I've been using more flash diffusers than i can remember but will compare this new acquisition with a Gary Fong collapsible.
Size wise and convenience wise, the Flashrite takes up less space in your bag and attaching it to your flash is a zip. With the Gary Fong you will have to hold on tight on the flash and force the 'lips' down, using energy you can spare for the photography shoot itself. Flashrite also seems secure enough once in place and the dome movements can be done without effort. On my copy of the Gary Fong, the diffuser would not collapse unless you sit on it :-)and would return to its deployed position by itself.
Light is more diffuse, more evenly distributed (bare bulb effect) with the Gary Fong. With the Flashrite, it is more directional and shadow behind the subject is more pronounced. Just depends, you may like it better that way in fill in outdoor situations. Or not. Indoor or when flashlight is the main source, the Gary Fong diffusion looks more 'natural'.
Flashrite is expensive though and I bought mine on a special so price was the same as the Gary Fong. I'll keep it permanently on my flash in the bag and leave the Gary Fong home or those indoor low light situations just because it is a pain to install/take off and to carry.
Posted on 9/15/14 by Khiem Do