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Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60")

B&H # PHHSD6000K MFR # HSD-60K
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Product Highlights

  • Studio-Quality Light From Small Flash
  • Umbrella, Diffuser, Adapter Included

You Pay: $175.00

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If you're looking for better light using your on-camera flash, Photek's Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60") fits the bill. You get a 60" umbrella with a white interior and black removable cover and a diffuser panel with an opening for your hot shoe flash and the umbrella shaft. A set of touch tabs for the flash head and a hot shoe umbrella/light stand adapter with an adjustable hot shoe locking plate for mounting the flash/umbrella to a stand are also included. This setup gives you a broad, soft studio-quality light using only a battery-powered "on-camera" flash.

Studio-quality light from small flash
Umbrella, diffuser, adapter, and touch tabs included
Diameter Umbrella: 60" (152 cm)
Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60")
  • OP Series Umbrella (White Interior & Removable Black Cover)
  • Diffuser Panel With Touch-fastener Opening for Hot Shoe Flash and Umbrella Shaft
  • Set of Touch Tabs to be Attached to the Hot Shoe Flash Head
  • Shoe Mount Umbrella Adapter
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    PhotekSoftlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60")
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (7)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Low light (4)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Big, happy soft light

      By nommek

      from San Antonio

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice and big

      Cons

      • 2 Part Umbrella Stem

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

      Theses my second one and I love it. Good compromise between an umbrella and softbox and it's freakin' huge! Big, big soft light from speedlites.

      Only thing I don't like is that the umbrella center pole (spine? trunk?) is necessary to fold and store the thing, then once it's setup you unscrew half of it and put it in the bag. Be very careful you don't crush the hollow rod with the stand head or the other half won't thread back on and you can't fold up the umbrella ever again.

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      4.0

      ANOTHER most excellent product from B&H

      By Jeff

      from Fort Worth TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

        B&H never disappoints. This softbox is really great and well worth the discounted price.

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        4.0

        I love the light

        By Brian

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

            I LOVE the shots I am getting with the softlighter. The light is as large and soft as advertised. I have one complaint. The overall build quality is good with the exception of the threaded tightener for the umbrella shaft. It is a metal bolt-end that presses on the rounded shaft of the umbrella to hold the umbrella to the bracket. This is an inadequate design for an umbrella of this size. There is little contact and friction at this critical point and the entire umbrella and flash can move too easily when moving or contacting the umbrella. I would still strongly recommend the unit.

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            5.0

            Big umbrella diffuser with nice case

            By MadisonSteve

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

              So far, so good. Nice case, quality build, seems like it will last. I am using with Canon Speedlights and so far it works very well.

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              4.0

              Soft light indeed

              By Ernest Becker

              from Earth

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Soft light

              Cons

              • Questionable value

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

              Works well. Not sure if the 50% bump in price for the strobist version is worth it. Simply a twenty dollar umbrella mount and a off-center velcro slot in diffuser (vs the centered sock in the regular version). In all fairness I cannot say that I have used the regular version.

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              5.0

              It's big, and soft!

              By Mo

              from DC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

                It's easy to create a great portrait with this tool.
                OK, it's big, and takes time to assemble, but is really worth the time.

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                5.0

                Great alternative to a softbox!

                By LE Photography

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light

                  Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

                  I did a lot of research on different softboxes, knowing only that I wanted one that had a round(ish) shape (so no square catchlights) and that I wanted it to be big enough to feather lightly and allow very soft light since I do sessions with newborns and children a lot and want the light not to be harsh at all.
                  This kit was recommended to me by another friend who is a professional photographer. It is basically an umbrella flash kit with a huge twist! You can use it as a shoot through or bounce back umbrella, but you can also add the extra front baffle and bounce inside AND diffuse out... making the light beautiful and dreamy soft.
                  I got the kit so that I could use it easily with my Speedlite. I know that there are ways to buy the pieces separately and save money and still rig it to work with a speedlite, but I didn't want to mess with it.
                  This kit comes with a front baffle that has a large velcro opening so that you can put your SL just inside it and secure the velcro, leaving your settings panel exposed for ease of use.
                  I love it! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new light modifier.

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                  5.0

                  Great, chap way to add great soft light.

                  By Brian

                  from Hoboken, NJ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

                    This peace of gear has DRASTICALLY changed the quality of my photographs. I wanted a large flash source, but i wasn't ready to buy a full flash kit. This mixed with my 430ex II is all i need for now, especially quick set up head shots and portraits. I cant recommend it enough.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Soft, even light

                    By Joe Photo

                    from Boston

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Photek Softlighter Hot Shoe Diffuser Kit with Umbrella (60"):

                      Love it! Affordable, easy to set-up and use!

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                      • No

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