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VelloBounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM
 
4.6

(based on 292 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (260)
  • Lightweight (231)
  • Packs small / compresses (176)
  • Reliable (150)
  • Strong construction (124)

Cons

  • Poor quality (10)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (224)
  • Weddings (194)
  • Travel (69)
  • Landscape/scenery (43)
  • Sports/action (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (95), Semi-pro photographer (94), Pro photographer (44), Casual photographer (41), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (202), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great buy

I do nature photography, and early in the morning the sun sometimes is not were you like it to be. This dome diffuser takes care of it. Great buy, and easy to...Read complete review

I do nature photography, and early in the morning the sun sometimes is not were you like it to be. This dome diffuser takes care of it. Great buy, and easy to install.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Worth It

I bought this to use on my Canon 430 EX Speedlite. 1) The light modification is not that great. I would suggest buying actual mini Speedlite soft boxes instead. 2) this thing...Read complete review

I bought this to use on my Canon 430 EX Speedlite. 1) The light modification is not that great. I would suggest buying actual mini Speedlite soft boxes instead. 2) this thing falls off so easily.

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5.0

soft

By mysoulaches

from Lake Charles, Louisiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

affordable diffuser

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3.0

Better light

By AOS

from NYC

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

But doesn't fit all flashes. Good for money value

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5.0

Awesome!

By Carissa

from Denver, Colorado

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

    Eliminates unwanted shadows - it works great for the bridal party walking down the aisle during ceremonies and for the low light in receptions!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Fit

    By Tommy LaRue

    from East TN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

      Also a good pocketable soft lite.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works great!

      By Sapphire Sky Photography

      from Washington D.C.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

        This diffuser works great. I use it to soften my flash and it does the job!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love

        By Tami

        from Denham Springs, La

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

          great for portraits

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX &

          By vpix

          from New Orleans, LA.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Use Tape To Hold In Place

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Newseditorial
          • News Editorial
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

          A very simple, cheap, great piece of kit every shooter should use for news/editorial type photography to cover that naked flash head. Softens and diffuses the light, widens flash coverage, greatly improves flash photography on the run. An easy fit over your flash, although a bit of gaffer/duct tape never hurts to make sure it stays attached at all times.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Joey's Studio

          from Bayonne

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

          I recommend this item... It helps out alot

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          5.0

          Works As Advertised

          By Iceman

          from Livermore, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

            I bought this product to tone down the amount of flash from my Speedlite when taking portrait photos or close-up shots. The results are fabulous. It's really easy to attach and detach. It looks durable and expect it to last a long time.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very good

            By Douglas

            from Newark

            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

            Good diffuser,do the right job

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            5.0

            Vello bounce diffuser

            By J.D.

            from Overland Park, KS.

            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

            Perfectly designed to fit my Canon 430EX11. Easy on and easy off. Diffuser made a huge difference for early Christmas morning photos....the kids weren't blinded by the flash for once!

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            4.0

            Glad I Purchased

            By Dave

            from Sparta. NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Audio Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

              This was purchased with the Canon 430 Speedlite. Makes a big difference by softening and diffusing the light from the flash. Worthy accessory.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Some documentation would be nice

              By afterimages

              from SE WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                This thing seems to work well. But only by trial and error did I discover the various light emitting patterns. Should not have to be like that...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                First Impression

                By David

                from Portland OR

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                    all seems great. Igot this just last week and have nto had a chance to use it. But it fits well onthe camera.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Nice!

                    By GG

                    from Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                        Great for simple light diffusing.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Canon 430EX II diffuser

                        By Whyland

                        from Annapolis

                        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                        Works well, soft light. Stops harsh glare off people and backgrounds.
                        Took a thanksgiving group shot without it and had glare from woodwork. Took second shot with diffuser and no glare from the woodwork and the group was illuminated more evenly

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                        5.0

                        Excellent diffusion of light

                        By Hstrynrd

                        from Colorado

                        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                        Just getting started with use of my Canon Speedlite 430 ex II and this diffuser does a fantastic job of softening the harshness of a direct flash. Easily attaches and fits snugly.

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                        4.0

                        Good

                        By Ann

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                          Always have this on my speedlight. Definitely diffuses the harsh flash and great for photo shoots.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Bounce Dome

                          By Biketrash

                          from Austin, Texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Comes Off Easily

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                            Works like it's supposed to. It does come off the flash real easily, which is why I gave it four stars.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Bounce Dome

                            By Matt

                            from Baltimore, Md

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 430EX & Sony HVL-F43AM:

                              Makes harsh light easier to work with

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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