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Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3'

B&H # CHOP3 MFR # 6030
Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3'

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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'
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Long-lasting (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (6)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Indoors (3)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Great Product but do your research

      By Brad

      from new york, ny

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

        Like Chimera products the craftsman ship and construction are great.

        It can be very difficult to take apart and put back together again as the poles become very stiff near the the last one.

        My advice is to do your research or contact customer service at Chimera (they are very helpful and responsive) Despite the speed ring for my light being Octoplus compatible my light lacked the beam spread to utilize this so i had to return it. Which is a shame since it was a great product.

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        5.0

        Great product and made in the USA!

        By Michael A. De Martino

        from Parrish FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

          Using it as a main light also as a butterfly light with Matthews boom

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          5.0

          Beautiful light

          By BBurk

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chimera Octaplus Fixed Light Bank - 3':

              Beautiful light. Portable. Use at weddings all the time.

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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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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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
                                   

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                                  Modify the direction and spread of the light with light-shaping tools.

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

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                                  • You Pay: $5.39
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