Airbox Macro Velvet Kit For Softbox with Eggcrate

Airbox Macro Velvet Kit For Softbox with Eggcrate

Airbox Macro Velvet Kit For Softbox with Eggcrate

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Product Highlights

  • 8.0 x 11 x 6.0" , Velveteen Exterior
  • Included Eggcrate Narrows Beam
  • Clear Rear Panel, Less Diffusion
  • Improved, Easy Inflation
  • Wide Compatibility with Multiple Brands
  • Fits Generic LEDs 4 - 8" Wide
  • Stores Flat
  • Very Lightweight
  • Fast Setup, Breakdown
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The 8.0 x 11 x 6.5" Airbox Macro Velvet Kit with Eggcrate from Airbox Lights combines an improved version of the original Macro inflatable softbox with a grid. The Macro Velvet derives its name from its velveteen exterior and features a clear rear panel for less diffusion than the previous model. Inflation is also easier thanks to a checkflap in the unit's valve.

The Velvet Macro is compatible any LED fixture measuring 4 to 8" in width. It mounts with simple touch-fasteners, sets up and breaks down in an instant and packs flat in your gear bag or pocket. The included eggcrate has a tight 3/8" honeycomb grid that substantially reduces the beam spread and spill light, concentrating the softbox's output on your subject.

UPC: 659096450123
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Airbox Macro Velvet Kit For Softbox with Eggcrate
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 7.9 x 0.9"
    Macro Velvet Kit For Softbox with Eggcrate is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Results. Lives Up To the Hype I ordered this Airbox Kit to pair up with a TorchLED 220, an intense light source. Testing the unit in a dark room with white walls to judge the light's quality and throw, I noticed a significant improvement when using the AirBox.Every claim that Airbox makes in their videos was put to the test and every claim proved to be true. Very impressed with that! The throw was diffused, wide, and significantly softer. The Torch's multi-shadow cast caused by its multiple LEDs merged into one softly defined shadow. Beautiful.Needing the light for both stills and video, I tried out the Egg Crate. Light spill was well contained. While not as defined as a barn door or flag, the performance was quite efficient.Taking the Airbox out of the studio and on location, I loved its near weightless compact style. It was convenient to use and installed in 15 seconds... That's right, 15 SECONDS! I initially had a concern about the durability of the unit's straps, but Airbox assured me that they were tested and strong. I had no problems on location and really loved using it. Very cool accessory.
    Date published: 2014-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for small LEDs This really helps diffuse the light from the torchLED I got recently. It doesn't take long to set up and is collapsible, which makes it easy to through in my production bag. I wish there was a way to secure it a litte differently, getting to the color temp and dimmer dials on the back of the light is a little hampered with this on, but it's not a deal breaker. I've seen the back straps tear on an older model, but it looks like the one I got is a little more steady.
    Date published: 2015-02-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Useful Add-on Bought this because it was the only softbox that will work with my on-camera LED lights. This is most useful for interview lighting when on the road. Provides for a more subtle lighting of the faces. I wouldn't bother with the optional air pump. Not very effective. Both ends bubble out a bit when fully inflated.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed and Eager I ordered this Airbox kit to pair with my Switronix TouchLED 220W known to be an intense light source. I needed a diffuser. The plastic panel supplied with the light does soften the throw, but by no means is the TorchLED 'soft.' Solution? Adding an Airbox to the TorchLED yielded a much better result. The light was indeed softened, diffused and spread wider. Adding the Switronix panel while using the Airbox created the best result. (I highly recommend using the Torch's diffuser with this kit.) I tested the light in a darkroom with white walls to study the pattern. The TorchLED is indeed an Impressive unit but the Airbox made it better, better spread, softer light. Adding the Egg Crate adds a tad more weight to the inflatable Airbox requiring the straps to be tightened. Airbox advised me to apply Velcro strips (included with the kit) to the top of the light case for additional support. No problem. Customer service at Airbox was swift and helpful. They even suggested adding more diffusion to the Airbox, if needed, via the unit's clear gel sleeve. That's a nice feature. Needing diffusion for both stills and video, I was eager to try out the Egg Crate. Same test, same dark room, good result. There was a noticeable containment of light spill. While not as defining as barn doors and flags, the Crate was surprisingly efficient. My only concern about the AirBox was the durability of its straps but Airbox assures me they are tested and tough. Conclusion?... The Airbox is a smart innovative design that works. It's a run and gun dream that attaches in less than 15 seconds...yes, 15 SECONDS, and provides quality diffusion. It also folds flat for your camera bag or pocket. That's not only cool, it's highly effective. The kit's Egg Crate, however, does not fold, but it is small enough for easy storage. The inflatable Airbox may look quirky but color me impressed!
    Date published: 2014-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent in dispercing the light, but.. Its not a soft box Fantastic addition for a quick run and gun performer like myself. I love that it really does take that BAM in ya face light and softens it much better........ Easy to travel with. I just hate the position of the cap where you blow air into it.... As it says in my opening line, its not a soft box, but heck, it will do the job just fine............... I use it on my Switchronix torch lights purchased from BH
    Date published: 2016-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from helps with harsh LED lighting Just received this so I haven't used this in the field yet, only tested in my studio. However it seems well built, light and compact. I got this for a Digital Juice miniburst 256, mainly for run and gun interviews. It definitely softens the light, especially for interviews which can be unflattering with this light. FYI, the opening is about 1 1/2 inches smaller than the width of the DJ 256, so you lose even more lumens than from the diffusion alone. However the softening is definitely worth it and it is also easier on the talent's eyes. The eggcrate seems to help with spill, but again I have not field tested it yet. My one gripe (and the reason only 4 stars) is that there should be a 1-way valve option for inflating. It's kind of a pain to inflate fully, because the air rushes out before you can get the cap closed. FYI I am a pro videographer, not photographer, but no checkbox for that option.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
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