Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash

Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash

Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash

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Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Improves Light From DSLR Pop-Up Flash
  • Improves/Eliminates Harsh Shadows
  • More Natural-Looking Light
  • Compatible W/Major Camera Brands

Lightscoop U1-S overview

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Professor Kobre's Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash turns your DSLR's built-in pop-up flash into a fine lighting instrument, banishing unsightly black shadows, the evil (red) eye, and nasty hot spots from your photographs, and replacing them with a softer, gentler light that flatters your subject, whether man or woman, old or young, dog or cat, fish or fowl. 

Too good to be true? Nope, it works, and you don't have to be a technical wizard to use it, either. This small low-tech device creates soft, flattering light by using a small mirror to redirect light from your camera's pop-up flash to a ceiling or wall, which reflects the light, spreading it out and softening it, for greatly improved photos. Just slip the Lightscoop over your camera's pop-up flash, follow the simple directions, and, bingo!--you can stop deleting half your pictures because of the ugly lighting.

In addition to this standard mirror, a warming mirror which adds a light amber color for more pleasing skin tones is available separately.

The Lightscoop is designed for use only with DSLRs using interchangeable lenses with a pop-up, built-in flash--the flash on point-and-shoot cameras isn't strong enough for use with the Lightscoop.

For Sony cameras, you must use the Lightscoop Sony Standard or Warming Mirror. This Lightscoop Universal Standard Mirror is compatible with:


Canon 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, Rebel XTi OR 400, Rebel XT OR 350, Rebel XSI or 450, Rebel XS or 1000D, Rebel T1i or EOS 500D, Rebel T2i or EOS 550D, Rebel T3i or EOS 600D
Fuji FinePix Pro S Series
Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D700, D3000, D5000, D7000
Sigma SD14
Pentax K10D, K100D, K20D, K200D
Olympus E3, E420, E520 & E620
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2K

Improves the light from pop-up flashes on DSLRs, softening or eliminating harsh black shadows, red-eye, and hot spots
More natural-looking light
Compatible cameras include:
Canon 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, Rebel XTi OR 400, Rebel XT OR 350, Rebel XSI or 450, Rebel XS or 1000D, Rebel T1i or EOS 500D, Rebel T2i or EOS 550D, Rebel T3i or EOS 600D
Fuji FinePix Pro S Series
Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D700, D3000, D5000, D7000
Sigma SD14
Pentax K10D, K100D, K20D, K200D
Olympus E3, E420, E520 & E620
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2K
UPC: 837654011454

Lightscoop U1-S specs

Modifier Type Reflector
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 6.5 x 2.2"

Lightscoop U1-S reviews

Universal Standard Mirror Bounce for Pop-Up Flash is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's fine if it's all you have Great soft light with nice catchlights if you are only working in landscape mode and the subject is within 3-4 feet. If you plan to use in in portrait mode, the flash will need to be bounced off of a wall. The on camera flash is just not powerful enough to do that kind of bouncing. If subjects are farther away, your pics will be underexposed, even when cranking up the exposure compensation. Since I have a speedlite, this will probably collect dust in a drawer. I thought it would be nice when I want to travel light, but It is not small and very limited.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bang For The Buck This mirror does just what it says it will - allows you to bounce your on board flash. Considering the cost of an external flash, this is a huge bargain. Mind you, I've never owned or used an external flash, so other than price for the functionality, I have no basis for comparison. However, I will say that I've found this allows me to use my on board flash to get even light when taking photos indoors. I tend to avoid using my flash when I can, but in low-light, we all know that the necessary high ISO settings for that lead to graininess. With this, I can boost my flash and bump my ISO down a bit, and get great, sharp images.
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple. Effective. This product is a great low-cost way to improve your indoor photography with your DLSR built-in flash. I use the Mirror Bounce to take pictures of my toddler inside my house (usually along with a 50mm lens). When it first came, I popped it on my camera and started snapping away. I was pleased with the improved results. Then I read the instructions and set my camera settings to match the manufacturer suggestions and the results were even better. The product is a little bulky to travel with, but it does come with a nice little pouch to protect it a bit. I would recommend this product to anyone who uses their DLSR around the house on a regular basis.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this..great for pet pics! I love this and it is such a great deal. Other reviews talk about it being flimsy, but it's not as fragile as they lead you to believe. If you're carrying it around in your camera bag with all of your other equipment it will be fine. I could see it breaking if you say...step on it...so don't do that! I love that I can finally take pictures of my pet without the evil eye glare, and it definitely takes nice shots inside. Follow the instructions to set up your camera and you won't be disappointed. I don't have the cash to buy an expensive flash attachment right now, so this is perfect for the time being and I have already put it to good use.
Date published: 2012-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kobre Flash reflector I have a tough time shooting indoor flash. Despite reading and studying books, my thick head has not latched on to using my sb800 properly. I do have my times that I am happy with what I shoot, but have a strange feeling the good shots are more luck than skill. I was told about the light scoop by a friend. I had commented about her indoor flash shots. After learning what she was doing I ordered the Kobre unit and have been totally satisfied with the results. It isn't the answer to all flash projects, but make the standard flash shots with standard ceilings nice and soft with even light distribution. I love it, for what is is for.
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ALOT of Bang for the Buck! I have no professional lighting alternatives other than the pop-up flash on my Canon 50D. So, before I begin investing in professional lighting, I thought I would give the 'USM' a try. I love it. Such a simple tool and very easy to use. It easily slides right into the hot shoe. A huge difference in the quality of my images. I hated how the flash on it's own would make my subjects look so washed out. Using the USM creates a lovely, soft glow rather than that ugly glare. The only negative is if the ceiling is too high or outdoors, it will not work as it uses the ceiling in a room to bounce the light off of.
Date published: 2010-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Pics! I must confess that i was doubtful at the time i bought this, but i was inspired for the reviews and the cost, beside that here in Mexico there are no other place for geting this product. After I read the confign instructions began to do pic and they were Great! The product gives all that it tells and you will be pretty satisfied with it. The pics will be best on low ceilings. If you want to use it on high ceilings os open areas won't work. You need low ceilings or nearer walls.. You will have to know very well your camera setting, because if you want to go fast from pics with this product and pics on other lightining conditions will need to make some detailed settings on your camera.
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly After using a piece of white paper taped around my flash for a while, and liking the results, I ordered this mirror bounce and I'm glad I did. It works just as it says it does. To be honest, I've only gotten to use it a few times on our recent vacation but I could tell from my camera that it worked just as I'd hoped and made indoor pictures at my sister's so much better. I haven't been able to upload any yet but I'm greatly anticipating it. I actually took a few without the mirror and then with the mirror in the same settings and the difference was phenomenal. Its true that you cannot turn your camera vertically but I can adapt to that. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-05
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