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Profoto5.0' RFi Octa Softbox
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Good color value (5)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (8)
    • Indoors (5)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Outdoors (4)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    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 5.0' 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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        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 5.0' 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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        5.0

        the light shaping you need

        By amiel

        from rancho cucamonga

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

          portrait photography

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          • No

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          5.0

          Worth the money

          By gmdtoo

          from Phoenix

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Excellent quality
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

            I use this for both studio and field work. Nice soft diffusion for portrait work. A little difficult (due to stiffness) to setup the first time. The setup is now pretty easy and I never worry about the build quality. Profoto speedrings are great since once size fits all. I have 8 softboxes and only need 4 rings for all the lighting used. A bit heavy for inexpensive strobes.

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            5.0

            One big beautiful powerhouse!

            By Josiah Reed

            from Charlotte, NC

            Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

            I love this light shaping octa bank! It's beautiful and differs greatly from my beauty dish! It's a wonderful addition to my growing collection of light shaping tools! Profoto is the best!
            I purchased this for wedding portraits and I absolutely love it! I do wish it had a faster put together/tear down time but it's made well!

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            5.0

            Exceptional build and quality.

            By Rabeiro Photography

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

              As expected of Profoto, their line of RDi softboxes are exceptional in both build and quality. The material is stiff and firm assuring me this will last years on end indoors and out. The only upgrade I might add is a tube in where the poles go to reach the other end and a quicker release system as other softboxes have. Other than that, you certainly won't be disappointed in your investment.

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              4.0

              great, but stiff at start

              By Marco

              from San Francisco

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                It feels just as sturdy as the top line profoto 5' octa. We'll see in the long run.
                I almost sent it back at firsrt, wondering why 2 of the velcros in the back were not closing. I check around the rods, and they were all the way in the octa, but two of them were actually 1/4in off out of the speedring. Pushing harder all the way in made the trick. It's really precisely built.

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                5.0

                fantastic product !

                By Helvio jarazo

                from Miami Fl

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                  the light that gives the octa is amazing, highly recommended for fashion productions, the flash is very good in the eyes

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Quality and terrific modifier

                  By Tom Photo

                  from Northern Colorado

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                    I use the 5' octa for headshots to small families and asa window type source for product work. The profoto 5' octa is well built and produces a beautiful
                    light quality.
                    The materials are top notch and the light quality is equal to the predecessor, at a significant savings. Difficult to tell a difference in quality of build and light between the two.
                    Until Profoto with a well built collapsable, this unit will serve me well.

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                    5.0

                    Very Nice Octa

                    By tgwphoto

                    from Palm City, FL

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Profoto 5.0' RFi Octa Softbox:

                      Very happy with it, the construction and lower price of this profoto modifier make this a great choice.

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