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VelloUniversal Bounce Diffuser
 
4.3

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (89)
  • Easy to use (88)
  • Packs small / compresses (70)
  • Reliable (42)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (78)
  • Weddings (59)
  • Travel (30)
  • Sports/action (11)
  • Wildlife photos (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (40), Semi-pro photographer (33), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (8), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), 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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3.0

can work well with radio trigger

By Steven

from Walnut Creek ca

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

      great soften diffuser. light and easy, but can not work well with Aokatec TX trigger, if you are going to use remote.

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      5.0

      Very portable

      By Steve

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

      I didn't next a large box so I opted for this. Small and tight fitting, it holds its shape and is very easy to store away.

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      4.0

      Great little tool

      By doddg

      from ottawa, Ontario

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

        I just use it on my flash (obviously) and the results are exactly what I'd expect

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works Great

        By MrJc

        from Chicago Il

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality

        Cons

        • Small

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

        Works great does exactly what it says but slightly small. Looks far bigger in the photos

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Diffuser

        By JD

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

          It definitely softens the harshness of the flash, and allows for greater ambient light (especially in smaller rooms with light walls/ceiling).

          It isn't the biggest on the market, but you can't go wrong for the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          compact and good price

          By Sergio

          from Mexico

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

            worked and fit well on different speedlights.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            the recommend exellent

            By kattya

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Universal Bounce Diffuser:

              n/c

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • 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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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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.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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