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Dec 18, 2013 13:30 |  #1

Hey,

Anyone ever come across this soft box?
http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)

Apparently it collapses like PCBs but is half the price. I haven't been able to find any reviews of it. Anyone use one/have any info on it?


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Dec 18, 2013 14:16 |  #2

They are pretty much a an exact clone of the fotodiox Ez-pro softbox.


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Dec 18, 2013 14:37 |  #3

Uh... well it also says: "This item will be shipped between May 1 - May 10"




  
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Dec 19, 2013 10:57 |  #4

TridenTBoy wrote in post #16537545 (external link)
Uh... well it also says: "This item will be shipped between May 1 - May 10"

Weird. When I look at the listing it says delivery estimate between Jan. 15-Jan 24.


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Dec 19, 2013 11:17 |  #5

Maybe they ship May 1 2014 and delivery by jan 15 2015? :)


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Dec 19, 2013 12:03 |  #6

dessoir wrote in post #16537323 (external link)
Hey,

Anyone ever come across this soft box?
http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)

Apparently it collapses like PCBs but is half the price. I haven't been able to find any reviews of it. Anyone use one/have any info on it?


Thanks!

I can't say anything about the octabox since I haven't bought one, but I did buy their 36x48 softbox for my Einsteins and they are (in my opinion) very good. A bit bulky because of the size of course, but the ease of setup/teardown alone is worth the price. Quality of the materials feels solid, and I treat my equipment fairly gentle so I can't say actual durability. Only downside so far is that if you switch mounts, you need to buy a new set of softboxes.




  
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Dec 19, 2013 12:28 |  #7

abbadon31 wrote in post #16537480 (external link)
They are pretty much a an exact clone of the fotodiox Ez-pro softbox.

I would agree with Scott. I have several of the Fotodiox EZ-Pros. The frame and fabric are lighter duty than the Buff versions. Still good value for the money.


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Dec 20, 2013 19:14 |  #8

Looks nice. I have smaller 37" SP Systems octa and love it. Would like to get a bigger collapsible one for use with AB/Einstein. How deep is the lip on these things?


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Dec 20, 2013 19:19 |  #9

The lip is 2". The build is nice. The grid is inexpensive, not robust, but for the money I'm not complaining. I'm talking the Fotodiox version.


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Dec 20, 2013 21:08 |  #10

Thanks.


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