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Small Speedlite Softbox


lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
16 Nov 2013 7:09PM
I seek guidance from the wiseWink

Im looking for a small 8-12 inch speedlite softbox that will fit either a Canon 580 or Canon 430 size flash.

Is there such thing?...... that is cheap?

Or am I better off taking the Blue Peter option and fashioning said item from household items and maybe a bit of Muslin for the diffuser?

I made a few snoots Blue Peter styley and they worked a treatSmile

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saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
16 Nov 2013 7:20PM
lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
16 Nov 2013 7:30PM
Top Work MalcSmileSmileSmile
GPTek e2
8 440 1 England
16 Nov 2013 7:37PM
or perhaps this
lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
16 Nov 2013 8:26PM
And its in the UKSmile

Blue Peter thoughts are fading nowSmileSmileTongue
ikett 4 372 England
16 Nov 2013 9:58PM
Another option a bit dearer but very good.
lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
16 Nov 2013 10:33PM
Keep em comingSmileSmile

Any Blue Peter type home made jobbies anyone?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Nov 2013 10:37PM
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
17 Nov 2013 12:56PM
I use this cheapo one from EBAY for most of my macro work when using a EX550 strobe and the Canon MP-e 65mm x5 lens, much prefer this over the ring flash as you can get creative using shadows, whereas the ringflash has a habit of leaving images looking all a bit flat.......I sometimes use it with Stofen diffuser underneath just to diffuse things all a bit more, but that depend on the magnifications I working with at the time Wink
The nice thing about this particular one is the elasticated cuff, which means you don't have to fanny about using velcro!
lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
17 Nov 2013 5:05PM
Thank You Paul and Ade,
I shall be using it on and off camera,
Mainly outside so the smaller size is key so as not to turn the speedlites into a kite on windy daysWink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2013 10:29PM
These days I prefere flash benders, they give you more control than softboxes and ringflash.
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 11:16PM

Quote:These days I prefere flash benders, they give you more control than softboxes and ringflash.


You're just saying that because you're being sponsored by a major flash-bender manufacturer ... Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2013 11:55PM
Hehe Smile
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2014 1:57PM
2014 I'm looking for the same, are there any updates you would also now recommend?
Many thanks
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Jul 2014 4:46PM

Quote:2014 I'm looking for the same, are there any updates you would also now recommend?
Many thanks



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