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Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox

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Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox

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The Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox from Elinchrom features a rotating speed ring mount for exact angle positioning, spring loaded self-locking struts for fast, easy set-up, and durable snap fasteners to quickly attach the inner diffuser.

Like all Elinchrom light modifiers, the geometrics are precisely engineered to the focal length and light pattern unique to all Elinchrom flash heads.

Note: This light bank will fit only an Elinchrom head, or a Profoto Head, with an optional adapter.

Double diffusion design.
Folds like an umbrella.
Mounts onto any Elinchrom head, Rotating locking knob.
Optional storage bag available.
UPC: 719821168386
Size 39" (100 cm)
Shape Octagon
Compatibility Elinchrom strobe only
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Included for Elinchrom heads
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.8 x 9.1 x 2.7"
Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox
  • Translucent Deflector
  • Rods
  • Speed Ring for Elinchrom Heads
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ElinchromRotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox
     
    4.9

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (13)
    • Portraits (13)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Outdoors (6)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

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    5.0

    A must have for any serious photographer

    By MyBestPhotographer

    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Convenience
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

      Easy and fast to set up and down on location. Good size and quality material. I have one speed ring Elinchrom and one Profoto, and use them according to the flash brand I want to use for the situation.

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      5.0

      Great for small studio

      By Bob

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

      Had a hard time choosing between the 27.5 Deep Octa and this one due to limited space, but really glad I went for this shallower model - much easier to move around and position. I also found it really simple to asemble, but have other Elinchrom boxes, so I kind of knew the drill. Light output is Elinchrom beautiful...nothing more to be said about that, especially with the three diffusion options supplied...It is clear that Elinchrom is interested in supplying light solutions, rather than just hadware. I use this with both BXRi 500 and Style 300s lights. Everything works together really well.

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      5.0

      Oh Ya!!

      By scorgie

      from Vancouver Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

        I purchased the Elinchrom RX-4 lite system that comes with two decent, albeit slightly difficult soft boxes, in that I thought it quite possible I may poke a hole through the surround with the rods.

        I shot a number of clients with these with great results. Then I got interested in the Octa softbox and grabbed this little baby. Wow! It is truly amazing. Setup still gave me a bit of trouble or rather anxious moments, I have a bit of strength and things like this in the past have broken with a bit of grunt tossed in, but it all came together and once it did the differences became immediately apparent.

        Once together it collapses into a little cone if you will, that pops into its travel case. So so good!

        The softness from this light being 39" is fantastic and well suited for headshot and portrait photography.

        Super versatile, affordable and great quality. Perfect. Plus B&H is always great for Canadians as the shipping is a breeze.

        Going to buy another one.

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Crossbound

        from Tampa Bay, FL

        Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

        After using just the 26x26 Portalite boxes that came with my D-Lite kit for the past 2 years I decided it was time to upgrade. What a difference in light quality! Very soft using inner and outer baffle. The box itself is better quality then the Portalite and setup is a breeze!

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        5.0

        Quality Softbox

        By Eric

        from ND

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

          Best softbox I have ever used. The quality of the materials stand out from anything else I've used. Elinchrom paid attention to the little things when making this softbox.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great modifier

          By bullmoon

          from ATL

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Excellent design
          • Flexible Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

            My only regret may be that we didn't go for the 53in version.

            Setup is easy when you FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS. And then from there, it folds like an umbrella into the included carry case. Very nice!

            Internal diffuser plus translucent deflector makes for many options for use - to the point of a giant beauty dish.

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            5.0

            Wonderful Octa!

            By John Tucker

            from Euless, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Pleasing Light

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

            Bought this one after returning the Westcott Rapid Box. It works wonderfully well with my Ranger Quadra, produces very pleasing light, is well constructed, and is of typical Elinchrom high quality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Octa soft box

            By Keith

            from Eugene,OR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

              Excellent light and the right size for using it outdoors on location. I love the way the soft box folds up. Very handy for transporting on location.

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              5.0

              Beautifully designed light bank

              By jman

              from brooklyn, ny

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                The set-up is similar to opening an umbrella and then placing the diffusion over the front. Top quality materials and build, really nice diffusion silk.

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                5.0

                This is all you need!

                By PrimaPhoto

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                This is the first softbox I purchased many years ago and is my favorite light modifier - its size makes for nice soft lighting (depending on distance)then just mask the front this black foil and gaffers tape to create a strip softbox.

                Absolutely LOVE it!!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Well built

                By Jroo

                from Nc

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                  Perfect size softbox for headshots. Build quality is excellent!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  HIGH QUALITY SOFTBOX

                  By Oliver

                  from Beaumont, Ca.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Expensive but worth it

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Portraits
                  • Superior soft lighting

                  Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                  My 3 flashes (strobes) are Genesis 200 w/s. They are advertised as (speedring)compatible with Elinchrom. So, I purchased this octa Lite Softbox which comes with the speedring adapter for Elinchrom flashes only. Yes, the speedring works perfectly with my Genesis. The softbox is of excellent quality. I use it for portraits of my grandsons. I'm using this octa as the key light and umbrella for fill light but will be purchasing another Elinchrom soft box to replace umbrella. I did the initial set up by myself. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but not bad. Set up and dismantling now is relatively easy and the soft box stores away nicely in the included compact carrying case. I'm very happy the price also included the speedring.

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Rob

                  from Cincinnati

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                    Great quality light, very easy to use! Extremely consistent! Love this softbox!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Satisfactory...

                    By bright spot

                    from san francisco, ca

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                        This works just fine for us in our studio. It functions as it supposed to with our other equipment. So far, nothing bad about it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Mini Octa

                        By MSS

                        from NY, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                          I use this Item as a Location Key Light. Love its portability and easy set up. hard Crinkled silver interior and double baffle are great. Adapting ring connector not so reliable due to its connecting locking mechanism for Profoto.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          High Quality product and SUPERB light.

                          By andrew[@]

                          from New York

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                          The setup is easy and the product is very well constructed. It attaches firmly and securely to Profoto strobe with optional ring adapter B&H# ELPA .

                          Do not use any other adapters especially B&H # ELOMA, since they do not work.

                          The quality of light is superb. No comparison with an umbrella.

                          Disassembling is a bit more difficult than I expected, but this is the only minor fault.

                          Best product and best price!

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                          4.0

                          Great product and results

                          By hsquaredphoto

                          from Cleveland, Ohio

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                            Overall, this Elinchrom octa bank is great. The setup is a snap and the product is well constructed. While I have only owned it for a few weeks, I can see it lasting a long time. It seems very well constructed.

                            The integrated speedring design is awesome. Just a couple quick snaps and it is ready go. Tear down takes a little longer, but it is still quick. Overall, certainly better than standard octa and speedring.

                            The manual does leave a little to be desired, but it is still easy to figure out. Also, it is not one-handed setup. While still easy, it is not as fast as you would think. In either case, it assembles in just 30 seconds or less. Tear down is about the same.

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                            4.0

                            High Quality softbox

                            By mdjak

                            from new york

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                              Bought this along with the 600RX monolight kit by Elinchrom. Have owned other softboxes, including photoflex, lastlolite, etc., and these just exude quality. Very easy to put together. Great consistent quality of light. Comes with high quality carrying bag also.

                              Highly recommended.

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                              5.0

                              Great softbox

                              By TenFIve

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                                  This is a replacement for an older version of the octa lite bank. This softbox works well in many situations, including smaller settings where space is a premium. It produces a great quality of light, and the two diffusers add for some flexibility. The round catch-light in the eyes is also a nice bonus, and the fact that it folds up like an umbrella is helpful for a quick setup. Definitely a must-have for any serious photographer.

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                                  5.0

                                  Exceptional

                                  By japb

                                  from AL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Easy setup
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Light weight

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Elinchrom Rotalux 39" Mini Octa Softbox:

                                  I purchased this softbox to provide a main light for an upcoming event (Breakfast with Santa) where I was taking lots of pictures of children. I am quite satisfied with this softbox. I had purchased the 53" and thought it was too difficult to setup, while the 39" was much easier. I needed a portable softbox for remote work. All I can say is its exceptional.

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