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Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter

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Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter

Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7 With Inserts Inner Baffle

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  • For Use with Strobes Only
  • White
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Removable Inner Baffle
  • 4 Each: Silver & Gold Removable Panels
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You Pay: $484.07

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The Photoflex Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter OctoDome³ softbox is designed for use with strobes only, with modeling lights up to 500 watts. Its circular design provides diffused light that is as wide as it is tall. It has an internal baffle that eliminates hotspots with smooth, natural light. Its narrow profile gives you more versatility in small rooms.

Use this size for full-length portraits of 2 - 3 people.

A Series 900 Speed Ring is required for mounting the OctoDome to your light, and is not included.

Quick Release Corners (QRC) relieve pressure on support rods for quick and easy soft box set up and breakdown
Use both the face and the baffle for the softest, most diffused light
Use the OctoDome without the face or baffle for a broad, high-contrast light
Using the included gold and silver panels results in a warmer, more natural image
OctoDome optional grids provide precise control of light
Size 7 x 2' (2.1 m x 60cm)
Shape Octagon
Compatibility For Use with Strobes Only
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Series 900 Speedring Reference Charts
Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter
  • Rods
  • Front diffusion panel
  • Baffle
  • Storage Bag
  • 4 Each: Silver & Gold Removable Panels
  • Five Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note: Series 900 Speed Rings are NOT INCLUDED, and are required for your light

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PhotoflexOctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Attach securely (12)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Good power output (6)
    • Long-lasting (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (11)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Outdoors (3)
      • Studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Professional (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Domenate Your Lighting!

      The Octodome Softbox comes in three sizes – I like the Large 7' version because you can use it as singular light source to illuminate portraits, full-length fashion, and inanimate scenes that...Read complete review

      The Octodome Softbox comes in three sizes – I like the Large 7' version because you can use it as singular light source to illuminate portraits, full-length fashion, and inanimate scenes that require soft yet directional lighting with natural round specular hightlights. The Octodome also requires less depth than comparable square or rectangular softboxes. Add a grid surface to focus the light and eliminate scattered fall-off on the background. Octodome is a very efficient reflective source that can simulate sunlight with a front surface grid and warming filter ...

      David Watersun
      Watersun Photography

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good...

      Always wanted one. At that price how could I resist

      Always wanted one. At that price how could I resist

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      gorgeous modifier

      By Sean

      from Baltimore

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Hard To Put On Speed Ring

      Best Uses

        Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

        Despite being a bit of a pain to put together it gives a great soft, beautiful quality light!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Duke in manassas

        By duke in manassas

        from manassas, va

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

          Great for portraits. you only need one soft box, plenty of space, and perhaps a 1000w strobe flash. tow or more are needed to assemble the light box

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By TN Photography

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

            I bought this 7 foot octobox to use for a full length fashion shoot and to impress my friends. This product excelled in both aspects. I was slightly wary of how the quality of the material/manufacturing was going to be, but upon receiving it and setting it up I see that this thing is built to last... the rods are heavy duty and will likely never break and the material itself is outstanding.

            The lighting it creates is put simply AMAZING. I know other reviewers have mentioned this, but it really is much larger than you are possibly imagining... you will in fact need a good sized studio.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Similar:
            • various other softboxes of assorted shapes/sizes

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            good...

            By rob

            from montreal

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely

            Cons

            • Easily damaged
            • Hard to assemble

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

            Always wanted one. At that price how could I resist

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Octodome!

            By Jomar

            from Emeryville, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good value
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Cumbersome to set-up
            • Heavy bulky

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Studio

            Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

            I've had this Octodome for at least 4 years now, always been used in the studio. It gives out a soft broad light and is perfect for fashion shoots. I love how Photoflex included liners and you don't have to buy them separately. I mostly use the silver for my shoots. Coupled with the grid it's one of my main modifiers. The only problem I have with it is that it get's heavy, especially if you add the grid. Even for a Profoto D4 head, it will creep down. So I had to clamp it directly on the speedring and then attach it to the stand. I used to have a White-Lightning 1600Ws attached to it full time, but the mount on that light would just give up. I probably would not buy this product again, but If I have to and if money is a bit short then I will. All in all a great value for the money and the quality is great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            FANTASTIC

            By TRJWV

            from SOUTH WILLIAMSON KY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

              FANTASTIC SOFTNESS

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great soft light on a budget

              By JD

              from Brooklyn NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                Go from specular to super soft quickly and easily. Step in front of it for some very nice flat ringlash type light.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not as soft as Elinchrom Octabank

                By Jay T

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Priced right
                • Soft light
                • Well made for the price

                Cons

                • Loose internal lining
                • Speedring finish ok

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                  Needed a large softbox for single light setups, and loved the effect of the Elinchrom Octabank. While not as soft, the price is definitely right! Would purchase again.

                  A few things I noticed
                  - The internal reflector lining isn't flush to the back of the softbox. So half of the flash tube is sitting below the reflector lining. Im sure it cuts down on some of the efficiency. 4 rare earth magnets inside and outside took care of that.
                  - Not as soft as Octabank because flash is facing forward instead of back into the softbox. But the size softens it up enough.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  This is HUGE! But, awesome :).

                  By Skibumel

                  from Northwest Arkansas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light

                    Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                    I bought this for my new studio... good thing I have 12 foot ceilings. I knew I wanted the biggest softbox I could find, I found it and then didn't really consider just how BIG it was. Think twice about the size before you order... it does create a beautiful softlight and works perfectly as a one light show! Also, make sure you have a strong second set of hands to put it together.

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By jade

                    from charlotte nc

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                      This softbox is great. Light wraps around the subject and creates beautiful light. Its very easy to put together and take apart. I would feel comfortable taking this softbox anywhere.

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                      5.0

                      perfect !

                      By Jota

                      from arleta,ca

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                        easy to ensemble , perfect for studio

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I love this thing!

                        By Gilley

                        from Durango, CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely

                        Cons

                        • Hard to set up alone

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                        I've only done a couple of shoots with the 7' Octodome but I love it! The dispersion of light is wonderful. The first shoot I did with it was at an event. I placed the box behind me to create a shadowless light. It worked exactly like I wanted and the shoot was successful. The second shoot was full body portraits and it gave me exactly the look I was expecting from it. An even, soft look from head to toe.

                        At 7', it does take some room to use. I would also say that it takes two people to easily set up. Getting the velcro tabs to loop over the end of the poles is tough and is easier if a second person bends the pole. One thing that I don't understand is that it doesn't fit back in the carrying sleeve to well. For some reason, the poles are too long. Probably operator error. If used outside, definately sandbag or weight your stand as this thing is a big sail in the wind.

                        I'm really looking forward to using it for many different configurations in the studio and for my architecture work.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By vitaly

                        from san francisco, ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Too Diffused

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                        Its a great product for the cost. A little bit tricky when assembling, otherwise great octodome.

                        Used it on location for a fashion shoot. Great light coverage; love the silver interiors. U need a great amount of power to let it shine at it's entire splendor. The double diffusion might be too much, but good if you want a even light from center to the edge.

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                        5.0

                        Huge

                        By RPhoto

                        from Miami, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Too Diffused

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                          It's very well constructed & feels sturdy.
                          It's pretty easy to assemble and mount. But do consider it's really big! It takes a lot of space and it does require a good and strong light stand..
                          I would dare to say it's limited only for a big studio.
                          I'm using it with a 1000watt Bowens head and works well.

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                          4.0

                          Perfect for My Needs

                          By PattyB54

                          from Onsted, MI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                            In-house studio use provides perfect light coverage.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Soft, even light

                            By Joel

                            from Kansas

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                              I use this in my studio. It spreads soft even light, simulating a large window for full length shots. Because of it's size, mounting on the strobe has to be solid and the mounting mechanism for the strobe must be sturdy enough to hold. Certainly a fabulous addition to a studio.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Yes, Size Does Matter!

                              By Greg

                              from Richmond, Va.

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                                  I love this octodome and the results I get. This octodome stands alone in the studio and needs no other help from any other light source. The grid is a "must have" so make sure you get that also. You will need a stand like the Bogen 3071B and the caster set 109 to wheel this monster around. This octodome is not for a small studio, you will need at least 10 foot walls. A step ladder helps when installing the grid. Make sure you have a big enough strobe head that will make this beast shine. A 2500 Ws head will work just fine.

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                                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Domenate Your Lighting!

                                  By Watersun

                                  from Maui, Hawaii, USA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox, Large - 7' (2.1 m) Diameter:

                                    The Octodome Softbox comes in three sizes – I like the Large 7' version because you can use it as singular light source to illuminate portraits, full-length fashion, and inanimate scenes that require soft yet directional lighting with natural round specular hightlights. The Octodome also requires less depth than comparable square or rectangular softboxes. Add a grid surface to focus the light and eliminate scattered fall-off on the background. Octodome is a very efficient reflective source that can simulate sunlight with a front surface grid and warming filter ...

                                    David Watersun
                                    Watersun Photography

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