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Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36")

B&H # BOBW1530 Mfr # BW-1530
In Stock
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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    BowensLumiair Octobank (36")
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Attaches securely (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Long-lasting (4)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (8)
      • General purpose (5)
      • Indoors (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      There's a Reason this Octo has 5 stars

      By Ken W

      from Montclair, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Easy setup
      • Lightweight
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beauty
        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

        Buying a good soft box for your light is like buying a good lens for your camera body. You get what you pay for. You get an even distribution of light. NO hotspots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Well Made Product

        By Speedring

        from South Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

          The unit is very well built and has a quality look. The unit ships in a sturdy box and is easy to construct. I would probably not take it apart to transport so if you have a small car then maybe you would. I would recommend this to a friend. I am considering the purchase of the larger version.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Very good product

          By Gm

          from Florida

          Comments about Bowens Lumiair Octobank (36"):

          Easy to setup and work like it was intended to.Easy to store and setup when using the speed ring a must have to complement it. Yes I would recommend it.

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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 !

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      • No

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