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VelloLight Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Compact (16)
  • Packs small / compresses (9)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (19)
  • Weddings (19)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Bounce Diffuser

I use this on my flash unit when I shoot indoor events. The gold and silver foil inserts it comes with are really cool. The gold one is especially useful for warming up your...Read complete review

I use this on my flash unit when I shoot indoor events. The gold and silver foil inserts it comes with are really cool. The gold one is especially useful for warming up your photos. If you do use the inserts, the light is not diffused as much because they are so reflective. If you're shooting with a lens that's wider than about 24mm, you will see dark edges where the light doesn't spread to. Take the inserts out and just use the white, and you can go at least as wide as 18mm without problems. Other than that issue, it works great as a simple bounce diffuser. It's the best value for one like this I've seen on the internet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay

Not pleased that the velcro that comes with it isn't detachable. Meaning I have to buy velcro that I can take off. When I tried the gold, it looked pretty decent. Also the...Read complete review

Not pleased that the velcro that comes with it isn't detachable. Meaning I have to buy velcro that I can take off. When I tried the gold, it looked pretty decent. Also the silver looked decent.

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4.0

Easy to carry, compact solution

By Josh from Illinois

from Urbana, IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

      This is a nice, easy to carry solution for adding some light to a shot. It folds up compactly and has interchangeable colors to shape the lighting of the scene. I use it for handheld macro photography to throw some diffused light onto a subject and I've gotten good results. The flash I'm using is a smaller Sony CSC flash, instead of the big DSLR flash, so I got the wraparound velcro strap. It all works together well. Ugly, but fully functional and help me get better shots, which is the most important thing.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Not bad.

      By LuxdeLex

      from Iowa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

      First impression is nice as a cheap compact portable diffuser. It is sort of flimsy but does the job. Definitely recommend using the stick on Velcro vs. the strap option.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Speed Flash Accessory

      By Ian D

      from Cartersville, Ga

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

        The Light bouncer kit is awesome addition if you need a filler flash thats not going to over power and blind your models.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Saipanjack

        from Cuenca Ecuador

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddingevent Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

          Used the product in a side by side comparison with another similar product costing much more. Able to show students the diffusion benefit with luch less expense.
          Found no drawback to the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Nice

          By Ed

          from Canoga Park, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

          Nice and handy

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          • No

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          4.0

          Results may vary . . .

          By Grainy

          from Lafayette, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

            This is a potentially very useful product, but I recommend some significant time experimenting with it (and writing down how you used it in each shot) to really appreciate the various results you can get with it.

            I am an "ardent amature" and am using this so far with a variety of shots of individuals and groups. I use is with a Nikon Speedlight 700 and a Vello flashbracket which allows the camera to rotate horizontally or vertically, while keeping the flash abobe the camera. Good, although I wish I had gotten the rotating flash bracket that allows the flash to be a bit off to the side.

            I would recommend taking several shots of the same subject, experimenting with the flash angle, using the white and silver bounce insert, etc., and really analyze the differences. I think this is a great product and look forward to using it more, but it will require some research and experimentation to get the full benefits out of it.

            Finally, I do question the longevity of the bounce hood - not the quality of the construction per se, but rather the wear and tear it is likely to get as it gets jostled around. Also, the hood adds a lot of additional target area that can get bumped, creating greater risks to torquing your flash shoe - but that is really just a function of how careful or clumsy you are. Still, something to consider if you are moving around a lot or taking photos in crowds who are not mindful of your gear.

            It is likely worthy of 5 stars - the greatest limiting factor at the moment is my own learning curve.

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            5.0

            Vello Light Bouncer

            By Sunshine

            from Louisiana

            Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

            These are an excellent addition to the SB910 speed light. I provides flexibility when controlling light.

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            5.0

            Easy Bounce

            By Rickyb

            from Enfield,Ct

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                Very Easy to use! Does a much better job on flash than the built in diffuser. It is very light weight so it does not add to the whole weight of camera. Works with progear so that flash is high above the lens.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Indispensable Lighting Tool

                By Crawdad-head

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                  This compact, easy-to-use reflector comes in handy when you can't bring in the soft box, and you don't have a white ceiling or wall to bounce off of. It also includes silver and gold reflectors that easily attach to the main piece. I use the gold one frequently when shooting portraits outdoors.

                  It is especially helpful for spreading and softening the light when shooting groups at weddings and other functions.

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                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By Steve

                  from SC

                  Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                  Works well, but I prefer the snap-on diffuser that came with my SB-700 in most cases.

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                  5.0

                  Good

                  By Danny

                  from Las vegas

                  Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                  Easy to use, I find it fast to put it on into place and also come with the silver and gold deflectors. I often use the gold one and didn't take it off as it gives a softer yellow glow in portraiture

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                  5.0

                  Excellent way to soften your speed light

                  By JMKarlo

                  from Republic of Texas

                  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 Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                    Mine attached to my SB-600 and a few older flash units.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    gets the job done

                    By photopdx

                    from portland, or

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                        great for all purpose use, fill light for low light situations. love using the gold foil to warm up skin tones for events/parties.

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                        4.0

                        Love it!!!!

                        By BenMar

                        from Philly

                        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                        A Very versatile and affordable unit.. I really enjoyed using and look forward to purchasing more Vello products...

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                        4.0

                        Would one day give it as present.

                        By smartdanz

                        from milton, WA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                        I use this product for weddings, portriates.
                        You are able to change different lights on your clients.
                        it no easy fitting on the flash.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        works great

                        By Andy the student

                        from Platteville, WI

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                            I use this with the canon speedlite 600 very happy with the product,

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            It worked for me

                            By Mom the camera lady

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                              I used the bounce flash to photograph a wedding. The images are beautiful with no sharp shadows. However it is very compact and I forgot it at the ceremony…..
                              I did use a rubber band to attach it to the flash, I don't like velcro on my devices.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              It's okay

                              By Ann

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                                Not pleased that the velcro that comes with it isn't detachable. Meaning I have to buy velcro that I can take off. When I tried the gold, it looked pretty decent. Also the silver looked decent.

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                                5.0

                                Cool product

                                By Grande Ande

                                from South Burlington, VT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                                  Easy to use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Simple and inexpensive light diffusion

                                  By SkyCor

                                  from West Jordan, UT

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events

                                    Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                                    For event photography, this is a great diffuser! It's easy to attach and to adjust. And I like having the option of using either a silver or gold reflector. Cool!

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                                    • No

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