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Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash

B&H # VEFD700 MFR # FD-700
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Product Highlights

  • Bounce Card/Flag
  • Fits Most Portable Flashes
  • Attaches Quickly and Easily
  • Lightweight and Portable

You Pay: $12.50

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The Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash is a 4 x 7.5" two-sided bounce card, matte black on one side and reflective white on the other. The white side can be used as a bounce card, to bounce and scatter the light output of the flash. The black side can be used as a flag to keep light from flaring into your lens when using a flash as a background or hair light. Touch-tab fasteners are included for attaching it to your on-camera flash. Two Light Shapers can also act as a set of barndoors.

Fits nearly any portable flash
Lightweight and portable
Attaches quickly and easily
UPC: 847628029033
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.9" (8.89 x 14.98 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 4.7 x 0.7"
Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash
  • Touch-Tab Fasteners
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloLight Shapers for Portable Flash
     
    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Compact (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (13)
    • Family photos (9)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    works as advertised

    great for bouncing and fill. Takes up very little space. Well made.

    great for bouncing and fill. Takes up very little space. Well made.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useful, but cumbersome

    Once my old Metz died, I replaced it with a 430EXII, which didn't have a built in bounce card. This was a cheap, effective solution that provides a much larger source. My...Read complete review

    Once my old Metz died, I replaced it with a 430EXII, which didn't have a built in bounce card. This was a cheap, effective solution that provides a much larger source. My results were useable, but not spectacular. I mostly use speedlights to bounce, so this will just sit in my bag as an emergency source. I also worry about durability, as it's quite large, and fairly flimsy. Does not attach well to the smaller squares on the side of the speedlight, and I had to double up the wide velcro strips on the top. It is lightweight though, unlike some bounce and diffusers, so it won't weaken the head of your speedlight.

    The large velcro on the bounce itself will get caught in your camera bag, so it's not always easy or quiet to get this in and out if your bag is modular.

    All that said, it serves its purpose and is very inexpensive, so

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    5.0

    Sun shield for video

    By Ninety-nine

    from Wilmington, DE

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

      I use this to shield my lens from the sun when I'm shooting video. It's awkward to attach since that isn't what it's designed for, but otherwise works well.

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      4.0

      Effective

      By Silk Purse

      from Lebanon NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

        Very effective & easy to use with the cinch strap. You could probably do about as well with a 5 x 8 index card & a rubber band, if they still make index cards.

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        4.0

        Simple and great. fits in any bag

        By stefano giovannini

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

          This reflector works great. It fits in every bag and it produce a nice soft light. Good quality lasting material.

          I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it could be a few dollars cheaper or it could include the cinch strap. The cinch strap is not essential (velcro stickers can be a substitute), but it improves the functionality.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Simple and effective

          By Jim

          from Sault, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

            I would give this item 5 stars if it utilized a velcro strap rather than having to stick velcro tabs on my flashes. Other than that it's a great product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            when the ceiling is black...

            By Julie

            from Fort Myers, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

              bought this for bouncing in a room with a black ceiling

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Works well

              By Steve C.

              from Minneapolis

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                  It does what it's supposed to do.
                  Only trouble is it's pretty large for mirrorless systems. It dwarfs my Nissin i40.
                  Also to attach it you need to use the self-adhesive velcro strips on your flash. Personally I hate glueing things to my equipment so I have a work-around with a Lumi-Quest UltraStrap that I had lying around.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I like it

                  By Hadari Photography

                  from Israel

                  Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                  Give a very good naturalra sidt light on ghe people faces while not heavy and easy to use

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                  5.0

                  simple, efficient, great!

                  By stefano giovannini

                  from Brooklyn NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                    I have bigger flash diffusers. This is great. It is wide as the flash so I can store it with the strobe itself in the camera bag (just make sure the velcro is on the side up or it may get stuck onto the camera bag's velcro straps.

                    It looks well made quality materials.
                    it really diffuses the light in a pleasant mode. It is great also for off camera flash for a more directional fill that would mimic a small soft box.

                    I may buy one more.

                    It comes with sticky velcro strips, but it is better to get a Vello Cinch strap.

                    You can not go wrong with this one. Simple and great. Nice diffusion and takes no space in the bag like other kinds of diffusers. Great for traveling light.

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                    4.0

                    Fits any bag or your pocket

                    By SteveWe

                    from Fallbrook, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close-ups
                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                      I wish it had a way to block off the fabric hooks. A baggie will do the job.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great flash bounce

                      By mojovideo

                      from Nashville, TN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                        Easy to use, durable and effective. The Vello light shaper is a great bound for external flashes when shooting in a room with high ceilings will not allow for flash bounce

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By Charbel Chaves

                        from Campinas, Brazil.

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                          Very simple and efficient. I highly recommend it for social photography.

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                          5.0

                          I am going to by this again

                          By KutiKu

                          from Trinidad

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                            This product is great for bouncing your flash. I tried this only a few times because I only got it a few days ago, but it works great. You get even lighting across the whole picture, wide angle, close ups & extreme close ups. It's also easy to set up.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Small and powerfull

                            By Flo

                            from Paris,France

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Scratch Band

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                            Really useful when shooting outside or in a place without bouncing possibility.

                            But pay attention that the included scratch band is not the one presented on the box. It is adhesive ones.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Must have

                            By cmksdavis

                            from nevada12

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                              Must have with speedlight

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Useful, but cumbersome

                              By Jake

                              from Santa Fe, NM

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                Once my old Metz died, I replaced it with a 430EXII, which didn't have a built in bounce card. This was a cheap, effective solution that provides a much larger source. My results were useable, but not spectacular. I mostly use speedlights to bounce, so this will just sit in my bag as an emergency source. I also worry about durability, as it's quite large, and fairly flimsy. Does not attach well to the smaller squares on the side of the speedlight, and I had to double up the wide velcro strips on the top. It is lightweight though, unlike some bounce and diffusers, so it won't weaken the head of your speedlight.

                                The large velcro on the bounce itself will get caught in your camera bag, so it's not always easy or quiet to get this in and out if your bag is modular.

                                All that said, it serves its purpose and is very inexpensive, so

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                                3.0

                                Does an ok job

                                By Pamela

                                from Pittsburgh, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                  Does an adequate job

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Light Shapers for portable flash by vell

                                  By Verena

                                  from New York

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                  It has been very useful especially because of the final effect of now having the light straight to the subject but more smooth.
                                  The only problem is once you stuck the velcro to your flash, it aint coming of as it's with glue, and that's a bit tricky on a long term.

                                  but mainly a good product easy and quick.

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                                  4.0

                                  works as advertised

                                  By PhotoHak

                                  from Olympia WA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos

                                    Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                    great for bouncing and fill. Takes up very little space. Well made.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Cheap, handy, durable and easy to use

                                    By Jacques

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                      I use these now in place of the paper biz cards or index cards I used to tape to my flashes. Bigger surface gives more fill, which is handy when flash is mounted off-camera at a distance from the subject. Ability to mount, remove and reposition without futzing with tape makes life easier. Sturdy, durable, simple, cheap and effective. What's not to like?

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                                      5.0

                                      Love it!

                                      By Tony

                                      from Bronx New York

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash:

                                        I use this product to soften the light when taking pictures of family members and to any event I am invited to that is indoors. Works well with my Canon EX430II Speed light.

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                                        • No

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