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Apr 06, 2010 10:29 |  #1

I have an umbrella already. Would like to have a good softbox. I have a lightstand that holds the umbrella. How does the softbox attach? I would like one that does not need a special part. Shooting people just for the fun of it in my house. How big can you go with that flash?




  
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Apr 06, 2010 10:36 |  #2

I just ordered a Cheetah Qbox 24 http://www.cheetahstan​d.com …38/Cheetah-Qbox-24/Detail (external link), it's due to be delivered today but it seems like a good value based upon peoples' feedback here. You can get a lot of info in this thread: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=817726


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Apr 06, 2010 11:31 |  #3

QBox 24 is getting very nice reviews. If you looking for cheaper still then there are ebay ones though some don't come with internal diffuser. I have one which is small but costs $50 or under. Works quite well for single person.


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Apr 06, 2010 12:00 |  #4

cheap speedlight softbox. I have a few of them. Great for the price.

http://cgi.ebay.com …iewItem&item=11​0455805704 (external link)


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Apr 06, 2010 12:19 |  #5

Hey! I have one for sale if you are interested =] I switched to AB1600 with a 47inch Octabox but now i have a softbox laying around. Here is a pic
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/leninglass/2900​434158 (external link)
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http://www.flickr.com/​photos/leninglass/2899​589345 (external link)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/leninglass/2899​588737 (external link)

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Apr 06, 2010 14:44 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #6

I don't mean to steal the thread - but how do these work with the infrared receiver on the front of the 580 EXII? If I wanted to wirelessly trigger them with my 7D, does the softbox get in the way?


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Apr 06, 2010 14:52 |  #7

^^ to answer your question. Yes it will still fire. Infrared shoots through the white sheets. =D


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Apr 06, 2010 14:58 |  #8

Oh, cool - I never knew that.

Thanks!


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Apr 06, 2010 17:49 |  #9

checkout westcott apollo 28"


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Apr 07, 2010 00:09 |  #10

the BEST softbox I've EVER used. EVER. The build quality is identical to the comparable photoflex version.
http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/produc...0&cat​=0&page=1 (external link)

If you just need the box, you can buy it separately for about 25 bucks on the same site, although I do suggest getting the speedlight adapter (the cylinder looking thing on the L bracket in the picture).

14 of the 20 photos in this portfolio we're shot using it:
http://www.modelmayhem​.com/portfolio/548217/​0 (external link)

if you dont need/want to buy the whole kit, you can made your own speedlight adapter, ala David Hobby: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2007/07...-soft-box.html (external link)

^^^ that's not the same speedring, but the concept still applies VERY nicely ^^^

feel free to ask any questions about this kit. i never see anything about it in reviews, so i feel like i'm the only one who owns it. people take the price as a sign of poor quality, which absolutely incorrect.

Now go buy 8 of those boxes for the same price as the easybox. go. shoo!


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Apr 07, 2010 00:25 |  #11

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #9947762 (external link)
the BEST softbox I've EVER used. EVER. The build quality is identical to the comparable photoflex version.
http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com/produc...0&cat​=0&page=1 (external link)

If you just need the box, you can buy it separately for about 25 bucks on the same site, although I do suggest getting the speedlight adapter (the cylinder looking thing on the L bracket in the picture).

14 of the 20 photos in this portfolio we're shot using it:
http://www.modelmayhem​.com/portfolio/548217/​0 (external link)

if you dont need/want to buy the whole kit, you can made your own speedlight adapter, ala David Hobby: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2007/07...-soft-box.html (external link)

^^^ that's not the same speedring, but the concept still applies VERY nicely ^^^

feel free to ask any questions about this kit. i never see anything about it in reviews, so i feel like i'm the only one who owns it. people take the price as a sign of poor quality, which absolutely incorrect.

Now go buy 8 of those boxes for the same price as the easybox. go. shoo!

tried to check links on the other thread you posted on as well...links do not work :(




  
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Apr 07, 2010 08:46 |  #12

WHOOPS! potn fail :-(

Here is the softbox combo: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17270&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the softbox by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17173&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the adapter by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17267&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the DIY speedring adapter alternative: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-speedlight-soft-box.html (external link) (again, not the same style of speedring, but the concept works exactly the same way)


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Apr 07, 2010 09:03 |  #13

Thanks Jonathan, those links just saved me about $100

I already have a softbox and speedring - but had never thought outside the box enough to think I could get my speedlight in *that* softbox and speedring - and was planning on buying a smaller softbox with speedlight adaptor.

Now I don't have to!


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Apr 07, 2010 13:21 |  #14

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #9949374 (external link)
WHOOPS! potn fail :-(

Here is the softbox combo: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17270&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the softbox by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17173&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the adapter by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17267&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the DIY speedring adapter alternative: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-speedlight-soft-box.html (external link) (again, not the same style of speedring, but the concept works exactly the same way)

Thats a really nice looking setup if you want/need something portable for use with a flash gun!


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Apr 29, 2010 08:42 |  #15

Thx for the info.

Jonathan Taylor wrote in post #9949374 (external link)
WHOOPS! potn fail :-(

Here is the softbox combo: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17270&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the softbox by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17173&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the adapter by itself: http://www.gadgetinfin​ity.com …ductid=17267&ca​t=0&page=1 (external link)

Here is the DIY speedring adapter alternative: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-speedlight-soft-box.html (external link) (again, not the same style of speedring, but the concept works exactly the same way)


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