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 Post subject: Softbox for Speedlight
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:43 am 
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Hello Folks,
I am interested in buying two softboxes for speedlight...
I want this to be mobile unit.
Wondering anyone have any experience with this setup.
Thanks in advance for the input...
Yeshwanth


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Might help to state which soft boxes you are interested in. I used to use umbrellas with portable flashes and slaves for some location work.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:56 pm 
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I have no idea if there is one existing for Speedlight....just want to see if anyone uses a softbox paired with Speelights .............
I currently use umbrellas but interested in knowing other options...........


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Been using Chimera soft boxes (16x20) with speedlights for years. Just need the speedring and the bracket that the ring and flash are attached to. This is attached to a small ball head for directional control.


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You could check out the Westcott Apollo's or Orb's - they are essentially umbrellas with a front diffusion panel - I have used them for years. They take about the same room in a bag as an umbrella - maybe a tad more.


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You can find some valuable info in this article:

http://www.shutterbug.com/content/job-how-light-environmental-portraits-benny-migliorino-shares-tips-how-he-creates-his


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I've got one of the Lastolite ones. Picked it up from Vistek about 5yrs ago. It came in a kit with a boom and it was a collapsable design that folded down pretty compact. Worked really well.

I have another one which is basically a mini softbox you'd use with strobes but it came with a special adapter and ring that allowed you to attach a speedlight to. It had an removable internal diffuser. the drawback was that is took a few minutes to setup and a bit cumbersome if wanted to handhold it on a boom since the flash was not directly mounted to the softbox.


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