The Plume Wafer Softbox is world renouned for its smooth quality of light. It is the fine details which place the Wafer apart from most other softboxes, both in quality and price. Designed by Gary Regester, The Wafer is considered the very best softbox by many professional photographers.
The Wafer design, materials and construction have been carefully considered to provide the best function and value. Over 27 different premium materials have been sourced from Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States. Three different sailcloths are used for the Wafer diffuser, its baffles and the interior ellipses. A special aluminum fiberglass cloth around the flash head helps to eliminate heat and UV damage. The more shallow Wafer profile results from using a combination of an aluminum tent tube with a fibreglass fishing rod. Leather pole pockets reinforce the corners. Inner baffles, rear closures and ring adapters are all interchangeable.
When you look at adjacent sizes in the Wafer lineup, you will notice that many share a common side dimension length. This has been done to allow multiple "banking" of Wafer softboxes. All Wafers store easily in an included compact zippered bag.
The Wafer Strip 100 is the small strip in the lineup. It is an ideal size for small still life applications as well as a whole host of other types of photography.
- Graduated Interior Baffles
- Plume provides two different "graded" interior baffles for use with every softbox in the lineup. These are designed to provide more even exposure over the entire front face of the softbox.
- Leather Pouches for Rods
- The Ends of the Rods opposite the speedring ride in leather re-inforced corners. This is a testement to the quality througout.
- Shallow Profile
- Unique to Wafer boxes in that every softbox is designed with a more "shallow" profile as opposed to a deeper profile used in most softboxes in the world.
- Aluminum & Fiberglass Rods
- Help to facilitate the shallow profile of the softbox.
- Common Side Dimensions
- Designed this way on purpose so that "banking" of multiple softboxes can be achieved.