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LastoliteEzybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24"
 
4.6

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (139)
  • Durable (103)
  • Reliable (58)
  • Easy to set up (43)
  • Easy to use (41)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Pricey (4)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (134)
  • Indoors (61)
  • Outdoors (56)
  • General purpose (47)
  • Low light (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (74), Pro photographer (42), Photo enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (18), Enthusiast (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Genie's out of the bottle

I recently picked up this 24"x24" Ezybox, and it's my first softbox. I was looking for something that would give me better and more directional light than my shoot-through...Read complete review

I recently picked up this 24"x24" Ezybox, and it's my first softbox. I was looking for something that would give me better and more directional light than my shoot-through umbrella, and it certainly delivers.

The Ezybox hotshoe is lightweight, quick to set up, and highly portable. There are no metal rods to insert, just simple plastic ribs that hold the whole thing together. Even the mounting ring at the back is 100% plastic and is magically held in place by virtue of the tension from the four surrounding plastic ribs or hoops. This makes it very easy to set up, but less secure than a more robust metal mounting bracket with screws or bolts.

In my initial tests the quality of light is great, so the product seems to deliver on its promise of being an "Ezy" source of great light. Besides the "hope it stays put" mounting bracket, the only other drawback is that once you let the softbox escape from the tiny 10" canvas sack that it's initially folded into, re-folding into that same pouch is quite the challenge. It's very easy to fold it into a nice flat triangle shape (which is very handy in its own right), but crunching and twisting the whole unit back into the bag requires both patience and faith that you're not breaking the product. Unfortunately, although the main product website has a ton of videos, there is not a single one showing how to best get the genie back in the bottle!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't drop your flash

I use only speed lights for my lighting as I am only a location photographer. So when I saw this soft box kit and learned that it was for speed lights, I bought one...Read complete review

I use only speed lights for my lighting as I am only a location photographer. So when I saw this soft box kit and learned that it was for speed lights, I bought one and was very excited to start using it. The construction of the box itself is great. It sets up and tears down very easy and is very compact and light weight. The reason I gave it a three star is because of the hot shoe holder on the bracket. It has absolutely no way to lock your flash to it, which resulted to me dropping my brand new $500 flash onto the pavement. My flash survived, but took some beating. Even though I gave this kit a three star, I still highly recommend it, as I haven't seen anything else on the market for the location photographer. If you choose to buy this kit, I suggest that you tether your flash to the bracket so that it doesn't take a nasty fall.

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3.0

good product

By yitzi

from Bergenfield

Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

Works well only problem is that it is very wobbly and the canon speedlight doesn't clip in as snug as I would like and needs some adjustments.

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5.0

Just what I needed!

By Judi

from Atlanta GA

Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

I purchased this soft box to use with my sb910 in a smaller studio setting. Perfect for use in head shots, pets, babies, etc. Compact and easy to set up.

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4.0

easy to cart

By sh

from australia

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

    well made easy to put together

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works Greta. Easy setup and takedown

    By StoneRobertC

    from Grand Rapids, Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Quality construction
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

        I now have two of the 24" size, one 30" and the small one that attaches directly on the flash. They all work great. The 30" is a little softer light, but it really feels big. The 24 is a good balance between size, portability and light diffusion. I use them with the Canon 600EX-RT flashes and it is a very reliable combination. I have not really used them much with flashes with optical slave, but they work with them by reversing the flash so that the sensor is not pointed into the softbox. Not cheap, but I have compared to cheaper brands and the quality difference is quite noticeable. I definitely like to newer version of the storage bag because it is a little larger than the earlier ones and the folded softbox goes in more easily.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sweet addition for a mobile photo studio

        By JD

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Solid quality

        Cons

        • Maybe A Little Larger

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

        Great box. Super lite and easy to set-up and take away. Great built quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Ezybox Softbox lets me take the studio to the site

        By BobG

        from Morganton, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

          The soft box is constructed with the traveling photographer in mind....rugged, easy set up and takedown, light weight ... Nice even light

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great, Yet Flawed

          By Photo Guy

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

            This is the fastest and easiest "pop-up" softbox; it takes seconds to set up. It is a great value for what you pay. I use this for my portraiture photography and it adds a lot to the photographs. This really is a must have product. Although, there is a design flaw in that you cannot connect many radio slaves to your speedlights. There are ways to get around this, but the convenience would have been nice.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works just fine

            By Photo Man

            from Tampa FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

              This softbox works well and is a great light modifier. Perfect for the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Well worth the price

              By Tippy

              from Green Bay, WI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Weddings

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                Is easy to carry and setup. Provides good light.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excelente Equipo

                By Nicolas

                from Morelia Mexico

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                    Funciona Perfectamente aun precio muy competitivo

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                    4.0

                    Nice Box

                    By Bobalu

                    from Texas

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                    I did not know that it did not break down small enough to fit in my lighting case, so I returned it and found a smaller box.

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                    5.0

                    One Stop Shop

                    By TR

                    from Liberty, Utah

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Outside Photographsand
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting

                      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                      I haven't had a chance to use the Ezybox Kit, for the real reason, I purchasing it, due to weather conditions here. But, I couldn't wait to set it up, inside and go to work. Along with the Ezybox Kit, I also purchased the Vello Captain TTL Trigger set up, per the great advice, from the B & H Sales Person.. As usual, B & H was spot on, with expert advice...and I'm a happy camper. The box, adjustable tripod and head are a perfect match. The double curtain idea is really cool. Can't wait to take it outside. I will also use the Vello triggers outside at the Moto Cross Races this season. What else is there to say...? Everything works and I'm playing with all the possibilities...Now it's time for the Canon 7D II...

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great design, easy to use.

                      By Tom

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                        I tried a competing product first and was very disappointed. It was harder to set up, and the flash sat in the front of the box, so it blocked the light and made funky catch lights with a shadow in the middle. The Ezybox Hot Shoe is simpler to use and has no obstructions so it creates a nice, square catchlight. It also feels sturdier. Highly recommended.

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                        5.0

                        New Improved

                        By AP

                        from Minnesota

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Product photography

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                          The new Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit I beter than the one I got a few years ago. The adaptor ring is heavy plastic that is lighter and the cold shoe mount fits better. I always just folded the softbox when not in use and the new storage pouch will hold it in that condition instead of in a ball to fit the old pouch. Easy to transport in the new case. Lastolite makes great products and this completes my portrait setup. Works well with Nikon SB-900/910 flashes.

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                          3.0

                          Good but

                          By Don S.

                          from Georgetown, Tx

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                          If you use a wireless receiver beneath your hot shoe flash beware that the antenna may butt up against the post and hence not fit on the stand. You may then not also have a hot shoe left to place into the stand. I had to purchase additional components to make this work. Also had to twist the head of the flash backwards making it difficult to change the settings.

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful Light! (newbie at lighting)

                          By kay4401

                          from Twin Cities, Minnesota

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                          Long time hobbyist, but new to off-camera lighting. This is my first softbox. I love it! I'm having a blast with it! Why did I ever wait do long to get into photographic lighting?? I think this softbox has beautiful lighting! I'm delighted that I got it!! Couple of pics taken with it are uploaded here. I'm not used to having such soft shadows. I really like this softbox! It's very easy to use also (important for me a a lighting beginner). I'm using it with a Nikon SB-700 flash unit.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Better portraits instantly! A+

                          By pobept

                          from Hartville, OH

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Good Build Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                            This is an excellent upgrade to your flash setup. It is easy to use and very light so it is not a great burden. The results are stunning compared to the flash alone, even with the diffuser dome. I shoot with Nikon SB -700's and was very happy with this soft box.

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                            5.0

                            Easy to bring on location shoots

                            By BZ

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                                Very easy to put together and take apart for on the go usage. Been using the soft box for on location shoots and works like a charm. Light is diffused very well with my 600ex-rt with the 2 diffusers that come with the product.

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                                5.0

                                great softbox for the price

                                By diener

                                from Atlanta, Ga

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                                  I love this Softbox. It is light and packaged well so you can easily carry it any where!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Fantastic product! A must have!

                                  By Shawn

                                  from Houston, TX

                                  Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox Kit - 24x24":

                                  I finally decided to dip my feet into the world of off-camera flash and thought I would get started with this softbox. A little pricey, but worth the money. Super light weight and easy to set up. Good size and beautiful soft light. Completely happy with my purchase.

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