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Morris Soft Box - 15x18"

B&H # MOSBP Mfr # 690665
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You Pay: $68.95
Product Highlights
  • Removable Inner Baffle

Turn your hand-held flash into a portable soft light with the Morris Portable Softbox which attaches to your flash unit (like the Vivitar 285 Metz handle-mount flash or any similar flash), and folds neatly for easy storage. The front panel measures 15x18" - big enough for a diffused, flattering light and small enough to use hand-held. It comes with a 4.5" wide mounting ring. The softbox comes with a stand mounting bracket with a shoe adapter for your flash.

Adjust the Softness
Remove the inner baffle for slightly "harder" light
Size 15 x 18" (38 x 46cm)
Shape Small rectangle
Compatibility Hand-held flash
Removable Face No
Removable Baffle Yes
Requires Speed Ring Included
Morris Soft Box - 15x18"
  • Mounting ring
  • Stand Mount Bracket with Shoe Adapter
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    MorrisSoft Box - 15x18"
     
    4.2

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (16)
    • Attach securely (12)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Good color value (5)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (13)
      • General purpose (10)
      • Photography (8)
      • Low light (7)
      • Outdoors (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (12), Professional (6), Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Twice as good for half the cost!

      If you search for "hotshoe softbox" here, you get the Lastolight. Which looks fine (really; nothing wrong with the Lastolight at all), but is 3" shorter and costs...Read complete review

      If you search for "hotshoe softbox" here, you get the Lastolight. Which looks fine (really; nothing wrong with the Lastolight at all), but is 3" shorter and costs more than twice as much and has a PLASTIC speedring. Planned obsolescence is one thing, but charging more than twice as much for it? Then there's the Photoflex - also plastic-ringed, but only 1.5x the price (we're getting warmer!). I like Creative Light's stuff and was thinking about spending 1.5x more than this Morris box cost - for their speedring (alone!) - until I decided to go online and see what people were saying. What they were saying is that their SB800's were falling out of them. In the course of looking for a hotshoe speedring that people DID like as an alternative, I came across a site raving about this Morris box for use with Nikon speedlights. She obviously knew how to shoot, so her opinion had weight, but her link - to here (B&H) - said the product was "no longer in stock." Figures. But I clicked anyway, and lo! and behold! So I bought it.I was FLOORED by three things: 1. [...].2. The quality, ease of use and completeness of this set. 3. The "out-of-some-guy's garage" look and feel to Morris Co's web site, packaging and labels. THEY WERE BOUGHT BY SPEEDOTRON IN 1985!!!!! But everything else on their site looks like cat show photographers' gear. I dunno. Maybe they got this one right by accident. But it's right on: aluminum universal speedring, 2 diffusers, metal rods, an excellent, rugged flat case. For less than CL's Speedring. By HALF! Maybe that's why it's buried on this site - to give the competition a fighting chance?The only criticism I have of the whole rig is with one of the four, well-made, universal speed ring mounting bolts. You don't need any of them if you are using a hotshoe mount, & Nikon's SC-28 synch chord meshes as you would expect... Three of the four bolts are removable. But the one long one is riveted to its pad. What I did was just backed it out until the grooved tip of the bolt - cut to hold the rivets and spin - just snapped off. If ever I regret the decision, I can just cut a new groove in the end of the bolt, juts like they did when it was made. The four bolts and their hardware weigh over a pound(!) so if you are planning on lugging this at a weddings or events and aren't using the universe, get rid of the universal bolts.Other than that minor criticism - "it's made so well that it's heavy!" - I have only compliments.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not ideal at all for handheld use...

      As I am returning to professional photography as a career, I needed a light diffuser for use with a hand-held flash (Nikon SB-800). I had already purchased one of Gary Fong's LightSphere...Read complete review

      As I am returning to professional photography as a career, I needed a light diffuser for use with a hand-held flash (Nikon SB-800). I had already purchased one of Gary Fong's LightSphere II Clouds, but misplaced it before I could test it, so I ordered the Morris soft box.

      In years past I heavily used a similar Photoflex soft box that I was very happy with, but the reviews convinced me to try the Morris. Not a good decision, as it turns out.

      The Morris unit is very sturdily constructed, but that strength is also its prime weakness for those who want to use it as a hand-held diffuser. It weighs over 2 pounds, so in conjunction with the SB-800 and its SC-28 cord, you are hefting over three pounds. Add that to the fact that you can't hold the flash (since the weight stresses the flash bracket too much) and so must hold the uncomfortable metal bracket, no one is going to be shooting a wedding reception with this unit.

      Now, here's the interesting part... I had found the LightSphere before the Morris unit arrived and began testing it with extremely positive results. Then when the Morris soft box came, I did more testing. The result? The incomparably more convenient LightSphere produced images that were so far superior that there was simply no comparison.

      Even after adding the interior baffle to the Morris unit, it never approached the natural softness of the Lightsphere Cloud. I was amazed at the difference, and so the Morris will be kept only for times when I am doing multi-strobe studio work.

      I gave it 3-stars due to its being marketed here as a "portable" soft box, its very cumbersome speedlight adjustment screws, and pathetically minimal and English-challenged instructions ("This hole for bracket used."). Bottom line: 4-stars as a small studio unit, and 0 stars as a hand-held unit.

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      5.0

      Best softbox for use with speedlight

      By Mike in Alaska

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • No handle

      Best Uses

      • Architecture interior
      • Photography

      Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

      I use this with Nikon Speedlights that are mounted on Pocket Wizard TT5 modules.

      The clamp for the speedlight / pocket wizard is a rectangular channel unlike other clamps that are wedge shaped. The bracket adjusts without interfering with the TT5 and is very solid.

      I only wish that there was enough adjustment for the flash head to reach slightly inside the softbox mounting ring. If you do not want to mount this on a stand you will need to make your own handle.

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      4.0

      very well constructed

      By Raven Camalus

      from greensboro nc

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Weddings

        Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

        this soft box went together easily and feels like it was constructed very well.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Did not like it.

        By Greg

        from NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Not expensive

        Cons

        • Not foldable

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

        Its not something you can easily fold away. If you are ok to keep it assembled, its not bad.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good solution for mobility

        By Arad

        from N. Andover, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting

          Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

          It is a good solution for a flash with softbox in the field or home

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          • No

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          5.0

          the only good one on the market

          By BB

          from Los Angeles, ca

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

            If you are like me and you are looking eagerly around for a speedring/adapter setup so that you can mount a softbox onto your speedlite, then you've come to the right place. Your search has ended. This is the one you want. The entire apparatus is incredibly durable and well made. It's worth every penny. You can literally use this universal speedring to mount most medium and large size softboxes onto your shoe mount flash. Most of the other similiar items on the market are lightweight junk, and not sturdy enough to hold a softbox of any size. This particular softbox is small, mind you. But when you buy this product, it's not the softbox that you are after. It's what is far far more valuable, and hard to find anywhere else: a speedring that will take any shoe mount flash, and allow connection to softboxes of all sizes. Buy this@!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great small Softbox

            By James

            from Chandler, Az

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

            Easy to put together, just make sure to pull the velcrow pieces on the softbox apart before you put all four metal posts in the softbox...much easier that way.

            diffuses light very well especially with the internal baffle!

            no complaints

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            5.0

            Soft Box - 15x18" by Morris

            By JCC

            from CT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting
              • Weddings

              Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

              Portraits

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              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poorly designed, don't buy it

              By Steve H

              from Bozeman MT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                    This thing is impractical and seems designed by someone who is not a photographer. The number one problem is that it is designed to fit on a tripod, not a lightstand. That is, it mounts via a threaded hole in the bottom of the same size as camera bodies. If all you ever want to use it with is a light weight battery strobe such as a Nikon SB series, fine. But if that's your only intended use, then buy a lighter weight product without a big adapter ring.If you are looking for a reasonably priced small softbox that could fit either a small battery strobe or an AC 110v larger strobe such as an AB 800, don't buy this. The adapter ring is fairly heavy and if you put a large stobe head on it, then I think you would have a lot of weight on a flimsy fitting. Also I do not see any way to attach the ring to my AB800 strobe, contrary to what I thought another reviewer said and which caused me to order the thing. One can of course use an adapter screw to mount the softbox and strobe bracket on a light stand, but that still leaves a weak spot in the system.As others have noted, the very limited directions for assembling it are written by someone who does not know English. If you like Chinese puzzles, ...If you want something to do two purposes, maybe you should change your plans and buy two softboxes, one appropriate for each purpose.It's not B&H's fault, so I won't try to return it. I considered just throwing it in the garbage. Maybe someday I'll think of a use for it. If anyone wants to send me $60 plus shipping, they can have it.The materials are good and some poor people on an assembly line did quality sewing and other construction. So maybe the company's other products are good and they just had a bad design with this one.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Twice as good for half the cost!

                    By f11at125

                    from Newburyport, MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                      If you search for "hotshoe softbox" here, you get the Lastolight. Which looks fine (really; nothing wrong with the Lastolight at all), but is 3" shorter and costs more than twice as much and has a PLASTIC speedring. Planned obsolescence is one thing, but charging more than twice as much for it? Then there's the Photoflex - also plastic-ringed, but only 1.5x the price (we're getting warmer!). I like Creative Light's stuff and was thinking about spending 1.5x more than this Morris box cost - for their speedring (alone!) - until I decided to go online and see what people were saying. What they were saying is that their SB800's were falling out of them. In the course of looking for a hotshoe speedring that people DID like as an alternative, I came across a site raving about this Morris box for use with Nikon speedlights. She obviously knew how to shoot, so her opinion had weight, but her link - to here (B&H) - said the product was "no longer in stock." Figures. But I clicked anyway, and lo! and behold! So I bought it.I was FLOORED by three things: 1. [...].2. The quality, ease of use and completeness of this set. 3. The "out-of-some-guy's garage" look and feel to Morris Co's web site, packaging and labels. THEY WERE BOUGHT BY SPEEDOTRON IN 1985!!!!! But everything else on their site looks like cat show photographers' gear. I dunno. Maybe they got this one right by accident. But it's right on: aluminum universal speedring, 2 diffusers, metal rods, an excellent, rugged flat case. For less than CL's Speedring. By HALF! Maybe that's why it's buried on this site - to give the competition a fighting chance?The only criticism I have of the whole rig is with one of the four, well-made, universal speed ring mounting bolts. You don't need any of them if you are using a hotshoe mount, & Nikon's SC-28 synch chord meshes as you would expect... Three of the four bolts are removable. But the one long one is riveted to its pad. What I did was just backed it out until the grooved tip of the bolt - cut to hold the rivets and spin - just snapped off. If ever I regret the decision, I can just cut a new groove in the end of the bolt, juts like they did when it was made. The four bolts and their hardware weigh over a pound(!) so if you are planning on lugging this at a weddings or events and aren't using the universe, get rid of the universal bolts.Other than that minor criticism - "it's made so well that it's heavy!" - I have only compliments.

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                      4.0

                      excellent portable soft box

                      By Tiki Girl Pro

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                          This soft box includes a very nice speed ring... works perfectly with my speedlight but will hold any number of studio lights. Folds down flat in an envelope.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Buy

                          By Piedmont Photo

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                              Nice little soft box especially for the price. It isn't one I'd use for travel, however, since it is not the quickest to take apart or set up but as an extra studio box, it's great.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Didn't like so much

                              By Sarah

                              from Winona Mn

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Bulky
                                • Not very portable

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light

                                Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                this is very bulky and not very portable.... I would have looked around more for something else

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                                5.0

                                Great product for the price!

                                By Taryn

                                from Akron, OH

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                  I purchased this item in order to work with my Nikon SB-800 flash and get some great, soft diffusion. I have so far been extremely pleased with this product--setup the first time was a little tricky for me but I was able to finally figure it out, and now setup/takedown takes only a couple of minutes. Because it's small it's easily portable so I can take this with me for exterior shots where I need some additional light. Even inside, it will give just the right amount of soft light and beautiful catch-lights in the eyes for portraits. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a portable lighting alternative when power sources aren't readily available.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great, if you know what you're doing!

                                  By nsupanda

                                  from Muskogee, OK

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Confusing to assemble

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                  [...]Little did I know I needed a light stand. I was really just looking for a portable softbox for my flash. I tried it with my flash and it did do an AWESOME job however.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Value

                                  By Tawney

                                  from Granite Bay, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                        I have used this both in studio and outside with my flash on a stand. Great value for the price!

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                                        3.0

                                        ok soft box

                                        By Sunset Kid

                                        from San Francisco, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Cheap Price

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                            I'm a location photographer and shoot daily. The Morris Soft Box is inexpensive and well designed but lacks the quality of the better known brands. The poles it comes with bend easily and are probably made of inferior metal than originally intended, some of the stitching is falling apart (after 1 week), and the unit smells oddly like a china town store. If you keep it set up in your studio or are on a tight budget you will probably like it. I will use it until it falls apart and then upgrade to a nicer box.

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                                            5.0

                                            A great small soft box

                                            By Ralph S.

                                            from Miami, Fl

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                              easy to handle off camera with my nikon sb 800 on remote control

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                                              4.0

                                              What I've been looking for

                                              By Ron

                                              from Manchester, NH

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Good Value
                                              • High Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                                  For on-location portraits, weddings, where lugging full size studio strobes is not an option, this softbox is the perfect solution. The instructions and diagrams are very poorly written by a non-English speaker, but I figured it out. Quality is high and the velcro carry pouch it comes with is great.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  soft box as ordered

                                                  By kezratty

                                                  from new york, ny

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                                        It's what was on the Christmas list & produced a big smile when opened by my pro photographer daughter's face. That's 5 stars for me.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Prime!

                                                        By Andrew

                                                        from Saint Louis, Missouri

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attach Securely
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Long-Lasting

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • General Use
                                                          • Indoors
                                                          • Outdoors

                                                          Comments about Morris Soft Box - 15x18":

                                                          I generally use this for portraits. Its perfect to soften up those head portraits.

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