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Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")

B&H # BOBW1530 Mfr # BW-1530
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You Pay: $242.00
Product Highlights
  • Reflective Interior
  • Shallow Construction
  • Removable Baffle and Front Face
  • No Hotspots
  • Basic Speed Ring and Bowens Insert
  • Carry Case

This Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36") is one of the most popular softboxes in the line. The unique shape and large surface area of this softbox create a signature wrap-around light quality with natural catchlights in the eyes.

For years, Bowens has designed and manufactured the industry's finest range of professional softboxes and now draws on this considerable experience to create the pinnacle in softbox design: the Lumiair.

Precision tension ensures the straightest edges delivering the perfect cut-off for fashion and portrait work, while the optimum color calibration of the reflective interior surface together with shallow construction, offers the highest degree of light efficiency.

Add to this two layers of diffusion and you have a completely even spread of light - no more than 1/2 stop from center to edge, with no distracting hotspots. Each Lumiair softbox comes complete with a simple zip-up carry case to ensure safe and easy transportation to location shoots. Lumiair professional softboxes also include the main canopy, a rear cowl, front diffuser, internal diffuser and support rods.

Lumiair softboxes come with a 2-part speed ring - a basic ring accepts the rods and the included Bowens insert. There are also inserts available for most other flash head brands.

Shape Octagonal
Compatibility Most major flash brands
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Yes
Dimensions 35 x 35 x 16" (90 x 90 x 46.6 cm)
Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")
  • Main Canopy
  • Rear Cowl
  • Front Diffuser
  • Internal Diffuser
  • 8 x Support Rods
  • Replacement Speedring for Bowens Lumiair, Wafer Soft Boxes & Light Banks
  • S-type Adapter for Bowens and Wafer Softboxes
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    BowensLumiair Octobank (36")
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Attaches securely (4)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (6)
      • General purpose (3)
      • Indoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Good, Robust Modifier

      By ERO

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

      This is a very well constructed and versatile piece of equipment. Quality is high and I'd fully expect it to last well. Assembles and disassembles easily. Silver lined, so due to its diameter and depth, produces quite a focused source, with limited spread and defined specular reflections. This means it's not generally applicable for product work, but good for portraiture, especially broad highlights. All in all, a very nice, competitively priced addition to a Bowens based studio kit.

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      5.0

      Nice Quality

      By ERO

      from Philadelphia, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

        Nicely made and easy to put together. Looks like it will last a while - definitely a pro standard piece of kit. Does exactly what you'd expect it to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        High quality

        By Mustnc

        from Marshall, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

          Its perfect for product and portrait photography.
          It gives soft and equal light in the center and sides. Very well built and good looking !

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          • No

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          5.0

          nice soft box

          By juan

          from miami, fl

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

            for portraits

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Lumiair Octobank (36") by Bowens

            By nimeh

            from ct

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

              I recently got one of these and so far no complaints. This product seems to be durable for long term use.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Buen producto

              By alex

              from monterrey,mx

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

                Muy difícil y tardado de armar las varillas están muy rígidas. pero una vez armado excelente desempeño.

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                5.0

                Nice Light quality

                By LWink

                from McMurray, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

                  This came bundled as a special with my Bowens Monolights. Since I wanted to try an Octo anyways it was a no brainer. My first portraits with it came out great. The reflective interior along with the shape packs a punch but the double diffusion keeps it from being harsh. This will add rounder catchlights than a rectangular box and I cannot wait to try this light close to a face and allow the light to wrap around it. It is the most attractive light modifier I own as well. The graphics on the side coupled with the yellow piping make this look very attractive.

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