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Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter

B&H # PHODXSBK Mfr # FV-XSACKIT
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Product Highlights
  • 1.5' Diameter OctoDome nxt
  • Use with Strobes or Hotlights
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Removable Inner Baffle
  • Basic Strobe Connector
  • Shoe Flash Adapter
  • Swivel Mount
  • 8' Light Stand

This is a Photoflex XS Silver OctoDome Basic Kit. It includes a 1.5' diameter OctoDome softbox, adapter ring, shoe flash adapter, swivel mount and light stand.

The Photoflex Xtra Small - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter OctoDome nxt softbox is designed for use with strobes or hot lights up to 500 watts. Its circular design provides diffused light that is as wide as it is tall. It has a graduated internal baffle that eliminates hotspots and illuminates your subject evenly head to toe. Its narrow profile gives you more versatility in small rooms. Use this size for head-and-shoulders portraits or interviews.

OctoDome

Versatile Light Modifier
  • Use the OctoDome without the face or baffle for a broad, high-contrast light
  • Use both the face and the baffle for the softest, most diffused light

Grip & Stand

Adjustable Shoe Mount Connector
  • Accepts most shoe-mount flashes
  • Works with the included Basic Speed Ring
  • Height of your flash is easily adjusted, and locked into place in the optimum position
Heavy Duty Swivel Mount
  • Bracket tilts and swivels to make aiming the flash easy
  • Fits on almost any light stand
LiteStand
  • Rises to a maximum height of 8' (2.4 m)
  • Rubber-tipped feet offer no-slip and quiet movement when changing light arrangement
  • Black anodized paint to eliminate unwanted reflections in the subject
Size 1.5 x 1' (45.7 x 30.5cm)
Shape Octagon
Compatibility For Use with Strobes or Hot Lights
Removable Face Yes
Removable Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Series 900 Speedring Reference Charts

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PhotoflexXS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Attach securely (6)
  • Good color value (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (9)
    • Low light (7)
    • Outdoors (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome!

    Did some research on a small soft box for a key light, babies & small product photography. It was a toss up between the Joe McNally version of the Ezybox and this Octodome....Read complete review

    Did some research on a small soft box for a key light, babies & small product photography. It was a toss up between the Joe McNally version of the Ezybox and this Octodome. This choice won out because I bought the whole kit for the same approximate price of the Ezybox.

    Right out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the Photoflex quality. Everything felt pro! The stand was heavy and solid, the umbrella swivel was equally robust. The soft box and speed ring are all very well made. I'm using this with small flash, but I love how it could also be used for studio lights down the road if I wanted to. Very versatile purchase in that regard.

    I fumbled the first time putting the soft box together, but after I did it once, it's easy and sets up quick. The quality of light is very soft, wrapping and diffused nicely for being a smaller source. The double diffusion is the bomb! I lit a family (of 3) portrait with it and it was still very nice light. Fits in the camera bag when packed down. Totally awesome product, 5 stars all the way and I will totally buy more Photoflex products in the future!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit

    The OcoDome nxt softbox in no doubt is great, goes together quick, and produces a nice soft light, when put up close to the subject.
    I'm giving this kit only 3 stars...Read complete review

    The OcoDome nxt softbox in no doubt is great, goes together quick, and produces a nice soft light, when put up close to the subject.
    I'm giving this kit only 3 stars because the light stand is basically, junk. It looks solid, but in no way is it solid. Its not at all air cushioned. When I received the package in the mail, I put the kit together, and the adjusting screw for the height had a stripped thread. It doesn't hold the height at all. I always look after my gear, as I want it to last me for years.
    I ended up buying a manfrotto stand from a local dealer to replace this stand.
    I recommend to anyone buying the octoDome to buy it separately and buy an alternative stand.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    OctoDome Basic Kit

    By Kendra

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

      I'm so happy with this product! No more heavy lights! I can take this with my speed light and shoot anywhere and everywhere.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      small wonder

      By ernie

      from melbourne australia

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

        good with portrait photograpy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        just awesome

        By jodatom

        from melbourne, australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portaiture

          Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

          i got this because of its good reviews on b and h, and im glad i did. head and shoulders portraits with my 430ex flash are stunning through this little setup.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome!

          By SchultzPhotographic

          from Saskatchewan, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Great quality
          • Great Value

          Cons

          • None Buy it now

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

          Did some research on a small soft box for a key light, babies & small product photography. It was a toss up between the Joe McNally version of the Ezybox and this Octodome. This choice won out because I bought the whole kit for the same approximate price of the Ezybox.

          Right out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the Photoflex quality. Everything felt pro! The stand was heavy and solid, the umbrella swivel was equally robust. The soft box and speed ring are all very well made. I'm using this with small flash, but I love how it could also be used for studio lights down the road if I wanted to. Very versatile purchase in that regard.

          I fumbled the first time putting the soft box together, but after I did it once, it's easy and sets up quick. The quality of light is very soft, wrapping and diffused nicely for being a smaller source. The double diffusion is the bomb! I lit a family (of 3) portrait with it and it was still very nice light. Fits in the camera bag when packed down. Totally awesome product, 5 stars all the way and I will totally buy more Photoflex products in the future!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Your best friend if you have a speedlite

          By Tristan S.

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Special Events

            Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

            I'm an advanced amateur, and needed a good softbox for my Bower flash. This one does the trick. Sturdy, durable, and easy to setup. Great if you have 1-2 persons to photograph, or to use as a hair light for a one person photo, or as a fill. Keep in mind that it's 12", so it's not going to get great coverage (for 1/2, 3/4 and full, you want a small, medium, and large octobox, respectively). The stand extends quite long, but anything over 6 feet will require a ballast to keep it steady. The heavy duty swivel takes a little getting used to, but it's a breeze afterward. Recommended purchase for anyone with a speedlite and wants a softbox.

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            • No

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            3.0

            XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit

            By mikulas

            from sydney, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value

            Cons

            • Light stand flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

            The OctoDome nxt itself is great and produces a nice soft light when put up close to the subject.
            I'm giving this Kit only 3 stars because of the light stand. Very flimsy, in no way is it air cushioned. When I received the kit in the mail, I put it together. The light stand, out of the box had one of the height adjusting screws, thread stripped, so it doesn't hold the height at all.
            I had to replace the light stand with a manfrotto stand from a local dealer.
            If you do want to buy the OctoDome, buy it separately and purchase a better light stand. Don't buy the kit light stand.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit

            By Mikulas

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Lightstand very flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

            The OcoDome nxt softbox in no doubt is great, goes together quick, and produces a nice soft light, when put up close to the subject.
            I'm giving this kit only 3 stars because the light stand is basically, junk. It looks solid, but in no way is it solid. Its not at all air cushioned. When I received the package in the mail, I put the kit together, and the adjusting screw for the height had a stripped thread. It doesn't hold the height at all. I always look after my gear, as I want it to last me for years.
            I ended up buying a manfrotto stand from a local dealer to replace this stand.
            I recommend to anyone buying the octoDome to buy it separately and buy an alternative stand.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Perfict Size

            By RNWP

            from Forrest City, AR

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light

              Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

              I have used the XS for small pets and portrait photo work and it is just the right size to leave setup. It will fit easily in a closet without breaking down.
              Used with the SB-900 and D7000.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Tam

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

                I am really happy with this purchase. I like the heavy duty swivel mount and shoe flash adapter. The stand seems like it is a good quality product as well. I have only used it once, but it did exactly what is made to do. The softbox was fairly easy to assemble. I like the size of this softbox as it is portable and easy to move around .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                As Advertised

                By falconflyr

                from Fenton, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

                  Great portable kit, solid construction. I decided to get this over the octa location kit because I wanted to use a canon flash and catctus 5's to fire it. I am very happy with Photoflex products overall.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Just used and I am impressed

                  By Robert

                  from Poulsbo WA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

                    It is durable and compact

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product and durable

                    By FrancisFortin

                    from Montreal, QC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Photoflex XS OctoDome nxt Basic Kit - 1.5' (45.7cm) Diameter:

                      For the price, this is amazing. I used it on an outdoor shoot in rough terrain. Never happier with a portable lighting kit. Recommended for sure!

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