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Jan 09, 2018 20:14 |  #1

Hi everyone, i took a look at the modifiers I currently have and i just need something for an upcoming senior session i have. Technically I have a Fotodiox EZPro 48" Octa and a small 24" softbox but it is the kind with individual rods and is falling apart.

I wanted to use my Xplor with extension head on a monopod (I have the adapter so it fits on the monopod) I would need something which is foldable or umbrella like. I know many would probably say use the big Octo, but need to replace my cheaper Neewer box which fell apart. Would like something on Amazon

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Jan 10, 2018 03:36 |  #2

"foldable" as twist frame E-Z-fold softbox?


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Jan 10, 2018 08:15 as a reply to Lotto's post |  #3

Hi Lotto, so the kind which pops open like a 5-1 reflector? Yeah I could do that, I would just need good enough quality and something of a decent size for the task.

I like the style of the Fotodioux, and umbrella if i had the choice.. i would like the stick around $40-45




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Jan 10, 2018 14:18 |  #5

Team, thank you for looking that up.. I was almost going to post that I have a 48" and the link was for the 47" but then i saw it comes in a 32" flavor. I wonder if i could find something like that but in a bowens?




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Jan 10, 2018 15:14 |  #6

digitalduck wrote in post #18537991 (external link)
Team, thank you for looking that up.. I was almost going to post that I have a 48" and the link was for the 47" but then i saw it comes in a 32" flavor. I wonder if i could find something like that but in a bowens?

There's this
https://www.amazon.com ...ords=Bowens+Mount+S​oftbox (external link)




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Jan 10, 2018 15:25 |  #7

Hmm...that's nice, was trying to avoid anything with the individual ribs and was hoping for something more umbrella like or like the Fotodioux




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Jan 11, 2018 05:29 |  #8

Well, the rod and ring softbox is supposed to be stronger and last longer. EZPro has a 36" version. I have couple modifiers under $40 that are light weight and portable, which I think can work with the mono pole set up. I put them on the Xplor extension head to give you some ideas.

80x80 cm folding box, and 32" umbrella box (with front screen off), from Amazon.

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Jan 11, 2018 08:11 |  #9

Lotto wrote in post #18538522 (external link)
Well, the rod and ring softbox is supposed to be stronger and last longer. EZPro has a 36" version. I have couple modifiers under $40 that are light weight and portable, which I think can work with the mono pole set up. I put them on the Xplor extension head to give you some ideas.

80x80 cm folding box, and 32" umbrella box (with front screen off), from Amazon.

Lotto, that's a good idea. How do you like the godox folding box? in the picture? I know bigger is always better, but my 47" octo is a lot sometimes. I like the folding idea since it doesn't have the ribs and is still self contained. Plus i like having the extension head on the outside, shooting in rather than reflecting inside.




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Jan 11, 2018 08:57 |  #10

That folding 32" godox softbox is not bad at all for the price. I like mine and use it when it's too windy for the 48" octa. It's a bit more wobbly compared to the 24" quick box but more than usable. If you do end up buying the umbrella type octa that you have to put the stand through the zipper, just know that your tilt angle will be very limited. So like Lotto is doing, you will need to carry a boom or extension arm.


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Jan 11, 2018 09:07 as a reply to smaeda's post |  #11

I agree, the umbrella type would be too much of an inconvenience, especially since i purchased the extension head awhile back, I liked having it on the outside to give me more control of things, such as tilt, like you mentioned. Yeah I am looking more towards that godox.




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Jan 11, 2018 09:20 |  #12

One option:

https://www.fotodioxpr​o.com ...roducts/ezpro-deep-bowens (external link)


Another, better, option. Get it with the low profile bowens adapter to get better flash tube position in the modifier.

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Jan 11, 2018 10:39 as a reply to dmward's post |  #13

Do you know if Fotodiox corrected their silver liner issue? On the 48inch octa I use, the silver lining has rubbed off quite a bit.


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