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Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox

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Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox

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Product Highlights

  • Front and Inner Diffusers
  • Diffusers are Removable
  • Optional Adapters for Most Brands

You Pay: $366.00

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The Profoto RFi 5.0' Octa Softbox is an octagonal light-shaping tool that is ideally suited to groups, portraiture, fashion work or any field that requires the unique wrap-around qualities of an 8-sided light source. This size makes it a good choice for location work and other work where lightness and compactness are of benefit. The RFi softboxes are compatible with more than 20 different flash brands through a wide range of speedring adapters. Note: speedring is not included.

High-quality fabrics, reinforced seams, edges and corners guarantee a long life time
Color-codes and touch-fastener attachments result in hassle-free assembly and disassembly
Soft grid is available as an optional accessory
Possible to use as a reflector by removing diffusers
Size 60' (150 cm)
Shape Octagonal
Compatibility All Profoto lamp heads
Other brands with optional adapters
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Yes
Guide Number With both diffusers at 2,400W/s output: f/32.9 @ 6.5' (2.0 m), ISO 100
With front diffuser only at 2,400W/s output: f/45.1 @ 6.5' (2.0 m), ISO 100
Dimensions Diameter: 60" (150 cm)
Depth: 18.5" (47 cm)
Weight 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.4 x 9.5 x 2.5"
Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox
  • Inner Diffuser With Touch-Fastener Attachments
  • Front Diffuser With Touch-Fastener Attachments
  • High Quality Woven Transport Bag
  • Liimited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Profoto5.0' RFi Octa Softbox
     
    4.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (14)
    • Attaches securely (8)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (15)
    • Indoors (7)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Fantastic Softbox

    By JCO

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

      I got this softbox and the equivalent from Broncolor. Both are fantastic; however I kept the Broncolor because is lighter, easier to assemble and you can leave the ribs so you can have it ready faster. Also I feel the light is softer on the Broncolor. I still would give this softbox a five star rating because it is absolutely fantastic.

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      5.0

      You get what you pay for

      By J P

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

        Robust construction and durable product. Excellent lighting control.

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        • No

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        5.0

        good light source

        By Ziqi Zhang Photography

        from Saskatoon

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

          big light source with great light quality. -------------

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love the Light

          By Perfect Octa

          from Lexington KY

          Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

          Hard to produce bad light with this Octa! I did a workshop with Zach Sutton a few weeks ago and I had to buy this soft box. Really good soft light with good wrap.

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          5.0

          My favorite light shaper, period

          By Gp.

          from Hampton Roads, Virginia

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult Assembly

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

          Love how the light wraps with this Octa. Admittedly quite perplexing to set up but once it is the light is fantastic.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Box

          By Greg

          from Woburn, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Build quality
          • Design
          • Quality of light

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Like Window Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

            I use this product for both portraits and products. The very soft quality of light is beautiful and can mimic much sought after window light due to the large size. The price is very reasonable considering what you get for it.

            The product is very large and challenging to handle, but that's a necessary characteristic. So it can't be faulted for that.

            The design of this is superior to the equivalent Wescott version in that the inner baffle attaches with Velcro instead of snaps (which tear off on the Westcott version if you're not careful). Plus the Westcott version has an added piece to block the light exiting around the speeding. But the Profoto version has it built in, which is a simpler design and reduces the number of items to keep track of.

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            5.0

            Great

            By foxhole99

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

              Great softbox and versatile. Great construction. If you had ever even seen this in person or just touched it you will definitely know how durable and how well the construction is.

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              5.0

              sweet octo

              By Manny

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Night Time
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                Favorite for portraits and key lights.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Another great Profoto product!

                By Kevin@AP

                from Arizona

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    Profoto delivers another great product with the 5.0' Octa Softbox. Having used other products through the years I am totally sold on Profoto products and Profoto is my first choice for lighting equipment. If you can't afford one now, save your money until you can and you will be glad you did :)

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                    5.0

                    Incredible soft big light!

                    By Josiah Reed

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to assemble

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    I love this light shaping tool! It creates beautiful soft light and looks great reflected in the eyes for portraits!I love using this both close up and farther away! It's amazing for outdoor shoots, weddings, portraits, fashion.. you name it!

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                    5.0

                    the light shaping you need

                    By amiel

                    from rancho cucamonga

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                      portrait photography

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Worth the money

                      By gmdtoo

                      from Phoenix

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Excellent quality
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                        I use this for both studio and field work. Nice soft diffusion for portrait work. A little difficult (due to stiffness) to setup the first time. The setup is now pretty easy and I never worry about the build quality. Profoto speedrings are great since once size fits all. I have 8 softboxes and only need 4 rings for all the lighting used. A bit heavy for inexpensive strobes.

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                        5.0

                        One big beautiful powerhouse!

                        By Josiah Reed

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                        I love this light shaping octa bank! It's beautiful and differs greatly from my beauty dish! It's a wonderful addition to my growing collection of light shaping tools! Profoto is the best!
                        I purchased this for wedding portraits and I absolutely love it! I do wish it had a faster put together/tear down time but it's made well!

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                        5.0

                        Exceptional build and quality.

                        By Rabeiro Photography

                        from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                          As expected of Profoto, their line of RDi softboxes are exceptional in both build and quality. The material is stiff and firm assuring me this will last years on end indoors and out. The only upgrade I might add is a tube in where the poles go to reach the other end and a quicker release system as other softboxes have. Other than that, you certainly won't be disappointed in your investment.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          great, but stiff at start

                          By Marco

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                            It feels just as sturdy as the top line profoto 5' octa. We'll see in the long run.
                            I almost sent it back at firsrt, wondering why 2 of the velcros in the back were not closing. I check around the rods, and they were all the way in the octa, but two of them were actually 1/4in off out of the speedring. Pushing harder all the way in made the trick. It's really precisely built.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            fantastic product !

                            By Helvio jarazo

                            from Miami Fl

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                              the light that gives the octa is amazing, highly recommended for fashion productions, the flash is very good in the eyes

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent Quality and terrific modifier

                              By Tom Photo

                              from Northern Colorado

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable
                              • Good Color Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                                I use the 5' octa for headshots to small families and asa window type source for product work. The profoto 5' octa is well built and produces a beautiful
                                light quality.
                                The materials are top notch and the light quality is equal to the predecessor, at a significant savings. Difficult to tell a difference in quality of build and light between the two.
                                Until Profoto with a well built collapsable, this unit will serve me well.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Very Nice Octa

                                By tgwphoto

                                from Palm City, FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                                  Very happy with it, the construction and lower price of this profoto modifier make this a great choice.

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