large rounded shape of the diffuser. Minimizes the need for a flash-flip bracket.
Easily fits into a camera bag.
Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted)
  • Cinch Strap
  • Rubber Grip Band
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Gary FongLightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted)
     
    4.4

    (based on 244 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (140)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (182)
    • Lightweight (180)
    • Reliable (136)
    • Strong construction (109)
    • Packs small / compresses (60)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (112)
    • Poor quality (18)
    • Difficult to use (9)
    • Unreliable (7)
    • Expensive (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (179)
    • Family photos (158)
    • Travel (35)
    • Sports/action (18)
    • Outdoor events / games (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (103), Pro photographer (66), Photo enthusiast (51), Casual photographer (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (177), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Diffusion Tool

    I purchased this after seeing tons of other photographers using them for weddings.

    Actually - I purchased the collapsible one first, but I was very dissatisfied with the lower degree of...Read complete review

    I purchased this after seeing tons of other photographers using them for weddings.

    Actually - I purchased the collapsible one first, but I was very dissatisfied with the lower degree of diffusion and the difficulty in getting it on my Nikon SB-900.

    The Universal works as advertised. It's easy to install (contrary to some reviews) on both my SB-900 and my SB-600's... It holds securely, and provides nicely diffused light. I find it works nicely with my studio umbrella light setup as well, if I decide to add a little fill light in the mix.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Waste of My Money

    Basically... you buy so that you don't look cheap to other photographers.

    I get the very same effect using a rubbing alcohol bottle with the bottom cut out and...Read complete review

    Basically... you buy so that you don't look cheap to other photographers.

    I get the very same effect using a rubbing alcohol bottle with the bottom cut out and placed over my flash. Same quality of light. If I want to compare my light with the "clear lightsphere" I can use a tupperware style bowl I get my greek olives in from the deli. Same quality of light.

    Total waste of money... unless you aren't embarrassed of a salad bowl/rubbing alcohol bottle on top of your flash.

    The unit does work fine and will be great for those whose reputation will not allow them to use a bottle/bowl from home.

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    5.0

    Awesome!!!

    By LisaLinton

    from Wrightsville, PA

    Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

    This product was just as advertised. Good price and excellent service. This is the coolest diffuser WVER. It works great.

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    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT.!!!

    By Oscar

    from Grand Rapids,mi.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Not At All

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

    Absolutely amazing product. very easy to work with.
    I love the fact to be able to shoot a big groups of people with out lost any face at all. Great for Wedding, corporate event, etc.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing

    By Lulu

    from Fisher, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

      I just love the results of this diffuser. I know they make many different kinds but the area of coverage and the quality was much better than I expected.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great for events

      By Hot Tamalia

      from Arkansas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

      This modifier makes event photography very easy. Pushes the light out nicely onto subjects. Fits well on both my Canon 580 and Canon 600 flashes. I wouldn't use it on a shoot other than events, unless I had to do a photo in a super tight space, I guess. I went with this one over the collapsible, because that sounded like trouble to me. I pop the top off when it is in my gear bag and put things inside it like batteries, cords, etc. so it isn't taking too much space. Fits in a lens cubby in my Think Tank airport bag.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome diffuser

      By Sapphire Sky Photography

      from Washington, D.C.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

          There are many thing you can do with this diffuser. Works great!

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          4.0

          Buy it.

          By Ray the Banjo Nut

          from Montgomery, Alabama

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

          It works, buy it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          A must have!

          By KJPhotographer

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

          This Lightsphere is a must have in photography gear. The soft diffusion achieved really enhances photos without blowing them out. Great for lower light situations where an undiffused flash would be too much. Easy to install, highly recommended.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Third one I have purchased.

          By Bill the photographer

          from Carlisle PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

            I bought one of these for me, and two for friends as gifts for helping me with a photography job. The light that comes from the "Fong" is so much nicer than a direct flash and is even nicer than a bounce flash. If you do weddings, this is a must-have piece of equipment.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best Diffuser

            By Frosty

            from Wichita, KS

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interior Architectural

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

              As a Real Estate Photographer, I have to dodge more than my share of mirrors,stainless appliances, glass cabinet fronts, fireplace screens, glass doors, windows and glass covered pictures/artwork. All of these this obstacles produce reflections and flash reflections, but this diffuser eliminates solves the problem, while distributing the light evenly in each room. It's light-weight and easy to attach to a shoe mount flash. I borrowed one from a friend 6 months ago and immediately put it on my Wish List!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              3.0

              It's just okay.

              By VPhotog

              from Los Angeles, Ca

              Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

              Would purchase it again? NO. Doesn't fit that great on my flash.

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              5.0

              Gary Fong Does it Again

              By Stuart

              from Greenwich, CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                I use the diffuser on a Canon 580EXII. I have a few Gary Fong devices and I have been pleased with all of them. This model has a universal attachment to the speedlite which works really well. In other words, it makes a secure connection with the speedlite. My only concern is that is seems little flimsy. I don't think it will break, but it feels like I need to be careful with it. On the other hand, I'm pretty careful with all my gear.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I Like it

                By Mr_DDavis

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                I've considered getting one of these for a while, but was always hesitant because it's big (takes up more space than my flash). However, it's very lightweight, and doesn't take up as much space when packed properly (I put smaller accessories inside the diffuser).

                Best used for event photography since It disperses light evenly on the subject, and even adds a light fill to dimly lit backgrounds.

                Careful with the dome if you're in a crowded event. It's popped off a couple times when people brushed against my camera (grrrr..), but nothing a small piece of scotch tape can't handle.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great diffuser

                By JCasper

                from Virginia Beach, VA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                I'm a wedding photographer and use the diffuser a lot. It works great during the reception. The diffuser does a great job geting rid of glare and evenly distributing the light. I love it.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Doing great!

                By Maryus

                from Quebec, QC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                  I used to shoot social events and it does a great job on balancing ambient and flash lights. I don't regret buying it. It's a little big to fit in my bag though.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great diffusion for events

                  By Jaime Chan Photography

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                  I used multiple quantities of a setup that includes the Gary Fong Lightsphere mounted on a light stand with a Canon 580EXII, distributed throughout the room for ballroom coverage at weddings.

                  The cloud one works better, to my experience and provides a much softer light and I pair this with the amber dome to match the ambient light from the chandeliers.

                  This is really easy to use if you're shooting off-camera!

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                  5.0

                  Great little addition to my gear

                  By un-named

                  from California

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                    It's sturdy and easy to transport- can't wait to have it out in the field

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Soft Light

                    By Sunbelt Photo

                    from Lakewood Ranch, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                        I use the Fong Dome for social ad corporate event photography. Provides great soft lighting. Easy to put on flash and do not notice that it is attached.
                        Would recommend to anyone that needs a good light modifier for an external flash.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Better than Stofen

                        By PhotoLisa

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                        I like this for both on and off camera speedlight flash. Very pricey for a piece of plastic though.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing report

                        By Wedding photographer

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                          I bought this product to use for my fist wedding shoot, and I was so greatful that I bought. It fill the light so perfect in dark rooms while the wedding party was dancing on the floor.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Doesn't work

                          By Pat

                          from Phoenix, Arizona

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted):

                          The description of the Inverted dome isn't accurate.
                          The description needs to explain that the dome won't fit the Sunpak Pro 622

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