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Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small

B&H # CHMBWQ Mfr # 1740
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You Pay: $97.00

The Chimera 16 x 22" Maxi Softbox is designed for use with a portable (on- camera type) flash. With fabric not intended for the heat of a continuous light, the Extra Small Maxi Box with white interior is ideal for work in small spaces softening of your flash is desired. Because of its small size and white lining, the light quality will softer than with a silver-lined softbox.

The 16 x 22" size is ultra portable and lightweight. The image supplied by Chimera shows this item in use with optional equipment that is not included.

A good solution for softening and spreading on-camera flash.
Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for many manufacturers' strobes.
Size 16 x 22" (40 x 55 cm)
Shape Rectangle
Compatibility Flash Only
Removable Face No
Removable Baffle No
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small
  • 4 x Poles
  • Black Storage Bag
  • Five-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Speed Ring is REQUIRED and not included; Bracket shown not included

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    ChimeraMaxi Softbox, White - Extra Small
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (4)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Night time (3)
      • Outdoors (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      4.0

      It does what it is supposed to do

      By HD

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small:

        It works fine, diffuses the light like a soft box is supposed to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Chimera Maxi Softbox - Excellent buy!

        By 773Seminole

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Portability

        Cons

        • Mounting Ring Mount

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small:

        I bought this softbox to allow portability for shooting both nature and portraits outdoors, and I love the flexibility and ease of assembling and transporting it, as well as the performance! Great soft light, and it doesn't cost a fortune.

        The only negative is the mount to a tripod or remote flash bracket. The screw that holds the box and mounting ring isn't quite sturdy enough to tilt my Canon 580EX flash vertical and hold it in that position.

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        5.0

        Chimera Softbox

        By Kelly D

        from Cedar Falls, IA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small:

          This soft box is super handy on the go. Can easily be hand held or put on a stand if you are working by yourself. The only downfall is that the carry case isn't big enough to leave my flash attached to the mount.

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          5.0

          Surpassed expectations

          By Jeff

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Special Events

            Comments about Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small:

            This was my introduction to proper light modifiers. Coupled with a Canon 580 EXII this softbox provides nice even lighting in a small and durable package. Chimera even sells a kit so that you can use two speedlights. The biggest drawback is really the speed ring because it means that while being very portable it takes more time to set up but the trade-off is a really secure and study product. A great investment and a good (and bad) way to be bitten by the lighting bug.

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            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Maxi Softbox; Big Job in a small package

            By crawfish

            from Gray's Creek, NC

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Chimera Maxi Softbox, White - Extra Small:

              I am a "gun and run" photography; always on the move. Many times lighting is rotten to say the least. I looked for a way to take studio type lighting without having to have five helpers along to carry and set up. I found the Maxi Softbox. It is light, easy to set up, gives a wonderful soft light when coupled with my Canon 580EX flash. The only negative about this product is that it will catch the wind which will causes it to pull on the mount. Once you experience that a few time controlling it is no problem. I have used it in very low light, harsh shadow, indoors and for event shooting with wonderful results.

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