Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm)

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Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm)

You Pay: $24.99
Product Highlights
  • Studio-Quality Light W/Camera Flash
  • For Use W/Flash Mounted Off-Camera

With Interfit's Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm), you can create studio-quality lighting using your on-camera flash. This 12" (30 cm) Ocotobox is for off-camera use only, as the Ocotobox would block the lens if mounted on the camera. The Interfit Flex Mount adapter (available separately) is required to use the Octobox. This softbox is ideal for use with a flash mounted on a stand, bracket or boom arm. The soft light produced is particularly fine for portraits.

Please note: this product cannot be fitted to the following Flex mounts: SGM100,200,300,400.

Studio-quality light with camera flash
Ocotobox is for use with flash mounted off-camera, on a bracket, light stand, boom arm, etc.
Size 12" (30 cm)
Shape Octagonal
Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    InterfitStrobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm)
     
    3.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great once it's assembled !

      I purchased two of these. Works great. Assembling the octobox is like assembling a small tent. I had to have someone help me hold the octobox while I put it together. I was...Read complete review

      I purchased two of these. Works great. Assembling the octobox is like assembling a small tent. I had to have someone help me hold the octobox while I put it together. I was afraid I was going to break one of the rods. It comes with 10 rods and the box takes 8, so I thought breakage may be a problem (nothing broke !). There were no instructions and online help was minimal. There were how-to PDFs on the company's website, but nothing for the octobox. You also need to purchase a flash ring adapter with this unit. I have not disassembled the box since I put it together. I would rather go to the dentist than assemble it again. The white cover goes on & off just fine.

      Once I got over that hump, the octobox works great. Provides a nice soft light and is a great size for someone needing portability. I think if you need to set up quickly, I would leave the box assembled if possible.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A Mixed Blessing

      As others have already stated the Octobox comes with no instruction on assembly and takes more than a little finagling to figure out. Ideally this would be a umbrella style opening product. Read complete review

      As others have already stated the Octobox comes with no instruction on assembly and takes more than a little finagling to figure out. Ideally this would be a umbrella style opening product.

      Alas, this is not the case and breaking it down and reassembling on location under time constraints is just not realistic. If you have the option to keep it assembled and transport it that way I think you'll enjoy using the Strobie and the pleasant soft light it provides.

      Also note that it is best for use indoors, I used it this weekend for an outdoor wedding, and even a modest breeze took the white cover off the face of the Strobie. I plan on making a few small tucks on the edges to improve the fit.

      I would buy again, but only after version 2.0 comes out with the improvements needed to be truly functional for a busy pro on the go.

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      1.0

      Piece of junk!

      By Chad

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

          Lousy diffusion, and the panel doesn't even have velcro to attach it to the rim of the shell! I had to secure the panel with paperclips to keep the wind from blowing it away -- and there wasn't even that much wind!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Simple and portable

          By JD

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Not Interchangeable

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

          As it says, must use off camera. While small, the weight still prevents the strobe being in any direction other than 90 or straight up. Don't expect to tear it down after each use as posts are a bit tricky to install. Limited in strobe unit adaptablility.

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          4.0

          Fain enough

          By Sergio

          from Mexico

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Setup Time

          Best Uses

          • Fill Flash
          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

          Works good, due to its size, in my oppinion the setup is a little long time consuming. If you want to fold it and put it back into the back after use. It could take a couple of minutes to put the parts together. Also some of the strips could get lost.

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          2.0

          Difficult to assemble

          By Patyz

          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to assemble

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

              I was quite disappointed. It comes with no instructions and it takes a while to assemble.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great carry around Octobox

              By Chuck

              from Brookfield, CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Small lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult setup
              • Requires flash adapter

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

              Use this with a SB-900 and it works very well. Small and compact to carry along. Had to purchase the additional flash adapter (sold by interfit) and it takes a firm shove to mount the box to adapter. The box is a bit difficult to put together. Looking forward to carrying along for a motorcycle show this month.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              A Mixed Blessing

              By KRad

              from Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fits in small spaces
              • Pleasing Light

              Cons

              • Cover Comes off Easily
              • Difficult setup
              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

              As others have already stated the Octobox comes with no instruction on assembly and takes more than a little finagling to figure out. Ideally this would be a umbrella style opening product.

              Alas, this is not the case and breaking it down and reassembling on location under time constraints is just not realistic. If you have the option to keep it assembled and transport it that way I think you'll enjoy using the Strobie and the pleasant soft light it provides.

              Also note that it is best for use indoors, I used it this weekend for an outdoor wedding, and even a modest breeze took the white cover off the face of the Strobie. I plan on making a few small tucks on the edges to improve the fit.

              I would buy again, but only after version 2.0 comes out with the improvements needed to be truly functional for a busy pro on the go.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              its ok for its prize

              By Sverrir Már

              from Iceland Akureyri

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

                  its weak but ok if you stay out of the wind :Þ

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great once it's assembled !

                  By pixelgeek

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Works Great

                  Cons

                  • Cumbersome Assembly
                  • No Instructions

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

                  I purchased two of these. Works great. Assembling the octobox is like assembling a small tent. I had to have someone help me hold the octobox while I put it together. I was afraid I was going to break one of the rods. It comes with 10 rods and the box takes 8, so I thought breakage may be a problem (nothing broke !). There were no instructions and online help was minimal. There were how-to PDFs on the company's website, but nothing for the octobox. You also need to purchase a flash ring adapter with this unit. I have not disassembled the box since I put it together. I would rather go to the dentist than assemble it again. The white cover goes on & off just fine.

                  Once I got over that hump, the octobox works great. Provides a nice soft light and is a great size for someone needing portability. I think if you need to set up quickly, I would leave the box assembled if possible.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Nice Soft Light Source!

                  By Jesus Santana

                  from Vega Alta, PR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Flexible
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Price
                  • Soft light

                  Cons

                  • Hard to assemble
                  • Looks Fragile
                  • No Instruccions

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Indoors
                  • Professional Photography
                  • Special Events
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

                  Great so far ... no complaints!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Produces Nice Light, However

                  By Johnny L.

                  from Provincetown, Massachusetts

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Performs well

                  Cons

                  • No Assembly Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Softening Flash Output

                  Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

                  Using with Nikon SB900 Flash this unit produces a nice soft light.

                  However, It did not come with any instructions and it requires assembly. Assume I have assembled correctly, but difficult to be sure. Support rods require some force to insert and was concerned that if I was doing it wrong something would break or tear.
                  Could not find any assembly photos or info on manufacturer's web site.

                  "Off Camera Octobox" requires a flex mount (B&H# INSGM600) for the NIKON SB900. The flex mount is not an accessory, but required. Flex Mount is a rubberized frame which slides onto the strobe head. (I believe different strobe models would need a slightly different size FLEX Mounts). Support rods from the Octobox actually fit into holes in the Flex Mount.

                  I suspect I will purchase another unit after a little more use with the first one.

                  Johnny L.

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  very useful for take pictures

                  By Alex13

                  from Roma,Texas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Light
                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Interfit Strobie Off-Camera Octobox (12"/30cm):

                  Very easy to use

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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