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Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3'

B&H # CHOP3 Mfr # 6030
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You Pay: $382.00

Chimera's OctaPlus 3 ft Light Bank is compatible with strobes or continuous lightsources up to 1200 watts.

This light bank requires a speed ring to adapt it to your particular strobe or hot light. Refer to the Accessories section, or click on the Speed Ring Adapter Chart in Specifications for your speed ring.

Soft silver interior with an innovative graduated baffle for very even light spread.
Size 3 ft diameter (0.9M)
Shape Octagonal
Compatibility Strobe and hot lights to 1200 watts
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3'
  • Rods for 3 ft OctaBank
  • Front and interior baffle
  • Storage sleeve

    Note: Speed Ring is REQUIRED, and must be ordered separately

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    ChimeraOctaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3'
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (5)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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      5.0

      Wide Coverage and Even Illumination

      By David

      from Gambrills, Maryland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

        I am using the Octaplus Fixed Light Bank (actually a medium-large octagonal soft box) with two Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites that are mounted on a Chimera Dual Versi Octa Speed Ring from B&H. Light is exceptionally even and broad. The larger the light source, the softer the shadows; the light is said to "wrap around" the subject. The Octaplus Fixed Light Bank produces very soft shadows, especially when placed as close as possible to the subject. Ideal for my preferences in most cases. Even with shoe-mount flashes rather than a large studio strobe it is necessary to dial down flash power.

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        5.0

        Love the light

        By wcsheldon50131

        from Grimes, IA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

          Chimera finally went regular poles with a new speed ring for the Hensel Integra lights. Love the light quality, easy to set up. Works great in my small studio space and love the set up for the grid.

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          5.0

          Love the light

          By wcsheldon50131

          from Grimes, IA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

            Chimera no longer requires shorter poles for the Hensel lights. I like this size for my small studio space and the fall off for around the feet works great for my use.

            This is very well built, and I like the ability to use the grid that I also purchased with this.

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            5.0

            A Beauty to Work With, Beautiful Results

            By PJB

            from Glastonbury CT

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

                A surprise is I find it easier to assemble and take down compared to my other Chimera light boxes. However, it's bulkier at the one end when put away because I leave the 2 baffles installed. That convenience makes it worth doing. The fact there's no light spilling outward or on the ceiling is a real plus. The 3' size is ideal for my type of work (mostly individual portraits) but accommodates multiple people just fine. Very even light over the whole front surface. It's heavier. I made my own light stand bracket to not have the flash light head supporting the whole thing. Used scavenged parts of a Stroboframe bracket, drilled new holes, 8-32 UNF allen head machine screws, and existing Foba tube & clamp.

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                5.0

                Broad coverage in a compact body...

                By jeremygaffer

                from los angeles, ca

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

                    This softbank, in conjunction with a triolet and 50 degree soft grid, is just about perfect for close-ups...
                    Easy to use, low-profile... When space is at a premium, it helps to be able to throw in a super soft, self-contained fixture...

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                    5.0

                    Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3' by Chimer

                    By Greeen Screen Man

                    from NH

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

                      Well made, no surprises, just what I expected. Need to call tech support here in the USA with a couple of questions. They were very nice and help. Would definitely purchase Chimera products again.

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME BOX!!

                      By Big O

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

                          I have used the 5' - 7' Octaplus for 5 years now and love the light from it. This box matches in a smaller size. Works on location in tighter spaces than the 5' Octaplus. Tried out some others and did not find the same quality of light.

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                          Speed Rings

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                          Required item: Select the speed ring that fits the light you will be using with this softbox.

                          Chimera -  Octaplus Speed Ring for Elinchrom
                          • You Pay: $103.00
                          Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.
                           
                          Chimera -  Triolet Flood Light with Octaplus Speed Ring (120VAC)
                          • Price: $339.00
                          • Instant Savings: -$40.05
                          • Offer ends JUL 31 '14
                          • You Pay: $298.95
                           

                          Light Controls

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                          Chimera -  50 Degree Fabric Grid for 3' OctaPlus
                          • You Pay: $313.00
                           

                          Light Stands & Accessories

                          Chimera -  Pole for Octaplus 3 - 5' Expansion Kit
                          • You Pay: $7.95
                          Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
                           

                          Grip & Gaffer Gear

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                          General Brand -  Gaffer's Kit
                          • You Pay: $57.06
                           
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