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ChimeraSuper Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (5)
    • Indoors (4)
    • Portraits (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    An essential lighting tool.

    By shotfive

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

        Great soft box, used primarily for portraits and occasional still life. Predictable light quality, rugged build and easy to set up/tear down. An essential lighting tool.

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        5.0

        As Expected

        By Rod

        from Dallas, TX

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits
          • TableTop

          Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

          There are some brands that you can always count on in the world of professional photography. After 40+ years of buying and using professional gear I've learned who I can turn to and for lighting controls, Chimera is at the top of my list.

          I bought this item for table-top photographs of gallery quality, fine art and functional pottery and crafts. I use it in a workshop I teach for artists too so they can learn some the tricks of the trade for producing great images of their work using a single light source and some bounce cards. The images are used for their archival records, web galleries and submissions to enter juried craft shows.

          Chimera products are always high quality and well made for their purpose and this one is no exception producing beautiful, soft and even light.

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          5.0

          good value

          By Feral Fox

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

            I use this on location for small products. Build quality good, tho some velcro tabs are off-center - doesn't affect functionality. The diffusers that are supplied are quite dense, so be prepared to pump a lot more light through it. Very versatile with two positions for internal diffuser combinations. Possible to combine 3 diffusers when utilizing all the velcro tab positions - 2 internal, 1 external - but the combined weight of them is just at the limit of the wands' holding strength. Beefier wands would be an improvement.

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            3.0

            Nice quality softbox

            By Mdjak

            from Westchester county, NY

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

              I use it both with a speedring that allows speedlite attachment and with a quick release elinchrom ring with my Quadra head. Quality of light is great. Back of box is wide open and closes around head with Velcro. Much more Velcro so needed for a good seal. Strange design. You'll notice in accessories they sell what resemble clothes pins. I guess that's to substitute for not having enough Velcro.

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              5.0

              Perfect solution for location Still Life

              By Knott

              from Chicago

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                I shoot table top on location and thought this would be a good to have for shooting a dish, smaller still life...etc

                I use this all the time, and love it with a 40 grid,

                Worth every penny. Works great with Speedlights as well.

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                5.0

                Super Pro Plus Softbox - Chimera

                By Green Screen Man

                from NH

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                  Well made and works well. Chimera tech support folks are here in the USA and are great to work! Highly recommend.

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                  3.0

                  Poor fit and finish

                  By Andy

                  from Houston

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                        I use this for small pet portraits, still life
                        and on a remote flash for small shy birds.

                        The size of the box and the quality of light it
                        produced with my Einstien's was very good. Subjects were rendered very life like.

                        The fit of the front and internal diffusers were shoddy, the back opening would not close light
                        tight, lots of leaking there. The box it's self
                        when open stays wrinkled and saggy. Not what I have come to expect from Chimera.

                        But all these nits can be worked around to get
                        the unique Chimera light. However why pay Chimera
                        prices and have to improvise.

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                        5.0

                        Quick and easy

                        By Pappy

                        from New York City

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                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light

                          Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                          Perfect for on-the-go strobe kit shoots in tight spaces. I shoot artwork in multiple locations per day in varied locations and this gear never lets me down. Fast set-up and break-down.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Softbox

                          By Juan Perfecto

                          from San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use

                            Comments about Chimera Super Pro Plus Softbox, White - Small:

                            Fast and easy setup. Good white balance "right out of the box". Heavy duty construction which means that it should last a long time.

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