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Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small - 24x32" (60x80cm)

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You Pay: $136.00

The Small PRO II Softbox is designed for use with a strobe. With fabric not intended for the heat of a continuous light, the PRO II comes standard with a white interior and a flush front face. It is quick to set up and break down. The flush mounted front face provides a wider spread of light than a box with a recessed front.

The PRO II is an excellent choice for the photographer concerned about setup time. It's sewn in front face allows it to be set up in less than 30 seconds.

The Small PRO II softbox is the right size for headshots or medium shots from a bit farther back.
Ganging the boxes together end-to-end provides a larger, seamless light.
Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for many manufacturers' strobes.
Size 24 x 32" (60 x 80cm)
Shape Rectangle
Compatibility Flash Only
Removable Face No
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small - 24x32" (60x80cm)
  • Black Storage bag for Softbox, Difusion Screen and Poles
  • Poles
  • Interior Baffle
  • 1 f-stop Front Diffusion Cloth Permanently Attached
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • NOTE: Speed Ring is REQUIRED and Not Included
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    ChimeraPro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (4)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Strobe lighting (4)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Chimera Pro II Softbox

      It replaced one I've been using for almost 25 years, mostly for portraits, the 2 feet by 3 feet size. The new one fits my old speedring perfect. It's a speedring with a...Read complete review

      It replaced one I've been using for almost 25 years, mostly for portraits, the 2 feet by 3 feet size. The new one fits my old speedring perfect. It's a speedring with a standard shoe mount that I use with a Vivitar 285, 'works great. The old softbox had yellowed with age and was affecting the color balance. In a camera store I tried a generic softbox that was cheaper but I could barely get the metal poles placed in the ring and once I got it together and it was real difficult to disassemble, and it seemed pretty cheap overall. Chimera is the way to go. If I can get over 20 years out of this one it'll be great, I don't know how often I'll be using it my 70's, but I hope I still will be! -Charlie Neuman

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      Chimera Softbox

      Assembles nicely. I have four 36' x 48" x 24" boxes. All stiching is durable, but all Chimera boxes that I own have rotted away - meaning that the white laminated...Read complete review

      Assembles nicely. I have four 36' x 48" x 24" boxes. All stiching is durable, but all Chimera boxes that I own have rotted away - meaning that the white laminated interiors have become sticky and flaky, discoloring the front diffusion panels to a root beer brown color. I have other brands, that are older, but they have not rotted away. Chimera does not sell replacement material for the boxes, only complete new soft boxes. I wonder if these will rot away too, or is this time to choose another brand. Buyer beware.

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      5.0

      Very good for economic

      By Israel

      from Ponce, Puerto Rico

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

        The Chimera Pro II Softbox I use in my main light and gives me excellent clarity and smoothness in the subject. Never before experienced a light Avia so cute in my photo studio.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Chimera Softbox

        By The Bull

        from Florida

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Short Lifespan

        Best Uses

        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

        Assembles nicely. I have four 36' x 48" x 24" boxes. All stiching is durable, but all Chimera boxes that I own have rotted away - meaning that the white laminated interiors have become sticky and flaky, discoloring the front diffusion panels to a root beer brown color. I have other brands, that are older, but they have not rotted away. Chimera does not sell replacement material for the boxes, only complete new soft boxes. I wonder if these will rot away too, or is this time to choose another brand. Buyer beware.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great product

        By kpsp95

        from Fishkill, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

          Easy to set up and use with my flashes. Compact enough to store away in the storage bag provided.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's great

          By Jenna

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy Setup
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

            My first Chimera box, and it's great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            [...]

            By curt

            from pequea,pa.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                  I use the pro 11 with norman flash heads and they work well them as I can rotate the bank light .The pro11 gives off a nice soft light.

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                  4.0

                  Nice

                  By Nikonette

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Strobe Lighting

                    Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                    This is big softbox for a strobe. Material is solid. The most difficult thing for me is folding it back up into it's original shape. It's like trying to fold a road map. Also struggled a little to get it set up.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Versatile Softbox-Product/Model

                    By Crinton

                    from Norwalk, CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                        -Great for product photography and model photography.

                        -No cons

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Chimera Pro II Softbox

                        By Charlie

                        from San Marcos, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                          It replaced one I've been using for almost 25 years, mostly for portraits, the 2 feet by 3 feet size. The new one fits my old speedring perfect. It's a speedring with a standard shoe mount that I use with a Vivitar 285, 'works great. The old softbox had yellowed with age and was affecting the color balance. In a camera store I tried a generic softbox that was cheaper but I could barely get the metal poles placed in the ring and once I got it together and it was real difficult to disassemble, and it seemed pretty cheap overall. Chimera is the way to go. If I can get over 20 years out of this one it'll be great, I don't know how often I'll be using it my 70's, but I hope I still will be! -Charlie Neuman

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Quick install and great light quality

                          By Patrick Y Wong

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                            After 18 years and hundreds of events, I appreciate the construction of this product and the easy install. Setting up fast reduces stress and this well constructed product will continue to perform long after other similar products start deteriorating. the light quality is outstanding and includes multiple diffusing clothes and a soft case.

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Easy to work with.

                            By Skip Nall

                            from Panama City, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use

                              Comments about Chimera Pro II Softbox for Flash Only - Small:

                              Easy to set up and take down. LIght weight.

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