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PhotoflexOctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attach securely (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good color value (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great Kit - Best Compromise

By Scott for Australia

from NSW, Australia

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

    This is a really useful tool. Bigish enough to provide good light coverage, yet small enough to be quite portable. With the extra grid you can have speculative light too. The 3' Octodome is the one I will use most everywhere.

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    5.0

    Good softbox portable, good quality.

    By Wabbit

    from Danbury, CT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

      Good even light out of it. Its portable and easy to put together. Quality is very good.

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      5.0

      Amazing Kit

      By cldavis82

      from Norway, SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

      Wow, I was so excited to get this kit! When you order this kit, you get everything you need to start shooting:

      Photoflex Small OctoDome3 Multi 3' #FV-MOD3KIT
      Photoflex Medium LiteStand #LS-B2214
      Photoflex HeavyDuty Swivel #AC-ALSWMTB
      Photoflex Adjustable ShoeMount Hardware #AC-B222SM
      Photoflex Basic Octoconnector

      It was a little confusing to put together for me because I'd never assembled a softbox of any kind. I've only used shoot through umbrellas but once I figured it out I was eager to test it with my strobe. Amazing the difference between a bare strobe, a shoot through umbrella, and the octodome. I just might have to save up for the 5' one too!

      I picked the octodome because I do a lot of on-location shoots. I've been using a shoot through umbrella with my Canon 430EX flash. When shooting in very large venues or rooms with high ceilings or dark walls, I found I wasn't getting the best results. I decided I need to keep the light from spilling out the back of the umbrella, and try to push all of the light foward in these situations. I wanted to keep the catch light in the eyes the same shape, because I wasn't a huge fan of square catch lights from square soft boxes. So I decided to go with the octodome for a similar umbrella shape in the eyes but with the results that come from a soft box. I am in love!!!

      If you already have a stand/strobe adapters/etc, you might consider ordering the octodome by itself. But if you are going to need the whole works... This kit rocks!

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      5.0

      Best soft box for off camera Speed light

      By Jeff

      from Pottstown PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

        I've been using a number of different sofboxes with my Nikon Spaceflights and this is the best yet. It goes together easily, stays together and does a fantastic job. I am thinking about getting a set of the small strip boxes to see if they do as well.

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        5.0

        Sweet Modifier!!!!!!!!!!

        By Chaz

        from Honolulu, Hawaii

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

          I now have the set! 3', 5' and the 7 footer!!!! I love'em! Great setup. I use them with my Elichrom A Heads.... portable light setup for beach, and city/model shoots.

          Octodome is easy to setup and take down, light weight, and more importantly produces some great light. It is a sweet system!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Lighting Setup

          By Sky

          from Peabody, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Price
          • Quality of light

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Photoflex OctoDome3 Multi Kit - 3' (91cm) Diameter:

          Been using a friends set for the past year, finally got my own. Great setup. Use it with a single strobe as an easily portable light setup for city/model shoots.

          Octodome is easy to setup and take down, light weight, and more importantly produces some great light. The stand and attachments are very sturdy and heavy enough withstand normal amounts of wind outside.

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