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Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa

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Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa

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Product Highlights

  • 27.5" OctaBox
  • Top Quality Diffusing/Reflecting Fabric
  • 2- Internal Diffuser
  • Lightweight Speed Ring, Only 9.27 oz
  • Carry Bag is Included
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You Pay: $288.99

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The Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa softbox has a narrow shape that reduces the spread of light.  Compared to a standard Octabox, the Deep Octa delivers a more focused soft light (with the included internal and external diffusers), or sharper shadows and crisp, direct light (without the included internal and external diffusers). This is an ideal on-location softbox for the Ranger battery system.

Top quality diffusing and reflecting fabric
Internal diffuser
Optional RotaGrid provides sharper cut-off, more direct light
Gray rip piping, professional finish
New lightweight speed ring, only 9.27 oz (263 g)
Redesigned locking with wing nut
Redesigned snap locks
Molded Elinchrom logo
A carry bag is included
UPC: 719821323389
Size 27.5 x 15.7" (70 x 40 cm) Diameter x depth
Shape Octagonal
Compatibility Elinchrom Flash
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids No
Requires Speed Ring Included for Elinchrom
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 9.3 x 2.8"
Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa
  • Speed Ring for Elinchrom Flash Heads
  • Inner Diffuser
  • Outer Diffuser
  • Translucent Deflector
  • Carry Bag
  • Two Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Elinchrom27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa
     
    4.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (17)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Good color value (10)
    • Attaches securely (9)
    • Long-lasting (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (18)
    • Outdoors (17)
    • Portraits (17)
    • General purpose (15)
    • Low light (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (17), Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfectly fit the need

    I have a 39" Deep Octa and an Elinchrom Softlite 27'' Reflector (Silver). They're both great. I wanted an Octa about the size of the Beauty Dish, something that...Read complete review

    I have a 39" Deep Octa and an Elinchrom Softlite 27'' Reflector (Silver). They're both great. I wanted an Octa about the size of the Beauty Dish, something that would be lighter and more portable for shoots on the move with an assistant holding the light. With a two day 14 location shoot with dozens of people as talent I decided it was time to find something. I looked at the Elinchrom Portalite Octa Softbox (22") and this one. I then called B&H and the rep on the phone suggested I'd be much happier with this one though more than double the price. I don't know about the other one but I couldn't believe how nice the output was from this. I was able to light areas small and large, blend light and overpower scenes. I found It easy to assemble especially with my previous experience with the larger version. It was fast to break down and move to a new location. I used it with different diffusions as the scene needed. Couldn't be happier. With the two diffusion panels it puts out a light similar to the larger Octa I already have and with the translucent diffuser it works like the SoftLight beauty dish. Best of both worlds while lightweight and portable.

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    not as deep as pictured

    The picture is very misleading. i have assembled this unit a couple different ways, each time bending the arms to curve at different lengths, and it is just not possible to get it...Read complete review

    The picture is very misleading. i have assembled this unit a couple different ways, each time bending the arms to curve at different lengths, and it is just not possible to get it to look as deep as the product photos, without having the 8 sides cave in. If I bend the metal rods only slightly, then it holds a perfect shape and is not flimsy, however it is not deep at all, more like a "regular" softbox. The metal rods they supplied are just not long enough. You will also have to spend extra for the elinchrom transparent frost reflector.

    I was expecting a parabolic-like dish, which this is definitely not. I ended up returning this, perhaps getting the hensel 32 inch parabolic umbrellas for travel, and also investing in a REAL Mola-brand beauty dish (you can always attach white cloth diffusers with central transparent deflectors to beauty dish to dual purpose as softbox).

    The only good use I see this for is for traveling and on location, but it is NOT a deep dish.

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    5.0

    Excellent Deep Octa

    By Steven Brokaw Photography

    from Indianapolis

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

      I'm using the deep octa as a compliment to my 27" Elinchrom beauty dish to get a bit punchier lighting. Very portable for location shoots.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfectly fit the need

      By Art

      from Birmingham Alabama

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

        I have a 39" Deep Octa and an Elinchrom Softlite 27'' Reflector (Silver). They're both great. I wanted an Octa about the size of the Beauty Dish, something that would be lighter and more portable for shoots on the move with an assistant holding the light. With a two day 14 location shoot with dozens of people as talent I decided it was time to find something. I looked at the Elinchrom Portalite Octa Softbox (22") and this one. I then called B&H and the rep on the phone suggested I'd be much happier with this one though more than double the price. I don't know about the other one but I couldn't believe how nice the output was from this. I was able to light areas small and large, blend light and overpower scenes. I found It easy to assemble especially with my previous experience with the larger version. It was fast to break down and move to a new location. I used it with different diffusions as the scene needed. Couldn't be happier. With the two diffusion panels it puts out a light similar to the larger Octa I already have and with the translucent diffuser it works like the SoftLight beauty dish. Best of both worlds while lightweight and portable.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Brilliant focused light, suggest using diffuser disc

        By chriskeeleyphoto

        from Dover, New Hampshire

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Too Focused

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

        In hindsight I wish I would have gone with the next size up. I shoot fitness competitors in the gym. I just want a little broader light.

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        • No

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        5.0

        It won't disappoint!

        By Zero2Sixty

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult 1st Time Setup

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

        The 27.5" octabox is perfect for studio and on-location assignments. I use this primarily for portrait work (1-3 subjects). I purchased the Profoto speed ring for a B1 light and an adapter to accommodate a Nikon SB-910 speed light.

        It takes a bit to get used to setting it up, but after the first time it's a breeze. A quick google search will give you plenty of tips for easy assemblage and packing.

        Using both baffles, the light quality is soft, yet focused.

        I highly recommend Elinchrom octaboxes. My next purchase will be the 39" model.

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        5.0

        Great light in a small package

        By Alan

        from Redmond, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

            Great alternative to a regular octabox and can double as a beauty dish. The bag it comes with is a bit small when you put on a Profoto speedring, but it fits eventually. It'd be better if it was about an inch longer.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Overall happy

            By Aiden Alive

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Too Focused

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

            It's small, it's deep, it's well made. A bit of a nightmare to assemble at first. Once you tear it down and set it back up 3 or 4 times, you will step back from the ledge you wanted to jump off of. I am using Paul C. Buff's Einstein and the light from the Rotalux had a little bit more contrast then I had hoped for. Very similar to a beauty dish. I had it about 2.5 ft away from my model the other day and had to really fight the hotspot on his forehead.Overall, a great tool for the toolbox and I am glad to have it in the studio.

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            5.0

            Excellent Softbox for the Quadra

            By Jlrimages

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

              The 27.5" Deep Octa is the smallest Octa Elinchrom makes. I've found it to be an ideal compliment for the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra system. Its small size makes it easy to use on the small quadra heads and it makes it easier to use outside on location. It is easy to set up and tear down. Like other Elinchrom Rotalux softboxes, once assembled, it can be folded up like an umbrella. The deep octa shape delivers a very focused, yet soft light. Yet it is also capable of yielding a snappier light similar to that of a beauty dish if you remove the diffusers and use only the included el deflector. All in all, a versatile and valuable modifier for the Quadra system.

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              5.0

              Beautiful Light

              By OctaFan

              from Orange County NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                This Octabox is a good intermediate size. I was able to get nice soft light on an entire figure with minimal spread. Different effects are possible with or without the diffusers. Having an outer and inner diffusion panel, plus a diffusion plate provides a range of options. Try it with the plate and no panels for a really cool look!

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                5.0

                Quality product

                By Santos

                from NYC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                    Great quality as usual from Elinchrom. Good consistent light, very portable.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Elinchrom stuff is the stuff

                    By Jozef Stiatska

                    from Boston , MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                    Love it , carefully practice setting it up and breaking it down and it is super easy to work with. The light is just beautiful. Packs easy and appears to be pretty tough so far. I am not too easy on equipment and I feel like this Octa will hold up well.

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                    5.0

                    Doesn't get any better than this

                    By Double Exposure

                    from New Zealand

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                      Great design, sets up really quickly and stores easily in the beautiful storage bag which ships with the product. Really lightweight and produces a beautiful soft light.

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                      4.0

                      Great flexible lighting

                      By Christmascameraman

                      from Australia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Size

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Pull Down

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                      Perfect light, easy set up but I had some issues getting down (not so easy if u need to do quickly and on your own).

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Foldable and easy to control

                      By Marve Almar

                      from Norway

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                          The deep octa is giving a narrow contrasty light which is easy to control. A big improvement compared to some of my cheaper square softboxes.Even though it is foldable, I wish it was a little quicker to assemble for each shoot.

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                          5.0

                          Killer modifier for Ranger Quadra

                          By ronrandle

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                            If you're only going to get one modifier for your Ranger Quadra, the 27.5" Deep Octa can't be beat. The light is simply incredible and can be used for portraits, product shots and even group photos, given enough distance between subject and light. It's lightweight and sets up in seconds so you can bring it literally on every shoot.

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                            5.0

                            An amazing light modifier!

                            By Ryan A

                            from Adelaide, South Australia

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                              The light that comes out of this Deep Octa is just so beautiful! I have been using the 100cm version for a while now and got this 70cm one for individual portrait sessions and weddings. Its really easy to setup and I use it with both Ranger Quadras and Nikon SB-800 / SB-900 speedlights through a home made bracket.

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                              5.0

                              Great softbox

                              By Skar Aesthetics

                              from Auckland, New Zealand

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Carry bag
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Multi Use

                              Cons

                              • Bad setup instructions

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                              I use this for:

                              - headshot, product shots, portraits, fashion etc.
                              - has its own carry bag
                              - folds down like an umbrella
                              - can be turned into a beauty dish
                              - extra diffusion panels

                              - it may take a few mins to get used to setting it up and dismantling, watch video on youtube

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                              5.0

                              Wonderful and light weight, easy to use

                              By Michael

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                                This is a wonderfully light umbrela for use on location.
                                Travleing with this germ is a breeze.

                                Now THE most critical part:

                                The light is beautifully soft and adds tremendous wrap-around light for portraits in the field.

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                                5.0

                                Love this thing

                                By Bob

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                                  Awesome quality of light.
                                  Lightweight.
                                  Good addition to any kit.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice addition

                                  By CN

                                  from Connecticut

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                                    Why did I wait so long to purchase this? Perfect addition to my Ranger Quadra.

                                    One tip-- reach hand inside Octa and use elbow to release stress on the spine to make it easier to fold up.

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                                    5.0

                                    BLOWN AWAY!

                                    By Captain Gizmo

                                    from Glendora, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Elinchrom 27.5" Rotalux Deep Octa:

                                    I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH, about this piece of equipment. I am SOO impressed with everything. The engineering, thank you Swiss, is genius. The fabric...heck...I think this may be something from space; I've never felt anything like it. It almost seems unreal...kinda like a cross between foil, paper, and the thinnest fabric you've ever felt. Wild.
                                    The way the trans skin goes on is the best I've ever dealt with. It holds on because of precise dimensions, slipping over the opening and the struts have enough pressure to hold; but the Velcro adds extra measure of holding power.
                                    The deflectors (I bought the kit) use the umbrella port...GENIUS!!!!

                                    Now..as for the light quality. One word...STUNNING and FLEXIBLE. Ok, that was two, but it's true. This box isn't capable of putting out anything other than stunning, even light. Plus, there's so many combinations that I have yet to even try.

                                    The way this folds up...I may consider dumping all of my umbrellas and getting nothing but more Octas!!!

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