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Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa Softbox (75")

BH #EL28000 • MFR #EL28000
Elinchrom
Key Features
  • Works to Diffuse & Even Out Light Spread
  • EL Folding Construction for Fast Setup
  • High Output Silver Interior Fabric
  • Compatible with up to 650W Halogen Lamps
With its large 75" diameter surface area and wide coverage, the Indirect Litemotiv Octa Softbox from Elinchrom prompts many photographers to make it their only light source. Ideal for everything from fashion to portraiture, the Octa is a prime example of the signature quality of light possible from this type of shaped modifier. Push it back to cover larger subjects or pull it close for a real demonstration of its famous wrap-around light. It also reflects natural-looking star shaped catchlights in the subject's eyes.
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Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction
  • 3Quality of Light
  • 4More Light
  • 5Compatibility
  • 6Stability
  • 7Portability

With its large 75" diameter surface area and wide coverage, the Indirect Litemotiv Octa Softbox from Elinchrom prompts many photographers to make it their only light source. Ideal for everything from fashion to portraiture, the Octa is a prime example of the signature quality of light possible from this type of shaped modifier. Push it back to cover larger subjects or pull it close for a real demonstration of its famous wrap-around light. It also reflects natural-looking star shaped catchlights in the subject's eyes.

Called Indirect because of how its rear-firing design softens the light output, the Litemotiv Octa boasts an edge to edge brightness without hotspots, yet can take the heat when it has to. The black-backed silver reflective material is rated for lamps up to 650W, and the unique folding system allows you to quickly break it down for transport or storage. Each Leitmotiv comes with both a front and interior diffuser, as well as a quality made carrying case.

The Litemotiv Octa can be used with Elinchrom or Profoto flash heads with separate purchase of an adapter.

Construction

The unique folding system allows a speedy setup of the Indirect Litemotiv in any location and with each softbox.

Quality of Light

The central mounting for the flash head places the flashtube at the point of focus inside the softbox for the best possible results. The light is so even that many photographers use it as a single source.

More Light

The reflective fabric of the Litemotiv softboxes offers more light output compared to previous fabrics while providing the same distinctive Elinchrom look. Built to last and heat-resistant up to 650W, it is a good choice for rental studios.

Compatibility

The integral reflector of an Elinchrom flash unit is designed to maximize the efficiency and evenness of light. The flashtube is precisely positioned 20mm from the surface to avoid the inherent unevenness of non-concentric flashtubes. The bayonet mount is compatible with all Elinchrom flash units since 1974.

Stability

Small rings were added to the sides of the softbox so that photographers can securely attach them to the ground or any element around them.

Portability

The setting up / breaking down process is so simple that, even though this is a large softbox, it can be quickly folded down into one carrying bag for convenient storage and transport.

Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa Specs

Item Type75" Softbox (8-Sided Octagon Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityIncludes Frame & Bracket with Elinchrom Mount: For Elinchrom
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Maximum Wattage650 W
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes, Removable
MaterialsNylon
Dimensionsø: 75 x H: 27.6" / ø: 190.5 x H: 70.1 cm
Weight11 lb / 5.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)49 x 8.5 x 8.5"

Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa Reviews

Great as-is

By James D
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-08

I use ELB 500 and the head is very small. I see no need to change how it is mounted as others have mentioned. AS-IS it can stay very close to wall if needed.

Magical light

By Yaaqov
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Light is number one ingredient to get a great photo It produces one of kind light, not similar to any other modifiers If you have space for it , it's absolutely must and worth investment.

Plastic handle

By Gabriel
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-31

The Softbox is great but what is with the plastic handle and backplate material being so cheaply made? I'm going to have to make something out of aluminum to replace it.

Best ever

By Becky
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-21

This is my go to softbox for so many things. Creates the dreamiest light! Soft and beautiful.

Magnificient except the tilthead

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-28

Superb and easy to set up. The tilthead is of poor quality if you use a heavy studio flash like a Profoto D2 1000W. This is solvable but you need extra unessessary extra gear. I would rate it 10 stars if the tilthead was solid. The case should be 20 cm longer

Amazing light

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-24

Such a great lighting tool, really love the quality of the light and use it for all my fashion ecomm work. Provides a crisp and even light with soft fall off. It's huge at 75 so not for everyone or every situation. With it's size it does need a lot of power, I'm looking to start using a Profoto twin tube with this as it'll give me the power I need and help cut my recycle times (I usually shoot at f/18-22). The only down side, but easily resolved, is the horribly designed stand mount. A lighting tool of this size requires a much more stout mount. The one included is toy like with all it's plastic parts and will not last. I strongly urge everyone to replace it with a hollywood grip head immediately! I've attached images of the upgrade, take 2 min to swap them out. I recently replaced a broken rod, Elinchrom/MAC Group was super helpful and sent the rod for a DIY fix. I could have sent it in for repair but opted for the DIY at a fraction of the cost ($22 w/shipping). The replacement took about 20-30min and was easy just requiring a phillips head screw driver and steady hand (several small pieces inside).

One of the best. Very different from a normal box.

By Yuk Ling
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-08

I was hesitant about this light box, but its performance has convinced me otherwise. Before, I would use 2x 4ft normal octaboxes or large umbrellas to get a similar look and also another large box for fill to get the same results. With the Indirect Octa, I can get the same look with only 1 modifier, this light is so even edge to edge that it acts as the key and the fill for some strange reason, the way the light rakes across the subject is so natural and the transition from highlight to shadow is incredible. It is even without looking boring or flat. It almost gives off a look of a beauty dish with a large fill in behind, depending on how you use it. The fabric inside is much nicer than the standard Elinchrom Rotalux and the output is just...dang, different, is the only way that I can put it. I've used it on location, in the studio and it just throws a really beautiful even, and most importantly, not boring across into any situation. With the diffuser on, it looks like a punchy north facing window. With the diffuser off, it looks like even sunlight, almost like a gigantic parabolic. I've used it with Profoto B1s, B10s, D1's with and without the dome diffuser and have gotten great results. It is my go to for simple and effective fashion images that model agencies want. Get this modifier, it will pay for itself in a couple shoots! It is not as big as you would think. It's big for sure, diameter wise, but not that deep and fits into large and small spaces very well. The best thing is that it can be very close to your subject and not throw hotspots so even in a small studio, this can be used. With a large studio and with enough distance from the background, you can get that classic head to even light with dark background that you see in many fashion magazines. At most you would need a fill board to make it perfect.

The Standard For Soft Light

By Jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-30

This modifier is an industry standard in Advertising, Commercial, Fashion, and Editorial Photography. A nice soft source as a key or fill. It is especially beautiful when feathered away from subject. It is quick to set up and tear down. My last octa lasted 15 years before replacement.

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