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LumiQuest80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill flash (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Photojournalism (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Buying a new one after 20 years of use

    Bought one in the early 90's and been using a lot and after approx 20 years it's worn out so I'm buying a new one. Solves most of my non-studio flash challenges except...Read complete review

    Bought one in the early 90's and been using a lot and after approx 20 years it's worn out so I'm buying a new one. Solves most of my non-studio flash challenges except from fisheye shots.
    P.S. Due to the plastic surface it's easy to adjust the light temperature with a very thin layer of watercolour

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works like it is advertized

    I attached it to my SB-800 using the Cinch Strap. I don't use it very often; I can get similar results using the bounce card on the SB-800 and tipping it forward...Read complete review

    I attached it to my SB-800 using the Cinch Strap. I don't use it very often; I can get similar results using the bounce card on the SB-800 and tipping it forward just slightly.

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By BenMat

    from Philly

    Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

    It's one of the Greatest flash bouncers I have ever used.

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    4.0

    Very usefull

    By Helder Lacet

    from Recife, Brazil

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

      I used this bouncer in weddings and i'm very satisfy with this.

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      • No

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      4.0

      An absolute must

      By Moses1945

      from Peoria, Ill

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • Portraits

        Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

        This is used for fill flash in portraits where there is a low neutral colored ceiling. I took before and after shots and it works like a charm.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Make indoor flash less obvious

        By Jeff

        from Central Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Flash shots

          Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

          Just attach to your flash, point at the ceiling, and you won't see those harsh shadows that can ruin indoor flash shots. By bouncing 80% of the light off the ceiling,most, if not all, of the shadows will be eliminated. Since only 20% of the flash goes directly toward the subject, it does help to have a powerful flash unit.

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          • No

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          5.0

          This works!

          By John

          from Sweden, Maine

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice results

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash
            • Photojournalism

            Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

            I generally use reflectors and off-camera flash in my photography, but occasionally I have to rely on an on-camera flash. This 80-20 LumiQuest Pocket Bouncer creates a really nice light that wraps around the subject when the chips are down and on-camera flash is the only option.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very good Product

            By Pepe Melega

            from Kerny, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

              It makes the flash light really subtle

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Better Than Expected

              By metrodawg

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fill Flash
                • General Use
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                Wasn't sure if this would do what I wanted. At the price it was worth a shot. Turned out to be a great buy. Easy to set-up and use. Really happy with the way it works. Would highly recommend it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Buying a new one after 20 years of use

                By Erik

                from Stockholm, Sweden

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                  Bought one in the early 90's and been using a lot and after approx 20 years it's worn out so I'm buying a new one. Solves most of my non-studio flash challenges except from fisheye shots.
                  P.S. Due to the plastic surface it's easy to adjust the light temperature with a very thin layer of watercolour

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Works like it is advertized

                  By Ben

                  from Muscatine, IA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                      I attached it to my SB-800 using the Cinch Strap. I don't use it very often; I can get similar results using the bounce card on the SB-800 and tipping it forward just slightly.

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                      5.0

                      Best speedlight modifer

                      By Velvet Hammer

                      from Pittsburgh

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Photojournalism

                        Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                        I put the 80-20 on my Nikon SB900 and my Nikon D3 for on location flash. (with camera rotation bracket) beautiful results, no showdows, light is spread out over rooms. Great setup for weddings, though can not be used with non white or 20+ foot ceilings.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By mb95307

                        from Ceres, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash
                          • General Use
                          • Night Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                          I have the pocket bouncer, which I like a lot, but it is a little too much at times. With this product, you can send 20% of the light directly to the subject and bounce the remaining 80% off the ceiling giving you efectively two sources of light. This helps to minimize shadows and soften the light while still having some light reserved for your subject.

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                          5.0

                          I love this product

                          By Al

                          from Johnstown, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                          I needed a flash bouncer that was mobile and gave even lighting for my wedding pictures. For the price and portability this bouncer was just right for me.

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                          5.0

                          awesome product

                          By jaber

                          from sugarland,tx

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddingevent photography

                            Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                            Im a wedding photographer and i was having problem of gettin the light on their face cause I was bouncing the light of the cieling to get softer light and I was getting shadows under their eyes. This 80-20 helps a lot cause it sends 20%of the light forward so you dont get shadows on their face.

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                            5.0

                            Works Surprisingly Well

                            By George

                            from Bridgewater, NJ

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photojournalism
                              • Wedding Receptions

                              Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                              I use this bouncer at wedding receptions to shoot candids on my Canon 580 EXII flashes. It is easy to install and effective for short distance candids, when ceiling bounce is possible.

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                              4.0

                              Excellent product

                              By Lisa V

                              from Martinez, California

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Softens Light
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Tote Along

                                Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                The pocket bouncer is working great, although I would caution people to watch for shadows. I used it in the delivery room when my daughter gave birth recently and it helped cast light on the action without flashing my new little grandbaby too much.

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                                5.0

                                Great bouncer!

                                By KRay

                                from Fairhope, Al

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Convenient Interface
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Softens Light
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash
                                  • Lighting
                                  • Photography

                                  Comments about LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer - Compact Bouncer for Shoe Mount Flash:

                                  Easy to attach and use; folds flat to store in a camera bag.

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