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We reviewed the original Gary Fong Lightsphere four years ago. One of our comments was that it was big and bulky, and this has now been addressed with the all new Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible, seen above attached to an old Vivitar 283 flashgun.
- Collapsible version of original Lightsphere
- Folds to a height of 37mm
- Accepts all Lightsphere accessories
- Stacking ring design for fewer shadows
- Grip system to fit most flash heads
When Expanded the Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible is a similar size to the original Lightsphere. It attaches to most flash heads using its innovative grip system, seen here being attached to a Vivitar 283 flash.
Lightsphere Collapsible pointing upwards
with flash on auto
Lightsphere Collapsible pointing directly with white dome attached and flash on auto
You can see from the test shots that the flash is not harsh when used with the Lightsphere. The shadows are subtle and textures in the hair are picked up well.
Value for moneyAs with many photography items these days the Gary Fong original lightsphere has been copied by Chinese so there's a cheaper version available. There are also many other light modifiers that are less expensive, but this one does control the light exceptionally well so it's worth its higher price tag.
|Does what it says on the tin, exceptionally well!
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Pros
Super light modifier
Compact for storage
Grip system fits wide flash range
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Cons
Fitting domes to head can be fiddly
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Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Specifications