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LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash

You Pay: $26.95

The LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer enlarges and redirects the light at a 90° angle from the flash to soften the quality of light and distribute it over a wider area. While no exposure compensation is necessary with automatic flashes, operating distances are somewhat reduced.

The Pocket Bouncer is used to soften the flash light output with minimal light loss; to be used with slaves or alone where low ceilings are not available, or where more direct but soft fill light is desired. Attaches to the flash head in seconds with the included touch fastener tabs.

Light Loss Approximately 2-1/3 stops
Dimensions Folds flat to 4.5 x 7.25"
Weight 3.2 oz
LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash
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    LumiQuestPocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash
     
    4.4

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (24)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Reliable (14)
    • Packs small / compresses (13)
    • Strong construction (12)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (10)
    • Weddings (9)
    • Fill flash (7)
    • Photography (5)
    • Lighting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Takes getting used to

    I've owned one for a long time, maybe 15 years. I didn't really like it at first, mostly due to the light loss. Once I learned to compensate for this aspect, I...Read complete review

    I've owned one for a long time, maybe 15 years. I didn't really like it at first, mostly due to the light loss. Once I learned to compensate for this aspect, I started to respect this product more.
    I was concerned about the durability of the Velco parts, but this has not proven to be a problem, even after all these years. If you add your own Velcro to the flash, make sure you use the high quality loop stock with heavy duty adhesive.
    Although it takes a few seconds to set it up and attach it to the flash, it stores away in my bag nicely since it folds flat. It is among my bare-minimum accessories.
    I found that adding more Velcro to the back of the flash allowed me to adjust the angle of the reflector. Even in situations where the ceiling is low enough for bounce, having this reflector in place, but pulled back out of the direct line of the flash gave me a lot better fill in the bottom of the photo, especially with my more powerful flashes (Sunpak 622).
    It's too bad this device is so bulky. With a big hotshoe flash pointed up and this thing mounted on it, the camera and flash assembly is quite large. Sometimes it's hard to avoid the laws of physics.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    soft light, but mounts too high

    This diffuser makes much softer light than direct flash. It helps eliminate that shiny skin reflection that looks unflattering. However, when you tip up your flash head to mount it, and then put...Read complete review

    This diffuser makes much softer light than direct flash. It helps eliminate that shiny skin reflection that looks unflattering. However, when you tip up your flash head to mount it, and then put the diffuser above the flash head, the light source is often so high above the lens that you don't get those pretty catch lights in the subject's eyes. I'm using a Stroboframe Pro RL bracket, and have the flash arm lowered all the way.

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    5.0

    A WONDERFUL TOOL

    By MONK

    from SPRINGFIELD, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • In Portraits You Eliminat

      Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

      WHEN YOU MOUNT THIS ON YOUR FLASH YOU GET WONDERFUL LIGHT.
      IT IS TERRIFIC IN THE FACT YOU ELIMINATE RED EYE
      IT IS SMALL AND EASY TO PLACE IN YOUR CAMERA BAG. IT IS ALMOST WEIGHTLESS

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      5.0

      Good Bounce!

      By PhotobyJenny

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

      I use this for photographing guests and families at weddings. This is a helpful accessory to have when there's no ceiling to bounce off of. This allows you to shoot quickly instead of having to rely on your surrounds to get a good shot. It's light and velcros right onto your flash.
      I didn't like the idea of having velcro on my flash, but if I have my flash on...I have the Pocket Bounce on so it doesn't matter.
      This is a great product at a reasonable price.
      The only thing is when you leave the camera hanging on your neck, this makes your equipement poke out much further. No big deal, just keep it close.

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      5.0

      Just the way i want it

      By Bayoan

      from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

      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 LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

        for weddings and conferences
        small and strong
        looks bad

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Did not do much

        By Dekun

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

          Don't expect it to do wonders if you use it on a flash that is mounted on camera still. What it does is bring from light source even further way from your lens, which is good to prevent red eyes. It did not visibly soften the light in my test shots. I do like its design and looking to get bigger Lumiquest ligh modifiers.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works well bouncing flash...

          By Jorge Mafud

          from Monterrey, Mexico

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak attachment system

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

          I've liked this product so far... It does a good job bouncing light from my 430EXII flash, softening the shadows.

          The only thing that I do not like that much is that the velcros used to attach the bouncer are kinda cheap and not strong enough but it's not that a big deal.

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          • No

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          5.0

          solid way to bounce light

          By FSon2

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

            good product for bouncing light, great product especially if you do nightlife photography

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            2.0

            not as expected

            By jun

            from arlington, va

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

            when i first held the product in hand, it's not as i expected. too plastic, not really helpful for me.

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            5.0

            Great!

            By Crickett

            from Canton. GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

              I use this mostly indoors. I like how it is easily attachable & detachable. Can't think of anything that's not great about it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Wide and Soft Light that is

              By Jerry

              from Alice, Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                The pocket bounce performs very well, I have a wide angle lens and have had problems with uneven lighting when I am at the widest setting. With the pocket bounce I get very even soft lighting. The only problem endountered was initially setting the velcro fasteners so that the light was delivered where i needed it and the velcro caused the zoom on my flash to be taped in one position.

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                5.0

                Exactly What I needed

                By James

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                  Having the flash mounted on the camera and shooting directly forward gives harsh shadows and bright highlights in many cases. I looked around for some good diffusers and found this pocket bouncer. I've shot several projects with it, including a full set of wedding pictures, and am extremely pleased with the results. Definitely recommend for on camera flash use.

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                  5.0

                  Very useful

                  By GL

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                      Light and easy to put on (bought a separate Velcro strap, though); works great. I'm very happy with the results.

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                      3.0

                      soft light, but mounts too high

                      By Rob in Oregon

                      from Beaverton, OR

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                        This diffuser makes much softer light than direct flash. It helps eliminate that shiny skin reflection that looks unflattering. However, when you tip up your flash head to mount it, and then put the diffuser above the flash head, the light source is often so high above the lens that you don't get those pretty catch lights in the subject's eyes. I'm using a Stroboframe Pro RL bracket, and have the flash arm lowered all the way.

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                        5.0

                        Easy to carry and attach.

                        By JF

                        from Midwest

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                          Easy to carry and use.No complaints great product.

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                          4.0

                          Compact and efficient

                          By DanyDCI

                          from Calgary, AB

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos

                            Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                            The pocket bouncer really help improve flash photography, easy to carry and to install on the flash.

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                            5.0

                            Works like a charm

                            By mn shutterbug

                            from SW MN

                            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 LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                              Since I don't have fancy lighting, and will also be using this for event photography, it works great. It softens the light and elimates shadows, as it's designed to do. I use the velcro strip from my Better Beamer to secure it. If you don't want to use the sticky tabs that came with it, a rubberband does the trick.

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                              4.0

                              GREAT ,LIGHT ,GETS THE JOB DONE

                              By CHARLIE

                              from POTTSTOWN PA.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Close -ups
                                • Special Events
                                • Tote Along

                                Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                SOFTER LIGHT, PUTS THE SHADOWS DOWN.EASY TO STORE QUICK TO SET UP AND IT WORKS THE BAD IS THEY CRACK AND WERE OUT.

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                                4.0

                                Nice modifier for my SB-800

                                By Larry at ASP

                                from Bismarck, ND

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                    Used this outside with my SB-800 for an engagement shoot. Very satisfied with the results. Helps to soften the light verses a bare flash head.

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                                    4.0

                                    Works well and easy to carry.

                                    By myrna

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Special Events
                                    • Tote Along

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                    This was not what I expected but it does work well on Nikon Strobe. I got excellent results and it's easy to take on and off too.

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                                    5.0

                                    great bouncher

                                    By kikin

                                    from mcallen,tx

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Softens Light
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                    well this is a great bouncer its not as pocket as it seems but it works perfectly fine with the flash and settings easy to set up as well

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                                    5.0

                                    essential accessory

                                    By Ben

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Softens Light

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fill Flash
                                      • Lighting
                                      • Night Photography
                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer - for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                      This is a great accessory for any flash user... though you lose some light, the loss is made up for by the soft quality you get from the bounce. Get the cinch-strap too for velcro/ tape free use with any flash!

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