Fotasy Universal Cloth Diffuser Cap
The Fotasy Universal Cloth Diffuser Cap is a quick and easy way to avoid the consequences of direct bursts in dark environments. It’s not as effective as larger softboxes or bounces, but it’s very affordable, and might be the perfect thing to keep in your kit as a backup.
Panshi Two-Sided Reflector
The Panshi Two-Sided Reflector offers a pocket sized solution for those who want to spend as little as possible. Though it’s not huge, the reflective surfaces are still big enough to help avoid glare and undesired bright spots.
Waka Flash Diffuser 2 Pack
The Waka Flash Diffuser 2 Pack provides something that’s hard to beat at this price. The rectangular and octagonal softboxes are both useful for mitigating highlights and harsh shadows, but they lack the dependability of higher quality selections.
Meking Multi-Function Diffuser
The Meking Multi-Function Diffuser is a portable choice that transforms from a small disc into a decently sized softbox, and it comes at a great price. Photographers who only occasionally need such a tool and don’t want to sacrifice too much bag space will appreciate it.
Neewer Collapsible Ring Diffuser
The Neewer Collapsible Ring Diffuser is a little less versatile than other models, but has the unique feature of replicating a pattern that normally requires specialized equipment. It’s excellent for portrait and macro applications.
Insstro Flash Diffuser Accessories Kit
The Insstro Flash Diffuser Accessories Kit provides a cheaper alternative to more expensive options that connect magnetically. It might not have the same longevity as pricier models, but many will find it perfectly suited to their needs.
MagMod MagSphere Starter Flash Kit
The MagMod MagSphere Starter Flash Kit comes with a rigid orb and a special mount. The benefit of this magnetic system is the ability to attach and detach the main accessory, as well as other available filters, in just a few seconds.
Altura Photo Softbox Flash Diffuser
The Altura Photo Softbox Flash Diffuser effectively miniaturizes this common studio design for use in the field. The large white panel evenly spreads light across your subjects, and its universal strap easily affixes it to most shoe-mounted flashes.
Gary Fong Collapsible Light Sphere
The Gary Fong Collapsible Light Sphere is slightly more expensive than some other units on our list, but it’s a popular option for photographers because of its durability and uniquely functional design. It does its job well, and will stand up to professional daily use.
Rogue Photographic Design FlashBender 2
The Rogue Photographic Design FlashBender 2 is a nice mix of affordability, utility, and quality construction. In addition to being a simple bounce, its bendable design allows users to shape and target their light in ways not possible with fixed-position models.