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VelloUniversal Bounce Diffuser
 
4.3

(based on 102 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (84)
  • Easy to use (82)
  • Packs small / compresses (70)
  • Reliable (42)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (73)
  • Weddings (55)
  • Travel (28)
  • Sports/action (10)
  • Wildlife photos (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (39), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85), 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

Great accessory

By Pman

from Upstate NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

    This diffuser works great especially when bounce flash isn't practical. One interior side is silver metallicised for reflecting light forward, much like the white card built into many flashes. It works great for softening the light just like a bounce in instances where there is nothing to bounce the flash off of, such as outdoors or when indoor surfaces could impart unwanted color.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Flash Diffuser

    By Jan

    from Baton Riuge

    Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

    Perfect fit for my flash and perfect for storing. Just what I needed. Thanks B and H for always being so great with advice and customer service.

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    5.0

    A handy addition to your flash photograp

    By Lori

    from Ocean City, NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

      I like this diffuser because it is great for portraits, creating that soft look while being compact, lightweight, portable. Well constructed and fits my Nissin d466 perfectly. Doesn't move around when on flash but has secure elastic band

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      • No

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      4.0

      Helpful

      By Hector Delgado

      from Miami, USA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

      Helpful

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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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        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

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            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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              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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                            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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