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

(based on 209 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (149)
  • Easy to use (137)
  • Durable (104)
  • Consistent output (66)
  • Versatile (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (107)
  • General purpose (88)
  • Portraits (81)
  • Photojournalism (42)
  • Night photography (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (81), 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

Sto-Fen bounce for speedlights

By KNY

from California

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

I really like this product. It works great at diffusing the light. However, one thing that I didn't like is how it is a little loose. I wish there was a way to clip it on rather than just slipping it on.

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4.0

Good Inexpensive Diffuser

By Dave

from Louisville

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

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

    An easy to use compact flash diffuser. Just make sure you stretch it out before attempting to install it on a Sony HVL-F43M flash. Out of the box it is way to tight.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works great

    By Runamok

    from Corona, ca

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

    No issues and works as expected.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Nflphotog

    from Long Island

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

    Had previously used other diffusers but always wanted to get the sto-fen. Great product, does what it is supposed to do at minimal expense and low profile when on the flash.

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    4.0

    Great product and works like a charm!

    By Sjosey

    from Mooresville, Nc

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

    If you need an easy fix to diffuse light this is a great option. It's light weight and all you do is snap it on the flash and you're done. It makes shadows softer and helps keeping the flash from blowing out your whites.

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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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