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LastoliteHot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm)
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (8)
  • General purpose (7)
  • Indoors (7)
  • Outdoors (7)
  • Low light (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fills a need!

Ever bend an umbrella because of a gust of wind on location? I have and thought this might be a better solution. It has worked out well. Although not wind proof it does...Read complete review

Ever bend an umbrella because of a gust of wind on location? I have and thought this might be a better solution. It has worked out well. Although not wind proof it does handle it much better than an umbrella and is easier to hand hold if needed. It produces soft gorgeous light as well! On the con side the hotshoe holder fit my 430EX II but not my 580EX II. It is way too tight for the 580. I did have a generic hotshot mount on hand and it was easy enough to swap that one in to hold the 580. However for what this kit cost it should come with a selection of hot shoe adaptors and not make you pay extra for them or come with one that is not too SMALL to begin with! The included Manfrotto tripod is a light to medium duty model but it is nice to have a quality name brand included. The included handle broke on first use but was caused by a manufacturing defect. Bogen replaced it right away under warrantee [...] Over all I'm very happy with this kit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT SOFTBOX - kit incomplete/lacking

The actual softbox itself is great, but this kit is lacking. The supplied Coldshoe does not fit a Nikon SB-900 flash at all - it is too fat. The flash cannot slide...Read complete review

The actual softbox itself is great, but this kit is lacking. The supplied Coldshoe does not fit a Nikon SB-900 flash at all - it is too fat. The flash cannot slide in - at all.On the other hand, an SB-800 sits completely loosely. The coldshoe is too long for the flash's locking pin to reach the other end - so you need to tie the flash down to the front of the bracket - else it will fall out easily. The coldshoe attachment is almost useless to Nikon shooters.The supplied stand is a Manfrotto 051NB, which is a 7.5' stand, but the kit does not include a tilt-head, which I think is an oversight. I don't see much use for putting the box 7' high without a tilt head. If you did have a tilt-head, you would need a double-length pin in order to get the tilt head mounted to the bracket. The bracket has a female attachment and the screw is quite deep in.[...]. You can't just set it up and start shooting.. Still really a great softbox.. Just very dissapointed that I cannot use my SB-900 before finding something or other to mount it on, which will also mount to the supplied bracket.. (-:

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5.0

Light but sturdy

By Serhandle

from Sri Lanka

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Extending Handle
  • Short Extending Handle

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting
  • Photography
  • Portraits
  • Strobe Lighting
  • Weddings

Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

I mainly use it with an assistant for off camera flash. It is very easy to take around - it can be constructed ins seconds. Very light. Looks fine. The lighting stand is high quality, makes a lovely air sound when being extended or put away.
The only negative is the handle that comes with it is quite short. I could have done with an extra meter.

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4.0

I would buy this product again!!!

By Will

from Dallas,TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting
    • Weddings

    Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

    Plan to use it for indoor/outdoor shoots and for product photography.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good Product, Quality ok.

    By Priceless Moments

    from Iowa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good light quality
    • Softbox is nice

    Cons

    • Expensive for the quality
    • Instructions could be bet
    • Speedring is poor quality

    Best Uses

    • Photography
    • Weddings

    Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

    I am using the product to get my Canon Speedlite 580 EX off camera. I was looking for portability, quality, and durability.

    The softbox is a nice size decent quality. Good light quality. It is easy to fold up and store.

    The speedring leaves alot to be desired. It is plastic and I have doubts about how long it will last. It seems very flimsy.

    The carrying cases are really very nice and good quality.

    The Manfrotto stand is decent but also not top of the line.

    The kit comes with a handle to hand hold the softbox. It is too short to be of much use. I put the soft box on my Induro Monopod and it provides much better functionality.

    I was looking at the Quantum Trio. I wished I had saved my money and spent it on the Trio instead. But I needed something quickly and reasonably priced.

    All in all the softbox and carring cases are the only decent quality items. I wouldn't purchase the kit again. I would purchase the pieces separately.

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    4.0

    Light and Portable

    By Joe

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

      This is my 2nd EXYBOX and I use them both fairly regularly. Works great with the 580 EX II. This kit makes it especially nice giving lots of versatility. I typically am shooting solo so multiple mounting options are essential.

      The only downside is that the bag for the actual soft box is much bigger on this one than my previous EZYBOX. It was always a challenge to squeeze it in to the old bag, but the reduced size made it easier to toss in a bag.

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      4.0

      Yes!

      By Joe

      from upstate, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

        As a one man (most the time) photog shooting models outdoors, this is exactly what I needed. It is light and well made. The only thing I wish is that the softbox head could be adjusted. Sometimes the neutral/slightly downward orientation is not the ideal. Maybe there is an additional accessory I can purchase to make this happen, need to look into it more.

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        5.0

        Works fantastically with my Nikon SB-900

        By Jack

        from Chicago

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Beautiful light
        • Consistent
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

          Works perfectly with my Nikon SB-900. Has a swivel / double cold shoe mount. Rotate for whichever size you need for your flash. Has a smaller cold shoe for SB-800 and a larger cold shoe for the Nikon SB-900. My SB-900 was able to lock in with the lock on the speedlight. The softbox provided exactly the diffused light I had hoped for. Worth the money for portability. Excellent product.

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          5.0

          Just as advertised

          By Jim

          from Duluth GA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

            So easy to set up and works perfectly, even with my Nikon SB-900 - no special connected needed. Nice soft light, and very sturdy. Would buy another one without hesitation.

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            5.0

            A must have!!

            By wynlim

            from Sellersburg, IN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • On-location lighting
            • Portraits

            Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

            I use this mainly for on-location portraiture and portability and ease of set-up makes it worth the money I paid for it!!!

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            4.0

            WORKS AS ADVERTISED

            By JGP

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

              I had not used a soft box before, only umbrellas, for location this was the perfect solution for me. It went together easily. Works great even with wirelessTTL. The soft directional light is really nice, and it is very portable even when it is fully assembled. Overall one of my better buys.

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              4.0

              Quick and easy

              By Studio RB

              from Chicago

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                This was easy to set up right out of the box. Compact for traveling on photo shoots.

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                5.0

                Can't live without it...

                By daphodil

                from Albemarle NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                  The simplest, most cost-effective way to take your studio lighting on-the-go. Dramatically changed the way I use my TTL lighting system. You won't regret this purchase.

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                  4.0

                  Nice quality but alittle expensive

                  By JeffP

                  from Miami,Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                  The ezybox is very well made and has 2 layers of diffusion[the 15 Ezybox has one layer].The Mark II adaptor works perfectly with my Nikon SB600.The provided extension handle is very short. The manfrotto light stand is alittle flimsy. You can also buy the Ezybox and Mark II adaptor and add a better stand and tilt bracket and probably save afew bucks.

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                  5.0

                  Top Quality, Great diffused light

                  By JeffP

                  from Miami,Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Easy assembly
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful
                  • Top quality

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Stand

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                  I am using the Ezybox with an SB600. I wasn't sure the SB600 would have enough power for the 24 " but I have power to spare. Easy to assembly. Everything included, Mark II adaptor, Tilt bracket (026),mounting angle bracket,2 bags, 2 diffusers,handheld, stand. Stand is alittle flimsy but no worries. It would cost you more to purchaes seperately. I paid [$]

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                  4.0

                  product good [...]

                  By jww

                  from miami Fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                    comes with the softbox, manfrotto light stand, manfrotto angle bracket, extention arm for hand holding the softbox, cases, mount and ring for the flash . You could probably piece this together for less. [...]

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                    4.0

                    Fills a need!

                    By Reflective Dreams

                    from OC, California

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • More wind resident
                    • Quick setup and take down
                    • Ultra portable
                    • Wonderful soft light

                    Cons

                    • High cost
                    • Too small hot shoe mount

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                    Ever bend an umbrella because of a gust of wind on location? I have and thought this might be a better solution. It has worked out well. Although not wind proof it does handle it much better than an umbrella and is easier to hand hold if needed. It produces soft gorgeous light as well! On the con side the hotshoe holder fit my 430EX II but not my 580EX II. It is way too tight for the 580. I did have a generic hotshot mount on hand and it was easy enough to swap that one in to hold the 580. However for what this kit cost it should come with a selection of hot shoe adaptors and not make you pay extra for them or come with one that is not too SMALL to begin with! The included Manfrotto tripod is a light to medium duty model but it is nice to have a quality name brand included. The included handle broke on first use but was caused by a manufacturing defect. Bogen replaced it right away under warrantee [...] Over all I'm very happy with this kit.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Quality light, missing accessories

                    By Nick Adams

                    from Seoul, Korea

                    Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                    This is a well-made, easy to setup and transport softbox that is missing a tilthead and possibly a cold shoe bracket that will fit your battery strobe.

                    I really like the quality of light it produces with or without the supplied diffuser. Softer, more directional light than an umbrella for sure. Folds up into a small package.

                    The problem is I find it difficult to position in the way I want it to. I only had some (non-tilting) Manfrotto cold shoe adaptors when I bought it, so I often had to have someone hold the softbox or position the box straight on a lightstand (when I would prefer to angle it downward).

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                    4.0

                    Works Well With Canon Flashes

                    By SuzyView

                    from Northern VA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                      I found this set up very useful, would be better with a video to put it together and take apart, but it's pretty easy. The speedlites fit in easily. You can use either the ST-E2 or master to set it off, but PW's are better.

                      The price is the only problem. The kit is expensive and I like to have everything together.

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                      3.0

                      GREAT SOFTBOX - kit incomplete/lacking

                      By SydneyPeter

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality overall

                      Cons

                      • No tilt head w 7' stand
                      • SB-800 Loose in shoe
                      • SB-900 Does not fit shoe

                      Best Uses

                      • Location shooting

                      Comments about Lastolite Hot Shoe Ezybox Softbox Kit with Case - 24 x 24" (61 x 61 cm):

                      The actual softbox itself is great, but this kit is lacking. The supplied Coldshoe does not fit a Nikon SB-900 flash at all - it is too fat. The flash cannot slide in - at all.On the other hand, an SB-800 sits completely loosely. The coldshoe is too long for the flash's locking pin to reach the other end - so you need to tie the flash down to the front of the bracket - else it will fall out easily. The coldshoe attachment is almost useless to Nikon shooters.The supplied stand is a Manfrotto 051NB, which is a 7.5' stand, but the kit does not include a tilt-head, which I think is an oversight. I don't see much use for putting the box 7' high without a tilt head. If you did have a tilt-head, you would need a double-length pin in order to get the tilt head mounted to the bracket. The bracket has a female attachment and the screw is quite deep in.[...]. You can't just set it up and start shooting.. Still really a great softbox.. Just very dissapointed that I cannot use my SB-900 before finding something or other to mount it on, which will also mount to the supplied bracket.. (-:

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