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VelloBounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Compact (24)
  • Durable (24)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Great picture quality (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (22)
    • Weddings (20)
    • Travel (11)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Vello Bounce Diffuser

    Purchase of this diffuser was for the new 600EX-RT flash unit from Canon. Previously, I used the Sto-fen with my 580EX. After speaking to the B&H salesperson they suggested this unit is...Read complete review

    Purchase of this diffuser was for the new 600EX-RT flash unit from Canon. Previously, I used the Sto-fen with my 580EX. After speaking to the B&H salesperson they suggested this unit is better than the Sto-fen. The fit is perfect for the Canon 600EX-RT. I also purchased one for my Canon 270EX unit. That Vello bounce does not stay on the flash head very well. Both the Sto-fen and the Vello attempt to accomplish an even, soft light. While they both achieve this purpose in the horizontal mode, the effect is not quite the same in the vertical mode. I can see why fellow photographers use the Gary Fong lighsphere. You can achieve the soft light effect in vertical and horizontal. This is a cheap method to have a soft focus attachment with ease of storage in your camera bag. I really like the effect while photographing people--and when using a really wide lens to cover an entire room. I would recommend it...because of the low price you cannot make a mistake. The Gary Fong lightsphere is a greater investment. Like any of the attachments for your flash or camera you have to see a purpose to purchase. This is a minor investment to achieve a very different lighting effect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cannot be used for Bounce!

    It is fair when use stright on but if you bounce it on the ceiling, only light the top half of subjects. Very limited in its range.

    It is fair when use stright on but if you bounce it on the ceiling, only light the top half of subjects. Very limited in its range.

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    4.0

    Very compact over normal Stofen brand

    By Spinneyman

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

      Use this on my Canon 600EX-RT and I have liked the results so far. The best part is it is compact enough you can keep it on the flash and still place the flash in its protective bag.

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      5.0

      Good diffuser for the money

      By Keith

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

        Works well on the Canon 600 EX

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good for the speedlite600

        By rayidzz01

        from Puerto rico

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

        Fit perfect in speedlite600 and difuse great

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        4.0

        Works Well

        By Andy Smith

        from Minnetonka, MN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

          I used it in a number of odd lighting situations. It really help keep the subject consistent.

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          4.0

          Vello Bounce Diffuser

          By Rich

          from Brea, California

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

          Purchase of this diffuser was for the new 600EX-RT flash unit from Canon. Previously, I used the Sto-fen with my 580EX. After speaking to the B&H salesperson they suggested this unit is better than the Sto-fen. The fit is perfect for the Canon 600EX-RT. I also purchased one for my Canon 270EX unit. That Vello bounce does not stay on the flash head very well. Both the Sto-fen and the Vello attempt to accomplish an even, soft light. While they both achieve this purpose in the horizontal mode, the effect is not quite the same in the vertical mode. I can see why fellow photographers use the Gary Fong lighsphere. You can achieve the soft light effect in vertical and horizontal. This is a cheap method to have a soft focus attachment with ease of storage in your camera bag. I really like the effect while photographing people--and when using a really wide lens to cover an entire room. I would recommend it...because of the low price you cannot make a mistake. The Gary Fong lightsphere is a greater investment. Like any of the attachments for your flash or camera you have to see a purpose to purchase. This is a minor investment to achieve a very different lighting effect.

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          5.0

          Great easy to use light modifier

          By Craig Roadhawk

          from Southeastern Ohio

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

            The diffuser fits the 600 EX-Rt as it is supposed to without the need for any other moifications. It seems to create a great alternative to direct flash with softened shadows.

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            5.0

            Good diffuser

            By Mainlight

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

              The 600EX-RT is already a good flash and the E-TTL works well, but having a diffuser can come in handy sometimes. I have used it with the macro setting that the 600EX-RT has with good results.

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              5.0

              Great Ad-on

              By Manuel

              from Chicago

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                This product works perfectly! It's a great addition to an already great speed light system.

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                5.0

                A "must have" in your gear bag

                By N405MX

                from Monterrey, MX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                  Excellent option with the 600EX-RT, nice results indoors.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Prety good Diffuser

                  By Jan Spisar

                  from Daytona Beach

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                    You have to have this.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great add-on for overpowered strobes

                    By Woodworker51

                    from Flower Mound, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not Directional

                    Best Uses

                    • Product Photo Lighting

                    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                    Wasn't too sure about this product, but found that for the money it is a great piece of gear and should be in every photo enthusiasts camera bag. Softens lighting and evens out shadows, while still allowing enough flash through to do the job.

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                    5.0

                    Great Diffuser

                    By Shane

                    from Aviano, Italy

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                      Worth the price. Spreads the light evenly and fits snug on the flash.

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                      5.0

                      Little Big Giant

                      By Julio Cesar

                      from Miami, Florida

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                        Fits like a glove on the 600 EX-RT,but once on it won't fall off, spreads light sufficiently to fill shadows in the room, good bare bulb effect and it looks cute mounted on the flash. You don't even have to take it off when putting the flash in the case. Good all around!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent for fill light

                        By RSPhoto

                        from Ocala,Fl.

                        About Me Semi-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 Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                          Excellent for fill light on any kind if event.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent diffuser

                          By Endoman

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                            Softens light

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Diffuser

                            By BigHildy53

                            from Richmond, VA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

                              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                              The product works well to spread the light and prevent the spot light effect.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome

                              By Brad

                              from Michigan

                              Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                              Fits well on the flash and does it's job! Sturdy material.

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                              5.0

                              Good quality

                              By Mike_K

                              from Newnan, GA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                                This flash diffuser is a nice, simple and high quality item. It spreads the light out evenly and works nice.

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                                5.0

                                Great Little Dome

                                By Matt Blasing

                                from Albuquerque, NM

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                                I leave this baby on my flash all the time. It's compact enough to stay on my flash even when it's in the pouch. Wouldn't want to use my flash without it.

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                                5.0

                                Nice diffuser

                                By mntony

                                from Minnesota

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT:

                                  So far, so good. I've been using Stofen diffusers but decided to try these when I upgraded to the 600EX-RT. I like that they go on very easily. They are a tad lower profile than the Stofens, so they fit in the flash case mounted on the flash - that's a plus for me. They likely don't provide as much light to the side.

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