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LastoliteEzybox Speed-Lite
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Durable (29)
  • Attaches securely (21)
  • Good color value (18)
  • Long-lasting (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (28)
  • Low light (21)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • General purpose (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (24), Photo enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great hand-held for close-up portraiture

the softbox holds tightly to the speedlight (sb-700 in my case) and fits really nicely in my left hand. the quality of the light is nice, and the way the sides protrude...Read complete review

the softbox holds tightly to the speedlight (sb-700 in my case) and fits really nicely in my left hand. the quality of the light is nice, and the way the sides protrude beyond the front panel makes it really easy to feather.

it gets 4 rather than 5 stars since the inner diffusion panel is difficult to attach and has poorly-placed velcro tabs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok, don't expect miracles

This small softbox is certainly better than straight flash but not much. I have the Ezybox 24" by lastolite and there is a night and day difference between the two. This is definitely...Read complete review

This small softbox is certainly better than straight flash but not much. I have the Ezybox 24" by lastolite and there is a night and day difference between the two. This is definitely usable if you are looking to simply soften the light from your speedlight but don't expect soft, wrapping light or tapering shadows. Especially if you're more than a few feet from the subject.

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5.0

Best Speedlite softbox on the market

By Joseph K.

from Okinawa, Japan

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multipurpose
    • On-location Photoshoots

    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

    I have two of these and use them for off-camera flash for photoshoots. They are well built and solid. I have similar softboxes from other companies that are flimsy and difficult to work with. The Ezybox attaches easy and stays on without collapsing. I also use them for on-camera flash in low-light situations. These work very well! If you're looking for a good quality Speedlite softbox, you'll be very happy with this product.

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    4.0

    good for what it is.

    By vendezle

    from ny, ny

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

      It's fine, gets the job done. I don''t know how i'd change it, it's just fine.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Mobile Softbox

      By Shutterbug

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

        Compact and easy to use. Fits on flash. Good for off-camera flash hand held or on a lightstand.

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        5.0

        Great way to get started with off camera flash.

        By huthdocs@

        from Dawsonville, Ga.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

          Combine this product with a 3 foot ETTL cord and you will begin to start learning about the benefits of off camera flash. It is easy to use and attaches firmly to your flash. I find it very handy when I am shooting solo and need to be mobile.

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          5.0

          Buy this!

          By 34SF

          from Nevada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

            If you're using a speedlight on axis, you need this. Beats the tupperware style and OEM diffusers hands down. Off axis, light fall off is noticeable but for close in, this is the right kit. Good for ad hoc macro and street portraits. Pets don't like it because you do have to be close in. Folds up quick and fits in the bag without issue. Attachment to flash is a little wobbly but this does exactly what it's designed to do and the price point is fair. Use a bigger model when you have more time/space, but quick and dirty, this is it.

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            5.0

            Very Nice Product

            By RMI

            from Calgary, Canada

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

            Experts have already commented on the usefullness so I will just 'diti'. Build quality is just great. Beats the pants off the competitors. It's not an umbrella or large soft box - but then it's not supposed to be. It's all about what you need and how much you want to carry.

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            5.0

            Compact and great diffusion

            By JZ

            from Posen IL

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

            Works great with a speedlight or bolt vb-22. It folds up small and offers great light diffusion. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            Just Perfect

            By Chip

            from St. Joseph, MO

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

            The Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite maybe small in size but gives a big punch in its ability to shape light. The Ezybox Speed-Lite is very well made and mounts to my Nikon speed lifts in a very secure manner. The elastic band and double Velcro strips perform perfectly. I used the Ezybox Speed-Lite at a fund raiser I attended and the images were excellent. Pictures taken with the Eztbox Speed-Lite as opposed to the standard diffusing dome were significantly better with a much more matural like appearance.

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            5.0

            Portable and effective

            By W

            from Cincinnati

            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

            Great tool for when there's just no where to bounce flash and off-camera is not an option. Well made, easy to use, makes great light!

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            4.0

            Small Package, Big Results

            By Nolaphoto1

            from New Orleans, LA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Prom Photos
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

              I used the Ezybox attached to a Canon 600 Ex-RT, mounted on a lightstand. I was using it about 8 feet from the subject. That's pretty far from the intended recommended range given its size but I was looking to add a little pop in some already flat ambient light. Overcast skies had moved in and I wanted a little pop and edge for the subject.It attaches with surprising security thanks to its dual system of rubberized velcro straps. I used the flash via a 32foot OCF Gear ETTL cord but it looks like the Ezybox will still allow for IR wireless sync. Of course with the 600 EX-Rt radio wireless is uncompromised.The Ezybox does absorb some light. It uses an internal as well as external diffusion panel. At full power on the 600 EX-RT, with my head zoomed to about 24mm, with a flash to subject distance of about 8 feet, I was shooting f5.6 at ISO 100. You can certainly use only the external panel if you choose, but with the result being harder light. Speedlites with lower guide numbers may benefit from this, depending on the exposure value of your ambient light and background.The build quality seems top notch with the exception of two items. One is the velcro attachment of the internal panel. It seems a litlte delicate. Keep in mind, I find all softbox internal panels to be a little on the delicate side. The other issue is how it folds for storage. I felt like no matter how I tried to fold it, I could never get it to fold as flat was it was prior to my clumsy hands opening it up. With that said, I will still try other Lastolite products.Let me also comment on B&H. I recieved this item along with a three other pieces in 2 days. Amazingly fast order processing. I simply love the way you guys handle your orders. Hats off to your order processing and shipping departments.

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              4.0

              Small, but effective

              By Creative Jedi

              from Des Moines, Iowa

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Quick portraits
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                This is a very well-made product that is easy to setup and use. It does help diffuse the light from your flash, even though it is a bit small for a true "soft box" effect. Still, better than a bare strobe, especially in a situation where bouncing is not a good option (such as with high or black ceilings.) Packs up very small, very quickly.

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                5.0

                Small Softbox

                By JustMe

                from Pacific NE

                Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                No need to be without a soft box ever. Small enough to take anywhere...works great with speed-lights.

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                4.0

                Great hand-held for close-up portraiture

                By Lance

                from Fort Collins, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                    the softbox holds tightly to the speedlight (sb-700 in my case) and fits really nicely in my left hand. the quality of the light is nice, and the way the sides protrude beyond the front panel makes it really easy to feather.

                    it gets 4 rather than 5 stars since the inner diffusion panel is difficult to attach and has poorly-placed velcro tabs.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great softbox for portability

                    By luvthelight

                    from Charlotte

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                    This is a great softbox that is easy to transport and effectively softens the light when used at distances of 5 feet or less

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                    5.0

                    Much better than straight flash

                    By AspiringPro

                    from SC

                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                    Although this is still a relatively small source it diffuses the light very nicely. You won't get the nice creamy wrap of light as you would out of a bigger softbox, but those suckers aren't portable. This thing is great and will always have a place in my bag.

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                    5.0

                    Small but Mighty

                    By AlexMa

                    from Chino Hills

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                      Comes with bag. Folds easily. Light panel Velcros inside. Fits easily over speedlite head.

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                      5.0

                      Easy to set up & very compact!

                      By Scott

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                        Use primarily for my website clients profile pics. Been very pleased with the results so far.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Easy Ezybox

                        By Jim the Runner

                        from San Jose, Ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                          Easy quick assembly, adjustable, portableWhat more could you ask?

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                          5.0

                          Very good for different types of shoots

                          By McFreebird

                          from Baltimore, MD

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                            I recently purchased the Ezybox after watching Syl Arena's video on B&H's YouTube feed. He discussed how to use the lightbox to create certain effects. I found that these worked very well in a portrait setting, but I wanted to eplore the Ezybox when mounted on-camera. I used it to shoot a very horribly lighted dance hall. There were spotlights scattered throughout a high ceiling, so there was no even lighting. With the Ezybox mounted to my Canon 430 EX, set to ETTL, I was able to get the right amount of light onto my dancing subjects every shot. Will definitely use again and again!

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                            5.0

                            Compact softbox

                            By Lena

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                              I am using the Ezybox with a Canon Speed Lite. The diffuser works good, but what I love the most is the compact format, easy and quick to store and transport.

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                              • Yes

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