Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"

Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"

Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"

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  • Gold, Silver Internal Discs
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The Photek Softlighter II Umbrella with 7mm Shaft takes light from your strobe head or monolight, reflects it into its white, silver, or gold panel, then softens it again with a diffuser on its way out.

This ultra soft, 36" umbrella includes one each gold and silver light enhancing discs. These light modifiers can warm the color of your light or give it more sparkle and contrast, as well as increasing light output by a half stop.
Some older flash heads (such as Elinchrom, Profoto) have very narrow (7 mm) umbrella receptors. This Softligher model has a narrower-than-standard shaft to fit such a light.

This size is perfect for 1-2 person head shots, or up to a 4x6 ft product setup.

Note: The 7 mm shaft on this model is not removable.

Unique construction consisting of ten panels instead of the usual eight gives more reflective surface, more perfect circle of light - more flattering catch lights in the subject's eyes.
The removable black nylon cover stops all stray and ricochet light, enhancing total light control.
With removal of its black cover and a reversal of direction, the Softlighter II becomes a "softbox" -- a shoot-through diffuser, providing light that can be used either as a main light source or as a flattering fill.
Note: For mounting shoe mount flash units to the Softlighter II a shoe mount light stand/umbrella adapter is necessary. Shoe mount flash units must be set to Manual because the entire flash will be inside the umbrella (unless the flash unit is equipped with a remote sensor).
Note: For strobe use only -- not for use with hot lights, or modeling lights over 250 watts.
UPC: 811761010074
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Photek Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36"
  • 36" White Umbrella with 7 mm Shaft
  • Diffuser
  • Gold Panel Insert
  • Silver Panel Insert
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    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.622 x 3.543 x 3.307"
    Umbrella - Softlighter II with 7mm Shaft - 36" is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice and compact umbrella The construction is solid and it is easy to install the white diffuser. I use this for still life photography and on location studio work and I am glad I bought 2 of them. The only surprise was the design of the opening in the white diffuser - they are different. One is like it is shown with a turtle neck style and the other one with a long opening with Velcro. The one with Velcro works well with speedlight and the other one with my Profoto head. The turtle neck design is very difficult to use with speedlight - more so when it is mounted on a Pocket Wizard. I wish both came with the Velcro (hope this is the new design) much more versatile.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right for travel I have the photek softlighters in all sizes now, but needed this one as I was travelling, so it fits in my suitcase. The only thing that bugs me is the shaft size and construction as I have managed to break these without too much force. The join in the shaft makes sliding the shaft through the light fitting very tricky. i have used these on profotos, bowens and multiblitz lights.
    Date published: 2015-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great product I have bought all the different sizes of Softlighter now. They produce an amazing natural light usually difficult to achieve with flash lighting. They are also very compact and can fit on most brands. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2011-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect on location modifier Love this unit as it produces some extremely soft light and is ultra portable. The build quality is excellent as well. This is my 2nd one, my other photek being the 60 model with 8mm shaft. Both are amazing.
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiefull light I love how portible this is and how quick the set is.
    Date published: 2010-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Portable & easy to use Small soft light that is easy to use & carry.
    Date published: 2011-07-03
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