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Professor Kobre Kobre's Lightscoop, Warm Version Bounce Flash Device, Universal model, fits over the Pop-up Flash of most SLR Cameras (American Photo Editor's Choice 2008)

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Professor Kobré's Lightscoop, a bounce device for the pop-up flash on most 35mm DSLRs with interchangable lenses, slips over your camera's pop-up flash and allows you to bounce the flash like professionals bounce an expensive external flash. The Lightscoop is the inexpensive answer to natural-looking bounce flash and digital photography lighting. (Even professionals like it for casual shooting!) No more harsh shadows, bleached faces, red-eye, or cave effect from direct pop-up flash!

Reviewers tell the story:

"Bounce pop-up flash by snapping a Lightscoop over it, a little piece of plastic genius," Popular Photography, March 2008

"...just as if you had used one of those reflector umbrellas that the pros use," David Pogue, New York Times, "Circuits."

-- "It slips into your camera's hot shoe, fits right over the pop up flash, and redirects the camera's flash to a ceiling or wall. That's bounce, baby, bounce... as essential as a lens cap," DingbatMag, the monthly review of Cool Tools

"Your pop-up flash doesn't have to suck... I was stunned by the difference," Terry White's Tech Blog

The Warming Lightscoop has a gold-tinted mirror. Professionals often use a filter over the flash to achieve a warm effect when shooting portraits. Since filtering a pop-up flash reduces its power, the gold-tinted mirror warms yet still properly exposes pictures.

Compatible cameras
• Canon 5D, 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, Rebel T2i
• 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

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3.8

(based on 26 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent!

The Lightscoop performs exactly as described. If you follow the directions, you'll get the results that are advertised. I've seen posts about this product that indicate it's difficult to use because it must be used in manual mode. For me, the tradeoff of using manual mode vs. results obtained is very well worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Extremely Disappointed

I was very excited when Lightscoop.com announced that their product was compatible with the Olympus Evolt Line of DSLRs. I was quick to purchase the combo kit and could not wait to try it. I am very unpleased with this product. Images were darker and looked worse than with the harsh light from the pop up flash, even with all settings exactly like they recommend. I guess that my fault for taking a shortcut instead of getting a real flash unit.

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
4.0

Good in certain situations

By

Like most such things, this works well part of the time. You need a reflective surface above and behind you, preferable irregular. If you have that, you will get a very soft and even light that you cannot get with a direct flash.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does not work with Canon DSR

By

Does not work with Canon DSRk

 
4.0

Works great! I would recommend.

By

The product works great in low ceilings with low lighting. The only set back is that on the Canon T2i you can not seated all the way in, it has to hang out off the shoe in order to work.

 
1.0

Now woth th investment

By

I will return this as I purchased a full featured flash instead.

 
5.0

Simple but effective

By

This little add on rally works to remove harsh flash lighting effects

 
4.0

Handy

By

I bought this as a gift for someone, not realizing they shot with the canon 5d, which has no pop up. IT had purchased one for my husband one before, and it was such an easy way to give him the look of off camera flash. Since I sometimes borrow his for quick fill on the fly, I decided to keep this one for myself. I might buy one of my sister and mom who have dslrs, but aren't serious enough to want off camera flash. Good stuff!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Total waste of money

By

This may only be useful in a pitch black room.It did not work in any other circumstance.

 
5.0

Love the warming effect it gives.

By

I absolutely love the warming effect that it gives and the indirect flash allows me to capture those precious moments when my baby is sleeping without waking her up. Going to buy the original one next.

 
4.0

this is a very good product

By

hve use dthis product indoors and is very reliable

 
4.0

Works well for my super wide angle....

By

Very inexpensive compared to buying a flash for my super wide angle lens. You have to make many adjustments to the camera for it to work...but as seldom as I would have to use it...it's great!

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Joanne L  The overview says the Lightscoop fits Canon Xs....so am I correctly assuming that it will also fit the Xsi ????
Andrew R  Yes, the XSi should be compatible with this device.
Gayle W  Will this work on a Canon EOS T3 Rebel?
JACOB C  Not sure. But in the description it does say its universal and will fit most SLR's.
Shopper  Will it work with D800?
RANDOLPH H  yes.
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