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SunbounceBOUNCE-WALL Set
 
2.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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1.0

Broken Clip

By Ruadh

from Indiana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

      Despite seeing reviews about the plastic clip breaking, I decided to try this out anyway. I purchased one open box and when it arrived, the clip was already broken. It is not the portion of the clip that holds the card, but rather the two circular pieces that attach to the ball. It is a very thin plastic ring sandwiched between rubber layers. I can see how it would break very easily. It had obviously been returned because it was broken, but because it is sandwiched between rubber layers, the B&H guys probably couldn't tell it was broken. I understand they are trying to keep this light weight, but they really needed to beef up this portion of it or make it out of aluminum. The spring that holds the clamp closed is significantly stronger than the thin plastic rings that clamps around the ball. It is pretty much inevitable that it is going to break simply under the force exerted upon it by the spring.

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      1.0

      very poor quality

      By Gadget

      from Newark, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

      The plastic clip sitting on the ball broke in half 2 minutes before the shoot. Ordered a new one and the same clip ... broke in half right out of the box. Didn't even use it once. Will never buy this product again. Looking for something similar but more reliable.

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      1.0

      Works Great ONCE

      By TexianJim

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

          I love the light this produces from a hot shoe mounted flash, but seriously, it's so brittle it's useless. If you barely touch, just touch this onto a hard surface, the ball joint snaps like I don't know what. Wouldn't be so bad if you could find replacement parts without having to order a whole new unit. When you call the distributors to try to see if parts are available, they don't even know what you're talking about and it's pretty hard to explain. If it was made of a lightweight metal, it would be revolutionary.

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          1.0

          Easily Broken

          By Charlie from Nashville

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

              I wrote one review that was not published (too critical?)This device broke the first time I used it. The bracket that holds the card clamps onto a ball head. The wind grabbed the card and flipped it to the sidewalk breaking the plastic clamp. Is now useless, live and learn.

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              4.0

              Bounce-Wall Set by Sunbounce.

              By Chuck

              from Aiken, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Can Be A Problem Shooting
              • Windy Days

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash
              • General Use
              • Night Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits

              Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

              Quite easy to setup, and use. If I use it for outdoor use it is best to do so when it is not too windy, but I used it with 7 to 10 mps and I able to get the job done.

              I believe it is the best solution, I have found for soft light off camera.

              I also ordered the White / Gold, but I haven't used it yet.

              I believe that you will find many uses for these devices.

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              4.0

              Reach out & BOUNCE someone...

              By Lundegaard

              from Hudson Valley, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

              Let me preface this by saying I hate being in a position to use a flash for photography. BUT, I also cannot carry around softbanks & Kinos everywhere I go. This is an interesting compromise and has given me results I like in run & gun situations (tho with it's up to 16" reach-out from your head, it's a little tricky squeezing your way through a party crowd...). Moving some soft key light off axis is what this baby does and it does it fairly well.

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              5.0

              A great tool for speedlite users...

              By Gtmon2

              from California

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

                The Bounce-Wall system is indeed very portable, and breaks down and is neatly stored in the front pockets (use both pockets) of my Canon 200DG camera bag! It make the light that falls on the subjest bigger, softer and definately more beautiful as appose to using only my speedlite! I wiil be ordering the additional reflector in the near future!

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                4.0

                Easy to set-up. Works.

                By Gadget_NJ

                from New Jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

                  Definitely does what it claims to do - it gives you even CONSISTENT lighting and it's easy to set up. You don't want to use it at events for many different reasons, but if you need to do a quick portrait photography where you can't or you don't want to use serious lighting equipment then this device is for you. Switching it from one side to the other is a little bit of a pain, but overall I am happy with it.

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                  5.0

                  The Cat's Meow

                  By JJJJ

                  from Cranston, RI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sunbounce BOUNCE-WALL Set:

                    This is the run and gun's best friend - pleasing light that appears as if it's off camera. Pictures don't have the flash feel with the Bounce Wall.

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                    • No

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