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Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash

B&H # ELSBRJO53 Mfr # EL 26184
You Pay: $314.99
Product Highlights
  • 53" (135 cm)
  • For Elinchrom, Profoto

The 53" Midi Octa Light Bank bridges the gap between the 74" Octa Light Bank and 39" Rotalux Mini Octa. The Junior Octa 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.

Use this size for a full-length portrait, or a 3/4-length group portrait of 2 - 3 people.

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.
Size 53" (135 cm)
Shape Octagon
Compatibility Elinchrom strobe only
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Included for Elinchrom heads
Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash
  • Rotalux Speed Ring for Octa Softboxes
  • Rods
  • Soft Case
  • Speed Ring for Elinchrom Heads
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    ElinchromMidi Octa Light Bank for Flash
     
    4.8

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (27)
    • Durable (25)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Attach securely (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (36)
    • Studio (16)
    • Indoors (15)
    • Photography (11)
    • General purpose (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love It

    When I bought Elinchrom strobes I also switched from Photoflex to Elinchrom modifiers. This unit is so much easier to set up with Elinchrom's speedring. It also produces a very even and beautiful...Read complete review

    When I bought Elinchrom strobes I also switched from Photoflex to Elinchrom modifiers. This unit is so much easier to set up with Elinchrom's speedring. It also produces a very even and beautiful light. It doesn't have as many options as the Photoflex but I never used them and is it also lighter weight. It also comes with a nicer carrying case.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice LightSource but Product Quality not

    I've used this midi on many situations but after a few months the zipper (on case) came apart in chunks. The metal felt like was made cheaply and literally came apart in chunks...Read complete review

    I've used this midi on many situations but after a few months the zipper (on case) came apart in chunks. The metal felt like was made cheaply and literally came apart in chunks like a cheap piece import from a dollar store. A few months later the rods went through and fabric, I had to have someone resew the fabric with a machine. It came with two extra rods but it's an irony that the extra pieces weren't used before the whole thing starting to break. For the price I could just buy about four or five 51" umbrellas.

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    5.0

    A MUST HAVE

    By MPP

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard to set up alone

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

    It's an incredible modifier. Well built, very transportable. Difficult to set up and mount alone. Light quality is fantastic.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Great modifier, but difficult to set up

    By tom

    from chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Set Up Is Difficult

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

    The modifier produces very soft light. It would be great for a studio, but not for location shoots due to the fact that it is very difficult to set up and to break down.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Ashkan

    from Houstom

    Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

    Totally satisfied easy to set set up ,high guiltily totally worth of money

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    5.0

    The best octa for it's size

    By Elij

    from Western MA

    Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

    This basically my key light. The best of the best. Everyone knows what Elinchrom is. It's all about quality and effectiveness of beautiful light coming from this medi octabox :)

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    5.0

    Excellent size very good light

    By Keith

    from Eugene Or

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

      Excellent size very good light distribution. I found it relatively easy to set up. Some of the reviews said they had difficulty setting up the octa. With the ability to collapse it it made it ideal for taking out in the field.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful Light

      By Paulie

      from San Francisco Bay Area

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

        Been waiting a while to get this and it's totally worth the wait. Gorgeous light, easy setup, comes with a great bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The Perfect light for everything!

        By Gary Davis

        from Ridgeland, MS

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

          The perfect size for studio use . Beautiful wrapping light makes the photograph look great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Works for me

          By Boudoir Babe

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

            I did so much research before purchasing this kit from B&H and I'm glad I did. I initially wanted to purchase the octa light bank that so many professionals use in their lighting setups but I thought this was a great value. This 53" octa is enormous and almost touches the ceiling in my studio. I can't imagine how I would have managed with something larger.
            It provides beautiful soft light from head to toe and has been a welcome addition to my boudoir studio.

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            5.0

            Great octal !

            By Gabe

            from NJ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

            great octobox, perfect for portraits and that great light in the eyes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            The Best Octa Softbox Ever

            By fwbigd

            from Fort Woth TX

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Location Photography
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

              Best used for studio and location photography. Easy to assemble. Comes with it's on Elinchrom speedring. Once assembled easy to fold up and store in it's own carrying case. Depending on the mood you want create it can be used without the baffles to create a giant beauty dish.

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              • No

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Midi Octa

              By Cash

              from austin, tx

              About Me Semi-Professional

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

              It's a really big light source, beautiful for portraits or group shots. The 4 star rating is for assembly. You need 2 people, or someone with a 10 foot wingspan to assemble this thing. So, for portability it's pretty much non existent.

              It comes with a beautiful case so if you do disassemble it you can carry it in style.

              quality of build is solid. Having an interior and exterior diffuser really softens the light. There is also a center reflector to bounce the light out to the edges, much like the Elinchrom Softlight Beauty dish.

              Overall, a very enjoyable light source for the price. Definitely a great buy.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If you want the best, get it.

              By TysonSugi

              from Ogden, Utah

              About Me Professional

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

              This is my go-to light modifier. The even spread of light and perfect tones make this a must for the studio. The setup is less than 1 minute after you have it assembled. The storage/travel bag that is included is high quality. The only downside that I could say is that the material is not ultra durable, but I prefer the compact light weight design.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fantastic

              By Roger

              from Stockholm, Sweden

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

              Excellent light. Fantastic quality. Foldable. Even a very good bag. Only bad thing is that it's so big it's a bit hard to mount on the strobe.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Softbox

              By Webfeet

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                I love everything about this softbox. Amazing light. Easy setup. For one or two people you only need one light. Wraps around subject amazingly well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                A must Have

                By DG

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                  Studio and on Location shooting

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Foolproof portrait lighting

                  By Paledrunkmonk

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                    For use with one to three people, this modifier makes portrait lighting almost foolproof. Beautiful soft light that is flattering to anyone.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Quality of light! :)

                    By ilyaCreative

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality of Light
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                      I use this product in the studio for portraits as a key light.

                      It's large and double diffused to give a quality of light that wraps nicely.

                      You need at least one or two muscles in your body and longer than average arms to put this one together out of the box, but happy times once all up and running.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Awesome

                      By Tim S.

                      from Irvington, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                        Great for filling a space with soft light.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        AMAZING!

                        By Krokokid

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                              Absolutely worth the money. Easy to put together. Comes in a nice bag for those who travel with their lights and soft boxes. Great Key light. Wouldn't wanna miss this box in my studio.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              This light modifier is a game-changer!

                              By Abram

                              from Temecula, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Easy to transport
                              • Light Quality
                              • Nice Fall-off
                              • Soft light

                              Cons

                              • Difficult first setup
                              • Difficult first tear-down

                              Best Uses

                              • Close-ups
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraiture
                              • Small groups

                              Comments about Elinchrom Midi Octa Light Bank for Flash:

                              I purchased this softbox based on several recommendation from the Elinchrom user thread on POTN. My intention for the Midi Octa is for portrait work. I previously only had two small softboxes which did not create enough light for the look I wanted on people.

                              The sheer size of the modifier creates staggeringly beautiful light for close-up portraits (Think Head & Shoulders or closer) but it can absolutely work for 3/4 length or full-body shots as well.

                              The first time I tried to set up the octa I had some difficulty, the instructions included weren't terribly clear and it wasn't until AFTER I figured it out that everything made sense. Same issue with tearing it down. The instructions actually don't even cover this part. (Tip: press down on the speed-ring with one hand and press down on the metal rib with the other, this will loosen the tension enough for you to release the collar)

                              All-in-all I am absolutely pleased with this purchase, and I will happily recommend it to anyone with an Elinchrom lighting system!

                              (Note: I am using this modifier with BXRi 500 lights)

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