What's the Difference Between the MagSphere 2 and the MagBounce 2?

What's the Difference Between the MagSphere 2 and the MagBounce 2?

The MagSphere 2 and the MagBounce 2 are both diffusers, but they have differences that make them ideal to use in different situations.

The MagBounce 2.

The MagBounce 2 acts like a soft box for your flash by delivering soft directional light with wide flash coverage. It increases the apparent size of your flash by 300%, and its white silicone texture diffuses light without significantly decreasing output. Another cool thing about the MagBounce 2 is that it gives you the flexibility to shoot in both landscape and portrait orientations. You get 360 degrees of rotation in 4 different configurations.

A great time to bust out the MagBounce 2 would be when shooting in a building with high or dark ceilings. If you can't use your flash to bounce light, throwing the MagBounce 2 on will immediately solve that issue. There are also many photographers who are using two MagBounces 2's (off camera) to capture family formal shots at weddings, and table shots during wedding receptions.

The MagSphere 2.

The MagSphere 2, on the other hand, is an omnidirectional diffuser. This means that you can point it directly at your subject, or you can use it to bounce light from ceilings or nearby walls. It increases the size of your light-emitting surface by over 250% for a softer glow over a bigger area. The MagSphere 2 is extremely versatile, and can be used with our MagGrid 2 for even more control.

In the below video, Trevor shares some tips on how both the MagSphere 2 and MagBounce 2 can be used on your next photo shoot:

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