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Honl PhotoGobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White)
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Packs small / compresses (17)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Reliable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (14)
    • Family photos (11)
    • Travel (7)
    • Portraits (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product for the money

    I use the bounce card to diffuse light from my flash when indoors. It softens the light output for a more natural look. I use it with a Nikon SB 600 SB 900 with...Read complete review

    I use the bounce card to diffuse light from my flash when indoors. It softens the light output for a more natural look. I use it with a Nikon SB 600 SB 900 with no attachement issues. You will need to purchase the Velcro strap to mount it to your flash. They should make it a package deal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Basic, replaces the paper card

    I uses velcro to attach, but, it does not come with a velcro strap or pads to attach to the flash gun. It's a cheap thing, but to ask another 10 bucks for...Read complete review

    I uses velcro to attach, but, it does not come with a velcro strap or pads to attach to the flash gun. It's a cheap thing, but to ask another 10 bucks for a velcro strap is not ok. Overall, a good and over priced product.

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    5.0

    Now this is a helpful tool

    By AP Architectural Photography

    from Newport, RI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

      My life would be ruined without it.

      Best little gadget in the whole Honl system.

      YES

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      • No

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      4.0

      Smaller than the snoot, and does the job

      By Wes

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Doesn't Hold The "bend"

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

      Overall it's better than a white index card... Don't forget you'll need Velcro on the flash in order to use it!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Small portable reflector.

      By Outlaw

      from Savannah, Ga

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

        Great addition to speedlght assesories, small, portable can also be used as a flag.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love It

        By Blue Mary

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

          This is a great bounce card solution. I also own a large Rogue Flash Bender, which I also recommend, but it is too heavy to use as a handheld off camera flash set up. The Honl Photo bounce card is much more nimble and produces great results.

          I have not had great luck with using the velcro straps for these types of products, so I just added sticky back velcro to my flash unit so I don't have to worry about the strap being loose.

          Also, I love the construction of this thing. It's stiff and flexible. I can stuff it in my camera bag, sit on it, or whatever. Then I pull it out, put it on my flash and I'm ready to go.

          For the money, can't go wrong.

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          5.0

          Get a Couple of These

          By Angel-Lite

          from British Columbia Canada

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

            Great flag, bounce card. Owning two of these will offer more options for controlling light. I would like to see the Zebra model made available. Thanks B&H.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good

            By Jens Christian Hansen

            from Ilulissat, Greenland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • Portraits

              Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

              Makes it easy to control the light

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works great

              By pcmofo

              from Binghamton, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                Works great as expected, simple design, grab 2 for a "barn door" effect on a flash. Use two speed lights with 2 of these barn door setups at 45deg from the rear to each side of a subject to create interesting wrap around rim light. \

                Better constructed than expected.

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                5.0

                Good!

                By Ricardo

                from El Salvador

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                  Got tired of using regular paper. So I got these, they do the job.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  like it

                  By april the photographer

                  from vancouver, wa

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                    I really like this bounce card a lot, the only bummer is that it doesn't come with the strap. I didn't realize that until I'd already gotten it [...]. That was a bummer. Otherwise I really like this.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Why didn't I Think Of That

                    By Paul, Lens On Life

                    from Chatham, Ontario

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Modelling
                      • Portraiture
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                      Very handy, well made. Always going to make some but for this price it's hardly worth it. Very rigid too, should hold up well being buried in a camera bag.

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                      5.0

                      Well Made

                      By mindlessbuttonmasher

                      from Sarasota, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                          This is best used as a gobo, and perfect for that. It's larger than it looks in the photo-- much wider than flash. Would be a little large for bounce card, but very effective I'm sure. It's construction is very high quality, and it could also be used as a white balance card.

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                          5.0

                          Great Bounce Card

                          By Steve in AV

                          from Apple Valley, MN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                            After using make shift bounce cards for years, I finally broke down and bought this wonderful product. I will probably be buying more Gobo products in the future.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            it suits my needs

                            By Roby P

                            from Genova, IT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                            it does its work perfectly, useful also to blinds part of the light.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Great design!

                            By Batmanburg

                            from Pgh PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                              I know its not rocket science but it's nice to see even something this simple in design can be made so well. I would recommended it.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Basic, replaces the paper card

                              By Bacana

                              from Durham/ NC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Bulky
                              • Difficult to Use
                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                              I uses velcro to attach, but, it does not come with a velcro strap or pads to attach to the flash gun. It's a cheap thing, but to ask another 10 bucks for a velcro strap is not ok. Overall, a good and over priced product.

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                              5.0

                              Nice product - use it all the time!

                              By Marko

                              from Iowa

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Pack
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                                As a photographer who used to like the little plastic thingy that pulls out the top of the Nikon speedlight units, when using an SB-800 as a remote off-camera unit for fill, kicker light, or background light in a travel portrait situation, I decided to try this for both its larger surface area and gobo effects. Love it! Not a lot more to say.

                                It attaches easily, stows in virtually no space at all, and is very versatile as a lighting accessory. Nicely made, too.

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                                4.0

                                Simple Product but Heavily Used

                                By Kenneth

                                from Port Arthur, TX

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                                  Easy to use and does its job well. The only negative comment I have is the price. . . very costly for what you actually are getting.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice little Tool

                                  By PhotoMan

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Pack
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                                    Small and Light, creates nice soft light indoors when needed.

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                                    5.0

                                    Flag

                                    By Jason

                                    from Broken Arrow, OK

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                                        I use this as a flag for a background light. Works pretty well. Could also be used in the same way for bouncing on-camera flash, either to diffuse the light, or attach it to the front, to get all bounce, and no direct light.

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                                        5.0

                                        Bounce Card

                                        By Photog66

                                        from Virginia Beach, VA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Pack
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Honl Photo Gobo Bounce Card for Speed System (Black/White):

                                          The Honl Gobo Bounce Card and attaching strap replaced a 23 year old fill card that saw a lot of mileage. The Honl card is an excellent product that has met all my expectations for giving me fill light capability on any on-camera flash.

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