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Biggest Softbox for Speedlights?

 
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Jul 25, 2010 03:17 |  #1

Hi!
I would like to have a large and portable softbox which can be used with a Canon 550EX speedlight (or two speedlights 2x Canon 550EX).
I do have two softbox-like umbrellas but the problem is that I can't control the light with them.

I would like to get the largest softbox which still can be used with speedlights...
Do you know any? What is your experience?

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Jul 25, 2010 03:32 |  #2

All I know is what I use. I use a Photoflex Q39 Medium Lite Dome. (32"X24") with a single speedlight. Either my 580EX, 430EX or the new Yuongnou 560, with out a problem. I've used my partners 48" Cheeta Octa with a double speedlight bracket without a problem, and that was at 1/2 power to aid quick recycle times. The Octa was indoors. All depends on what you're shooting. High noon sun, not much of a chance there, but fill not a problem.


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Jul 25, 2010 20:22 |  #3

I use the Big Mamma with a 580ex at times.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ollo_JS_Softbox​_with.html (external link)


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Jul 30, 2010 19:49 |  #4

I love name " Big Mamma"! :):):)


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Jul 30, 2010 19:51 |  #5

4jallday wrote in post #10602121 (external link)
I use the Big Mamma with a 580ex at times.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ollo_JS_Softbox​_with.html (external link)

By the way, I love your website!!! It looks good! May I ask whether it was expensive?


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Jul 30, 2010 20:02 as a reply to  @ oharing's post |  #6

I've used a Nikon SB-900 with a Photoflex Q39 36" x 48" and it worked well. With larger boxes you're not going to be able to get a lot of firepower unless you work the modifier very close to the subject or raise the ISO, or both.

As far as being able to fill the softbox and get even light... no problem using the flashes zoom setting at 24mm.


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Jul 30, 2010 20:17 as a reply to  @ oharing's post |  #7

You can use any size SB with a speedlight.
I love shooting shallow with a larger light source. Try turning down even a Alien Bee 400 and to get 2.8 without ND.
Bottom line..... Light is light :) Question is.... What are you trying to do with it?

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Jul 30, 2010 20:48 |  #8

I use a 5 foot Creative Light Octabox with my speedie all the time...works like a charm.


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