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Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"

B&H # PHSL40S Mfr # SL-4000-S
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Product Highlights
  • Gold, Silver Internal Discs

The Photek Softlighter II Umbrella with 7mm Shaft takes light from your strobe head or monolight, reflects it into its white, silver, or gold panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out.

This ultra soft, 36" umbrella includes one each gold and silver light enhancing discs. These light modifiers can warm the color of your light or give it more sparkle and contrast, as well as increasing light output by a half stop.
Some older flash heads (such as Elinchrom, Profoto) have very narrow (7 mm) umbrella receptors. This Softligher model has a narrower-than-standard shaft to fit such a light.

This size is perfect for 1-2 person head shots, or up to a 4x6 ft product setup.

Note! The 7 mm shaft on this model is not removable.

Unique construction consisting of ten panels instead of the usual eight gives more reflective surface, more perfect circle of light - more flattering catch lights in the subject's eyes.
The removable black nylon cover stops all stray and ricochet light, enhancing total light control.
With removal of its black cover and a reversal of direction, the Softlighter II becomes a "softbox" -- a shoot-through diffuser, providing light that can be used either as a main light source or as a flattering fill.
Note: For mounting shoe mount flash units to the Softlighter II a shoe mount light stand/umbrella adapter is necessary. Shoe mount flash units must be set to Manual because the entire flash will be inside the umbrella (unless the flash unit is equipped with a remote sensor).
Note: For strobe use only -- not for use with hot lights, or modeling lights over 250 watts.
Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"
  • 36" White Umbrella with 7 mm Shaft
  • Diffuser
  • Gold Panel Insert
  • Silver Panel Insert
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    PhotekUmbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Photography (3)
      • Strobe lighting (3)
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      4.0

      A nice and compact umbrella

      By thefrenchguy

      from Hilton Head Island, SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Different Design

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Still Life
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36":

      The construction is solid and it is easy to install the white diffuser. I use this for still life photography and on location studio work and I am glad I bought 2 of them. The only surprise was the design of the opening in the white diffuser - they are different. One is like it is shown with a turtle neck style and the other one with a long opening with Velcro. The one with Velcro works well with speedlight and the other one with my Profoto head. The turtle neck design is very difficult to use with speedlight - more so when it is mounted on a Pocket Wizard. I wish both came with the Velcro (hope this is the new design) much more versatile.

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      5.0

      Another great product

      By David

      from London UK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36":

        I have bought all the different sizes of Softlighter now. They produce an amazing natural light usually difficult to achieve with flash lighting.
        They are also very compact and can fit on most brands.
        Highly recommended!

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        5.0

        Very Portable & easy to use

        By Mark

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36":

          Small soft light that is easy to use & carry.

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          5.0

          Beautiefull light

          By Max

          from Sacramento,ca

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36":

            I love how portible this is and how quick the set is.

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