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Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5")

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Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5")

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Product Highlights

  • For Studio Strobe or Flash
  • Slim Strip Form Factor
  • Quick Release Corners
  • Heat Vents
  • Removable Front Face
  • Accepts Optional Grids
  • Includes Carry Bag
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You Pay: $149.95

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The narrow profile of the Small Half Dome with White Interior for strobe lights from Photoflex is designed with a white interior for soft diffusion, a removable interior baffle and diffusion face that allow for high-contrast effects if desired. The recessed front face permits optional grids that narrow and direct the output and control spill light. A removable strip mask is included with each HalfDome to narrow it further.

The HalfDome is an ideal choice as a hairlight for group portraits or for elegant, elongated catchlights in product photography. It's also a space saver when shooting in tight spaces and easy to shoot over when used as a foreground light. A speedring for your brand of strobe is available separately.

  • Narrow-faced soft box fits into smaller sets
  • Light spread - softens the light source and eliminates the hot spot
  • QRC (Quick Release Corners) - for stronger corners and makes it fast break down
  • Suspension loops - suspends the light without using a boom stand
  • White interior
  • Optional grids - allow you to keep light off the background and specifically on the area you want
  • Heat vents - flaps open to help keep box and strobe cooler
  • Carry bag - included for easy storage and transport
  • Size 9.5 x 35 x 17.5" (25 x 89 x 45 cm)
    Interior White
    Shape Long rectangle
    Compatibility Studio strobes and flash
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Requires Speed Ring Yes
    Weight 2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
    Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5")
  • Removable Strip Mask
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    PhotoflexSmall Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5")
     
    4.5

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Durable (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (5)
      • Studio (4)
      • Family photos (3)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice sturdy stripdome

      This halfdome/stripdome seems sturdier than my other Photoflex softboxes in that the fabric feels thicker althoughI've never had one rip anyways. The vents on the sides helps reduce heat but you can also...Read complete review

      This halfdome/stripdome seems sturdier than my other Photoflex softboxes in that the fabric feels thicker althoughI've never had one rip anyways. The vents on the sides helps reduce heat but you can also creatively use reflectors to broaden the light if you wish. The front panel does seem just a little too small which makes it tougher to attach.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Get what you pay for

      It feels quite a bit cheaper than similar Wescott/Chimera boxes, because it is. I put a small tear in one of them first time I set it up, but that was my...Read complete review

      It feels quite a bit cheaper than similar Wescott/Chimera boxes, because it is. I put a small tear in one of them first time I set it up, but that was my mistake for trying to set it up without first popping the rods out the face end of the softbox..... only softbox I've ever seen with this design.

      By popping the rods out the front of the box, and putting them into the speedring while they're laying flat, it does make setting the box up a bit easier.

      Quality of light is great, it's pretty hard to screw up diffusing light through a white panel, haha!

      I bought two of them to for a lighting setup I don't use very often, where it didn't make sense for me to spend more money on the more expensive boxes. These boxes are good to be used, but I wouldn't abuse them very hard.

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      5.0

      Well Built

      By Buzz

      from San Antonio Texas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

        The Half Dome will be used by students in a photo program. Photoflex products hold up well in this environment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great box, tough setup

        By KevinDM

        from Calgary, AB

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

        • Tough setup

        Best Uses

          Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

          Using as a rim light for portraits. Does its job great, putting both an AlienBees B800 and a Nikon SB600 into it. Can just be a little tough to setup at first, though I think it'll get easier over time.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great box

          By Mr Fur

          from Melbourne Australia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

              for the price you cant go wrong!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Going to buy another one of these.

              By Sandra

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comes with a modifier
              • Easy to travel with

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                  I use the product to add a rim light with my SB-900. It works great to put the light where I need it without wrapping it and contributing to the main lighting. Need another one.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By Hugowolf

                  from Virginia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backgound lights
                    • Floor stand kickers
                    • Hair light
                    • Table top products

                    Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                    I use these for hair lights (with a grid). I use two of them overhead, either side of the camera, for small, almost shadow free product photography. Also good as kickers and for half body, hot white background illumination.

                    The 'QR' corners help with knockdown, but don't help with setup.

                    Silver interior would be more versatile but more expensive.

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                    5.0

                    I liked this soft box so much I purchase

                    By Don

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                      I use the half dome with my speedlights and it produces great light quality. They are small and light and easy to transport to locations.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good Quality Product

                      By vsi

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                          Great modifier for lighting long narrow areas.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Halfdome is a great product!

                          By smallonetwo

                          from Broadus, Montana

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos

                            Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                            I have needed this product for a long time; and at such an affordable price I'm not sure why I didn't buy it years ago. It is the perfect hair light; making the control of light much easier and more precise than other things I've used for this purpose. I am delighted with it, and I highly recommend it!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice sturdy stripdome

                            By GuyWithACamera

                            from Utica, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Front panel fit

                            Best Uses

                            • 3 qtr length portraits
                            • Family Photos

                            Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                            This halfdome/stripdome seems sturdier than my other Photoflex softboxes in that the fabric feels thicker althoughI've never had one rip anyways. The vents on the sides helps reduce heat but you can also creatively use reflectors to broaden the light if you wish. The front panel does seem just a little too small which makes it tougher to attach.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Not as good as I hoped

                            By Hatcher Studio

                            from Fremont, CA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                            Not quite as easy to use or well constructed as I was hoping for from Photoflex. Next time I'll get the Paul C. Buff one.

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                            5.0

                            Great Hairlight!

                            By JJ

                            from Littleton, CO

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • No cons here

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                            This is a great addition for hairlight or accent light. It is compact and very well made but it's quality is amazing. Good consistent color output. I love it!!

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By John in Florida

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                              Just as nice as my other Photoflex boxes, but a bit more difficult to assemble.

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                              5.0

                              The softboxes are perfect for portraits.

                              By Sandy

                              from Pueblo West CO

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                They are the perfect size and are fairly easy to assemble & dis-assemble.

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                                5.0

                                quality materials combined with great en

                                By tom

                                from Milwaukee WI

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                    Photoflex makes very high quality products. What I really like is that they combine quality materials with great engineering and design.

                                    The only slight issue I have is that they had to make the box wider than the older ones because of the larger "octo" adaptor ring. They compensate by providing a black mask to narrow the size.

                                    I still give it a 5

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                                    4.0

                                    Beautiful rim light

                                    By travellinshutterbug

                                    from Berea, KY

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close -ups
                                      • Hair light softbox
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                      I waited too long to get this halfdome2 for a hairlight/rimlight softbox. It's perfect. The novatron adapter ring does not hold it as snugly as I would like.

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                                      3.0

                                      Get what you pay for

                                      By Bangor

                                      from NY, but not NYC.

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                      It feels quite a bit cheaper than similar Wescott/Chimera boxes, because it is. I put a small tear in one of them first time I set it up, but that was my mistake for trying to set it up without first popping the rods out the face end of the softbox..... only softbox I've ever seen with this design.

                                      By popping the rods out the front of the box, and putting them into the speedring while they're laying flat, it does make setting the box up a bit easier.

                                      Quality of light is great, it's pretty hard to screw up diffusing light through a white panel, haha!

                                      I bought two of them to for a lighting setup I don't use very often, where it didn't make sense for me to spend more money on the more expensive boxes. These boxes are good to be used, but I wouldn't abuse them very hard.

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Hair / Rim Light

                                      By Bob Rock

                                      from Leesburg, VA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good value
                                      • Quick Assembly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Hair light
                                        • Rim Light

                                        Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                        Well made and quickly assembled and disassembled. Makes a great hair light or rim light, especially with fabric grid attachment. Photoflex has continually made very affordable products that hold up well. Very good value.

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                                        5.0

                                        Just what I needed

                                        By hawkeye

                                        from WA

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Photoflex Small Half Dome with White Interior (9.5 x 35 x 17.5"):

                                          Excellent for hair light

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