Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit

Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit

Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit

Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit

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  • For All Shoe & Handle Mount Flashes
  • Includes: Cloud Lightsphere
  • Half Cloud Lightsphere
  • 2x Inverted Domes
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The Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Flash Diffusion Starter Kit is based on the large, round, soft and flexible Lightsphere diffuser that slips over the front of any standard shoe mount or handle mount flash unit. The inside of the Lightsphere is completely textured to make the light dispersion even "softer" than it would be otherwise. As a result, the material is more translucent, keeping the unit from losing a lot of light while actually increasing the diffusion and softness of light.

An opaque color has been added to the inside of the Cloud version, and this "frosted" version creates an even softer effect, which makes it ideal for close-ups, portraits, and event photography.

The included inverted dome allows you to softly diffuse direct light with a large, soft source without creating flare on the front of your lens.

This Universal type fits almost virtually any shoe- or handle-mount flash unit. Its innovative mounting design provides a secure and adjustable grip to any flash head, from a Nikon SB-600 to a Metz 45 handle mount. This means there is only one model you need to buy, ever.
Especially ideal for vertical flash shots where the flash coverage is still similar to horizontal shots, due to the large rounded shape of the diffuser. Minimizes the need for a flash-flip bracket.
Easily fits into a camera bag.
UPC: 891257001526
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Gary Fong Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit
  • Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Cloud Diffusion System (Frosted)
  • Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Diffusion System (Half Cloud)
  • 2 x Mounting Kits: Cinch Straps, Rubber Grip Bands
  • 2 x WhiteDome
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Gary Fong LSU-START specs

    Modifier Type Dome
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 7.1 x 7.1"

    Gary Fong LSU-START reviews

    Lightsphere Universal Inverted Dome Starter Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved The Day! I was asked to shoot a wedding at the last minute due to other photographer having a family emergency to attend to. Luckily I was able to attend the Rehearsal the day before to check out the lighting. It was The Darkest Church I had been in. Fortunately I had a fellow photographer joining me on the day of the Wedding and had mentioned to him my dilemma. He quickly did some research and found that the GF Diffuers are just the ticket. They work great with my SB900 flash. WOW, thank goodness, he figured this out. They worked so well, I wouldn't care how bulky they were they will always be part of my professional photographers kit. They literally saved the day and I was proud to hand over the Professional images the Bride and Groom were expecting. Thank you Helen
    Date published: 2011-05-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from SB600 wont stay up, falls over! My friend got this for me because i've been eyeing it for a while and i'm going to take photos at her wedding in march and wanted her to have some good quality photos but when i tried it out all that it did was cause my flash head to fall forward plus it was not a good fit in the first place universal? i think not! it was really quite a flimsy fit on my SB600 didn't even get to try it out because it just kept falling down! i'm not saying it wont work on other flash units but i plan on exchanging this for something else so if you have a nikon sb600 just beware!
    Date published: 2012-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it claims to do The Lightsphere is excellent for portrait or wedding shoots. While I sometimes use it with additional lights for studio sessions, the Lightsphere works well on its own or with another diffused flash or reflector for on-location events. Priced A BIT high for what you get. However, I haven't found these results with any other products.
    Date published: 2008-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good diffuser I am typically a natural light only photographer, but of course for weddings and evening events the only option IS artificial lighting. I love the GF diffuser because it provides soft light and not the typical harsh light of a flash. The only *complaint* I would have is just the bulkiness of the product, but I think it is necessary in order to do what it does. I don't always pack it with me because it takes up a lot of space, but when I am shooting an event indoors at night, I have it on the whole time so it isn't a concern the space that it would take up in my camera bag.
    Date published: 2010-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely buy I am a previous owner of Gary Fong's Lightsphere Dome. I purchased this Universal kit since I now own a Nikon SB-900 flash. The Universal fits the larger Nikon and Canon flash heads. I would say Gary Fong's claims are pretty much right on. Using the GF (Gary Fong) with camera and flash (in hot shoe) in vertical mode your shadows are either non-existent or much softer than using the same scenario with the Nikon Diffuser. Setup: flash head at 45 degree angle, head rotated at or about 60 degrees. Shooting in camera landscape mode, flash at 45 degree angle, with the GF diffuser you get nice soft lighting on your subject/subjects. I tend to use the GF with the flash attached either to my hotshoe or to a flash bracket. The difference between the Cloudy Dome and the 1/2 Cloudy Dome is slight light loss. Side by side comparisons, everything the same, from shooting distance to subject I recorded (using a light meter) 2/10's of a stop brighter using the 1/2 Dome compared to the Cloudy Dome. With any diffuser, there will be light loss compared to shooting direct flash. The GF works well when your flash to subject distance is no more than 15 feet. Since they are bulky, you may have a hard time finding space in your camera bag, but I always do.
    Date published: 2009-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice broad flash diffuser Using mainly for inside shots as it provides ample illumination for a room with reasonably low ceilings. Have used it outdoors for a touch of fill with success as well, but tilt the heads at about 30 degrees and use a small white reflector behind them to push the flash forward. The domes can fall off easy so keep an eye on them, but the unit itself is lightweight and stays on the flash head well. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was mainly due to price, it is a bit pricey for two pieces of plastic, rubber bands, and velcro.
    Date published: 2010-11-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works Great But is Bulky I usually use two cameras when shooting events, so to have this added to the flash of one made it really tall and hard to hold while I was shooting with the other - I liked the look of the flashes with this adapter, but the bulky addition to the flash was almost too much to carry around. I was also a little disappointed at what I got for the price, I was expecting a little more.
    Date published: 2010-06-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Work great for what I use them for... I purchased one to use at events and actually didn't like it at all. I follow a pro photographer (Bob Davis)and I had purchased a couple of training videos and saw that he used them with his weddings and decided to get two more and try them for a shoot I had coming up. They worked perfect with the system that Bob Davis teaches and I got excellent results.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
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