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Profoto5' RFi Octa Softbox
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Attaches securely (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (23)
  • Studio (11)
  • Indoors (7)
  • General purpose (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (9), Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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5.0

Beautiful modifier

By CD

from NYC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fashion
    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

    This Octa is a beautiful modifier. Yes, it's a bit of a pain to assemble and disassemble but it's totally worth your time. I got it for a look book and at 45 creates a wonderful wrap around light with a nice soft shadow. Add a reflector and it's pure beauty. It is now my favorite modifier and will strongly recommend you get one.
    Cheers,
    C

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    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Amanda Myers-Neilson

    from Wolf Lake Illinois

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

    This is a must have! Best lighting I have ever used.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I hoped for.

    By Derek

    from San Marcos, CA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

      I use the product for studio photos. I love the size... and of course the images it helps me produce. It is exactly what I hoped for.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Five Feet of Love

      By John

      from Boston MA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

        The 5' RFI Octa is a beautiful source. It's big enough to light a small room on it's own and it's great for portraits, especially nice with the grid. I also like to pull the diffusion off and use it like a big umbrella, but with the flashcube facing the subject. It has a harder effect, but with smaller and more open shadows. It's very nicely made compared to the photoflex/impact price range of soft boxes and not terribly more expensive.

        Other reviews mention it being difficult to set up, but I found that to be false. I have three different speed rings and it's easy with all of them. It is on the larger size, but it isn't as deep as something like a large chimera super, so it is a bit easier to handle.

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        • No

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        4.0

        FAKE WINDOW LIGHT

        By Joe Carrotta

        from New York City

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

        If you like soft light...This is what you need!! I couldn't believe the quality of light coming from this thing. Beautiful, soft and spreads everywhere. If you are in a dark room and you need a window light to fill the area. All you need is this. Only thing.... its a pain to set up and break down.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The best

        By Chris

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

          Beautiful light source and well built.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great quality

          By Andrew

          from us

          Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

          Nice box, great quality, produce beautiful soft light, which im happy with it.

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          5.0

          Don't think twice

          By David

          from Mass

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

            I waited for quite some time to purchase this, and in hindsight, what a mistake that was. The light from this modifier is beautiful, there is no other way to put it. It is extremely versatile and very forgiving/flattering. It also provides excellent contrast for such a large light source. If it's the only one you can afford, it should be the first one you buy. It is heavy, but very well made.

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            5.0

            Highest Quality. Softest Light.

            By davidrobert

            from Ardmore, PA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

            I have used many different light modifying tools over the years however this Profoto 5' Octa is BY FAR the softest and most beautifully flattering light I have seen in camera after use.

            There is no doubt that Profoto costs more than any of their competitors. This is for a good reason. They are uncontested in their quality and performance.

            I HIGHLY recommend that if you have the means to do so, pick this one up. You will not be sorry.

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            5.0

            exceptional quality

            By Marc1

            from Philadelphia PA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

              Profoto is the bench mark of quality. The 5' Octa is a great source of soft light when lighting models and portraits of any kind. Great buy.

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              5.0

              Fantastic Softbox

              By JCO

              from New York, NY

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                I got this softbox and the equivalent from Broncolor. Both are fantastic; however I kept the Broncolor because is lighter, easier to assemble and you can leave the ribs so you can have it ready faster. Also I feel the light is softer on the Broncolor. I still would give this softbox a five star rating because it is absolutely fantastic.

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                5.0

                You get what you pay for

                By J P

                from Scottsdale, AZ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                  Robust construction and durable product. Excellent lighting control.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  good light source

                  By Ziqi Zhang Photography

                  from Saskatoon

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    big light source with great light quality. -------------

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love the Light

                    By Perfect Octa

                    from Lexington KY

                    Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    Hard to produce bad light with this Octa! I did a workshop with Zach Sutton a few weeks ago and I had to buy this soft box. Really good soft light with good wrap.

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                    5.0

                    My favorite light shaper, period

                    By Gp.

                    from Hampton Roads, Virginia

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult Assembly

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    Love how the light wraps with this Octa. Admittedly quite perplexing to set up but once it is the light is fantastic.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Box

                    By Greg

                    from Woburn, MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Build quality
                    • Design
                    • Quality of light

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Like Window Light
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                      I use this product for both portraits and products. The very soft quality of light is beautiful and can mimic much sought after window light due to the large size. The price is very reasonable considering what you get for it.

                      The product is very large and challenging to handle, but that's a necessary characteristic. So it can't be faulted for that.

                      The design of this is superior to the equivalent Wescott version in that the inner baffle attaches with Velcro instead of snaps (which tear off on the Westcott version if you're not careful). Plus the Westcott version has an added piece to block the light exiting around the speeding. But the Profoto version has it built in, which is a simpler design and reduces the number of items to keep track of.

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By foxhole99

                      from Columbia, SC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                        Great softbox and versatile. Great construction. If you had ever even seen this in person or just touched it you will definitely know how durable and how well the construction is.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        sweet octo

                        By Manny

                        from Salt Lake City, UT

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                          Favorite for portraits and key lights.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Another great Profoto product!

                          By Kevin@AP

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                              Profoto delivers another great product with the 5.0' Octa Softbox. Having used other products through the years I am totally sold on Profoto products and Profoto is my first choice for lighting equipment. If you can't afford one now, save your money until you can and you will be glad you did :)

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Incredible soft big light!

                              By Josiah Reed

                              from Charlotte, NC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to assemble

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox:

                              I love this light shaping tool! It creates beautiful soft light and looks great reflected in the eyes for portraits!I love using this both close up and farther away! It's amazing for outdoor shoots, weddings, portraits, fashion.. you name it!

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