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VelloBounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash
 
4.5

(based on 231 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (197)
  • Easy to use (186)
  • Packs small / compresses (159)
  • Reliable (130)
  • Strong construction (115)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (153)
  • Weddings (149)
  • Travel (55)
  • Landscape/scenery (22)
  • Sports/action (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (87), Photo enthusiast (77), Pro photographer (46), Casual photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (140), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pearstoen Bounce Dome diffuser

After reading a few photography books, all of which recommended a diffuser for my 580 EX II Canon flash, I finally bought this diffuser. I was initially worried about how something so cheap...Read complete review

After reading a few photography books, all of which recommended a diffuser for my 580 EX II Canon flash, I finally bought this diffuser. I was initially worried about how something so cheap would work. Once I got it though, tried it out (shot a few pics without and with the diffuser), I am completely sold! This diffuser works like a charm, and really softens the flash and reduces sharp shadows. Makes the 580EXII too long to fit in its original small pouch when left on the flash, though.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well for the price, but falls off

The Flash diffuser does what it claims, it works well and softens the harshness of fairly close pictures of people. For the price it is a good value.
However, it falls...Read complete review

The Flash diffuser does what it claims, it works well and softens the harshness of fairly close pictures of people. For the price it is a good value.
However, it falls off the flash A LOT. People are regularly telling me it fell off and pick it up. I've tried squeezing it so that it has a tighter fit. That helps for a few minutes until the plastic resumes it's original shape.

I only gave 3 stars based on it falling off. I would try another brand. I might try adding a rubber band or something. For the cost though I'll probably try a different brand.

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5.0

Great Service

By joe

from NEW YORK

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

Just like Mr. Gary explained. Great service, and he took his time to explain everything I had to say. Great Job

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5.0

Great Product

By Jim H

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

    Bought this diffuser for my 580EX flash and it works fantastic. Produces soft even light without any hotspots. Fits my 580EX perfectly and is easy to install and remove. Great product and value.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works like a charm.

    By Lizard

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

        So simple and effective at dulling those sharp shadow edges.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice flash accessory

        By clydet

        from Centerville, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

          I will use for indoor flash photography to soften on camera flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works great and fits perfectly

          By Rob

          from ?

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Audio Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

              Europe

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              works well

              By DDog

              from Portland, ME

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

              Fits pretty well and does what it is supposed to do.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              wouldnt shoot with out it

              By Sullythekid

              from Rye, NH

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Spacious Storage
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Capture
                • Digital Photography

                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                does the job
                perfect skin tones
                best bang for your buck
                fits snug on flash
                wont fall off

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Should've bought this sooner

                By EL

                from Sunset Beach

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Comes Off Too Easily
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                  Great for toning down the flash from looking like a regular point and shoot photo. Adds a certain sparkle into the eye which is great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Fits well

                  By bokshil

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                      Works well.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A must have

                      By Entre blanco y negro

                      from NYC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Small an effective

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Diffuse light

                      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                      This small and inexpensive product is a must have in every photographer's bag.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works

                      By Eric S

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                            It's what you'd expect- it's very simple and durable plastic, and it does a decent job of diffusing when you don't have a good surface for a bounce.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Quality so, so

                            By Canon Man

                            from Visalia, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography

                              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                              Difficult to place on flash.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              helps a lot

                              By bigraul

                              from Santiago, Chile

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                              I use for some pictures in places with irregular light

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Well. It's a dome diffusor...

                              By Modfoto

                              from Oslo, Norway

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                I used this in conjunction with an octabox to further soften the light. I haven't noticed any tints yet. However, I haven't really tested them properly yet. In the end, it's diffusor, and it does a great job of diffusing the light source. I like it cause the price is redonkulous compared to what they charge me for similar products here in Norway

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Simple yet practical piece of equipment!

                                By Bill

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                  There's not much to describe about the product....a translucent piece of plastic that fits snugly on the end of your flash. It mutes the flash for a less harsh flash and shadow. When using in bounce mode and for optimal lighting, recommend slight increase to flash output....especially when bouncing....will keep your exposures appropriate while still yielding softer light than use without. Can't beat it for the price!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Vello Dome is GREAT!

                                  By bernard

                                  from linden, nj

                                  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 Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                    This is was easy to install and works great!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Same for Less

                                    By Thomas

                                    from Marshfield, WI

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                      After doing significant research I found that the "Bounce Dome by Vello" is just as good as any of the others, but for less money.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best dome there is

                                      By rublz

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me 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 Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                        Simply don't buy your flash without it. There are other domes that are bulky and more expensive, but this one is by far the most useful.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Product

                                        By Pappy

                                        from St. George, UT

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                          Using the difusser on the Speedlite 580EX II. Slips over the flash without difficulty - snug fit. Excellent photo results.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          No problems here / very happy

                                          By JLA

                                          from Dallas, TX

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX Flash:

                                                I had a little bit of concern at first due to the comments about fit. I have a 580ex II flash and there is absolutely no problems with the fit on mine. it does require two hands to install/remove but it fits good. no need to remold/stick in hot water etc.
                                                I'm not a professional photographer so compared to the real canon deal I'm not sure what would be the big difference. I took a few test shots and like what I see. For the price, you can't go wrong. thanks.

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                                                • No

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