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ChimeraSuper Pro Plus Strip Softbox, White - Medium
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (3)
  • Indoors (3)
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    • Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Best Lighting Shaper

By Brooklynphoto Studio

from Brooklyn

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, White - Medium:

In the studio it's one of my favorite lighting shapers. Short of like a 2x4 Kino but for strobe. Provides a narrow soft light providing a nice edge.

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5.0

quality hair and product light

By Jat Munda

from San Francisco Bay Area

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, Silver - Medium:

    By masking the front with black material will create a narrow and long slit that gives a long and pleasing reflection on the glassware on the table, to cite one example. Used as a hair light on up to three people will give a very good quality light for the hair/cap/hat/turban, etc. The use of the inner diffuser is required for the most even light. Since the front is recessed, the spill on the background is not as great and the use of the optional grid may not be necessary if the background is some distance behind. All in all, the materials and the construction methodology are both of high standards. The weight of the optional and required speeding should be taken into consideration when the light is mounted on a boom arm. The Chimera quick release speeding is well constructed, but heavier than the non-quick release version. I have used the 20+ year old Plume aluminum speeding with this Chimera strip box with success.

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    5.0

    Gorgeous light

    By tedwca

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, Silver - Medium:

      I love these soft boxes so much I bought two. Great for so many different lighting needs(hair light, rim light, selective area lighting, etc.)

      The silver interior gives the light a snappier quality than I get with white interiors.

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      5.0

      the Key is on the Speedring

      By Salvador Avila

      from Merida Mexico

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, Silver - Medium:

        This is a wonderfull lightbox, the light is soft and creates a very nice effect on studio; but in order to use it with shoe mount Flashes you have to buy a special Speedring, I bought the composite Speed ring, but after 5 months of use the speed ring fracture right in the middle, Chimera told me I must use the adjustable Versi Bracket speed ring 2800OP on this strip lightbank. I strongly recommend this softbox, but if you are lighting with "Shoe Mount Flashes" be careful and buy the right Speed ring.

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        5.0

        Look no further

        By Tif

        from Midwest-CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Start with the Best

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, Silver - Medium:

          In Studio or location all the Chimera boxes grids stretchers rings are all balanced to work together. The combinations of use are endless. The color balance is perfect from box to box. They are not the only Soft Box solution just the best. If every day your clients demand excellence I have been using Chimera over 30 years.

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          3.0

          Do not like design

          By Andy

          from Houston

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, White - Medium:

          The closure on the back of this box allows
          to much light to leak. Other than than that
          I am pleased with it.

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          5.0

          Good Size

          By Lulu

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Super Pro Plus Strip Softbox, White - Medium:

            Provides shadowy,efficient & dramatic lighting for 3/4 length portraits

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            • No

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