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VelloBounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX (original ver.) Flash
 
4.5

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (199)
  • Easy to use (188)
  • Packs small / compresses (159)
  • Reliable (130)
  • Strong construction (115)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Family photos (154)
  • Weddings (150)
  • Travel (56)
  • Landscape/scenery (23)
  • Sports/action (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (88), Photo enthusiast (77), Pro photographer (47), Casual photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (141), 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

Useful

By Booksandphoto

from New York

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

Good quality dome diffuser

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5.0

Never knew about the

By PhotoGirl

from Greensboro GA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    I work for the newspapers and magazines and love to travel when possible. I needed a replacement diffuser and came across this one - terrific and looking forward to trying it out on a job.

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    5.0

    Works great on 580EX - not made for 580EX II

    By Jared - Identity Crisis Studio

    from Seattle

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I had an older diffuser that happened to work fine on both my 580EX and 580EX II Speedlites. This one doesn't fit both, but it does a great job on the 580EX.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Service

        By joe

        from NEW YORK

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome (Diffuser) for Canon 580EX (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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

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

                              I use for some pictures in places with irregular light

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                              • 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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 (original ver.) 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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