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Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash

B&H # VEFD700 MFR # FD-700
Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash

Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash Deflector Included Fastener Strips

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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
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.9" (8.89 x 14.98 cm)
Vello Light Shapers for Portable Flash
  • Touch-Tab Fasteners
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloLight Shapers for Portable Flash
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Packs small / compresses (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (8)
      • Family photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cheap, handy, durable and easy to use

      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...Read complete review

      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?

      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

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Useful, but cumbersome

                By Jake

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                See all my reviews

                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

                  Share this review

                   
                  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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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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                    • No

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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?

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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