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Aug 01, 2013 17:34 |  #1

Can someone recommend a good softbox for outdoors. I am looking for something that can either be attached to my current lightstand, or just held by an assistant, either with or without a pole. I know the bigger the softbox the softer the light will be, but I would like to find a happy medium between size and portability/ease of use.

This will need to be compatible with a speedlite, and I would like to keep the cost as little as possible.

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Aug 01, 2013 17:55 |  #2

I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing two of these softboxes:

http://www.lastolite.c​om/ezybox.php (external link)

They have some videos on their YouTube channel showing their setup and usage.

Not huge. Very portable. And they seem easy to setup. Of course now I need another speedlite... And that transmitter.... Oh how it never ends. =P




  
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Aug 01, 2013 17:56 |  #3

najik wrote in post #16173718 (external link)
I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing two of these softboxes:

http://www.lastolite.c​om/ezybox.php (external link)

They have some videos on their YouTube channel showing their setup and usage.

Not huge. Very portable. And they seem easy to setup. Of course now I need another speedlite... And that transmitter.... Oh how it never ends. =P

I will take Cheetah QBox over lasolite.

For even cheaper versions look at eBay. But Qbox is worth it.


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Aug 01, 2013 18:06 |  #4

bobbyz wrote in post #16173721 (external link)
I will take Cheetah QBox over lasolite.

I did not know about these. I'm going to go take a look. What are the key differences for you?




  
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Aug 01, 2013 22:10 |  #5

Look at the Qbox thread. They come with grids and much better deal than Lasolites.


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Aug 01, 2013 22:13 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #6

When doing individual portraits outside would an 8" version work, or even something like the Rogue Flashbender large softbox kit?



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Aug 01, 2013 22:19 |  #7

I will start with min 24". Ideally bigger. This for single person shots.


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Aug 02, 2013 07:59 |  #8

Ill second the Qbox recommendation. Great product and service.


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Aug 02, 2013 16:17 |  #9

Love my Qbox 24. Check out the Qbox 30 too. I wouldn't mind having the 30" over the 24". The 24" works great though.


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