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Mar 18, 2017 19:30 |  #1

I'm looking for softboxes that setup more quickly and easily than ones like the ones from Lumapro, with the clumsy rods... I've looked at the Fotodiox softboxes and they look like they are easy to setup. What do you think about them?

The problem is that I can't find a 60 inch Fotodiox EZ-Pro for Bowens mount in stock anywhere. Anyone know where I can get one?




  
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Mar 18, 2017 20:08 |  #2

https://www.amazon.com …d-Softboxes/dp/B003EWI7R​O (external link)
https://www.amazon.com …g-Broncolor/dp/B003EWOCA​A (external link)

In a pinch you could buy the ring seperate

Great softboxes, I've got a bunch I use with Elinchrom


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Mar 18, 2017 22:52 |  #3

The Fotodiox EZ-PRO boxes are great.
As mentioned they have interchangeable adapters.
Contact Fotodiox directly to make sure you get the proper adapter ring.

I don't know if they still include it, but if possible get the deflector plate for the box.

Its about 10 Inches across, plastic and does a great job killing hot center of the light spread across the diffusion panel.


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Mar 19, 2017 05:25 |  #4

EZ Softboxes & Stripboxes (EU equivalent, anyway), 2 diffusion layers - I like mine for S mount.

They take a little ingenuity to gel - but we like a challenge?




  
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Mar 19, 2017 12:25 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #5

I purchased separate adapters from the soft boxes for my flashpoint and Einstein lights.

The EZ set take about 3-5 minutes to set up and seem to provide excellent light.


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Mar 19, 2017 20:22 |  #6

Thank you windpig, dmward, OceanRipple, and bjbsav! I ordered a 60" Fotodiox and adapter ring today on Amazon. Unfortunately delivery isn't scheduled till April 10th :-(




  
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Mar 21, 2017 19:28 |  #7

go to photodiox website....I called them they said bout 6 weeks they would have some . This has been couple weeks ago,,,,,,,


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Mar 21, 2017 20:20 |  #8

Fotodiox really needs to put their website together better. Trying to find stuff sucks. Maybe it's just me:cry:


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Mar 21, 2017 20:21 |  #9

Cowboy studio sells the Eco versions, but they dont have the 60". Eco is not the same build as the fotodiox which is the deluxe version

https://www.cowboystud​io.com …softbox-octagon-bowen.htm (external link)


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Mar 21, 2017 21:48 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #10

It definitely is not just you. I agree 100%!


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Mar 21, 2017 21:52 |  #11

KatManDEW wrote in post #18305511 (external link)
Thank you windpig, dmward, OceanRipple, and bjbsav! I ordered a 60" Fotodiox and adapter ring today on Amazon. Unfortunately delivery isn't scheduled till April 10th :-(

Get the part number from the Amazon offering, call them directly.
They will give you the same price, if its cheaper and ship it from their warehouse.
That sometimes is faster.


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Mar 21, 2017 21:56 |  #12

I do like fotodiox ez pro octaboxes for the price. They work great, but the silver finish on the inside wear out fairly quickly. Mince is rubbing off even though I've only had it for an year.


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Mar 21, 2017 23:58 |  #13

Another positive vote for Fotodiox Ez-Pro softboxes from me. I have a couple (48" octa that came with the deflector, and a strip box) and I've been very pleased with them... especially since I found them as an open box Amazon "warehouse" deal for a pretty decent discount. :-D


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