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Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser

B&H # GAORIGAMI Mfr # ORIGAMI
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The Gary Fong Origami Flash Bounce Diffuser is a compact, collapsible flash diffuser that is designed to be used for direct ceiling bouncing applications, or in combination with the supplied diffuser flaps. Included are both the opaque flap, for neutral diffusion, and the amber flap, for warming effects.

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's only one model you need to buy, ever.

The Origami, when collapsed, folds up to fit into your pocket.

Multi-directional design eliminates the need for a flash bracket.
Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser
  • Amber Flap
  • Opaque Flap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Gary FongOrigami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser
     
    4.4

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (22)
    • Easy to use (18)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Consistent output (7)
    • Packs small / compresses (6)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (7)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (15)
    • Fill flash (13)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Photojournalism (7)
    • Weddings (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (6), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    All great except the folds. They break

    The product is great except the fact that it breaks when used a couple of times. The bending area is to thin and gives up. I've been using and own all Gary's products and...Read complete review

    The product is great except the fact that it breaks when used a couple of times. The bending area is to thin and gives up. I've been using and own all Gary's products and this is the best for general use from portraits to architectural interiors.
    On the really bad side is the fact that you can not contact Mr, Gary Fong in any way to complain or get a replacement. I tried.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wonderful Until it Breaks

    Very effective - I really loved it while it was still in one piece.

    Mounting system a little unwieldy at first, but its fine once you get used to having it...Read complete review

    Very effective - I really loved it while it was still in one piece.

    Mounting system a little unwieldy at first, but its fine once you get used to having it on the flash.

    Biggest problem is cheap construction = wings are really flimsy. It did not survive modest amount of travel - usually in a suitcase well protected (I thought) by soft items. The wings didn't fold completely flat without some resistance, which contributes to the stress on them.

    I would love to have another one, but can't see spending the money for something that can't travel with me, especially if it's only going to survive a couple of months.

    If you can keep this thing safe, it's a wonderful piece of equipment, easily worth 4 stars, but it's useless once it breaks. Fong needs to improve the construction quality, and/or include a (small) hard-shell case for protection.

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    5.0

    Beautiful photos + great functionality.

    By Parker

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

      I love the lighting look this achieves. AND I love that it's lean, full tweakable and doesn't fall off (unlike many flash attachments).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Awesome lighting tool

      By atom22

      from Edison NJ

      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 Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

        Used it to shoot a wedding. Design is perfect for areas without ceilings - definitely provides great light quality

        Could used some reinforcing - the diffusor was too small for an SB900, so it felt like it didn't want to sit properly. I wish it was a little bigger.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Not practical on all occasions

        By Horizon

        from Columbia, Maryland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

        I am a professional photographer, especially weddings, portraits and some journalism. Generally,I use this on my sb 900. Very light and and good one to have in your bag. Mostly works fine except on fast shooting occassion where you need to switch positions of the head. The velcro strap attaches this to the camera broke on the second day.(during a wedding) Thank God I had one strap from my old one.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Best diffuser I've used

        By Dani

        from Los Angeles, Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • The velcro is difficult
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

          I use this product regardless of ceiling height and absolutely love it. I find it even better than the bounce off a lot of ceilings. I love the two different bounce colors that come with it. The velcro is weird and difficult to attach but I got over it. Hopefully they will make a stronger, better made model but I would buy this again and again any day.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great little gadget

          By Pashupa

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

            i am a wedding photographer and got to use this at my last two weddings. it has definitely filled out the bounce flash and made for some nice lighting effects. it is also great when the ceiling is too high or reflects unwanted colors onto the subject. the adjustable bounce hood is great for these situations.

            it still remains to be seen how long the device will last under intensive use, but it is inexpensive enough to replace every so often. i am happy i bought it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Don't Be Fooled!

            By lara0150

            from Saskatchewan, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

            For [$], I thought I'd give it a try. I read the reviews, looked at some test shots and decided for [$], if it doesn't work, oh well. I received it in the mail, opened it up... it felt cheap... BUT!After some experiments and an actual run at a wedding, it works very well. Soft lighting, warm and white diffusers... use it as a bounce card with the white diffuser flipped down. It is very versatile for what it is.The next test is its durability. For [$], I expect it will probably not last long, and feels cheap. Only time will tell...

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for car museum!

            By David

            from Lehigh Valley, Pa

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Portraits

              Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

              Much better results than before! The diffuser throws enough light on the subject without overdoing it. Gives good, direct lighting, yet softens the harsh effect. My photos look much nicer (at least on the PC). Well balanced color and lighting.
              The diffuser is delicate, of course, and has to handled as such. Overall, a good purchase.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Value for Indoor Flash

              By Kirk

              from Christiansburg, VA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds flat
              • Goes on Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Bounce

                Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                When you want to bounce only some of the flash power off the ceiling and walls behind you, and send some of the light to your subject, this works great. You can even vary the ratio.

                It also gets the source of the light away from your lens -- not as much as putting it on a light stand, but great for fairly close candids.

                It is of no use whatsoever outdoor.

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                5.0

                Great portable diffuser

                By Linedesign

                from Overland Park, KS

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                Small and lightweight, packs nicely in my bag. I actually like this diffuser as much as the Fong dome diffusers, and is smaller. The durability could be a question in the long haul, but helps with softening the flash. As with all Fong products, I shake my head and think, "This thing must have cost all of a dollar to manufacture?" However, they work and there' no one else out there doing it. I do like the velcro strap, which holds the diffuser on the flash - much more secure than the dome setups. This diffuser used in combination with the portable umbrellas makes for a soft light.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Handy Diffuser

                By aircrabb

                from San Luis Obispo, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Can be knocked off easily

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Portraits

                Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                I use this in taking candid shots indoors.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Bounce Diffuser

                By GeoS

                from Monroe Township, NJ 08831

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                  This product makes controlling the flash's direction and coverage effortlessly and with consistency.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great and simple product

                  By MN

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                    I used this to shoot an award ceremony for a large organization and all my shots came out perfect since the ceremony was held in a place with very high ceiling and dim lighting. This was perfect to bouce and diffuse my flash.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Pocket Wonder!!

                    By ben71

                    from singapore

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful Output

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                      I got to know about this thru a photographer.

                      I like that this packs flat.

                      I have used it for 3 jobs so far and i love how it manipulates the light from my Nikon Speedlight.

                      The light quality you get is spread quite wide, enough for a 6 person across group shot, is contrasty and bright without being too harsh.

                      I will experiment more with this product as i use it.

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                      5.0

                      Great lighting

                      By Ryan

                      from Maine

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill Flash
                        • Photojournalism
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                        Perfect for portraits. Great bounce lighting when the ceiling is too high to effectivly bounce off.

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                        2.0

                        Wonderful Until it Breaks

                        By dimbulb

                        from Phoenix

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                          Very effective - I really loved it while it was still in one piece.

                          Mounting system a little unwieldy at first, but its fine once you get used to having it on the flash.

                          Biggest problem is cheap construction = wings are really flimsy. It did not survive modest amount of travel - usually in a suitcase well protected (I thought) by soft items. The wings didn't fold completely flat without some resistance, which contributes to the stress on them.

                          I would love to have another one, but can't see spending the money for something that can't travel with me, especially if it's only going to survive a couple of months.

                          If you can keep this thing safe, it's a wonderful piece of equipment, easily worth 4 stars, but it's useless once it breaks. Fong needs to improve the construction quality, and/or include a (small) hard-shell case for protection.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          LOVE IT!

                          By parsonsphoto

                          from Coventry, CT

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                            I bought it on a whim because I love my inverted dome (but cannot stand the fact that it always falls off). It took me a bit to get used to using it, but once I did - I love the outcome! The color is perfect and the flash is even if you use it properly. It is perfect for church weddings where the light is so uneven and the colors interfere. If you tip the flash at a 45 deg angle, it throws the light to the target - AMAZING! Also, it's great at low light receptions - no need for another off camera flash because this lights up your subject evenly. I am very pleased with it! So pleased that I am buying 2 more for my other flashes!

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                            4.0

                            Great idea

                            By mlambert

                            from bozeman, mt

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                              This is very smart, it folds flat works consistantly, but cheap construction. If it breaks tho, I will buy another. Because it pays for itself pretty quick. uch less bulky and expensive than other fong diffusers.

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                              4.0

                              This is a great deal for the money.

                              By Mandi

                              from SLC, Utah

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • General Use
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                                This is a great product for the money. It gives a great diffused light and my favorite thing is that it folds flat.

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                                5.0

                                amazing

                                By Quinn The eskimo

                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                                  WORTH IT
                                  i use it for portraits on my canon speedlight 430EXII

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                                  3.0

                                  good compact flash solution

                                  By jeff

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Softens Light
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Close -ups
                                    • Nighttime

                                    Comments about Gary Fong Origami Universal Foldable Flash Bounce Diffuser:

                                    Very good solution for softening flash without taking up a lot of room in your bag. Solidly built.

                                    "rubber band" base makes mounting very solid... but it's something else to loose. Gary Fong hasn't missed a trick to display his logo, of course.

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