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VelloLight Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes
 
4.3

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (46)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Compact (32)
  • Durable (16)
  • Great picture quality (12)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (16)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (37)
  • Family photos (34)
  • Sports/action (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Wildlife photos (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (16), Photo enthusiast (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun + Inexpensive

I really wasn't sure I needed this for an upcoming wedding, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I actually didn't end up using it, but it's still super fun to...Read complete review

I really wasn't sure I needed this for an upcoming wedding, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I actually didn't end up using it, but it's still super fun to use. If you're looking for something new to use on your flash, check this out. It's super affordable!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great modifier but its already falling apart

First I want to say that the light that comes from the bounce kit is beautiful, I only really use the white bounce card because the others don't produce the quality light I need....Read complete review

First I want to say that the light that comes from the bounce kit is beautiful, I only really use the white bounce card because the others don't produce the quality light I need. I would still recommend this product and continue to use it but the problem I found is that only after a weeks of using it the white bounce card started to bubble up and eventually fall off the backing of the card so now I have an awesome black -bounce card lol After some super glue and a little love I have it working again but its starting to happen again. The Velcro has already popped off in half the places too. Like I said its a great product but don't count on using it for very long.

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4.0

Great Product

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

This bouncer takes up less space than others. The included filters comes in handy for certain lighting conditions.

 
4.0

Diffuse Light from Portable Flash

By Hank

from Bloomingdale, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

Good way to diffuse light from your flash when you can't go off camera easily. The additional gold and silver inserts allow you to contend with specific situations or become creative. Good diffusing capability at a reasonable price.

 
5.0

Good for the price!

By Ran

from Carlisle,PA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

Does what it's supposed to do and for a good price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

OK but not great

By KW284

from Edmonds, WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

I bought this to use with several flashes so I did not want to stick Velcro to any of the strobes. I used the separately available attachment strap but found rubber bands do as good a job as the attachment seems loose using the strap. The quality of the light seems OK but I honestly prefer a diffuser battached to the flash.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great for Fconv if there is no surface to bounce flash off.

By Anthony

from Macau

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Travel

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

I use this in situations where there is no convenient surface from which to bounce the flash. It give a pretty good result. Flash strength needs some attention as in different lighting environments it may need a tweet to yield the best results.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Simple workable and light in your bag

By Doc

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Photojournalism
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

I have use this product and similar products on many different strobes and flash units it is one of those essentials in the camera bag for a softer bounce

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun + Inexpensive

By Sarah Elizabeth Photography

from Providence Forge, VA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Portraits

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

I really wasn't sure I needed this for an upcoming wedding, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I actually didn't end up using it, but it's still super fun to use. If you're looking for something new to use on your flash, check this out. It's super affordable!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay...

By Goose

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

Came with Speedlite package, works good, but is big and flimsy. It's cheap and has that cheap look. Liked the gold insert for the project I was working on, but not the silver, will continue to try out.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bounce

By DanO

from Mechanicville

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

The Right Bounce for your flash. To make that softer light on your subject, goes hand and hand with your flash. A must have for that serious photographer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Enhances flash

By Jeff

from Cincinnati

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

spreads the speedlight beam out

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly Effective

By Andre' Binns

from San Diego, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

    I just purchased a new camera and an external flash. The flash was too hot especially when taking close ups. It would white out too often. My buddy told me about the light bouncer he picked up from B&H so i ordered it and have been happy ever since. It reduces the glare to very minimal.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Handy but big

    By TonyK

    from Santa Monica

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

      This is a handy thing to have but it is big, which of course is what you need for even light. You loos a couple of stops using it but as long as you have a powerful flash thats not a problem. The warm gel is really what makes this a standout product.

      Cheap so its worth a try if you aren't happy with the built in bounce flaps (on many flashes) or taping cardboard to the flash head. You need to put the velcro as far down as possible on the flash head and use a rubber band around it. Yes, it will mess up the look of your flash.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Gigi

      from MN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

        With the price and the result when I use this with my flash it is perfect.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unobtrusive size for small events

        By Re Viewer

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

          This came as part of a set, and I have experimented with it and find it it a nice unobtrusive size and shields the flash light from other people in a crowded room. It gives a little more reach to the standard bounce card or off-axis flash. The wide Vello Cinch Strap came in the set and works perfectly with this. The Bouncer is light weight and stiff, so with the Cinch Strap you can whip around taking pictures without it flopping around. Only plastic, but folds flat, keeps an angle, and can be sponged clean if need be.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Flimsy

          By Trip

          from Charleston SC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

              This came free with my Nikon SB910 and that is the right price. Compared to others it is flimsy and does not fold well for storage in your bag. Does it work, well, yes, it reflects the flash which is what it supposed to do. I also have found Vello Customer service to be something to avoid after dealing with them regarding another item.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great modifier but its already falling apart

              By Alex

              from Delray Beach

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

              First I want to say that the light that comes from the bounce kit is beautiful, I only really use the white bounce card because the others don't produce the quality light I need. I would still recommend this product and continue to use it but the problem I found is that only after a weeks of using it the white bounce card started to bubble up and eventually fall off the backing of the card so now I have an awesome black -bounce card lol After some super glue and a little love I have it working again but its starting to happen again. The Velcro has already popped off in half the places too. Like I said its a great product but don't count on using it for very long.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best flash diffuser/reflector on the market.

              By Old Master

              from Illinois

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                I am a portrait photographer exclusively. I probably have tried every type of diffuser available and this one is the best by far. Light spread is even and and right on subject every time. I don't get the complaints about putting it on the flash. It doesn't take an engineer to utilize a rubber band. It's been on my flash since day one and has not come off.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Incomplete information

                By phil

                from Laredo,Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Requires Pasting Velcro

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Portrait
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                In principle it's a great idea. A nifty little light bouncer for your portable flash. It's small,lightweight and inexpensive. The problem is mounting it on your flash. I have tried various options and the only way you can do this is by pasting a piece of velcro (supplied) on your flash. I have no intention of pasting anything permanent on my Nikon flash so I guess it"s back to the drawing board.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great Lighting

                By Gigi

                from Bemidji, MN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                    Taking photos of Macro of insects and flowers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice soft light

                    By David Moore

                    from St Petersburg Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Vello Light Bouncer Kit for Portable Flashes:

                      I use this bounce card for a Canon 600EX-RT and a 5DmkII.

                      This is a great bounce card for occasions when I don't want the bounce to hit the ceiling or surrounding walls.

                      If the walls are a bad color for bounce or if the ceiling is black or too high, bouncing the flash can have disastrous results.

                      I only use this bounce card when the flash is sitting on top of a Vello CB-600 Straight Flash Bracket, next to the 5D; not on top of the camera, because I feel that on top of the camera the bounce card will be too high for good lighting, creating shadows under the eyes and neck during events and location portraits.

                      It's very lightweight, and though the included silver card is too reflective for my portrait/event tastes, I can see how it could give great results under the right circumstances.

                      The bounce card is very awkward to attach to the flash. I don't use the included Velcro attachments, I use an elastic band. Vello makes an elastic band that may work better than mine, and I wish they would include the band with the card.
                      All in all, I like this bounce card a lot.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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