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VelloBounce Dome Diffuser for Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Compact (29)
  • Durable (28)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Great picture quality (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (26)
    • Weddings (24)
    • Travel (13)
    • Sports/action (8)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    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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    5.0

    Little Giant

    By Photo man

    from Miami Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Bought the Gary Fong's diffuser, disliked it so much I forgot where I placed it and even forgot I once had acquired it.

      When I bought my second 600EX-RT flash I bought the StoFen version because of the good reviews.

      Did not like how it looked on my flash and what was worst it was so tight on the flash head that I thought it was going to rip it off.

      Called B&H and they sent me another bounce dome diffuser at no cost... No regrets! diffuses great, fits easily anywhere and looks great on the 600 EX-RT flash.

      Now I have two one for each flash, when I get my third 600EX-RT for sure I will get another Vello Dome Diffuser.

      Get it you won't regret it..........

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      • No

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      2.0

      Tiny diffuser

      By D.Rice

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

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

        Good if you are desperate, but I recommend Gary Fong's diffuser.

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        5.0

        a MUST!

        By Encantado de la Vida

        from Waltham, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Once I place it on the flash and took pictures... I saw the difference... and what a difference it makes.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A great diffuser

          By Phil

          from Bloomington

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

          This diffuser does a great job in reducing the harshness of the flash

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          5.0

          Does the job

          By Red Shoe

          from CT

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

          Plastic, but diffuses nicely and light to carry

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          5.0

          good cheap alternative

          By photoboychris

          from vancouver, canada

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            it does what it's suppposed to do - which isn't exactly putting a man on the moon, but makes you wonder why the 'other' diffusers cost so much more. It fits well and diffuses the light. I'm using it inside softbox/octodome style diffusers and it works well.

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            5.0

            Great Product, Great Price!

            By Photo Gal

            from Westchester,NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

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

              Easy to use, very secure, and does what it's meant to do. No doubt a must have item for your camera bag.

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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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                • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                                • No

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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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