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LumiQuestSoftbox LTp (10 x 14")
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Packs small / compresses (38)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Reliable (24)
  • Strong construction (16)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (25)
  • Weddings (23)
  • Portraits (10)
  • Travel (7)
  • Macro (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (21), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Portable Softbox Proves Productive

I watched a video of David Hobby (Strobist.com) using this softbox and thought I'd give it a try. I use several diffusers but this little softbox really fits my needs for quick portrait...Read complete review

I watched a video of David Hobby (Strobist.com) using this softbox and thought I'd give it a try. I use several diffusers but this little softbox really fits my needs for quick portrait and onsite product work. It's easy to store and sets up quickly. There are light gaps between the segments along the sides but it doesn't interfer with accurate output from the flash. I'm not too excited about the way the velco grabs onto everything in sight but that's what velco is supposed to do. You do have to take good care not to tear the softbox. It's not made of very sturdy material but the price is right!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Help me I'm melting.

Tried it out for the first time at our 4th of July Pool Party and I'm not sure I'm real happy with it. Seems like a lot of money for what you get. Read complete review

Tried it out for the first time at our 4th of July Pool Party and I'm not sure I'm real happy with it. Seems like a lot of money for what you get.
For one it really has a hard time in the hot weather. It kept getting hot and kinda melting around the flash and pointing to the ground. I had to stop several times and put it in the refrigerator to get it back into its original shape. Maybe in milder temperatures that will not be an issue?
It also doesn't seem to diffuse all that great. And the quality of light is a bit poor. Maybe if it was lined with silver instead of white and had different diffusion martial like cloth instead of plastic.
I might need to do something to it to help hold its shape in the hot temperatures and also close the light cracks out the back as well. I might try putting some more Velcro on the joints that should solve the light cracks and might solve some of the heat wilting.
As for the good; I need to have a soft box that I can pack away for travel and this does a good job of that.

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2.0

Large softbox for speedlights

By David

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Minimall Helpful

Best Uses

  • Portraiture
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

The LTp gets some good recommendations from some pros but it is only a little helpful. It is not usable on camera as it is very bulky and heavy. The item must be attached either with Velcro attached permanently to the speedlight, or with a special elastic Velcro cord, not included, and about which one does not learn until the mearchandise arrives without it. Figure on a 2-3 EV loss with this item, so it is best for fill, not really as a key light, which would seem how it was designed.

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2.0

Disappointed

By Rob

from Rochester, New York

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

    I was really disappointed with this, I couldn't get a good closure on the edges which meant it leaked light. Additionally, it just didn't stay on that well. The good thing is the size of it. I had the opportunity to visit the store in person this last weekend and if I had to do it over, I wouldn't get this and would go with the Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite instead.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Big accessory for small lights

    By Markalark

    from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Too Heavy For Flash Head

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

    I really like this softbox. It fits snug onto the speedlite flashes and folds flat into your camera bag. The only downside I saw was that the softbox is a bit heavy for the flash head. You can't use it and not have the head either completely pointing up or straight. If you try to have it at an angle, the weight pulls the head back down to a 90 degree angle.

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    5.0

    Soft box for travelers

    By Dave94598

    from Walnut Creek, Ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

      Easily attached to to your speedlite with the Vello Cinch strap which means you don't have to use the sticky taped velcro pad that are provided.
      Great way to provide light to close ups and portrait work while traveling.
      Folds flat and easy to pack.

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      5.0

      LumiQuest LPT Mini-Softbox

      By LordFakie

      from Riverview, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Closeup Portraits
        • Family Photos
        • Macro
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

        It is excellent for closeup portraits. Using an SB-600 with a dome diffuser I can get a very good light source from 2 to 4, maybe 5 feet away, but that is already pushing it. The light is not as soft as using an umbrella or a bigger soft box, and if you want that kind of softness you will need additional diffusing or look elsewhere. However, I love the look of the LPT. To me is a unique look, the LumiQuest look. I have it with with at all times, and that is what I truly like about the product. If I need to take a quick shot and I can get close enough, I can alway use the LPT for a light source that can fool many. It is like the Bose speakers of lightning!

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        5.0

        Fold away, soft box

        By Matthew

        from Perth, Western Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

          Good quality, easy to use flat pack away

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          4.0

          Good Value

          By Matt

          from Perth, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

            Easy to fit, easy to fold away and gives just softens the light in the run and gun situations

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            • No

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            4.0

            Convenient size

            By Dayem

            from Sydney

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

              It's quite heavy when you use it with flesh only.

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              3.0

              Convenience size

              By Dayem

              from Sydney

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              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                quite heavy.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Very handy piece of kit.

                By Cary

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                  I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this product, mostly for the portability and ease of use. The biggest plus is the compact size, FAR quicker to set up than my 3ft softbox, although I use this one mainly for just head and shoulder shots. It is a bit weighty, takes one Velcro strap and a couple of hairbands I had lying around to really secure it and prevent it from drooping. Also, because it doesn't have any internal diffusion, I noticed that the light was considerably brighter towards the center of the softbox's front panel, but I was able to eliminate this problem by setting the flash to it's widest zoom level (17mm).

                  I don't know how long this product is going to last, it feels like the folds in the plastic could crack eventually. However, for the price, I have to say that I'm pleased with the results, and the ease with which it can be transported, set up and repacked make it a very time-saving and stress-free piece of equipment.

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                  4.0

                  Nice, portable softbox...

                  By Richard Harris

                  from Western PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Travel

                    Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                    I was put off a little at first by how flimsy this seems, but once you have it put together it works just fine on the flash and is quite stable.One added bonus is that it fits perfectly into a laptop pocket of most camera bags. In fact, I keep this in my bag at all times (even if I don't have a light stand, I can use it with a Manfrotto Justin clamp).I have a Honl speed strap for Honl snoots, and it works just fine with this softbox.It's maybe a little pricey for what it is, but it's held up well and does the job.I've used it with Nikon SB-700 and SB-910 flashes and it works fine for both. This type of softbox would work fine with just about any flash, so that's no surprise.One additional comment... I had thrown another item in the same pocket as this and forgot about it for several weeks. When I pulled out the Lumiquest Softbox the other item had seriously deformed and left impressions in the soft plastic of the Softbox. I took out the item and stored the LumiQuest flat and after a short period of time it was as good as new. So that was a pleasant (and instructive) surprise.

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                    4.0

                    A nice light modifier

                    By Mick Klass

                    from Tacoma, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                          The really softens up the light on my Nikon speedlights. Light and compact to carry. This is great for portraits, particularly of small children and infants. Be careful of the attachment. Since the box is large it is easy to bump out of alignment. I use the Lumiquest Speedstrap, which makes attaching easy, but the LTp comes with enough self-adhesive velcro that you can use that instead.

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                          4.0

                          it's too much

                          By Fanchou

                          from Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel

                            Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                            Very useful in my studio and also during a trip.

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                            5.0

                            Love, Love this product

                            By paliceag

                            from Washington DC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                I bought this product after seeing the recommendations from the Strobist website. I sponsor the local roller derby ladies and was asked to take portraits. Purchasing four of them, I was able to make sure that my subjects were well lit while having the background dark. These units are durable, fit well into the laptop portion of my bag and work really well. The only problem that I have is that they are so heavy that my D700 need additional support in order to keep the head swiveled in the up position.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome

                                By Poly Woly

                                from Rockville, MD

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                    I like it. Nice and portable and is a good large (relatively) source. I like how it fits into my backpack's laptop compartment. Good build quality. I hear that LumiQuest replaces any defective item for life, so that's good news.

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                                    5.0

                                    Obsessed!

                                    By LDph0tog

                                    from Baltimore, MD

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                      This light shaper is amazing. I 1000000% recommend it!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Wow, Im impressed

                                      By Tum67

                                      from Mississippi

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Softens Light
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Product
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                        I cannot believe I did without this thing. Softened my light while on the beach with enough fill to expose for the background and softly fill for a beautiful finished product.
                                        Strong but light. Soft light but no major loss of ability to fill effectively.

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                                        4.0

                                        Portable Softbox Proves Productive

                                        By Roger

                                        from Vermont

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Weak Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits
                                        • Product

                                        Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                        I watched a video of David Hobby (Strobist.com) using this softbox and thought I'd give it a try. I use several diffusers but this little softbox really fits my needs for quick portrait and onsite product work. It's easy to store and sets up quickly. There are light gaps between the segments along the sides but it doesn't interfer with accurate output from the flash. I'm not too excited about the way the velco grabs onto everything in sight but that's what velco is supposed to do. You do have to take good care not to tear the softbox. It's not made of very sturdy material but the price is right!

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great portable softboxes for SpeedLights

                                        By Ferguson

                                        from NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                          Easy to assemble.
                                          Great diffusion of light.
                                          Very portable!

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                                          5.0

                                          Great strobist tool!

                                          By TDavis

                                          from Colorado

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Travel
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about LumiQuest Softbox LTp (10 x 14"):

                                            The LTp softbox is a nice addition to any strobist kit. It is very compact and is easily setup. This product is durable and reliable.

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