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Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser

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Product Highlights
  • Red, Blue, Green, & Yellow

This Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser includes 4 filters which affix to the inside of the collapsing Lightsphere.

With a red, blue, green, and yellow filter, you'll have the ability to balance the outgoing flash light with many types of ambient background light, as well as add contrast to black and white images or just create some cool special effects on occasion.

Particularly useful is the yellow (amber) filter, which can be used to lower the Kelvin temperature value of standard 5500-K daylight flash units to match the common range of typical tungsten-balanced household incandescent lamps.

Similarly, the green filter is often used to skew the green/magenta balance of the flash to match the output of common fluorescent lamps.

Attaches to Collapsible Lightsphere
Includes 4 filters
Durable plastic
Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser
  • Limited Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Gary FongGel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser
     
    3.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Packs small / compresses (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill flash (5)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Photojournalism (3)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice diffusion; a little hard to put on

      I like the effect that the original lightsphere has on flash shots -- I think it helps to produce really pretty, soft light, especially for portraits and weddings. However, I never bought...Read complete review

      I like the effect that the original lightsphere has on flash shots -- I think it helps to produce really pretty, soft light, especially for portraits and weddings. However, I never bought one because I travel light, and it was so big. I couldn't carry it in my backpack, and would have to carry an extra bag just for the dome. That's why I was excited about this when I first read about it. It does do a good job -- I don't know how much it's like the original lightsphere because I never owned one or used one, just saw other photographers' results from it, so I can't compare and contrast the collapsible with the original. However, do like it, and think it makes a big difference in my portrait and event photos. The bad thing about it is that it is really difficult to get on to my SB600 securely. It wants to fall off. It takes me a couple of minutes to push it on there tight. It has fallen off a couple of times when I thought it was on, but turns out it wasn't on just right. So it's pretty distracting from your photography when it falls to the ground. Regardless of this drawback, I like it and am pleased with the results.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      nice feature but..

      i like the way the amber gel fills the skin, anywhere.

      looks like a photoshoped pic down to the spot.

      the thing is that these fong stuff are...Read complete review

      i like the way the amber gel fills the skin, anywhere.

      looks like a photoshoped pic down to the spot.

      the thing is that these fong stuff are pretty expensive, so i thought by buying the gels i wont have to get the amber and that im getting the 3 extra colors, great!

      wrong.

      though it is not as bad, but i would say get the dome instead.

      im pretty sure that using the amber gel with reguler dome, or just the amber you'll get basiclly the same effect, maybe even a better spread with the gel.

      but the dome is easier to install, faster, and it wont make you put the dome right on its lip what causes it to fall off sometimes.

      also, the dome will affect the subject more than the enviorment...which is better.

      and last.

      i don;t see one good reason to use the red green or blue.

      i've tried and the crazy colors just doesnt work with diffusion.

      even as fillers, they just look like bad color casting.

      the wole point of color efects is when its sharp and noticeable, at least to my opinion.

      im gonna try using them without the lightsphere itself and see what it does.

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      5.0

      Easy and quick to use, vibrant color

      By Pamplemousse

      from Aspen, CO.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

        Easy mounting, vibrant color.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good addition to a good product.

        By AWBoater

        from Michigan

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

              The gels (plastic) work pretty well, but the tabs that hold the gels in place on the Diffuser are a bit short so they can fall out. I suppose this is a fault of the diffuser more than the gels, but since the mounting method is common for both, I suppose it applies.

              Other than this minor fault, they are a pretty decent accessory.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Good Color Temperature

              By dhdnyc

              from NYC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use

                Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                Slides right between the lightsphere and flash and gives me the color temp I need indoors with tungsten light.
                Haven't used the others.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                [...]

                By snap photo

                from St Louis, MO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                  I bought these in conjunction with Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser[...] I could not get the Gel Filter to stay on the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser. I even watched Gary's video to make sure I was applying the filter correctly, I was. I tried each of the filters and not one of them stayed on.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Make your flash exciting!

                  By CKP

                  from West Palm Beach, Fl

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                    If you want to balance your flash with ambient light than you cannot pass these up!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Adds color

                    By Me

                    from Westerville, OH

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash

                      Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                      It is well designed, but adds too much color for my tastes.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      very good

                      By Marina

                      from Cresskill, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

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                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Not great

                        By David Kingham

                        from Fort Collins, CO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                              The color of these don't seem to match my gels very well. The mounting isn't so good; when you have a flash in the unit it protrudes too far and pushes the gel up off it's posts. This could have been implemented much better. I would recommend taping a gel to your flash before mounting the light sphere rather than buying these.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Very Colorful

                              By Dino

                              from Fontana, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography

                                Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                                Works well the light sphere.
                                Color might be too strong on flash.
                                Experimenting with the gel filters could be fun.

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                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                nice feature but..

                                By shelleg

                                from tel aviv, israel.

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                                  i like the way the amber gel fills the skin, anywhere.

                                  looks like a photoshoped pic down to the spot.

                                  the thing is that these fong stuff are pretty expensive, so i thought by buying the gels i wont have to get the amber and that im getting the 3 extra colors, great!

                                  wrong.

                                  though it is not as bad, but i would say get the dome instead.

                                  im pretty sure that using the amber gel with reguler dome, or just the amber you'll get basiclly the same effect, maybe even a better spread with the gel.

                                  but the dome is easier to install, faster, and it wont make you put the dome right on its lip what causes it to fall off sometimes.

                                  also, the dome will affect the subject more than the enviorment...which is better.

                                  and last.

                                  i don;t see one good reason to use the red green or blue.

                                  i've tried and the crazy colors just doesnt work with diffusion.

                                  even as fillers, they just look like bad color casting.

                                  the wole point of color efects is when its sharp and noticeable, at least to my opinion.

                                  im gonna try using them without the lightsphere itself and see what it does.

                                  Share this review

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great addition to my Travel Light bag

                                  By Gronet

                                  from Slinger, WI

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                                    Great add on to any speedlite. The diffuser really works great indoors as well as outdoors.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    great accesory

                                    By Lety Jaramillo

                                    from Rio Grande Valley, Texas

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                                      works excellent with the collapsible lightsphere

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                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Nice diffusion; a little hard to put on

                                      By Ali G.

                                      from Alabama

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Gary Fong Gel Filter Set for the Lightsphere Collapsible Diffuser:

                                      I like the effect that the original lightsphere has on flash shots -- I think it helps to produce really pretty, soft light, especially for portraits and weddings. However, I never bought one because I travel light, and it was so big. I couldn't carry it in my backpack, and would have to carry an extra bag just for the dome. That's why I was excited about this when I first read about it. It does do a good job -- I don't know how much it's like the original lightsphere because I never owned one or used one, just saw other photographers' results from it, so I can't compare and contrast the collapsible with the original. However, do like it, and think it makes a big difference in my portrait and event photos. The bad thing about it is that it is really difficult to get on to my SB600 securely. It wants to fall off. It takes me a couple of minutes to push it on there tight. It has fallen off a couple of times when I thought it was on, but turns out it wasn't on just right. So it's pretty distracting from your photography when it falls to the ground. Regardless of this drawback, I like it and am pleased with the results.

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