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LastoliteHotrod Octa Softbox (36")
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Attach securely (5)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (7)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Indoors (6)
    • Low light (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    5.0

    The Best portable softbox

    By Master911

    from St-Hyacinthe, Montréal, Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

      On the road... Light... But not easy to mount.

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Muhammad

      from Mississauga, Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

            Takes about 7 minute to assemble, other than that it is a great product

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Thunderkatss

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Potable

            Cons

            • Assemble

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

            Works great! Use it with nikon sb 910 mostly as a fill flash when shooting outdoors. It provides great soft light and gives my pictures that extra zip!

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            4.0

            Great light...need grid

            By Emmett Photography

            from Dublin, OH

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • No Grid Available

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

            I use is mainly with portrait photography indoors and love the light that it gives.

            My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that Lastolite do not produce a grid for this or their Hotrod Strip, which limits it's full use.

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            5.0

            best of the best

            By edp

            from syd aus

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

            Similar products used were photoflex and other lastolite products but the defused lig from this baby is by far the best. Setup was easy enough.

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            4.0

            Great softbox

            By Edwin Kwan

            from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light

              Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

              I use the softbox mainly for doing the formals at weddings. Works great. Only thing I have with it is that it takes a while to assemble the softbox and it gets tricky when it is windy.

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              5.0

              Best softbox for speedlights

              By Cadent_2.0

              from Sydney, Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

                This is easily the best soft box that I have come across.

                The build is typically excellent from Lastolite and the extra softness in light quality comes from a) the octagon design and b) the dual thickness internal baffle (something the others don't offer)

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                5.0

                Beautiful Soft Light

                By CCross

                from Mesa, AZ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to assemble
                • Great Soft Light

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

                  As advertised by other reviewers. I thought it was ease to assemble and is as easy to use as the EZ box. Love the quality of light it gives using the speedlights!

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                  5.0

                  LOVE IT!

                  By Scott

                  from Alabama

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Beautiful Light
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Putting together

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

                  Not super easy to put together the first few times (you might just never break it down again after the first experience!) :)

                  Other than that, I can't get over the lighting I can achieve from my shoe mount flashes. Beautiful light! I want the strip light version next!

                  Feels well made too! Get one!

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                  5.0

                  AWESOME Speedlite Softbox

                  By Cruising

                  from Chicago area

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Setup

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

                  Love this for a good / soft softbox with my SB900 ... Highly recommend this.

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                  5.0

                  Sooooo Soft

                  By DL

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Lastolite Hotrod Octa Softbox (36"):

                    I'll get straight to the point. Softest light I have every experienced using a speed light period. I own & use all the time 2 Lastolite Ezybox's, the light this octa produces blows them both away, it is definitley because it has a different inner diffuser, but I am also assuming the size & shape of the octa play a role in the too. Only downside to it, but well worth it, it does take some time to put together. I can have my 30'' Ezybox up and ready to go in under 2 minutes. This takes me almost 10mins. Small price to pay for portable, location big soft octa light.

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