Chimera Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48")

Chimera Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48")

Chimera Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48")

B&H # CHVPPBM MFR # 8135
Chimera Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48")

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The medium Video Pro Plus Softbox from Chimera is designed for use with a hotlight but may also be used with flash. With fabric intended for the heat of a continuous light, the 36 x 48" Video Pro Plus with silver interior is ideal for work where maximum softening of the light is desired.

The "Plus" designation of this softbox means the front face of the softbox is removable. Chimera makes different strengths of diffusion material for front face applications. This softbox comes with 3 diffuser fronts. These will allow more light transmission and help to make the light more specular, or "less soft."

This softbox also has a built in "lip" around the edges to help control light spill. This lip also facilitates the attachment of optional honeycomb grids, fabric grids, and louvers.

Note: NOTE: Speed Ring is required and not included

Ideal for full-length portraits of 1 or 2 children.
Recessed front helps to control light spill and facilitates the attachment of an optional fabric grid.
This softbox utilizes a split-pole design for ease of storage and transport.
May be used with hot lights up to 1200 watts.
Can be used with strobes of any w/s rating.
UPC: 845077081350
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Chimera Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48")
  • Black Storage Bag for Softbox
  • Front Diffusion Cloth (1 Stop)
  • Grid Cloth (1/2 Stop)
  • Grid Cloth (1/4 Stop)
  • 4 x Poles
  • Interior Baffle
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Chimera 8135 specs

    Size 36 x 48" (90 x 120 cm)
    Shape Rectangle
    Compatibility Hot Lights up to 1200 Watts
    Flash of any w/s rating
    Removable Face Yes
    Removable Baffle Yes
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Requires Speed Ring Yes
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    Package Weight 5.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 6.4 x 6.0"

    Chimera 8135 reviews

    Video Pro Plus Softbox (Medium, 36 x 48") is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Longtime User. Still Happy. I've been using Chimera softboxes for decades for both pro photo and cinematography. I like the versatility of using one softbox for both hot and strobe lights, so I recommend the Video Pro Plus versions which are built to take the heat. They are very portable and mount quickly on dedicated speed rings. The recessed, removable front diffusion material (which is the Plus part) along with the included interior baffle increases its versatility. Since it's recessed, I can control the spill on the background and can easily attach black foil as an additional flag. Nothing in the Chimera line is inexpensive, but everything is exceptionally well made and durable, so it's money well spent if you want it to last for decades like mine have.
    Date published: 2011-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chimera delivers quality again I expect quality from Chimera - they deliver it. The Medium Video Pro Plus is well designed, well made and ready to stand up to the demands of constant shooting. It comes with 3 different diffusion panels which are easy to change out with the Velcro strips. Set up and breakdown are easy and everything fits nicely into the provided bag. I use it with Arri 750 open face lights which have a built in speed ring. If you're using a different light source you may need to purchase a speed ring.
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT, BUT NOT AS B&H ADVERTISED I purchased 2 of these Medium Video Pro Plus Chimeras to add to our rental inventory at AMP Equipment. One was brand new, and the other was Used but was given a 9 Star rating. Unfortunately, upon receiving the Used Chimera, I immediately noticed that it was missing 2 of the 4 diffusion panels that should be included with a Video Pro Plus Chimera. I called B&H immediately to inform them of the shortage. Not only were they unable to provide the missing diffusion panels, the only option they would offer was for me to send the Chimera back for a refund. Then I was told I would have to purchase a new one. Unfortunately, this didn't time out with the scheduled rental that week, for which we had ordered the Chimeras. I had to outsource diffusion panels from another source, and now that the job is over, I'm STILL short 2 diffusion panels which I will probably have to purchase elsewhere.
    Date published: 2013-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turns a harsh fresnel into a big soft source! I've been using this box on a boomed Arri T1 fresnel for over a year now, and it's great. No issue with the head, and the Chimera (while pricey) is very well made. I like how it comes with a few different diffusion options. Make sure you get the speedring for it! (sold separately)
    Date published: 2015-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice softbox Im a fan of soft boxes and this works well. I think its the only choice available for this light. You do have to be 5-8 feet from subject so its good for interviews. I actually have my assistant hold it for run and gun interviews as well.
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big-N-Soft When in need of a soft light source-Chimera gets it done.
    Date published: 2011-08-26
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