Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12")

Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12")

Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12")

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  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Reduces Harshness and Softens Shadows
  • Durable Fiberglass Frame for Fast Setup
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Reflective Silver Interior
  • Mounting Tabs for Quick Attachment
  • Touch Fastener Cinch Strap
  • Drawstring Carrying Case
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Vello FD-1600 overview

  • 1Description

Quickly create a soft, diffused light with your on-camera flash by using the 8 x 12" FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash from Vello. By using a durable fiberglass frame, users just unfold and lock in the jointed rods to have the softbox ready to go. Along with this, it has a removable front diffuser that dramatically reduces the harshness of the flash and softens shadows. For even distribution of light with minimal loss, the interior is a reflective silver, which can also be used as a standard reflector when the front diffuser is removed. Attachment is simple with a touch-fastener cinch strap that fits most flash heads and mounting tabs on the softbox that attach to the strap. Additionally, it comes with a drawstring carrying case.

UPC: 847628589797
In the Box
Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12")
  • Touch Fastener Cinch Strap
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Drawstring Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Vello FD-1600 specs

    Modifier Type Softbox
    Attachment Method Strap, Hook & Loop
    Dimensions H: 8.0 x W: 12.0 x L: 7.0" / H: 20.0 x W: 30.0 x L: 18.0 cm
    Weight 6.4 oz / 188 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 4.9 x 4.0"

    Vello FD-1600 reviews

    FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12") is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would like to see a change in this product's design. This product does a fine job of what it is expected to do - help soften the lighting. Placing the softbox over the speedlight and dismounting it however is difficult at best. A velcro strap with rubber backing is placed around the head of the speedlight to which the hard plastic velcro tabs of the softbox are to be attached. There is little flexibility with the tabs and, velcro being velcro, it grabs hold before the softbox is in position and the tabs must be worked into position. A little more flexibility in the tabs would be helpful. An acquaintance broke one of the tabs in dismounting the softbox.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and Easy to use I am by no means a professional photographer, and even so the softbox was easy to use for great results. It requires very little set up and is something I throw in my bag to always have as an extra tool. It takes no more than 30 seconds to strap onto a flash and use with great results. I would recommend for any on the go photography kit.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great softbox went great over my canon 580.The quality of the light was great in a average room. It went on in seconds.
    Date published: 2016-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best SoftBox hands down I used this little gem in a photo shoot, macro photography, product reviews, with a group of kids on a rugby team. This small unit it light, easy to assemble and use. You can take it anywhere and is the real deal with the ability to go with you every where and use on the spot. The FlexFrame Softbox by Vello works like a charm and is a permanent part of my go every where kit. Steve Baslow DSLR Photographers - Portland Or
    Date published: 2016-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Vello hit a homerun! This is, absolutely, the best speedlight-softbox ever, and I have had more than a few. Light-weight, easily pops open and held rigid, being styled after full-sized studio softboxes. Definitely unlike the flimsy ones that sag and collapse around the speedlight head. As far as getting the tabs onto the speedlight and over the Velcro...it is all in technique! The manufacturer should include instructions to all buyers regarding the technique I'm going to describe. 1. Place Velcro strap tightly around, and flush with edge, of speedlight head. 2. Open the softbox fully, snap frame into place. 3. Cut the zipper off of a sandwich bag (or use any piece of tough, slick, cellophane-like material) and place it over the end of speedlight head, covering the Velcro. 4. Then you can easily SLIDE all 4 tabs across all 4 sides of Velcro simultaneously. 5. Reach inside the softbox and firmly PULL the sandwich bag (or whatever is being used) out of the softbox/off of the Velcro strap. PRESTO! In seconds, the softbox is easily placed exactly as you positioned it before pulling off the "bag"! Placing the very nicely designed diffusion cover is an option, depending on the quality of light desired. If the shoot is an "on location" event, it is no problem to take a couple of sandwich bags (with zippers off) with you, easily stored in your pocket or camera bag.
    Date published: 2018-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portable flash diffuser A little hard to attach but good diffusion
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good idea but not quite right I've been looking for simple, affordable, compact devices to shape the light from my Speedlites. This item is a nice size and has good build quality for what it is. The main drawback is how it connects to the flash. The connection requires more fiddling than I'd like to do, and the design prevents one from using a diffuser dome on the flash to add a second level of diffusion. Overall, this is not bad item, but it's not quite right in it's design.
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good softbox, hard to mount. I've enjoyed using these little softboxes on my speedlights. They do a good job of creating a bit of a larger light source while adding in good diffusion. I've mainly used them for off camera purposes, but you can use them on-camera as well if you're using a long lens and don't mind looking a little dorky. But so far people don't mind the photographer looking a little dorky so long as they get good pictures. The one gripe I have with these things is that it's difficult to get them to mount well. You first have to put a strip of velcro on the speedlight - which is easy! It attaches and is held in place with a rubbarized underside, which is easily removable and doesn't leave any residue on your light. BUT - when the tricky part is mounting the actual diffusion portion onto the speedlight. Since it's all velcro around the light, the fixtures keep catching and you have to push and pull for a minute or two to finally get it in place without it being all crooked. But once mounted, these things are great. When you're all done, they collapse very nicely and fit in any decent camera bag without taking up much room at all. Enjoy!
    Date published: 2017-09-05
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