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Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)

B&H # VEFD500 Mfr # FD-500
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You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Softens and Diffuses Light
  • Reduces Shadows and Hot Spots
  • Fits Most Portable Flash Units
  • Folds Flat for Easy Storage

The Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium) from Vello is designed to improve the quality of the light from your shoe-mounted flash unit. It has a soft white fabric interior lining that diminishes the harsh effects that often result from using a shoe-mounted flash unit, delivering diffused light and soft shadows. It has windows which allow for extra fill light. Touch-tab fasteners are included for mounting the unit to your flash.

Window openings for fill light
Softens and diffuses flash light, producing soft, even illumination
Reduces harsh shadows and hot spots
Folds flat for easy storage
Dimensions Front diffusion area: 6 x 8" (15.24 x 20.32 cm)
Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)
  • Touch-Tab Fasteners
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VelloFabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium)
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Compact (8)
    • Durable (4)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (11)
      • Weddings (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great softbox regardless of price.

      This softbox is everything it claims to be. Sturdy but lightweight, it attaches to my Canon 430EXII in seconds with the optional Cinch Strap. Gives off very soft lighting, and when used with...Read complete review

      This softbox is everything it claims to be. Sturdy but lightweight, it attaches to my Canon 430EXII in seconds with the optional Cinch Strap. Gives off very soft lighting, and when used with my Vello above-the-camera flash bracket, shadows are not even noticeable. Folds flat and fits nicely in my camera bag. Very useful as a fill-in flash as well.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works well

      I chose this one on the advice of MN Blayne

      from Rochester, MN who wrote a review of the larger Softbox. I also bought the velcro cinch strap because so many...Read complete review

      I chose this one on the advice of MN Blayne

      from Rochester, MN who wrote a review of the larger Softbox. I also bought the velcro cinch strap because so many reviews spoke of the problem of it sliding off etc. The strap worked well without even installing the strips to the flash.

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      5.0

      Just the right size

      By POLLY

      from Boise, Idaho

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Senior portraits

        Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

        Perfect for informal shoots when I need that little extra added lighting touch.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Works well

        By stan

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

          I chose this one on the advice of MN Blayne

          from Rochester, MN who wrote a review of the larger Softbox. I also bought the velcro cinch strap because so many reviews spoke of the problem of it sliding off etc. The strap worked well without even installing the strips to the flash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Does what it should

          By Bryan

          from Michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

            Light-weight. Easy set-up. Softens shadows without much light loss. Well made.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works perfectly & fits in camera bag

            By jwalsh151

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                Works as advertised and fits nicely in my camera bag. The cinch strap is a must-have accessory for this, though.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect for softening light

                By SRTgirl

                from Northern NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                  I got this with my new speed light. It is easy to use and softens up interior lighting nicely.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great attachment

                  By Milton

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                    softens nicely

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great softbox regardless of price.

                    By Grumpy

                    from Marietta, GA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                        This softbox is everything it claims to be. Sturdy but lightweight, it attaches to my Canon 430EXII in seconds with the optional Cinch Strap. Gives off very soft lighting, and when used with my Vello above-the-camera flash bracket, shadows are not even noticeable. Folds flat and fits nicely in my camera bag. Very useful as a fill-in flash as well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product, regardless of price.

                        By Grumpy

                        from Marietta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                          This softbox is exactly what it claims to be. Diffuses the light from my Canon 430EXII perfectly and eliminates the shadows to a great extent. Sturdy, and easy to attach to the flash with the Velcro band that is sold separately. Folds flat, and fits in my camera bag with no trouble.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works great

                          By Alex

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                            I use this for nightlife/event photography, in lower-light situations where there aren't as many competing light sources and thus having something like this makes it so that I'm not blinding everyone in the room with my flash going off. It also stays on my flash (I had to buy a vello cinch strap, which also works perfectly and is cheap).

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Fantastic add-on for a speedlight

                            By Kirk

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                              Diffuses, as promised. Fits well, though in hindsight I would've purchased the securing strap (sold separately) rather than having to apply velcro to my speedlight 600EX-RT. Then again, maybe it's better not to be carrying another thing in my bag.

                              Would be nice if it fit over top of the gel holder. I haven't tried, but it's already quite snug. In fact I'm hoping the gel holder still fits given my placement of the velcro.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              OK

                              By mBevPhoto

                              from St. Louis

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                                  Cheap diffusion option for on-camera flash. Really need to purchase the Vello Cinch Strap to make this practical. Not a bad backup option.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Great light, and just the right size

                                  By Emmett

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                                    Works wonders to soften the harsh light from my Canon 430 EX Speedlite, and fits perfectly in my Canon 2400 SLR Gadget Bag.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    easy use

                                    By tom

                                    from nh

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos

                                      Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                                      Easy to use. Helps make professional shots with a regular amateur.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Nice Soft Light, Folds Up Nicely

                                      By Kurt

                                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult to Use

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vello Fabric Softbox for Portable Flash (Medium):

                                      This thing does a great job at softening a flash, it makes it really look natural. It also folds up to a flat sheet very nicely to fit in my LowePro backpack. My only regret is that you have to stick velcro onto your flash for a secure mounting, but that's minor.

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                                      • No

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