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Sto-FenOM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights
 
4.6

(based on 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (148)
  • Easy to use (136)
  • Durable (103)
  • Consistent output (65)
  • Versatile (28)

Cons

  • Not interchangeable (6)
  • Slow recycling (3)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (106)
  • General purpose (88)
  • Portraits (80)
  • Night photography (41)
  • Photojournalism (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (80), Semi-pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (18), Enthusiast (18), Pro photographer (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quick, simple, useful

I had a similar one by another company but it actually doesn't compare to this one. First off, the Sto-Fen brand feels more sturdy and the material is slightly rougher. Whether that helps...Read complete review

I had a similar one by another company but it actually doesn't compare to this one. First off, the Sto-Fen brand feels more sturdy and the material is slightly rougher. Whether that helps diffuse the light or not is not too clear, but it is more white that the other brand. From my experience, the more translucent the less diffused. The whole point is to diffuse and spread from a small source, not reproduce the bare flash effect and put money down to do so.

Next, yes it does reduce the power down but so what? Just take your flash to Manual or punch the power up through the camera settings if you're worried and the problem is fixed. Use this to help soften and spread bounced light. Head on...I would use it more as a fill flash since the source is still small, but angling it above your subject still produces a soft light on them and if it's too much or too little, just tweek the power output and try again.

I also tested this in a dark room with poor lighting from a tall lamp in another room and the dark room was lit up beautifully with soft, almost nonexistent shadows. Try it and experiment. The results may surprise you for such a cheap add-on.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Improves light quality from 430EX flash

I took this omni-bounce to HIN car show & shot a few models with it. It does improve the flash performance quite a bit. I noticed that the reflections from the faces of...Read complete review

I took this omni-bounce to HIN car show & shot a few models with it. It does improve the flash performance quite a bit. I noticed that the reflections from the faces of models were reduced quite a bit. Without a bouncer, I noticed alot of reflections from the faces of models caused by dried sweat. This product softens the light output to reduce these reflections.

I also wanted this bouncer to reduce the shadows but I still see shadows in my shots. I would have rated it 5 stars if it was able to reduces the shadows further.

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4.0

Good Piece to Have

By Jake the Runner

from New York

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

    I like using this simply because it is compact and does diffuse Light from the flash more. Works good.

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    • No

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    5.0

    good product

    By Ben

    from Hawaii

    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

    Works great. No more blinding people with the flash and the pictures look much better.

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    5.0

    good product

    By Ben

    from hawaii

    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

    Works great. No more bright light on people's faces

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    5.0

    great product

    By marx

    from iowa

    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

    very good quality. great product. very helpful addiion

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    3.0

    Works at full strenght

    By AEDigitalProductions

    from Sacramento

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Photography

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

      Used on the Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash on a SD mark iii.Works best when using the flash at full intensity. Not the best diffuser but works.

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      4.0

      Nice product

      By Fi-C

      from Toronto

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

      No more shinny faces. Very nice product. Easy to use.

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      5.0

      omni bounce

      By squeaky

      from washington dc

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

      Great item
      Fits perfect

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      5.0

      Bounce for speedlight

      By Bart

      from Illinois

      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

      Good, inexpensive product works like it should would buy again.

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      5.0

      Bounce flash

      By Kevin

      from Chicago Il

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use
        • Photojournalism
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

        I have been using sto-Fen omni bounces for 20 years to diffuse the flash especially with people. It helps even the light out, to help reduce glare and shadows.

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        5.0

        Sto-Fabulous

        By M.

        from Missouri

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

          Who knew that something so simple and cheap could make such a huge difference! The light diffuses beautifully. I'm not sure I'll ever be taking them off to shoot portraits or events! Great way to even out your portraiture without breaking the bank.

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          5.0

          Softer light

          By Wayne

          from Georgia

          Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

          This really helps soften the light, and avoids a harsh (flash) look.

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          4.0

          Works as it should

          By Tool

          from Saint Lucia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor Shoots

            Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

            Works as it should by sending the light it multiple directions but don't expect a miracle.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Cheap no Frll Bounce

            By Will the Fatchinaman

            from Fountain Valley, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Less Than Perfect Fit

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

              I bought this to be used with EF42 Shoe Mount Flash. The fit is less than perfect but by adding a little rubber band at the head of the EF42 flaish unit, the fit is tight enough for most shooting situation.

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              4.0

              Nice Fit

              By Flash

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

              Use as directed. Simple and inexpensive.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great light modifier

              By blodal

              from Arlington, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                Used this product recently at an outdoor nighttime event. Results were great. I am very glad I purchased this diffuser.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good For What It Does

                By Studiopro

                from Leesburg,VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash
                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                  Its good for the price is does what its supposed to do, giving your photos a softer look when using a flash.

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                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By angelc3

                  from nyc

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                  Cheap and it works.

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                  5.0

                  Flashy Bouncy Thing

                  By Maxxum

                  from DC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fill Flash
                    • Night Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                    There isn't much to this product. You put it on your flash, you take pictures, the light is diffused. I've used it at concerts, and if one follows the very sparse instructions, you'll get the results you want. Used with a Sony HVL-F43AM flash.

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                    5.0

                    It just works

                    By MaximusNub

                    from Edmonton

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor flash photography

                      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                      It softens the flash which it was made for

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for flash

                      By Chris

                      from Columbia, SC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flash Model Specific

                      Best Uses

                      • Fill Flash
                      • General Use
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sto-Fen OM-EW Omni-Bounce for Canon and Sony Speedlights:

                      This works great to diffuse the light and keep the subject looking great.

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                      • No

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