Pop up softbox, S fit
Right so here goes,
Being a strobist and knowing a lot of people are on here, I decided to write a quick review on a softbox.
Like some people on here I have a pop lastolite softbox but being a man I want bigger and better.
This left me with two options. either a softbox which I need to assemble or this one.
I like easy and fast so I choose the pop up version.
So first off the bag, Not the best quality bag but hell definatly not the worse. has a little draw string top to stop it all falling out (which is great when your urbexing)
Thats a nice bag I hear you say? So whats in it?
emptying the bag will leave you with the pop up softbox and two white diffusers.
looking at the mount on the softbox, it shows it up for the business, Cast aluminum mount with a knob to lock it in to the desired position. (another feature I like).
So it works pretty much the same way as an umbrella you just slide the brollie part down the shaft and it locks in place.
Turning it over you can see this is quite a large piece of kit 100cm x 70cm
Now on to making that light soft.
The first difuser clips in on the inside of the softbox like so.
Then the outer one is held in place by velcro. once assembled it looks the business.
Its all well and good having a big softbox, but how do I use it?
this could fit onto any S fit studio head, but I favour mine on location and used with a speedlite.
so you will need a S fit speedlight adaptor like this to mount it on.
Once its simply clicked in and locked down with the screw it should look like this. Note little screw to adjust softbox is in a handy position.
So fully assembled and attached to the stand ready to capture what you want.
Big enough to light a tall person and light enough to strap to your camera bag when on location.
Overall this is a excellent bit of kit. Not made of the highest quality fabric but still strong enough to take a beating. (im sure PaulJC will drop it on location).
Excellent value for money and gives a really nice light.
Will definatly be ordering another for my arsenal of strobist gear.
Who is it aimed at? Well anyone and everyone who wants a softbox. I will be using this at weddings when needed, too hanging in a disused build on a location shoot.
So here are the details,
This is the only place I have found that stocks them
for a massive ..... wait for it £29.99 in my eyes a bargain.
and if you need an adaptor for a speedlite I reccommend this one here.
So for just over £50 quid you can have the pair with fast UK delivery.
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Blofeld (24th January 2012),Minor Problem (6th March 2012),tenchy (29th January 2012)
And just to treat you all to a little image while it was up
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FlashBangWallop (24th January 2012)
Oi!!!! Although he probably is right to be honest... lol
Originally Posted by Garry Spight
HAHAHAHA just testing you was reading it!
Originally Posted by PaulJC
To be fair i need one of them in my arsenal of equipment... lol
You do Paul, Its great! we need to sort a location shoot out for saturday night if your free.
I can do if you can do late... Like after littlens gone to bed (10pm ish) late?
Yeah why not!
Now where can we get a model from?