The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Fashion & Commercial Lighting Kit is perfect for the discerning photographer who demands precision lighting. It includes the new Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount, the new Speed Snoot with PowerGrid, both with the added convenience of the new speed mount. The kit also includes the WhiteDome, the AmberDome, the GrayDome, the Colored Gel Kit, the Instructional DVD and the Gear Bag.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I wanted to add some extra professionalism to my shots with creative lighting. This kit had everything I wanted and allows me to do some really cool things with it using the gels and snoot. I'll probably buy a second snoot for my other speed light to really get crazy. This saves so much time in post processing, and gives you a big studio feel anywhere.
This is almost a complete set of light modifiers, which make most of my others obsolete for the road. I use it on wedding, events, outdoors portraits. The only thing better is your indoor studio. The kit is a little bit bigger than I thought, but still manageable in my large backpack. I bought it on the recommendation of my semi-pro friend and loved it.
I've used a flashbender in the past with my Speedlight to soften the light of the flash and was pretty satisfied with the results (wasn't crazy about the square catch-light in the eyes). However the Lightsphere not only has a natural looking catchlight, bur really creates a very natural looking effect. I haven't had a chance to play around with the gels or the grid just yet, but have used the Lightsphere at a wedding and for three family shoots. Love that it collapses and fits in the little case (which has a strap that can hook onto the outside of a travel bag. Since I wasn't using all of the pieces, I used the bag to hold my Pocket Wizards. The bag is thin, but wrapping the other things in a thick cloth was enough protection. I tried using the gray dome to set the white balance. It worked OK, but I'm not sure I did that exactly right (I'll have to take a look a the video again!). . which by the way the videos included and the "cheat sheet" cards are useful when getting started with the kit. The sphere was secure on the flash and didn't get knocked loose even on a crowded dance floor. Very happy with the purchase.