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ImpactQuikbox Softbox (24 x 24")
 
4.5

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (103)
  • Durable (63)
  • Attaches securely (60)
  • Good color value (27)
  • Long-lasting (22)

Cons

  • Flimsy (9)
  • Weak (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (101)
  • Indoors (80)
  • Outdoors (48)
  • General purpose (45)
  • Low light (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (50), Photo enthusiast (42), Pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (121), 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

Great product

By vinniec

from Syracuse, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great compact light

    By TimV

    from Florida

    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

    This is great to use with a portable flash unit. Provides a double layers to spread the light out. Be sure to install the bracket on the back correctly...it must remain outside the soft box between the wire rims.

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    4.0

    so far so good

    By jonesh529

    from little rock, ar

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

      I haven't fully put it all to use but I made sure I liked it and tested it out. it was easy to set up and worked great to me. it is lightweight but don't feel cheap.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good buy

      By TimGinAZ

      from Scottsdale AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

          I am not a pro so I can't give any kind of comparative analysis, but I can say that as a serious amateur working from home this works very nicely. It is a good size when open and folds up very flat when not using. Setup is EZ and intuitive. Works fine with the stands I bought. Worth the money from my perspective.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great deal!

          By JRod

          from Saratoga Springs, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

              Bought the Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24")as a kit, together with the Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')and umbrella bracket. or what I paid, I can't really complaint at all ...The quickbox was easy to assemble (just required a little patience) and its light (from a EX580 II) is very very good for 1-2 person headshots.I think the weak link is the flash holder; it is all plastic and not terribly sturdy. It has been fine, it just feels a little flimsy.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Quality and Price are important factors

              By JSDPhoto

              from Olympia, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good value

              Cons

              • Plastic Structural Mounts

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

              Everything looks good and assembled well. The little inner clips are a bit strong for their purpose and hard to manipulate. The velcro on the outer diffuser was a bit loose in the corners, so I added a stitch there. The bracket that holds the Quikbox is made of hard plastic and I wonder if it will fatigue and break over time or in the wind.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just what I was looking for!

              By minja12345

              from Canada

              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

              Produces nice soft light, seems sturdy enough to last forever if you don't drag if on the ground or trash it on purpose.

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              5.0

              Sturdy & Fairly Easy to Assemble

              By Jessica

              from Augusta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                This was the first time I've purhased or used a softbox. I found this one easy to assemble and was happy to see that it allows for adjustments to flash size/placement/height.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice

                By Don

                from Co

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                  Use this for portrait shots and product shots. Diffusers a little tough to get correctly placed with the velcro. Overall great deal.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By ortiznyc

                  from bronx, ny

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                    Nice size for portraits

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great softness

                    By christian

                    from Two Harbors Mn

                    Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                    I like this box. Works great for portaits on the go.

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                    4.0

                    Quick setup and light weight

                    By NHKen

                    from North Woodstock, NH

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                      Using for outdoor photo shoots with remote qflash and have had good luck with it so far. Attached to a monopod and have assistant rest the monopod on the ground with the softbox pointed at the subject. Sets up fast and packs back in its bag much faster than soft box that use rods. The flash mount is molded but seems to work okay. I still need to work on the attachment to the monopod, but that is not the fault of this softbox. Used on a light stand with sand bags as well but it takes longer to setup each location using the fixed light stand.

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                      5.0

                      Happy

                      By Zia

                      from Charlotteton PE

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Own

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Low Light
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                        I love it! the whole kit under $. Nice quality...nice and soft light...used with SB700...

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good softbox

                        By Mauro

                        from New Jersey

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                        light, portable easy to fold and transport. This softbox is really good just keep in mind that this is not the huge but good for portraits, you will be happy with it.

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                        3.0

                        You get what you paid for

                        By Harold

                        from Irvin, CA

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                        Pro: Cost effective.

                        Con: very difficult to place the 2 difussers.
                        It bends the first time I tried to fold ot back after done using.

                        Thinking about returning it and pay for a more durable softbox

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                        4.0

                        Solid softbox

                        By Ed

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                        Well made, folds down to a managble size. Setup is easy. The connection from the softbox to the speedring seems solid but I could see it getting loose over time with heavy use.

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                        5.0

                        making easier the job!

                        By OM&M

                        from MEXICO CITY

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Firm And Strong
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Didn´t Find One So Far

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                        I use this product in most of my studio work: portraits, food photography, steel, tiles, and as it´s name says it is really easy to carry with me. the thing that I like the most is the comfortable way to travel all along with it.
                        so far it has been working really good syncronizing with two others speed lights.
                        I definetly recomend the quikbox softbox!

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                        5.0

                        As Demonstrated by Scott Kelby

                        By T Focus

                        from Texas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • On location shoots
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                          I bought this softbox because Scott Kelby recommended it in his latest book. I've since used it for on location shoots with a single off camera flash. The results are great and it is very easy to setup and carry.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love This Softbox

                          By Shot By Stephen James

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                            So easy to use! Great for headshots and 3/4 portraits.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By rfkjr11

                            from Tucson AZ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy Set Up Soft Light

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Impact Quikbox Softbox (24 x 24"):

                              This softbox is great. well build and easy to set up even right out of the box. I used mine days after recieving it on location in the desert doing a families portrait and it work perfect. Yes the stand is very light and would feel much safer with sand bags on it but thats what assistance are for right. Looking forward to using it more.

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