Gary Fong C4 Cloud Lightsphere II, Inverted Dome Flash Diffusion System.
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Product Description

This is a flexible, Opaque Vinyl diffuser with an internal snap on dome. Designed to fit a select group of flashes (see list of flashes below) The inside of the Lightsphere is completely textured to make the light dispersion even more "soft" than it would be otherwise! The new cloud colored Lightsphere provides the warmest softest light possible from your on-camera flash Studio quality light, that you can carry in your gear bag, makes the Cloud Lightsphere the perfect diffuser for portrait photographers and wedding photojournalists. This soft flattering light is the same light you are accustomed to finding in your studio when using a softbox, Calumet panel or large umbrella. If you shoot outside of your studio - you will love the NEW Cloud Lightsphere. The inverted dome allows you to softly diffuseyou will love the NEW Cloud soft source without creating flare on the front of your lens. The inverted dome allows you to softly diffuse direct light with a large, soft source without creating flare on the front of your lens. The C4 Lightsphere II fits the following flashes Canon 580EX & 430EZ Sony HVL-F32X Vivitar 730AF

Customer Reviews:
  • Great for Soft Light
    I am impressed by this product. I get an even light and it really helps in my pictures. I used it throughout a graduation photo shoot. Worked great!...more info
  • Gary Fong C4 Cloud Lightshere II
    Gary Fong C4 Cloud Lightsphere II, Inverted Dome Flash Diffusion System.
    Turn your flame thrower into a good light source! People actually look alive rather than washed out and dead. Highly recommended. ...more info
  • You Need The Cloud Lightsphere
    OK, the price is a bit above what other diffusers sell for, but the Lightsphere is well worth the money.
    How many other diffusers come with an instructional CD?
    I have most of the other diffuser makes and will never go back to them.
    The lightsphere works!
    It works great for backlit subjects in very high contrast situations, in tight corners, it works at auto shows, which are usually a horror story for photographers.
    I love using the Lightsphere for portrait work, where I use the Lightsphere on-camera and an umbrella with another flash off to the side of me. The Lightsphere serves as the trigger for the other flash and does a marvelous job as a fill flash.
    I highly recommend the Lightsphere II Cloud...more info
  • Gary Fong Is A Genius! The C4 Cloud Lightsphere II is a MUST HAVE!
    I have never used an add-on light diffuser before; just the built-in, flip-down diffuser that comes with most hot shoe flash units. I always figured that using the bounce flash method was about the best I could do to subdue the harshness of the strobe light coming from the flash. After reading several rave reviews about the Gary Fong Lightsphere II Inverted Dome Flash Diffusion System, I decided to go ahead and give it a try.

    I have been using the Lightsphere for a few days now and I am extremely impressed. It's sort of an ugly looking attachment to have sitting atop your flash head, and people always ask me "What the heck is that sticking up from your flash?" Well what the Lightsphere II lacks in beauty it definately makes up for in quality flash photos. It softens the light from the flash just enough. I will not go on and on about all of the different uses this diffusion system offers, but I will say that once you try it you will likely want to use it for nearly all of your flash photos.

    The C4 Cloud Lightsphere II comes with the primary dome, an inverted dome cover, and a promotional DVD which gives a detailed look at the function and ease of use of this product. The DVD also shows other products designed by Gary Fong. It is a long presentation, with very amateur video and audio quality, but it is definately worth a watch. It will show you the proper way to use the Lightsphere II, and provides several examples of flash photos with and without the Lightsphere II attached. I must say my biggest complaints about this diffusion system is the size (doesn't fit into my camera bag, so I must tote it around seperately), and it is hard to fit it onto the head of my Canon 580EX flash. The entire unit is flexible, so you can stretch it over your flash head, but it can be a bit of a struggle at times, especially when you are in a hurry. I have high hopes that the unit will fit easier after repeated use. Overall I am extremely happy with the Gary Fong C4 Cloud Lightsphere II system, and I highly recommend it to anyone that is serious about taking great pictures with a SLR or digital SLR camera. ...more info
  • It's awesome but there is a trade-off.
    I have some Sto-fen diffusers and I have used the Demb Flip-it diffuser. This is HANDS DOWN the best diffuser I have ever used, at least in terms of a diffuser which mounts directly to the flash (obviously umbrella stands are better) but, like everything, there is a trade-off. This thing is huge, and it looks ridiculous. You get lots of stares, jokes, and questions with this one. it also makes your camera more unwieldy and top heavy. I understand that the only purpose is to diffuse light and again I think it does an outstanding job at it, but you must factor in these other issues. This is a great product but it is a niche product. There are only certain times and places where this item makes sense (i.e. a wedding, for instance).
    The diffusing, let me say, is nothing short of breathtakingly great. I was truly surprised by how great. I will likely get another one for my other flash....more info
  • I cant live without this!
    This is so helpful to have! It reduces glare on oily faces, dispurses light more evenly and when the flash is bounced properly it creates very nice catchlights on indoor shots....more info
  • Great results
    In the little time I have used the lightsphere, I am amazed at the results. Looks like true studio lighting. I have not changed anything with exposure settings and get great results....more info
  • Great diffusor but you need to watch the video first
    I have this for several weeks and used it for a lot of interior shots --- now I am really happy with lighting a room with a single flash. Watch the video, the tips are invaluable, otherwise it's not immediately obvious how to use it best and the results won't be as good as they can be. This "cloud" version requires a +1 flash adjustment. Now I need the Amberdome Light Warming accessory to match the flash color to interior background lighting. The ChromeDome accessory would solve one of the reviewer's problems with the flash lighting up the whole room....more info
  • waste of money
    Do not buy it..was totally disappointed. Throws light all around..your camera is facing forward, why do you need light being thrown backwards is a good diffuser IF you have white walls around you and ceiling that is close by. Look close at the instructional video, Gary's images are way underexposed. Don't waste your money or time.
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  • Excellent diffuser out on the market!
    I had this for a month now and combined with 580EX II it deserves its praises. It really gives a warm soft lighting. Color-cast is very apparent in JPEG though so best to shoot in RAW and thus you can adjust the temperature. Fantastic color tone when used outdoors at sunset! ...more info
  • Awesome!!
    This product has made me love taking indoor shots again. Night and day difference. The best $50 I have spent. I heard about this product on MacBreak Weekly and Scott Borne was correct. It is like having a mobile studio with you. ...more info
  • Awesome Product
    I am a wedding photographer and this thing is awesome. The light is soft and flattering. I would be afraid to shoot without it now....more info
  • The best diffuser on the market!
    The lightsphere is the best on flash diffuser I have ever used. Great for so many different situations. The only thing better is a full studio setup....more info