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VelloLight Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Compact (19)
  • Packs small / compresses (9)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (6)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (21)
  • Family photos (20)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

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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5.0

excellent product

By pogim

from nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

excellent product

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5.0

Inexpensive solution

By Andy

from West Palm Beach FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

    I have several different difusers and for the money this is a great product. Folds down and takes up hardly any room in my bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nice bounce kit

    By Amber

    from NYC

    Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

    so glad this exists and I didn't have to go with a more expensive setup just to test a concept. Great for experimenting with bounce/lighting.

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    4.0

    Does what I need

    By alee091

    from Rome, GA

    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:

      A very inexpensive bouncer for the flash for closeups.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Addition

      By Barta IV

      from Wake Forest, NC

      About Me 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 is just what I've been looking for in an affordable diffuser for the flash. I like the quality of the light that it sends out. I didn't think I would like the silver and gold reflectors to add in, but it turns out I like the look they give better than the white bounce. The silver works well for fill flash in daylight. The gold reflector worked to balance the color of the flash with indoor/incandecent lights. This made the light from the flash closer to the same color for a nice, less glaring, light source.I took the advice of other reviewers and added a couple of rubber bands to assist the hook & loop attachements. I shot an event all evening with no problems from the Bouncer Kit. This is a great addition to your camera bag.

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        • No

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        5.0

        good for small events

        By bimkur

        from Framingham

        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

        Good for a small party.. Cannot cover large rooms

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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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                      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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