Profoto RFi Octa Softbox (4')

Profoto RFi Octa Softbox (4')

Profoto RFi Octa Softbox (4')

B&H # PRSBOR4 MFR # 254715
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Product Highlights

  • Reflective Silver Interior
  • Wide Compatibility
  • Deep Design for Greater Control
  • Color Coded Rods for Easy Setup
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The 4' RFi Octa Softbox from Profoto diffuses and softens the light from over 20 flash brands providing flattering illumination for fashion, beauty and portrait photography. The octagonal shape of the softbox creates a natural looking catchlights in the subject's eyes. Its deep shape and recessed front provide precise light placement control and double-layered diffusers and a highly reflective silver interior create a strong yet diffuse light.

Compatible with over 20 flash brands, thanks to Profoto's speedring adaptors.
Deeper shape and recessed front for precise control.
Double-layered diffusers and a highly reflective silver interior.
Optional Softgrid allow for even more precise light shaping.
Color-coded speedrings and touch-fastener attachments result in hassle-free assembly and disassembly.
Quality material and sturdy build designed for professional use and longevity.
In the Box
Profoto RFi Octa Softbox (4')
  • Inner Diffuser with Touch Fastener Attachments
  • Front Diffuser with Touch Fastener Attachments
  • 8 x Color Coded Rods
  • Woven Transport Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Profoto 254715 specs

    Shape Octagon
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring Yes, Not Included
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Circular Dimensions : 4.2' / : 129.0 cm
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.05 x 9.5 x 2.5"

    Profoto 254715 reviews

    RFi Octa Softbox (4') is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish I had purchased this 4' softbox earlier The RFI Octa softbox provided an extremely soft wrap around lighting and provided nice catch lights.
    Date published: 2015-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this but cannot disassemble I absolutely live the light produced, quality, etc. assembly was stiff but because I'm familiar with Octa boxes, I muscled through easy enough. I used it for several days with great excitement and then I went to disassemble for a location shoot and to my great surprise I COULD PULL THE RODS OUT OF THE SPEEDRING! Luckily, my client needed to reschedule but I'm still baffled! I can't find any suggestions to fix or prevent in future.
    Date published: 2016-02-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Softbox but... The build quality of the softbox itself is very good. However, the rods were a different story. The metals pieces that attach to the speedring fell off on two of the rods, before I even had a chance to put it together (unboxing). Whatever adhesive they used is not very good. So, now I need to either get them replaced or find a comparable adhesive to keep them on the rods. Either way, I expected more for the price.
    Date published: 2015-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great octa Heavy duty, well built. Like all Profoto gear, expensive (hence 4 stars), but for a working photographer who needs dependable gear, it's a worthwhile investment. Quality of light is what you would expect from any 4' soft box with internal baffle. It's big and beautiful, can be a key or fill, but not the only tool in the kit. If you are having trouble setting it up, you need more practice. Start with smaller soft boxes. The technique is the same. You also need to set it up and break it down often. Don't leave it set up.
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light bank tough to use with Profoto Ring Love this lightbank. Lovely feel to the light, size can be more manageable than the Elinchrom Octa. Only issue is that it is insanely tight when the profoto ring is attached. Its nearly hard to put the stays into the ring and darn near impossible to get the stays out. Practically broke my hand doing it and I'm used to some difficult rings.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Difficult to take apart Not happy about this one. Its not easy to take apart and move around. There are a lot easier soft boxes on the market with great quality as well. I would have returned this if I didn't throw out the box.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and great quality. The light is beautiful and the construction is of high quality. The size is just right.
    Date published: 2014-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Light This is the perfect modifier for fashion or headshot photographers. I've even used it for jewelry photography. Amazing soft light that creates a nice wrap around the subject depending on distance. I have no complaints. Make sure you order a speed ring as well or you won't be able to use it.
    Date published: 2015-10-17
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