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Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox

B&H # HOTS8 Mfr # HONL-SOFT8
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Product Highlights
  • For Shoe-Mounted Flash Units
  • Create Beautiful Soft Light on the Go
  • Compact 11 x 9" Softbox
  • Circular Catchlights in Subject's eyes
  • Folds Flat for Transport

The Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox can be used to create beautiful soft light on the go. The compact 11 x 9" softbox provides a pleasing circular catchlight in your subject's eyes. It is extremely easy to setup and attach to your shoe-mount flash unit. Just use the included speed strap. For traveling the softbox folds flat to tuck into your camera bag, and weighs less than 4 ounces.

Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox
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  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Honl PhotoTraveller8 Softbox
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Packs small / compresses (19)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Reliable (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (14)
      • Family photos (13)
      • Travel (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Traveller8 Softbox

      it works ok. doesnt soften as much as i would prefer, but still better than a diffuser. somewhat difficult to get it completely round and takes some work. when attached, it tends...Read complete review

      it works ok. doesnt soften as much as i would prefer, but still better than a diffuser. somewhat difficult to get it completely round and takes some work. when attached, it tends to want to lean down slightly, even with speed straps. it comes out to the very tip of my 24-70, so with a short lens, say a 50, it actually tends to be in the way. i use it on a remote flash and diffuser on master and get good results. dont get a washed out effect from the flash when using ttl like you do without it. its good for portability, but in a crowded plae, tends to be "in the way" more than not. overall, it does what is expected, just wish it would secure at the base a little better. the ends are at a angle where they attach which doesnt give it the best footprint the the velcro.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Needs stronger velcro, otherwise nice

      I bought this to use as a small softbox for travel situations with an off-camera Nikon SB-800, where I don't have fullsize studio lighting and softbox with me. Sometimes I have this on...Read complete review

      I bought this to use as a small softbox for travel situations with an off-camera Nikon SB-800, where I don't have fullsize studio lighting and softbox with me. Sometimes I have this on a lightstand-mounted speedlight, sometimes on one mounted to a Stroboframe. The light quality is nice, especially for the rather small diameter of the box.

      The only negative is that the velcro/hook-and-loop attachment points on the side are rather small, causing the box to 'droop' frequently and require fairly constant adjustment. Seems like there needs to be velcro across the top, too, in addition to the attachment points on the sides.

      But as long as you remember to check once in a while to make sure the Traveller is aimed at your subject and not somewhere low, it works nicely.

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      5.0

      A little over priced but works well

      By The Big Kahuna

      from Flat Rock, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

        Used for portrait photography on location

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Traveler 8 Easy to Pack and Great Light

        By Sam Cridlin

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

          The Traveler 8 by Honl Photo makes the notoriously bad light from speedlights and makes it soft but directional.

          David Honl is a real, working photographer and he built what he needed. This folds down and fits easily into a MountainSmith Daypack with my camera and lenses.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Needs stronger fabric

          By Matthew Poon

          from Perth, Australia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

          This product is very easy to use and store in your camera bag. I use this when I'm unable to use my translucent umbrella outdoors.
          The only downside to the product is the fabric and velcro. After a bit of use, the fabric comes away from the velcro leaving some big gaps for undiffused light to go through. If it was a better velcro/fabric, this product would have gotten 5 stars.

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          4.0

          Cute and clever

          By The decisive moment

          from Australia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

            Great for travel

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great mod for flash!

            By TDavis

            from Colorado

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

              The Traveller8 is an amazing light shaping tool for the photographer that uses flash. It is also a great tool for the photographer that likes to keep his pack and gear light. The round shape give a beautiful round catch light in the eyes of a subject. This is a great product and reasonable in price. Go get one!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Produces surprisingly soft light

              By eddieV

              from OH

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                I have tried different portable light modifiers and use this one the most. It is extremely portable and produces a surprisingly soft light using my Nikon SB-600 or SB-900. I've used it on practically every location shoot since I've purchased it. It obviously isn't used to light a large area or group of people, but does a great job with close up portraits and to produce a soft spot light effect.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good for traveling

                By Jens Christian Hansen

                from Ilulissat, Greenland

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                One of the best softboxes I've used.
                Provides a Comfortable soft light.
                Takes up some room in the bag, but it's ok when it does its job

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice product, a bit pricey

                By TheAlchemist

                from Somerville, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Small product photography

                Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                I like this a lot. Because you can fold it flat, it is portable, but it is definitely not a walking-around tool/softbox/diffuser. Of course, that's not why I bought it, but I would just point it out if the picture did not highlight that. It does create a great circular catch light in the eyes for portraits. Like all of Honl's products, this seems really well made, and unlike his products, this one actually comes with a Speedstrap (needed to attach all of his other products to your flash). The included strap, partially justifies the high cost, but not quite. If this was cheaper, it would definitely be 5 stars for use and construction.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works exactly as you'd hope

                By mgmorse

                from Lagos, Nigeria

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • It's one more step to use

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                This product is very well built, easy to pack and assemble and creates nicely diffused light.

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                5.0

                Great results

                By J. Michael Krouskop

                from Nashville, Tennessee

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                    This product is easy to set up, easy to store and the results are fantastic. I use several modifiers for speedlights and this one overall is the best. It would be a little awkward to use this on camera, but for off camera use it is perfect. I really love the quality of light produced and the catch light in the subject's eyes.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Snappersphotography.biz

                    from Cary NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                      I love the portability of the Traveller8. To me doing on location photography, portability is critical and this product lends itself very well to this sort of task. It seems to perform very well so far.

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                      5.0

                      Great!

                      By Poly Woly

                      from Bethesda, MD

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                        Very effective and convenient solution for softening light from a flash. I was surprised how well built it is. I was afraid it would be too floppy, but that is not the case. The Honl system is great! I like this softbox and the gels.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Pretty Sweet

                        By nialldavid

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Setup Somewhat Difficult

                        Best Uses

                        • Headshots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                        Used for one light portrait use in and outdoors. Also used for backlight and rim lighting in portrait sessions. Pretty sweet little "softbox." Many minor adjustments can be made with your flash head while inside the box (gels, dome diffuser, zooming etc.). Good build quality. A little annoying to get on the flash head at first, but the wide velcro strap it comes with can be used to attach other Honl (as well as other brand) accessories with velcro attachments.

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                        4.0

                        Saved me in a wedding

                        By mzb

                        from Ottawa, ON

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • A bit too pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                        I bought it for a wedding and it truly saved me. It allowed me to shoot with a flash in places where there was no surface to bounce the flash off and I didn't get a single red eye. I used it on a Sunpack 544 mounted on a bracket. Mounting it on this particular flash wasn't as easy as one would hope, but in the end it worked OK and the thing slipped off only once.

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                        5.0

                        Not just for strobe lighting

                        By Cyburbs

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Pack
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Soft Light
                        • Lightweight
                        • Perfect Size
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Dual Video Lite Setup
                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                          I bought a pair of these to go over my harsh glaring LED, non dimmable video lights. They cut out a huge amount of lighting, but what is left is modeling light of great quality, and bright enough to lighten up a dark small room. I have used these on strobes with great success, so I thought I would try them on LED movie lights. Everything is going LED these days, but the lighting is harsh and glaring. They are great, and fit into a DSLR backpack very nicely folded up. They take only a few seconds to pop open, velcro on the diffuser to the shell and the shell to the light source.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Traveller8 Softbox

                          By that guy 216

                          from north carolina

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                            it works ok. doesnt soften as much as i would prefer, but still better than a diffuser. somewhat difficult to get it completely round and takes some work. when attached, it tends to want to lean down slightly, even with speed straps. it comes out to the very tip of my 24-70, so with a short lens, say a 50, it actually tends to be in the way. i use it on a remote flash and diffuser on master and get good results. dont get a washed out effect from the flash when using ttl like you do without it. its good for portability, but in a crowded plae, tends to be "in the way" more than not. overall, it does what is expected, just wish it would secure at the base a little better. the ends are at a angle where they attach which doesnt give it the best footprint the the velcro.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            collapsable clean and soft

                            By Eric

                            from los angeles

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                                This is a very easy lightmodifier to always have. I can hide close to the model in sets for a key and makes a wonderful accent light

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent for strobists

                                By Mick Motor

                                from Honolulu, HI

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Portaiture
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                                  This is compact and easy to use. I have all the Honl strobist gear and this is the best yet. It folds flat and is very well made.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good diffuser

                                  By Mike

                                  from Marquette, MI

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                                    Works great to soften the light of your flash

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Needs stronger velcro, otherwise nice

                                    By Marko

                                    from Iowa

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Needs frequent adjustment

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Honl Photo Traveller8 Softbox:

                                    I bought this to use as a small softbox for travel situations with an off-camera Nikon SB-800, where I don't have fullsize studio lighting and softbox with me. Sometimes I have this on a lightstand-mounted speedlight, sometimes on one mounted to a Stroboframe. The light quality is nice, especially for the rather small diameter of the box.

                                    The only negative is that the velcro/hook-and-loop attachment points on the side are rather small, causing the box to 'droop' frequently and require fairly constant adjustment. Seems like there needs to be velcro across the top, too, in addition to the attachment points on the sides.

                                    But as long as you remember to check once in a while to make sure the Traveller is aimed at your subject and not somewhere low, it works nicely.

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