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LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer

You Pay: $27.95

The LumiQuest Ultrasoft enlarges and redirects the light at a 90° angle from the flash and then further softens the light by passing it through a frosted diffuser.

The Ultrasoft is designed to achieve an extremely soft look with minimal shadows. You can use it with an individual flash or to softly illuminate the background in a multiple flash setup. Ideal for close-ups and portraits, and attaches to the flash head in seconds with the included "hook-and-loop" tabs.

Light Loss Approximately 2-1/3 stops
Dimensions Folds flat to 4.5 x 7.25"
Weight 3.2 oz
LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    LumiQuestUltrasoft Pocket Bouncer
     
    4.6

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (8)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill flash (13)
      • Portraits (11)
      • General purpose (10)
      • Photojournalism (7)
      • Night photography (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Comparing to Sto-Fen omni bounce

      People would be wise to ignore the review that compares this to the omni bounce. They are completely different products and the omni bounce cannot and does not do what this does. That is...Read complete review

      People would be wise to ignore the review that compares this to the omni bounce. They are completely different products and the omni bounce cannot and does not do what this does. That is very bad advice.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Kluge Gone Wild

      The Pocket Bouncer may work adequately, but the use of hook & loop (velcro) straps to hold it together and on the flash unit is quite a bit unprofessional looking. The Sto-Fen...Read complete review

      The Pocket Bouncer may work adequately, but the use of hook & loop (velcro) straps to hold it together and on the flash unit is quite a bit unprofessional looking. The Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce is a much better choice....and less costly.

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By Toro

      from philly

      Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

      My second one. Used the first for years, not site if that was the same company but this one is great. The adhesive for the Velcro seems to be sticking well and so fat so awesome. I highly recommend it.

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      5.0

      Another great product from LumiQuest

      By Harry

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

        Another innovative product from LumiQuest. Small flash soft box. A soft box or umbrella is great, but we don't always have them at hand. This item can come to your rescue. Just slip it into your bag. Does a really good job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A must have in any Bag

        By Jim

        from Chesapeake Virginia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • The Bounce Is Convenient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

          I shoot Weddings, Senior Portraits, in many different locations, inside and out. I have used the LumiQuest Pocket Bounce system for many, many years. I have found nothing better to soften the flash. The lightly frosted filter in gives the images an even warm feeling. Any time I shoot with my flash I use my LumiQuest Pocket Bounce. I recommend it highly. I won't leave home without it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great useful item

          By LMagdael photography

          from Guam USA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

            I used to use the card bouncer that came with the Nikon sb-900. But after I got this item I no longer use it this item does what it advertises.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            compact and effective

            By Nico

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

            I really like this pocket bouncer because its simple and effective, and packs really small. I usually bounce off the ceiling but with higher ceilings and and weaker flashes, I have to drop down to a lower F stop. The results are a little different, but good in a pinch.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great device

            By Gmanbondi

            from Sydney Australia

            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 LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

              I use it on my off camera flash to fill in the shadows whilst doing social media and nightlife photography. Great all round small compact unit .

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              • No

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              5.0

              Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer by LumiQuest

              By scotty burridge

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Photojournalism

                Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                Used it to shoot a grip and grin function with a ceiling too high to use bounce flash and it worked very well in softening the cast shadows from the on camera flash. I recommend it...

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good For Its Relative Small Size

                By Brandon Luong

                from Redondo Beach CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Not as good as bouncing

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • Portraits
                • Weddingevent photography

                Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                It is extremely portable and small, but just dont expect it to give you great results such as bouncing flash off walls or an off camera soft box. The produce does soften the light and gets the job done when bouncing flash is just not an option.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good Product in Small Package

                By Dan

                from Whittier, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                  For indoor events and portraits. Performs as expected and packs up quickly in my bag.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  As Advertised

                  By CKW

                  from San Marcos

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                    This is a great little bounce. I appreciate that it is medium sized and fits in my smaller camera bag nicely when folded up. The velcro has worked nicely to attach it to my SB600. Overall it is a nice product that does what it is supposed to for a reasonable price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GREAT FLASH BOUNCER FOR A GREAT PRICE!!!

                    By Pro Photo Guy

                    from Rome, Ga.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • General Use
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                    SIMPLE, EASY TO USE!!! HIGH QUALITY BUILT!!! SIMPLY DOES WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT!!! GREAT FLASH BOUNCER!!!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Not a bad bouncer

                    By Jack

                    from Willow Springs, IL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use

                      Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                      I have used it recently on a wedding, works well but we have to remember that this is a small softbox and in this case bigger is better. Don't expect too much. I think it works better then most plastic bouncers. If you using full frame it covers up to 20mm focal length. I would recommend it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      nice light modifier, folds up flat

                      By DB

                      from Dallas TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                            It really softens the light, no harsh reflections from peoples faces. Supplies with velcro adhesive pads to attach to flash. Clean flash housing with alcohol first so adhesive will stick good.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great add on for on camera flash

                            By Gordon Moe

                            from Missouri

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • A little top heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                            Works as advertised.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Happy

                            By Scottibob

                            from Richmond VA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fill Flash
                              • General Use
                              • Night Photography
                              • Photojournalism
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                              This is an excellent bounce. I use it mostly for outside photography. Folds up flat and fits in my bag when not in use. I have another bounce and a softbox and I like this one much better, in fact I will probable never us the others now that I have this one.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Super product.

                              By Mel

                              from Englewood, NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Fill Flash
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                                I have used the pocket bouncer for a number of years; this is a very effective alteration of the product. Takes up hardly any space, (I carry both now), does what the website claims it will do very effectively (soft, soft light), and is a bargain at the price. Where my flash goes, it goes.

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                                5.0

                                Compact and very functional

                                By Crzbone

                                from Chino Hills, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                                  This is easy to put on the flash and very easy to travel with. I'm very pleased with this product.

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                                  5.0

                                  Pocket Bouncer Best Thing Ever!!

                                  By Pookie

                                  from New York, New York

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • General Use
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                                    I bought this product before shooting a wedding. I used it all day long: portraits, group shots and at the reception. It turns my flash into nice, even, soft light. Love it!

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                                    4.0

                                    Comparing to Sto-Fen omni bounce

                                    By Joe

                                    from Oregon

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                                    People would be wise to ignore the review that compares this to the omni bounce. They are completely different products and the omni bounce cannot and does not do what this does. That is very bad advice.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent for portraits

                                    By GP

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Excellent soft light
                                      • Fill Flash
                                      • General Use
                                      • Photojournalism
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Very diffused shadows

                                      Comments about LumiQuest Ultrasoft Pocket Bouncer:

                                      If you take portraits on-the-go and/or in situations in which setting up umbrellas or soft boxes isn't possible this is the next best thing. You can carry it with you at all time since it folds totally flat and wip it out when needed.

                                      It attaches in a second and it's not a heavy, bulky thing as some other diffusers.

                                      Very good quality and produces a beautiful, soft light Ideal for quick portraits. With this in your camera bag you'll be covered.

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