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VelloUniversal Bounce Diffuser
 
4.3

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (82)
  • Easy to use (79)
  • Packs small / compresses (70)
  • Reliable (42)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (70)
  • Weddings (54)
  • Travel (26)
  • Sports/action (10)
  • Wildlife photos (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (37), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Compact, easy to put on, works well

This is a pretty simply little diffuser--nothing to write home about, per se. The ingenious thing about it is the way that you mount it on your flash. It has a stretchy...Read complete review

This is a pretty simply little diffuser--nothing to write home about, per se. The ingenious thing about it is the way that you mount it on your flash. It has a stretchy waistband-like collar that you pull over the top of your flash. I found that as long as I had access to both hands (like when my camera was hanging from my neck) I could pull the thing on and off with impunity.

One other nice touch is that the other side of the diffuser--the one you can't see in the main product shot--is black and blocks light. So if you want a little less light coming out the front, you can angle your flash up and rotate the diffuser 180 degrees. I was very pleased with the shots I recently took with it on a darkened dance floor.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good but not great

I really like the way the diffuser works once it's on the flash, but it is not easy to get it on. The band is a little tight. Works great once it's on,...Read complete review

I really like the way the diffuser works once it's on the flash, but it is not easy to get it on. The band is a little tight. Works great once it's on, though. Probably wouldn't have bought it if the flash listed that it actually comes with a diffuser.

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5.0

Excellent!

By MinAZ

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

    This is the answer to those home-made bouncer/diffuser kits with the rubber bands. Good quality, a little tight (but not too bad), and excellent results. It's like your old white cardboard diffuser only more portable and better constructed. For the price, I would recommend.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works well

    By nortonpics

    from Union City, Michigan

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Macro
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

      I use this for close ups on flowers and it works very well for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works great

      By nortonpics

      from Union City, Michigan

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

        I use this for portraits and macro. Works very well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for Macro

        By RDO

        from Westchester, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

          Use this on an Olympus FL-600R and Canon 270 EXII. Best diffuser set up I've used for macro. Portable, light and stays on. It would probably be a pretty tight fit for the bigger flash heads like the Canon 600.

          Have never used it for anything but macro so will make no claims on capabilities for portraiture.

          Price is great too.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very good for close-ups.

          By Redbee

          from Connecticut

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

            Bounce Diffuser give faces the soft look. Very good.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very Nice....with a surprise....

            By Manda

            from Oklahoma

            Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

            I really like thus diffuser, I was not existing one side to have a black backing and was a tad bummed when i first opened it but then realized the silver reflector on the inside. It works like a charm!

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            3.0

            it fits

            By clanc15

            from cedar rapids, ia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

              this fits the 2 flashes that I have. It is great for the second flash that is further from the camera. I gave it a 3 because I wouldn't use it next to someone for a portrait.

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              3.0

              Good Diffuser, if close up

              By JTPhotog

              from Indiana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                I bought this with the Olympus FL-600R. It works as a decent diffuser; however, it seems to only work well for subject that are relatively close. This could be use error on my part, but it seems a little limiting with respect to overall light output.

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                5.0

                Works very well

                By Todd

                from Great Falls, MT

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                    It arrived exactly as described on the web page and does the job just fine.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works well

                    By Andy C

                    from New York,NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Bit Difficult To Slip On

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                    Nice diffused light.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    o.k.

                    By cheewawa

                    from Brooklyn

                    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                    It works although I believe it could be a little less bulky and a little more aesthetically pleasing.

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                    5.0

                    no on camera flash should be without

                    By Paul

                    from Sparta,nj

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                      To soften flash when used outside with models or portraits

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would use it over and over again

                      By renee lipsey

                      from charleston , sc

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                        I've used it over and over again and there nothing bad I can say about it thanks again b and h you always have what I need to make my photography one step better than before ...

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Effective

                        By Les

                        from Hattiesburg MS

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                            Had difficulty fitting the flash unit. The elastic band needs to be fitted with a velcro tab to enable ease of fitting

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                            3.0

                            ...probably OK...

                            By Vincent

                            from Damariscotta, Maine USA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                ...well, it isn't a universal fit--won't fit my Nikon SP-15...I do think it would work as an adequate diffuser, however...a purist might complain about the seam over the top as a possible light block, but I don't see that as a problem...and FYI, the back of the unit is black, again, if that matters to the purist...

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                                4.0

                                It works very well...

                                By WPDX

                                from Philadelphia PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                    If your a pro buy it. Small, compact and very effective. It works great with SB800's but may have some trouble with the larger head of the SB910.

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again.

                                    By Melanie

                                    from Tuscaloosa, AL

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                      I love this diffuser for my external flash because of its soft light. It is easy to get on and off and is great because it folds flat to fit in my camera bag without taking up a lot of room.

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                                      5.0

                                      Would definitely purchase again

                                      By Pelly

                                      from Bloomington Indiana

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                        Small and stays put. Well made.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Really cool little diffuser

                                        By Cindi

                                        from Fort Worth, TX

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                          Very light weight and works with all my external flashes. Diffuses the light perfectly to keep shadows to a minimum and red eye. Really like this and well worth getting. Price is great too!

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                                          5.0

                                          Love it!

                                          By Snowy

                                          from Jamaica, NY

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

                                            I had to get this item. Saw a photographer using it and look at how awesome the pics looked through his digital camera. I can definitely see the subject more than the shadows. This item makes a difference.

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