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LastoliteEzybox Speed-Lite
 
4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (31)

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    (19)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Attaches securely (21)
  • Good color value (18)
  • Long-lasting (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (28)
    • Low light (21)
    • Outdoor events / games (20)
    • Portraits (20)
    • General purpose (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47)

    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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    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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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Bill

                      from Penn.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                        I purchased this after watching a Syl Arena You Tube lecture on Canon Speed lights

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Small Softbox, Great Light

                        By Dave B.

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Convenient
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                          This little softbox goes everywhere with me. It fits into any of my camera bags and doesn't require any extra brackets. It just slides right onto my Speedlite and I'm good to go. The inner diffuser helps give an even softer light source. Its Extremely convenient to have with me. This softbox gives great light, but for even softer light I will throw a 30" Lastolite Trigrip Diffuser in front of it. This combination gives extremely soft light and I'm not lugging around large heavy light shapers to get it. The build quality is great. I've thrown this thing around a lot and it has held up nicely.

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                          5.0

                          Great for what it is

                          By unclemikey

                          from Richmond VA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Special Events

                            Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                            Unlike other reviewers I didn't expect a 50 inch octa in the box. I use this for close ups in product and macro photography and it works very well. This past weekend my son got married and I use it for some close up shots of him and his bride. Back off too far and you really have to push your speed light. Tight shots, nice soft light.

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                            5.0

                            A quality softbox I can take everywhere.

                            By Dave B.

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                              I take a lot of location portraits using speedlights. The quality of light this softbox gives is very impressive. Of course the smaller the light, the harder it will be, but I keep the light fairly close to my subject to create a nice soft light.

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                              4.0

                              Good for softening flash

                              By DN

                              from South Dakota

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                                  This is good for softening flash but don't expect miracles. Its still a pretty small source of light. That being said it is great for when you need something lightweight and portable and you don't want to use undifused flash.

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                                  5.0

                                  Small but powerful modifier.

                                  By RMC |33| Photography

                                  from Reno, Nevada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                  • High cost

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                                  I primarily use this product for event work. Small, easy to setup and very light.
                                  Produces wonderful light for its size. Velcro is high quality and holds the diffusers very well. Same goes for the straps on the back, silicone to attach it to the head securely and a 2nd strap to ensure proper positioning.

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                                  5.0

                                  Beautiful soft light

                                  By Papina

                                  from Illinois

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                                    This softbox is very quick and easy to set up, folds flat, and offers a portable way to modify a speedlight for portraits if you have limited means and/or a small space. It is a little challenging to actually get it onto the flash at first, but perhaps that was just my fumble fingers (and being excited to see it in action). Once strapped in with the double strap system, it is very secure. Feels very durable. I think this will be good at events where bouncing the flash off the ceiling isn't feasible.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product!

                                    By Lucasdistortion

                                    from Woodburn, OR

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                                      Headshots, Outdoors, Indoors

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I would recommand to a friend

                                      By NicoR Photo

                                      from Quebec ,Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Lastolite Ezybox Speed-Lite:

                                        Good light modifier for on location shoot ex: extérior shooting fold flat so can fit in your camera bag...

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