I have been going online to see differences between umbrellas and soft boxes (square/round). Videos have shown comparisons between both types but when looking at the majority of lighting tutorials I have seen soft boxes used more than umbrellas. Do soft boxes help give a better look vs umbrellas from your experience? If I paid attention to some videos, some mentioned that soft boxes help wrap around the subject better vs an umbrella. I have seen on videos/tutorials people using large soft round (octagon) boxes used more than the box style. But none the less, the soft boxes appear more. I do have a set of umbrellas which I used for when using backdrops.
I found this one: https://www.adorama.com/glsb3131sbk.html
I searched for used one and came across this one but smaller (24x36):
Also found a used one similar to this one:
Is there an "adapter" where I can use my existing umbrella and use use it as a "octagon" soft box?
Thanks in advanced.