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VelloBounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite
 
4.7

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Compact (28)
  • Durable (26)
  • Great picture quality (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (30)
  • Weddings (26)
  • Travel (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Sports/action (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and easy to use.

I borrowed this diffuser from a friend with the same Speed light as I have. I like the ease of use and I am happy with the way it softened the light from my...Read complete review

I borrowed this diffuser from a friend with the same Speed light as I have. I like the ease of use and I am happy with the way it softened the light from my Canon 430 EX II. After giving it a try I made the purchase to add to my kit.

Because it is molded plastic that slips over the speed light I find it a little awkward to carry or put in my camera bag. It doesn't fit into the speed light pouch supplied by Canon but this is a minor inconvenience and it wasn't enough for me to look for another diffuser. Overall I'm very happy with the results.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

just okay

works fine but doesn't stay on flash unit tightly enough and is always coming off in my bag, very annoying. when it's on the flash it gets the job done.

works fine but doesn't stay on flash unit tightly enough and is always coming off in my bag, very annoying. when it's on the flash it gets the job done.

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5.0

Excellent; worked out of the box in 30 seconds.

By Paulg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

Excellent; worked out of the box in 30 seconds.

 
4.0

Good the the price.

By Alain

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

Good the the price.

 
5.0

Excellent Flash

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

I purchased the speedlite after taking many pictures with the built in flash on my Canon 60D. While using my EFS 17-55mm lens, I would get a shadow. Now with the speedlite and diffuser that is never an issue. I highly recommend both.

 
4.0

Works good

By VinceAm

from Arkansas

Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

Works as expected. Slides over my canon speedlite 430exii. Good product

 
4.0

Reduced shadows in small pachage

By Canon-er

from NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    Works well when subject is near background; not as well when subject is a few feet from background.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Alright in diffusing flash

    By CJK

    from San Francisco

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    Does a good job dufusing flash. However, when used with the 430 flashes the flash does not recognize it is attached. The canon diffuser is.

     
    5.0

    Bounce dome is great!

    By JustJack

    from El Grove, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    I've always always just shot direct flash until a friend suggested I try his dome. That did it. I had to have one. I never leave home without it. Love the results.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent service & products!

    By Tammy

    from Ohio

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    Fit is superb, and does the job as well as it's original counterpart. Thanks for the affordable cost & extremely fast shipping/delivery!

     
    4.0

    Not to bad

    By camdude

    from green bay, wi

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    I didn't purchase from B&H but a local camera store. I have a mini soft box, but it is kinda saggy and takes a little time to put it on my flash. This gadget is quick and much more stable. with some test shots i did earlier it seemed to spread my flash more than the soft box did. Shadows seemed a tad softer as well. I'd like to have higher end soft boxes, but finances of course say no. You could probably find away to make a milk jug fit and it would be a larger diffuser, but it seems to work pretty good.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works great

    By Bob

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

    This is s great value for the price very easy to use, it just slips on. It is also so light you don't even know it's on the flash.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Must have accessory

    By Mike G.

    from Philadelphia, PA

    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

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

      I'm glad I purchased this along with my flash. It makes all the difference in my photographs. Looking forward to using this to see the different effects I can create.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good product

      By andreea

      from Phoenix

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

      I've recently purchased this for my new flash canon 430EX ii and I'm happy with the purchase

       
      5.0

      Great!

      By Conni

      from Columbia, MS

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

      Completely satisfied with my diffuser!

       
      5.0

      Great Accessory

      By AtoZ

      from USA

      Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

      I got this with my Canon Speedlite 430EX II and it really gives a nice soft lighting.

       
      5.0

      Works well

      By Jim

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

        Nice addition to have with the flash to take the harshness of a straight on flash. I use it 90% of the time, particularly with indoor shots. Works well with fill light out doors in shady conditions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Small, but softens light greatly

        By Chris

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

          Very simple diffuser for Canon Speedlites, just put over the flash and it stays on really well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          just okay

          By Mike in Rochester

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Falls Off When Not Uprite

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

          works fine but doesn't stay on flash unit tightly enough and is always coming off in my bag, very annoying. when it's on the flash it gets the job done.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great item and fits just right

          By scorpiorose

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vello Bounce Dome Diffuser for Canon 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

            I wanted a diffuser to soften the light from my flash. This fit just great on my Canon Speedlight 430 EXII. Highly recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great affordable flag diffuser

            By NMPhotog

            from NM, USA

            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 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

              I got this diffuser along with the canon 430 ex II speed light. I've used the combo for a wedding I shot last weekend, and the diffuser had a great fit, stayed on the speed light with no troubles and helped diffuse the flash which otherwise may have caused harsh shadows.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Omni Boune

              By NH Shutterbug

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Casual 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 430EX, 430EX II & III-RT Speedlite:

                A must for flash photography.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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