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Vello Octa Softbox for Portable Flash (Large, 12")

BH #VEFD1520 • MFR #FD-1520
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Vello Octa Softbox for Portable Flash (Large, 12")
Key Features
  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Reduces Harshness and Softens Shadows
  • Wraparound Effect & Circular Catchlights
  • Foldable Inner Diffuser
Reduce the harshness of your on-camera flash unit and soften shadows by equipping it with this large Octa Softbox for Portable Flash from Vello, which measures 12" in diameter. This convenient modifier produces a soft, almost wrap-around quality of light that is useful in a wide variety of situations, such portraiture, weddings, food, and more. Along with this, the octagonal shape will produce circular catchlights that are very pleasing to the eyes. It also features a foldable inner diffuser for further softening of the light and a reflective silver interior that evenly distributes light while maintaining maximum light output.
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Vello FD-1520 Overview

Reduce the harshness of your on-camera flash unit and soften shadows by equipping it with this large Octa Softbox for Portable Flash from Vello, which measures 12" in diameter. This convenient modifier produces a soft, almost wrap-around quality of light that is useful in a wide variety of situations, such portraiture, weddings, food, and more. Along with this, the octagonal shape will produce circular catchlights that are very pleasing to the eyes. It also features a foldable inner diffuser for further softening of the light and a reflective silver interior that evenly distributes light while maintaining maximum light output.

Setting up the softbox is simple with an integrated elastic strap with a touch tab fastener that secures around the flash head. Also, it has a strap loop and rubberized mounting tabs that will ensure that the softbox remains securely attached. When not in use, the modifier will fold down flat, and a zippered carrying case is included for travel and storage.

UPC: 847628588516

Vello FD-1520 Specs

Modifier TypeSoftbox
Attachment MethodStrap
Dimensionsø: 12.0 x " / ø: 30.0 x  cm
Weight4.5 oz / 127 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.35 x 12.25 x 0.9"

Vello FD-1520 Reviews

very handy for travel

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

sets up fast and puts light where i need it

compact and easy to use

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-07

I've used the smaller square version and wanted a larger version for softer lighting results

When the only right tool won't fit!

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

When doing group photos there is nothing worse than getting everyone on the same page, in regard to shooting a Group Photo and the harder and harder you try to get proper exposure, from an On-Camera-Flash, that either some's not lit or several had the dreaded Red-eye. The answer is here, an On-Camera Octa Softbox. Light is properly defused and no redeye!

Works as advertised

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

Works great for the money.

worth it

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-30

This is very inexpensive, and it works as advertised. If you're looking for a high-quality, professional light modifier, look somewhere else. This is cheap, but it does what it is supposed to do. It's called large, but 12 is not very large for a softbox.

Slightly floppy but does the job

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-20

My ultra-cheap portraits setup is coming along nicely thanks to this little guy (x2). I would not call this excellently well made, but it's certainly good enough and does the job as it should. The problem is that it doesn't attach very securely to the flash head. It doesn't fall off, but it does flop around a little bit, and attaching it is a bit finicky. Totally fine for $25, unless, I guess, you are constantly moving your softbox'd flashes around. But even then it's not a big problem. There's a strip of translucent white plastic fabric inside the softbox that you can use for extra diffusion (with velcro on either side), but I just use the flash's diffuser tub. I think that works better anyway. Check out the photo for results. Not bad diffusion I say.

Well made but...

By Coretta
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

Well made but too large for camera bag. Easily falls off. Security is not good. Try the flex frame by Vello, it's better and can fit better in bag. I ordered this one because if the Octa shape. Needs better idea when it comes to staying in the speedlite. Fast shipping. Hope this helps someone.

Easy to use

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-16

I have several Velos. They are easy to set up and provide good resulsts.

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