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VelloUniversal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large)
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Compact (13)
  • Packs small / compresses (13)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (21)
  • Weddings (17)
  • Travel (6)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome for outdoor and indoor lighting

I use this with my Canon Speed light, It's fantastic and I don't have to worry about lugging around portable lighting equipment. I used it primarily for fashion freelance work and studio photography.

I use this with my Canon Speed light, It's fantastic and I don't have to worry about lugging around portable lighting equipment. I used it primarily for fashion freelance work and studio photography.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hmmm, not sure yet..

Modifies light very nicely, but it feels a little clunky still and may attract strange looks from your subjects who are not used to a visually large object bearing down on them for a...Read complete review

Modifies light very nicely, but it feels a little clunky still and may attract strange looks from your subjects who are not used to a visually large object bearing down on them for a photo. I haven't used it in a professional gig yet only because I'M getting used to carrying this thing around, even though it will give me better light. Can use some structural rigidity even when properly attached to flash. It is a relatively light object, but once mounted onto your flash, it will flex under its own weight and not align so well with the flash head. I relied on attaching top velcro pad further back to keep its face pulled up a bit. I am likely going to attach velcro strips to its "triangular" sides to keep them from moving in relation to each other and make a more rigid structure. Otherwise it works well for what it is, you can hand hold the flash with it mounted, even, and definitely worth the money.

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5.0

Gets great results every time!

By Nano

from Troy, ME

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

    I use this with my flash off camera. great results when eliminating shadows.

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    • No

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    3.0

    I guess it works?

    By Jake

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

      It is heavy. I am not sure I want to mount it having to attach the velcro to the strobe. Appears bulky.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Cheep plastic, appropriate price free

      By Jim

      from Saint Cloud, MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Quality

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

        Poor design, poor materials, impossible to fit on flash.

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        • No

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        5.0

        simpe and effective

        By AL

        from Jersey City, NJ

        Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

        affordable softbox, great to carry with you along with a speedlite on the go to, diffuses light evenly. use it primarly on outdoor shoots.

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        3.0

        Nice Softbox with Big Problem

        By JCO

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

            I liked the quality and the size very much. The problem is that you have to attach the softbox to your speedlight using an adhesive velcro that will ruin your speedlight.

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            5.0

            AMAZING PORTABILITY

            By pris

            from puerto rico

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

              It's really usefull and if you need to do a quick photoshoot i would be very helpfull.

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              • No

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              3.0

              It will not fulfill all tasks

              By Carlos

              from Jamaica, Queens

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Front Face Will Sag
              • The Fold Arms Not Rigid

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

              I bought 3 of these, for my speed lites a few months ago. After several uses....in the open. I have concluded that they best work indoors and not in a opened space, like a field or the like.

              Unless there is reflector involved...not well suited for open areas. There is no reflective material on the inside *just black* I use a Velcro strip that wraps the head of the flash, instead, the placements stickies Velcro, that are recommended.

              When I bought them, I was just learning the way of using lighting techniques, and yeah, I took my sweet time, until one day at a shoot, near dusk, I finally how not truly efficient they were. Seeing a vertical golden streak of light in the right corner of a unedited pic, told me...make the move to get something better. In the end...it cannot serve all purposes as I found out that day...

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice product

              By Scribe Graphics/DeathDealers Bowifishing

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                This is great for a in the bag softener for your flash. It fits on the flash using 4 adhesive velcro strips. After the strips are on the flash it can be installed in just a few seconds. Folds flat and takes up minimal bag room.

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                3.0

                cheap ,

                By R.R.P

                from TN

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                Needed something very small , that I could control ,the amount of light it
                put out, and where .
                This isn't it .

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                • No

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                2.0

                Sags a lot because it is heavy

                By HAMMERHEAD

                from CEDAR CITY, UTAH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Not Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Flimsy Construction
                • Not easy to use

                Best Uses

                • No comment

                Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                Sags a lot because it is heavy even with a Velcro strap on the flash. If you move suddenly the velcro will fail. Seems to point down some, because of the weight, not straight ahead.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Used with speedlite for wedding

                By Jeff

                from Cincinnati

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                  This workded great for diffused lighting when it was impractable for using a larger softbox

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  For my use!

                  By Lisbeth

                  from Boston

                  Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                  I was surprised when I received this package. It looked like a middle sized envelope. But I opened it, put it together and attached it to my flash light. Very simple, very cheap, and it works beautifully for my use!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Soft box really works!

                  By Bill

                  from North Carolina

                  Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                  I bought this for close-ups and have been very pleased. Considered buying the medium size, but it was more expensive. Large size looks bulky but works very well.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Gets the job done

                  By thechadphoto

                  from Long Island N.Y.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                  good for lighting subject and easy to carry around

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So excited!

                  By Brooke

                  from Utah

                  Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                  So excited about this!

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice and portable

                  By Flomae

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                    I use for portrait. It makes a nice and soft image. It is portable. It is easy to travel with it.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By Ashley

                    from Texas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                      Makes my images much softer and without super bright areas, I really like it!

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful diffused light

                      By Kaw2279

                      from Texas

                      Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                      This soft box is light weight, very portable and does exactly what it is suppose to do! I have used it both on and off camera..it works well!

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                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great gadget!

                      By SA

                      from NYC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                        For what it is, this is a great accessory to have on the road. It's small, durable, and does an amazing job. I always pack it in the camera bag if I know I'm working in tight spaces.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good but big

                        By mucho

                        from NYC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large):

                        For shooting frogs.

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