I have taken many pictures of different subjects, both with and without the lightsphere, and even with the SB-600, it's really no contest. This simple piece of plastic is amazing for providing balanced lighting and elilmintaing shadows.. Here are two that I took with and without. First, without. This picture was taken with the on-board camera flash. Notice the bright flash in the trim of the pellet stove and the way the seat of the recliner on the left is dark: Now, here I have mounted my SB-600 and attached the Gary Fong Light Sphere II Clear and pointed it straight up. Notice the more natural color of, well, everything.. You can see in the mirror the way it lights the ceiling, but everything else is also lit up nicely. Here I took a picture with the SB-600 pointing forward. Not only do the walls look white, or at least washed out, the circle pattern is obvious with no post vignetting.. : And here I used the Light Sphere II Clear pointed straight up: I am amazed by the effectiveness of this simple $40 flash add-on, and I hope that my review will help others with their photography, as I was not paid to give a review but felt so compelled by the results that I thought I should.. I have both the Cloud and Clear models of the Light Sphere II and plan to perfect my portraiture with them. I did absolutely no post processing in any of these pictures.. Thanks for reading.