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Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser

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Product Highlights
  • For Shoe Mount Speedlights
  • Universal Speedlight Mounting System
  • Patent-Pending Dual Mirror System
  • Creates Soft, Diffused Light & Shadows
  • Interchangeable Snap-On Diffusion Lens

The Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser from Graslon is an optical reflector system that redistributes the light before sending it through the diffusion lens. This softens edges, reduces nasty shadows, and helps to create a much more natural and beautiful picture.

The Graslon Prodigy has rigid sliding-and-locking mounting brackets that securely fit nearly all Canon, Nikon, Sony, Metz, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma flashes, among many others. With no need for adhesives, the brackets and hook & loop tightening strap allow for a secure yet quickly removable mount.

This Prodigy comes with a dome front diffuser but is compatible with either the Graslon dome or flat diffusers. The flat diffuser is designed to be a more directional source of light to fill-in when shooting outdoors or wherever you cannot bounce the light. The dome diffuser spreads the light out and takes advantage of bouncing the light off walls and ceilings when available. Should you want both diffusers, the opposite is available and sold separately.

Universal Speedlight Mounting System
With its rigid sliding-and-locking mounting brackets, it fits nearly all camera speedlight brands. Simply set it up once for the correct size of your speedlight, then quickly and easily add or remove the duffusion system at a moment's notice.
Creates Soft, Diffused Light & Shadows
Get the benefits of the additional light your speedlight provides, without the harsh shadows and overblown highlights. This diffuser creates a larger light source than your flash, before it even diffuses that light. Then the interchangeable front diffusion lens continues to soften and spread out that larger source of light for superior lighting quality and control.
Patent-Pending Dual Mirror System
The internal reflectors used in the Prodigy provide a larger light source from your flash than it has alone, before it is then diffused and enlarged even further. This makes for more flattering, soft light and shadows.
Compatible Flash Manufacturers
The universal mounting system of the Prodigy fits nearly any model of camera flash, including: Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma, Sony, Metz and many others.
Reflector (Mirror) Patent-pending dual mirror system
Diffuser Dome diffuser
Attachment Method Adjustable socket with hook & loop strap
Dimensions 8.0 x 5.0 x 3.0" (20.3 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm)
Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser
  • Dome Flash Diffuser
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    GraslonProdigy Dome Flash Diffuser
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Durable (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (10)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (6)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Fill flash (5)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best flash modifier I've tried

    We've all used the Sto-Fen, many of us tried the Fong too, some even used it correctly and didn't try to fire through the dome (cracks me up every time I see it...Read complete review

    We've all used the Sto-Fen, many of us tried the Fong too, some even used it correctly and didn't try to fire through the dome (cracks me up every time I see it happen).
    Well, this one is THE best! Also the biggest! Don't try to mentally visualize its dimensions, instead cut a piece of cardboard to specs and see how big it's gonna be on your camera/bracket. Otherwise you're gonna have a shock when you take it out of the box :p
    More to the point; excellent quality, feels solid and very well put together. Softens the light quite a bit (at the expense of 1.5-2 stops) eliminates those dreaded shiny spots on the forehead, chin and cheek-bones. Very adjustable, will fit most flashes except the Quantums and those potato-smashers wedding photographers like so much. The grip is solid, I kept it pointed straight downwards for a couple of hours and it didn't slip off.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Diffusion was Delightful

    I ordered this for a specific indoor event. (small venue) It did remove the "flash shadow" very well. Weight on the flash head meant you could not use a tilted...Read complete review

    I ordered this for a specific indoor event. (small venue) It did remove the "flash shadow" very well. Weight on the flash head meant you could not use a tilted position w/o gaffers tape to hold the position. The loop on the Velcro glue/weld broke. I had a long Velcro strap that worked better. These two issues are why I chose 3 stars. I was going to return it before the event, but thought I would try it with my fixes. After all, it is about the effectiveness of the outcome.

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    4.0

    Fantastic and flattering diffuser

    By Lozzy

    from New York

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • Portraits

    Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

    So far so good, this diffuser has made some very flattering headshots for a quick and easy set up. Looking forward to trying it out at events too although it is a little bit of a large eyesore when mounted on the speedlite.

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    4.0

    "Floppy"

    By Dream

    from Powhatan Pt, Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

          The Graslon flash diffuser is great if you only shoot at landscape. If you turn your camera to shoot portrait it is to heavy and then your flash will not stay at the angle you have chosen it wants to flop down so you will find yourself having to hold the flash at your chosen angle. Almost impossible to use on a tripod in portrait setting the diffuser will still fall off of the flash no matter how tight you have the set screws and velcro I believe this is do to the flopping downward and being heavy. If you don't mind struggling with it the Graslon does produce great results.

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          4.0

          great diffuser in a bind!

          By ike

          from lakewood, california

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Flattering Lighting
          • Soft Shadows

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy
          • Pictures Are A Bit Reddis

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

          i am the designated photographer here at work. i normally use my Westcott 26" Rapid box to take portraits of managers. i normally ask for a day's warning to take portraits so i can bring my Westcott with me to work. however, yesterday (12/09) i was asked to do one on the spot. luckily the Graslon was in my car so i used it. the portrait turned out great!! soft flattering lighting and very soft shadows. it would have beend better if i were able to take the flash off camera to create some depth on the subject's face. i'll take what i got and i'm happy with the results!!

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          • No

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          3.0

          Big Light

          By JohnnyZero

          from Key West FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Portraits

          Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

          The Prodigy Dome Flash Reflector is one big piece of kit. Initially, it was used for some fairly close shots at parties and events and wasn't too happy with the 'on camera flash" look. However, I may be coming around, because as a fill flash outdoors, or lighting interiors the Dome is the best

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          5.0

          Best flash modifier I've tried

          By Nico

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • Photojournalism
          • Portraits

          Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

          We've all used the Sto-Fen, many of us tried the Fong too, some even used it correctly and didn't try to fire through the dome (cracks me up every time I see it happen).
          Well, this one is THE best! Also the biggest! Don't try to mentally visualize its dimensions, instead cut a piece of cardboard to specs and see how big it's gonna be on your camera/bracket. Otherwise you're gonna have a shock when you take it out of the box :p
          More to the point; excellent quality, feels solid and very well put together. Softens the light quite a bit (at the expense of 1.5-2 stops) eliminates those dreaded shiny spots on the forehead, chin and cheek-bones. Very adjustable, will fit most flashes except the Quantums and those potato-smashers wedding photographers like so much. The grip is solid, I kept it pointed straight downwards for a couple of hours and it didn't slip off.

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          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ok if you shoot pictures you need this.

          By nafplyr

          from chicago

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            I used this product right away.
            It is easy to use,and gives great results.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser

            By none

            from Cantonment, Fl

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Recycling
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            I am presently using the Diffuser with a Canon Speedlite 430EXII flash. After a few adjustment, I was able to get it attached to the flash where it would stay secured without falling off and once that was done, it wasn't a problem using it.

            It is great shooting with or without extra light from other source (ceiling light).

            The only problem is finding a place in my camera bag to store the Diffuser :-)

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            4.0

            Heavier than expected

            By Terry

            from Ashland KY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Diffused Light

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Will Not Work At Angles

            Best Uses

            • Diffuses Harsh Flash

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            We owned one, thought I was ordering the same thing again. This one is much larger than a previous one we ordered. I decided to keep it, but have discovered it does not work well when the flash is positioned at an angle, the weight makes it fall back to horizontal. The diffused light is beautiful, works very well straight on, or straight up.

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            4.0

            Well worth it. Excelent performance

            By FrankieGZ

            from Pittsburgh, Pa.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Interior photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            I use this in professional real estate photography shooting interiors of high end homes. It has been very effective in spreading the light and pushing maximum light forward with minimum shadows. I previously used a Gary Fong Collapsible Light Sphere. This is larger and a bit more fragile then the Fong. Shadow performance is equal to the Fong but the mirrors used in this are more effective in projecting more of the light forward enabling more even lighting in large rooms. The means of attaching this to the strobe is effective and holds tight. The construction is good but I would not want to drop this as the plastic would break. It's size makes it take a lot of room in your kit bag, more than the Fong. Overall it's a great device and I would recommend it to all who are serious photogs.

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            5.0

            The Ultimate On-Camera Flash Diffuser?

            By Doug

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction
            • Very Soft
            • Very Soft Light

            Cons

            • Hefty
            • Large

            Best Uses

            • Architectural
            • Real Estate

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            I've tried several other on-camera diffusers, and found them all lacking in one way or another. The Graslon Prodigy is by far the best in terms of the light it produces. I posted some test shots I took on a real estate shoot:

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            3.0

            Diffusion was Delightful

            By AJ

            from Forest Hill, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Weak Weld On Velcro Strap

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

            I ordered this for a specific indoor event. (small venue) It did remove the "flash shadow" very well. Weight on the flash head meant you could not use a tilted position w/o gaffers tape to hold the position. The loop on the Velcro glue/weld broke. I had a long Velcro strap that worked better. These two issues are why I chose 3 stars. I was going to return it before the event, but thought I would try it with my fixes. After all, it is about the effectiveness of the outcome.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best diffuser on the market today

            By CDK

            from Hanford,Ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Great Addition

              Best Uses

              • Works Very Well Indoors

              Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

              This prodigy is a welcome piece of gear that does a splindid job spredding the flash evenly indoors at various functions weddings, family groups alter shots. Works well on the camera or the flash on a custom bracket.

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              5.0

              This is very nice

              By CK

              from Hanford, Ca

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

                This prodigy lights up a room it is a wonderful piece of equipment....It is easy to install....you can use it on almost all flashes you own....

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                5.0

                Shadows Almost Gone

                By Photo Nut

                from Woodsfield, Ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

                This product is everything that was advertised.

                Very helpful in producing quality photos without a lot of touchup on the computer.

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                4.0

                Nice light a little on the heavy side

                By bc

                from ohio

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

                I use it indoors to diffuse the light. It works great! It is a little heavy for my SB800 and that is the only drawback. It did slide off when I was pointing the camera down.

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                5.0

                Gotta Love It

                By Love Photography Dedicated Amateur

                from NY Metropolitan area

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Graslon Prodigy Dome Flash Diffuser:

                This is much more incredible than I expected. I bought it to allow me the get an annual picture I take of our extended family. I use a 40 mm lens and stand about 15 feet away. Even my Canon 580 EX strobe falls off in coverage at the ends. With this device through its internal directional mirrors the light is both even and plentiful. On close ups I just adjust the flash output as well as exposure compensation and again even light and almost no shadows on the wall. I am so close to dropping the word "almost". I love it. I have the large version and it does draw a lot of razzing from the participants and observers but that is a small price to pay. Actually the unit is very light. I' m thinking of buying the smaller unit as well. Love it. It's more than a gadget .

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