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InterfitStrobies Folding Softbox
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (6)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)
  • Reliable (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (6)
  • Weddings (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

excellent and portable light source

I use this with my 430 EX II. This is as close to studio lighting as I've been able to get without lugging around a full lighting setup. Very portable! While a little...Read complete review

I use this with my 430 EX II. This is as close to studio lighting as I've been able to get without lugging around a full lighting setup. Very portable! While a little on the heavy side, I've also used this as a handheld unit with an off-camera flash cord. Another great Interfit product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hard to Fold back to its original size

Almost great product, it's just hard to fold it back to its original size.

Almost great product, it's just hard to fold it back to its original size.

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3.0

Ribs bend out of shape

By Peter

from Boulder, CO

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Out If Folded

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Photojournalism

Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

I've had this soft box for about 2 years. As with some of the other comments, after being stored in a folded position with time, the out ribs develop a bend, thus the box starts losing it's shape. Recommend storing unfolded. All other parts work fine.

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4.0

I would buy this again and recommend it

By timd35

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quick setup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Portraits
    • Product shots

    Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

    This is a great softbox. I use a couple of them for product shots when I want to set something up quick. Use with a couple of canon flashes with radio triggers. It is a little bit hard to fold back up but after you do it a few times it gets easier.

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    4.0

    Great portable softbox

    By photobyzj

    from New England

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

      Great for location work, easy to set up, I wish it was that easy to fold back. Folding it back is really hard. Just too many layers to fold together.

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      5.0

      Great Product for the price

      By Justo Ruiz

      from Miami, Florida

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

        A soft box that is well use when shooting quick set up lightweight and can be use with any strobelight and radio adapter .

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        • No

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        4.0

        Never try to fold it!!

        By cnwilliams

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Excellent results

        Cons

        • Not easy to pack
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

        I love how this thing performs but it's impossible to fold. I tried and the ribs became bent.[...].... DO NOT TRY TO FOLD!!!

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        3.0

        Hard to Fold back to its original size

        By Gerry

        from New York City

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult to pack
        • Difficult to Use

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

        Almost great product, it's just hard to fold it back to its original size.

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        4.0

        Nice little softbox on the streets

        By Sudhakar Komakula

        from Central Islip, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

          I like it for the soft quality of light it provides. However, i need to work more on it.

          The only negative point i found is.. the the distance between the flash and softbox is a little long.. we need to extend flash zoom to completely get into the box. otherwise, we may end up losing a stop or 1 and half stop of light.. we can also cover with some home made black cloth with velcro etc.. i tried those plastic interfit strobies which comes for flashes.. they did not fit into the bracket of this softbox.. so, its not useful..

          Construction is strong and sturdy.. but the ball controls should be little ergonomical. we can tilt it.

          its a good bet for the price when compared to Lastolite.. lastolite is plastic.. but not tiltable but with more professional construction. its triple the price.

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          4.0

          Almost perfect

          By Murphy

          from WV

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Not easily foldable

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Product photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

          I found it impossible to fold this softbox into a disk without damaging the ribs. Fortunately, I was able to realign the ribs, but this makes the softbox less portable than it otherwise would be. But this is the only negative, and one I can live with. The softbox appears to be well-constructed, and works great. It sets up quickly and easily, and collapses into a triangle that fits nicely in a portfolio case I bought measuring 17 inches x 22 inches x 1 inch, along with various accessories. I will not hesitate to buy another one when I add another flash.

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          5.0

          excellent and portable light source

          By Cat

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

            I use this with my 430 EX II. This is as close to studio lighting as I've been able to get without lugging around a full lighting setup. Very portable! While a little on the heavy side, I've also used this as a handheld unit with an off-camera flash cord. Another great Interfit product!

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            4.0

            great portable softbox

            By Cat

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interfit Strobies Folding Softbox:

              When used with my Canon 430EXII, this product provides a highly mobile light source that is truly comparable to studio lighting. I've used it with an off camera flash cord as a hand-held diffuser (it's a little on the heavy side to carry around, but it still works). Although it is more mobile than carrying around a studio setup, the softbox can be very hard to fit back into the provided carrying case (some might consider it a bit bulky). That coupled with the relatively high price is the only reason I didn't give it a perfect rating.

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