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

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (126)
  • Durable (81)
  • Attaches securely (71)
  • Good color value (30)
  • Long-lasting (26)

Cons

  • Flimsy (12)
  • Weak (6)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (123)
  • Indoors (96)
  • General purpose (61)
  • Outdoors (59)
  • Low light (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (62), Photo enthusiast (50), Pro photographer (33), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147), 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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2.0

Not for me

By Scott looking for a better speedlight so

from New York and San Francisco

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Adjustability
  • Attachment

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits

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

Travel, on location for lighting

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  • No

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5.0

Great size

By Nikon Bee

from Illinois

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Low Light
    • Portraits

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

    Just what I was looking for in my small studio.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very good and portable softbox

    By Patrick

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    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"):

      I have really enjoyed using this softbox for portraits. It folds up into a pretty compact package and is very easy to expand. The inner diffuser took a little time to put in, but once it's clipped on you can leave it in place. I was able to get the outer diffuser on without any light leak and the back clip installs very easily. I use this with a Speedlite 430EX-III and it fits perfectly in the back. The softbox is pretty light and works well with my Impact light stands (6' and 8'). I would definitely recommend this for stepping up your lighting if you don't currently have a softbox.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect size

      By NIKON Bee

      from Illinois

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits

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

        Great for use with off camera flash. Just the right size for my purpose.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Easy to use.

        By Jeronimo

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Quick pop up and break down.
          Nice and compact.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very good

          By Loss25

          from Brooklyn

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

          This softbox is very good and it gets the job done

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          5.0

          Quick and soft

          By Piper

          from Denver

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

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

            Easy set up, fits my Manfrotto stand easily can't say anything bad about it. Love it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Changed the way I shoot events

            By Zilos

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Weddings

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

              Simply put: does the job and it is sturdy enough for the price, much better than many brandless copies out there. Fast assemble, honors the name Quikbox. Delivers soft even light, and works pretty well on windy conditions. Unlike umbrellas or reflectors this baby is much easier to handle outdoors. Perfect size and weightless for an assistant to carry all day long, or attached to a simple stand. I used to go on-camera speedlights all the time, off-camera was never a choice, mainly because of the harsh small light source, but now with the quikbox everything changes. Light is much softer on my subjects and the weight of the box is not critical. I think I'll be buying another one just as a backup.

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              4.0

              Nice product

              By Joenzyme

              from San Antonio,TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits

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

                This product is used by students and myself for
                do production shots and working with commercial and portraiture photography.

                The students like the ease of use and the portability of the softbox.

                sturdy and easy to use.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Great quick light modifer, poor

                By A to the J to the P

                from Brunswick, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

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

                  I've owned this soft box for about two years now. It's fairly quick to set it. It provides a great soft light; however, if I continue to use this product, I will need to purchase my 3rd mounting bracket. The plastic breaks where the adapter ring. My husband broke the first one. Then, I thought maybe he was being rough with it. The last break was all on me. I wasn't being aggressive or rough. It just snapped!

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                  1.0

                  Good Softbox ... Poor Bracket Design

                  By Steve

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

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

                      I expected to use the softbox for a variety of mobilre lighting situation using speedlights.

                      The plastic bracket broke on the second use. This was the second instance of where an Impact design bracket failed.

                      With use, the square adapter mating the bracket to the softbox loosens and does not maintain the orientation of speedlight to the front surface of the diffuser.

                      The low cost is not satisfatory if the materials used fail early during the expected lifetime of the product.

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy unit

                      By Geno

                      from Oregon

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

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

                        Very pleased with the 24" Quikbox. It's a sturdy, well-made unit.

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                        • No

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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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                              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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                                  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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                                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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                                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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