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Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12"

B&H # NO12SBBP Mfr # 812696
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Product Highlights
  • Replaces SSB12-BP

You can now get quality softbox lighting from your battery portable flash system. Designed for Norman LH2 and LH52 portable heads, the 12 inch square SSB12-BP softbox can also be used on most Quantum Q Flash and Lumedyne lampheads.

Much like the Norman Studio Softbox design, this unit "pops-up" like an umbrella. No loose parts or assembly required, except for the removable front diffusion panel that attaches easily.

No speed ring adapter is required. Each Softbox attaches to the lamphead like a standard reflector. On Norman lampheads, just position over the flashtube and tighten the reflector locking screw.
Size 12 x 12" (30 x 30 cm)
Shape Square
Compatibility Strobe only
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle No
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Included for Norman LH2, LH52 heads

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Norman812696 Softbox - 12 x 12"
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Attach securely (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (5)
    • Weddings (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Matthew

    from Perth, Western Australia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

      Fits on my Sunpak 120J beautifully and is so light weight, Awesome for the 'Run'n'Gun' shooting and the light it gives is soft enough but has just the right amount of edginess.

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      3.0

      Very good for the price!

      By Moran PhotoGraphic

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Mounts diagonally-Qflash
      • No inner baffle included

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Weddings

      Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

      Bought 2 and used for a wedding on a small yacht with my Quantum T2 and T4d Qflashes. The quality of the light is terrific. They are very easy to set up and great for moving around in confined spaces. I was a bit disappointed that although there are loops for an inner baffle, it is not included. I cannot find this accessory anywhere, including Norman's website. That being said, the light appears to be very even.

      Lastly, on Qflashes, the softbox doesn't attach squarely, but rather diagonally, so that the corners line up above and below the flash, like a diamond shape or rotated 45 degrees. The speed ring doesn't rotate, and there isn't a way to fudge the attachment on the Qflashes that I could figure out. This is not a big deal for me, but something to keep in mind for Qflash users.

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      5.0

      Portable

      By FIlm Milton

      from Katonah NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

        Have it for two weeks so far so good. very portable

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        4.0

        very easy to use

        By jeff a

        from philadelphia, pa

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

          i use this with my Lumedyne lights and it's perfect. It fits into the light, just as the snoot would. It's easy to fold up and re-assemble. Seems pretty durable.

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          4.0

          Norman Softbox

          By Crickdick

          from Bunker Hill, IN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Size

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

          I'm torn on this one. Yes its a softbox and yes it fits the 200C strobe head. In doing one well, it does the other poorly. If you have to have a softbox, buy a real, full size box and save your money. Jury's still out...

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          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By Andy

          from Abilene, Tx

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

            Head shot to small groups.Easy to store, Easy to setup, Self containing, Soft even lighting. Just all around excellent product. Would not leave home without it.

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            5.0

            Versatile Softbox

            By Mr. Music

            from North Tonawanda, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

              I use this softbox interchangeably--on an LH2 in the studio for a hairlight, and on camera (with a bracket) as a flash diffuser (fits my Sunpak 120j). It also works well off camera as an on location main light (again, with the 120j). The softbox is "easy up and easy down" and sturdy enough to last a long time if you don't sit on it or try to walk through walls with it.

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              4.0

              Nifty little box

              By imageskj

              from Victoria, TX

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Portable
              • Small and Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors
                • Weddings

                Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

                Really easy to take anywhere! It's pretty small but cranks out a nice even light. It's size makes it very portable. We used it to front light a family of seven adults with strong backlighting this weekend with excellent results. The mount works very well and stays put on the strobe head.

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                5.0

                This thing is Awesome!!!!

                By Scott

                from Texas

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable
                • Fits great

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Anything

                Comments about Norman 812696 Softbox - 12 x 12":

                So easy to use, and works great!

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