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ImpactQuikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24")
 
4.5

(based on 160 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (117)
  • Durable (74)
  • Attaches securely (67)
  • Good color value (29)
  • Long-lasting (26)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Weak (5)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (115)
  • Indoors (89)
  • General purpose (54)
  • Outdoors (54)
  • Low light (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (57), Photo enthusiast (47), Pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (136), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simple and easy softbox for speedlites..

I primarily bought this softbox for my speedlite because I wanted to control where my light went, I wanted nice soft lighting for portraits and I wanted something portable. I first started shooting off-camera...Read complete review

I primarily bought this softbox for my speedlite because I wanted to control where my light went, I wanted nice soft lighting for portraits and I wanted something portable. I first started shooting off-camera flash with a shoot-through umbrella. I love shooting with an umbrella because it's easy. But I soon found that when I wanted to control where my light was going, I was going to need another modifier, a softbox.
What I like about this softbox is that it seems very durable. Popped open, this thing is solid and rigid. I was afraid at first to fold it flat because some of the rods inside didn't feel like they folded correctly to me, but once I figured out what corners to fold it was much easier.
Another thing I like is the silver lining in the inside, it sorta gives my flash an extra boost, like it's a tad more powerful than it really is.
The bracket that it comes with is very light and made out of durable plastic. One thing to note is that you cannot angle the softbox because the bracket is in a fixed position. That isn't an issue for me because I mount it on a pin at the end of a boom arm which I can point anywhere.
I also love that it is meant to be taken places easily. Getting it set up is painless and when it's windy outdoors, this handles it much better than an umbrella.
Again, if you own a speedlite, this is a great softbox for it. It provides great soft lighting for portraits. The last shoot I did with this was of two people, 2/3 of the body and this softbox provided more than enough light. Not sure how it would do with lighting full body shots of say 3 or 4 people, but for what I've done so far it is great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Price, Decent Light, Flawed Details

What I like:

• Decent quality light if you can get the outer diffuser to fit properly.

• Bracket is just large enough to use a...Read complete review

What I like:

• Decent quality light if you can get the outer diffuser to fit properly.

• Bracket is just large enough to use a Pocket Wizards Flex TT5 with a full size Speedlite mounted on top like the Canon 580 EX II. (see photo)

• Quality carrying case, in fact the case feels like it's better quality than the soft box itself.

What I don't like:

• The inner diffusion screen has a terrible hook system that can take a bit to attach.

• The outer diffusion screen doesn't completely fit leading to light leak from the corners or wherever you can't get complete coverage from it. I basically had to stretch mine to get it to almost fit, luckily I didn't rip it. (see photo)

• The box itself fits quite loosely on the mounting bracket, won't take much at all to knock it off. Still solid enough for outdoor use with minimal wind though.

• The mounting bracket does not tilt so if you need to angle the box at all you'll need another bracket.

Summary:

Overall it's not a bad purchase for the money but they need to pay more attention to the little details of this product. It's definitely a smarter buy than the Lastolite equivalent as I can't find hardly any difference between the two. A better outer diffuser and the inclusion of a tilting bracket and this would have been a four star product.

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5.0

Outstanding piece of equipment

By Charlie W

from Alabama

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

    This has very quickly become my go-to piece of equipment for using flash outdoors. It folds down flat for transport, sets up quickly and delivers excellent results. I can't say enough good things about it. I've also used it im studio and the results were outstanding.

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    5.0

    So far, so good!

    By Jim Osdale

    from San Dimas, CA.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

      Love this soft box, very easy to setup, and it all folds down without having to take the inside diffuser out. This is a real time saver

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great product

      By ted

      from hollister, ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

        This is an excellent product. Well made and versatile. This and a flash and lightstand make an excellent portable portrait kit. Light weight and compact. I am impressed with the results.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Soft box with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket

        By Ed

        from New Haven, CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

            Will be using this for evening shoots on the beach and whenever I need 'studio quality' photos in the evening hours. Very portable and easy to set up. Thank you!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect size for portable soft box

            By galazzi photography

            from Grand Cayman, C.I.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

              Nothing to complain about this product. The size, in my opinion, is perfect to carry around. It is foldable and it comes on a very nice and well made bag. The package has to say is excellent.
              Using a soft box will change your photography and your way of shooting.
              I will suggest to buy sandbags as with a regular stand it is not that stable. (or a bigger /stronger stand is required for outdoor use.

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              3.0

              Good addition to my traveling kit

              By outlaw504

              from New Orleans, LA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No Tilt

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

              I like this modifier, don't get me wrong, but why not make it so it can tilt? One HUGE flaw. I will mainly use for a hair/back light. Good almost anywhere, but needs to be on a boom to adjust.

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              5.0

              works

              By callynth

              from tyler, texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                Works. That's all.

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                5.0

                Excellent Value - Love It!

                By rlovern51

                from Maryland

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                  I am a first time portrait photographer. Shooting at a community benefit this softbox. It was easy to set up and gave me great shots. There were photographers with that are pros at portraits with far more expensive equipment. I was complimented on my lighting and shots with this equipment. I added a tilting bracket. The inside filter layer is a bit difficult to install but can be left in when it is folded so it is a one time deal.

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                  5.0

                  Soft

                  By J in CA

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                    Works very well with an SB 910. Folding flat means it fits, barely, in a large checked piece of luggage. Folded it is a 20 x 23 inch triangle. Setup is easy and much simpler than a speed ring system. Seems reasonably durable though I don't plan to abuse it.

                    It will not work for full length portraits but nothing in this size class will.

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                    5.0

                    Inexpensive, light weight and ready to go

                    By SamCollinsPhotographer

                    from OK Panhandle

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                      I use it to quickly set up a portable studio or exterior portrait situation.

                      the kit makes it the perfect all in one answer.

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                      4.0

                      Light weight and very mobil

                      By Skutch

                      from Central Washington State

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                        I got tired of carrying my heavy lighting set. This is my first soft box and am really surprised at the ease of setup and how well it works.

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                        5.0

                        Nice softbox

                        By Cris

                        from Fort Collins, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                          Small, light, portable soft box. Well made, works with my Nikon 910 flash.

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                          5.0

                          Provides for softer, spread out light :)

                          By Martina Giselle

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                            I use this item with Nikon SB-800 flashes for portrait work, both in studio and outside. Works well to provide softer, less glaring light :)

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                            4.0

                            Works nice...but..

                            By Photo Pro Erik

                            from Spokane,WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy
                            • Seam Tore
                            • Weak

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                              The product worked just as we expected and the light was beautiful. Downside was as I installed the circle mount for flash the seam tore! Still able to shoot fine with it, but this was my first time using it and now it's damaged. I'm a pro and my equipment gets used...not sure if this will last all wedding season much less a few years.

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                              5.0

                              Fine

                              By M R Morand

                              from Rio de Janeiro

                              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                              Works fine. Portable. Well manufactured.

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                              5.0

                              Great Portable Solution

                              By Bikeguy

                              from New York City

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                                Sets up easily and provides nice soft light for headshots and portraits. I love using it outdoors.

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                                4.0

                                Quickbox Softbox 24 x 24

                                By Flash

                                from Portland, Or

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good For Light Use
                                • inexpensive
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • See Written Comment

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Low Light
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                                My only real complaint at this time is the softbox bracket that attaches to the stand does not allow any angular adjustment for the softbox. In other words if you want to extend the stand all the way up and then point the box in any downward fashion; it will not. It is always at a right angle to the stand. The assembly comment from another user warning about the over tightening and the placement of the flash adopter to the box is very good information.

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                                5.0

                                Pleasantly Surprised

                                By Josh

                                from Olympia, WA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                                This was much nicer than I expected it to be. I also have the Lastolite version which was quite a bit more expensive and didn't include the swivel or stand and honestly I think this Impact version has a higher build quality.

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                                5.0

                                Great Portable Box

                                By Kyle Spradley Photography

                                from Laramie, WY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                                  Really love the Impact Quickbox. Super lightweight, portable and easy to setup. Great for flash setup.

                                  My only drawback is sometimes when you don't 100% properly fold the box back up it can screw up the metal edges. Take careful steps in folding up properly.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product

                                  By vinniec

                                  from Syracuse, NY

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox with Shoe Mount Flash Bracket (24 x 24"):

                                    I use this for a hair light. It was easy to setup and is well constructed.

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