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Softbox for speedlite


vickylou 5 36 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 7:54AM
I am looking for an inexpensive softbox for my speedlite (430exII) to use off camera. I have a omnibounce but i want to spread the light a bit more and to be able to use it directly. It is just for use in my home to take portraitsa mainly of my little boy. I am seen a couple on eBay and Amazon and wondered if anyone had used them.

This one has inner diffusers

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-F...item1e7633468b

This one attaches to speedlite but seems expensive in comparison?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lastolite-...item3a7e3740d5

This seems the most basic but do I need more?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

Thank you for your time.

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puertouk 4 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 9:37AM
All your links do not work! Tongue
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:28AM
Why not use a small diffusing umbrella - its perhaps 7 on a 10 holder ( & maybe a 10 light stand if you don't have someone to hold it).

or cheaper than that bounce it off a white wall or ceiling.
User_Removed 12 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:30AM
I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser.
User_Removed 12 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:34AM
If the other one is beyond your budget then for the price you could take a punt on one of these - main criticism is that it's a bit flimsy and doesn't look very professional. For your purpose I don't think that will matter?
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:36AM

Quote:I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser.

I tried using a cheap clone of this, but could not find a way of making it work for me. i seemed to loose to much light and get a colour cast. - perhaps as it was a cheap copy.
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 10:39AM
I currently prefer using bounce cards for targeted shots with lowish ceilings - http://www.amazon.co.uk/SeamlessPhoto-Light-Shapers-Speedlight-Flash/dp/B009C8UATM/ref=sr_1_15
miptog 10 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 1:42PM
vickylou 5 36 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 6:45PM
vickylou 5 36 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 6:46PM
vickylou 5 36 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 6:47PM
arhb Plus
9 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 6:10PM
I would choose 1 or 3, as the Lastolite softbox is small and overpriced.
Paul Morgan 15 18.2k 6 England
9 Feb 2013 6:27PM

Quote:I know a wedding photographer who uses this and the results are brilliant. It's a fab diffuser


Would be a hole lot cheaper walking into starbucks and asking for a frapp cup Smile

Lumiquest do a range and there not too expensive.

http://strobist.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/by-request-lumiquest-softbox-iii.html

I still carry one of these in my bag

http://store.lumiquest.com/lumiquest-softbox/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3asYFST3nM0

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