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Vello Mini Softbox

B&H # VE1002 Mfr # VE-1002
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You Pay: $7.50
Product Highlights
  • For Shoe Mount Flash Units
  • Held in Place with Built-in Elastic Band
  • Creates Soft, Diffused Light
  • Softens Shadows
  • Silver Interior Increases Contrast
  • Folds Flat for Easy Storage

The Vello Mini Softbox is designed to increase the quality of light from your shoe mounted flash unit. The softbox has a silver interior lining that increases contrast, and the white diffuser front creates a soft diffused light with soft shadows. It fits most shoe mounted flash units, and is held in place with the built-in elastic band. You can also use it without the diffuser front for a bare bulb effect. The softbox folds flat to conveniently fit in your gear bag.

Fits most shoe mount flash units, held in place with built-in elastic band
Silver interior lining that increases contrast
Creates soft diffused light with soft shadows
Use without the diffuser front for a bare bulb effect
Folds flat to conveniently fit in your gear bag
Dimensions 3.9 x 3.6 x 3.6" (100 x 91 x 91mm)
Vello Mini Softbox
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloMini Softbox
     
    4.3

    (based on 161 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (84)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (133)
    • Lightweight (133)
    • Packs small / compresses (118)
    • Reliable (65)
    • Strong construction (44)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (13)
    • Unreliable (7)
    • Flimsy construction (5)
    • Difficult to use (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (117)
    • Weddings (81)
    • Travel (35)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Wildlife photos (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (67), Photo enthusiast (39), Pro photographer (29), Casual photographer (9), Photography student (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (143), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Mini Softbox Available

    I am very happy with this small square softbox. I use it on my Nikon SB-600 Speedlight. Perfect for traveling light or spontaneous situations. Softens and spreads the light, easy and quick...Read complete review

    I am very happy with this small square softbox. I use it on my Nikon SB-600 Speedlight. Perfect for traveling light or spontaneous situations. Softens and spreads the light, easy and quick to assemble, bare bulb functionality is a plus for some situations, and it folds up really small for storage in your bag! The best part is the price... buy it, you won't regret it!

    (Mine was made by IMPACT but this review they sent me says Pearstone... but they look exactly the same. )

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    mini is better than none

    This little soft box does exactly what you would expect, except stay in place. It diffuses, packs easily, flips open to expose the silver backing and slides around. I have tried it...Read complete review

    This little soft box does exactly what you would expect, except stay in place. It diffuses, packs easily, flips open to expose the silver backing and slides around. I have tried it on flashes of two different sizes and shapes and it just doesn't want to stay put. It slides and droops downward due to its own weight and is a real pest. I would recommend a diffusion dome that clicks in place instead if flat packing and and an exsposed silver lining isn't high on the priority list.

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    5.0

    Great price, great product!

    By Mike

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

        Easy to set up and great for a very portable soft box.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Flash Modifier Excellent Price

        By Jonah

        from Columbus, IN

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Compact Storage
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Lighting
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Little Support

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Fill flash
        • Fill Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

        This flash diffuser will provide your images with a softer light from your flash. I highly reccommend this product for anyone shooting in low light or shooting portraits. For low light, it will light your shots without glare. For portraits, it will add a soft glow to your subjects face and allow you to use the sun as a hairlight.

        It is small, durable, and versatile. Not only does it diffuse a flash, it can be used as a reflective "umbrella" for your flash just by unhooking the velcro! It will also work on some continuous on-camera lights for video to provide better lighting.

        The only real downside is its tendency to lay across the top of your flash, due to the fact it is held on solely by elastic. This is easily remedied, however.

        I use this for photographing portaits, sporting events, and as a fill light in landscapes.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Close-up Lighting Tool

        By The f/stops here

        from San Antonio, NM

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Audio Quality
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Butterfly Insect Photos
          • Close-up Photos
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

          When doing close-up photography and you need additional soft lighting, what can you use. There are a number of products made but among the best is the Vello Mini Softbox! It slides over your flash and does exactly what it says it will do. Provides a soft light without adding any weight or combersome to your camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          compact and easy to use

          By Lisa the Nature Photographer

          from Yorktown, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

            Love how it collapses neatly. Fits neat and snug over my Nikon SB-910.

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            • No

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            5.0

            LOVE IT

            By Charlie

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

              Wow, this softbox made a big difference to my flash photography. There was no need to bounce the flash anymore, and on-camera usage of the flash became that much more practical. The softbox is very inexpensive, fits onto the flash easily and securely, folds up nicely, and seems like it will hold up well over time. It is hands down one of the best accessory purchases I've ever made.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Simple Softbox

              By MinAZ

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

              This is a simple basic softbox which is better than no diffuser but is nothing fancy. It is well built enough and diffuses enough light that it is worth having in your backpack.

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              • No

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              4.0

              It is okay

              By Hopsing

              from AR

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                Not bad, you get what you pay. Cheap

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                • No

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                1.0

                Could be good

                By Photo finish Mike

                from Elgin, IL.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                  Sorry but I wont use this again. It could be good but it slips of very easy and because it is just held on by elastic it rotates alot. My niece asked me if it was a toy. I will stick to my Stoffen plastic diffuser. Oh well, Live and learn.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Audioblind

                  from Montrose, co

                  Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                  No Velcro needed, has a tight fitting elastic setup. Surprised by just how well it works considering its small size! Also very well made, feels sturdy! Great product for an incredible price!

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                  2.0

                  Not quite what i thought

                  By Jeff

                  from Columbus

                  Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                  It fits weird on my bolt flash. The elastic that is suppose to keep it on does not exactly do this. I decided to keep it, i have used it once with a light stand and it worked ok.

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                  5.0

                  Great Value, Extremely Easy

                  By 804 Photography

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                    This small accessory is a great addition to any flash. The quality is great for the price and folds up nice and compact for travel. Overall construction is nice.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good product for the price

                    By willard6969

                    from Detroit, Mi

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                    Use for fill flash and close up pictures.

                    Softens the flash so you do not get flash blow out.

                    Elastic band is weak, doesn't hold it in place real well. Recommend using a Velcro strap to solve the issue.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Droops a little but works well

                    By DC Shooter

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                      The way softbox attaches to the camera allows it to droop off the flash. Also, if you bump into anything or move the flash too quickly the softbox will fly off. The softbox could use more support and stronger elastic to attach it to the flash. Just precarious trying to set your angle. That said, it works well for flash dispersion and softening up the light.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      great little addition to flash

                      By Pentaxuser86

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                        I got this in addition to a pentax shoe mount flash. It is a great way to soften the light and the lining on the inside keeps the output very high. Folds down to easily fit in camera bag and very easy to use.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        love this

                        By clanc15

                        from cedar rapids, ia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                            I used this for a selfie and it did a fabulous job. Nice lighting extra.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            mini softbox by vello

                            By ning

                            from Boston MA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                              What a difference a softbox makes! love it,

                              easy to use and the quality of pics? super duper!!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Easy and effective!

                              By Don

                              from MN

                              Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                              Works great, easy to use and store.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice, easy to use, and very portable

                              By Red's Camera

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                                I like using these on speedlights and now have two. They collapse flat and fold out quickly.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Softy in your pocket

                                By cheapnlow

                                from oregon

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                                  This little softbox is just the thing to:
                                  1) Makes people look at your camera.
                                  2) Does a great at softening the light from my flash sunpac 3xxxx.Light quality is great.
                                  3)super cheap and well made, folds flat and easy to use.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Softbox on a Budget

                                  By Photo Carl

                                  from Raleigh, NC

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos

                                    Comments about Vello Mini Softbox:

                                    Easy to use and works well. Gives you that softbox look without having to spend a lot. Great for use on the go.

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                                    • No

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