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Phottix Easy-Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid and Varos Pro S Combo Kit (32")

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Phottix Easy-Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid and Varos Pro S Combo Kit (32")
Key Features
  • Octa 32" Softbox
  • Grid for Softbox
  • Varos Pro S Flash Shoe/Umbrella Holder
  • Great for Utilizing On-Camera Flash
A great choice for maximizing the use of your on-camera flash, the 32" Easy-Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid and Varos Pro S Combo Kit from Phottix contains a time-saving 32" Octa softbox that sets up and breaks down like an umbrella and a fabric grid that narrows and controls the softbox's output. The included tilting Varos Pro S Multi-Function Flash Shoe/Umbrella Holder supports up to 44 lb and comes with a removable shoe for your flash. The holder has a receptacle for small to large umbrellas and fits on a standard 5/8" light stand stud.
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Phottix Easy Up HD Octa 32" Overview

A great choice for maximizing the use of your on-camera flash, the 32" Easy-Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid and Varos Pro S Combo Kit from Phottix contains a time-saving 32" Octa softbox that sets up and breaks down like an umbrella and a fabric grid that narrows and controls the softbox's output. The included tilting Varos Pro S Multi-Function Flash Shoe/Umbrella Holder supports up to 44 lb and comes with a removable shoe for your flash. The holder has a receptacle for small to large umbrellas and fits on a standard 5/8" light stand stud.

Phottix Easy Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid (32")

With a design the allows it to fold up like an umbrella, the Easy Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid from Phottix is a light modifier with a 32" diameter and a large surface area that makes it a favorite of portrait and fashion photographers. The softbox has a silver interior for maximum output and a removable front diffuser that covers its unique design. Instead of being aimed forward from the back of the softbox, the flash head is placed inside the softbox and directed into the back of it. The result is an especially soft light quality without the hotspot which is common with traditional light modifiers.

A pleasant by-product of using the Octa Softbox is the reflection of natural-looking circular catchlights in the eyes of the subject. A fabric grid that folds down to a fraction of its open size is also included. It mounts to the recessed lip of the softbox and tunnels the light forward offering directional control while maintaining softness and controlling spill light.

Phottix Varos Pro S Multi-Function Flash Shoe Umbrella Holder

The Varos Pro S Multi-Function Flash Shoe Umbrella Holder from Phottix is 300% stronger than previous versions and features an aluminum alloy body with a metal cold shoe as well as a 3/8" and 1/4" female threaded insert and a male insert with 3/8" and 1/4" screws. The holder's teardrop-shaped umbrella mount accepts shafts from 7 to 10 mm in diameter and is slanted 8 degrees to allow more light to hit the center of the umbrella. Its patented 180-degree tilting mechanism will support up to 55 lb (25 kg). The Varos Pro S has a hanging hole with a clip for use with a counterweight or other accessory.

Benefits

  • Aluminum alloy body with a metal cold shoe
  • 3/8" and 1/4" female threaded insert and 3/8" and 1/4" male screws insert
  • Teardrop-shaped umbrella mount which accepts umbrella's with 7-10 mm shafts
  • 8-degree slanted umbrella mount that allows more light to hit the center of the umbrella.
  • Redesigned patented locking mechanism to hold the top screw and bottom 3/8" and 1/4" female threaded insert securely with 300% more locking force, while keeping the umbrella shaft more secure and damage free
  • Patented 180-degree tilting mechanism that will support up to 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Locking features to hold bottom lugs secure until locking button is released
  • Hanging hole with clip for use with a counterweight or other accessory

Phottix Easy Up HD Umbrella Octa Softbox with Grid (32") Specs

ShapeOctagon
Interior ColorSilver
Requires Speed RingSpeed Ring Not Required
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Removable Front FaceYes
Removable Interior BaffleNo
Quick Open TypeUmbrella Style
Circular Dimensionsø: 32" / ø: 81.3 cm
Weight1.43 lb / 0.65 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 7 x 1.5"

Phottix Varos Pro S Multi-Function Flash Shoe Umbrella Holder Specs

MaterialAluminum alloy body with a metal cold shoe
Mount5/8" (16 mm) with 3/8"-16 and 1/4-20" threaded female insert
Metal cold shoe
5/8" (16 mm) with 3/8"-16 and 1/4-20" threaded male insert
Load Capacity55 lb (25 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 5.2 x 2.25"

Phottix Easy Up HD Octa 32" Reviews

Nicely made!

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-01

This is a nice softbox that attaches to a flash bracket's umbrella mount.� The softbox is Very Well made!� �It really does just open up like an umbrella.� �There is a nice wide band of velcro to hold the diffuser and grid.� (Also includes a carry bag.)� � The design allows for rapid set-up.� � When mounted on a single light-stand, the angle of adjustment is limited to about 20 degrees.� (Not much, but enough for most general lighting needs.)� I intend to get a boom mount for this, which should solve this problem.�� Getting to your flash once it's set-up is not easy if you use the diffuser, as your flash will be sealed behind velcro.� I'm using a YN660 with YN560TX controller, so once I've set-up the softbox I can control the flash remotely...and this works fine.� However I do have to turn on my flash before sealing up the diffuser and can't turn my flash off & on without peeling back part of the diffuser to gain access to my flash.� � �� The catch-lights this softbox produces are...well, not pretty.� Since the flash is facing the back of the softbox, the catchlights return an octagon shape that is split down the middle with a dark shadow where the flash/bracket block the light that is bounced off the back.� �(As I write this, I realize my flash was at about 1/8th power...It's possible that a higher power setting would do a better job of overpowering that center shadow.)� Currently, I just fix the catchlights in post where necessary. So, in general this is a nicely built softbox that travels easily and will set-up quickly.� �However, it works best if you have a remote adjustable flash system, and if you're not using it for portraits where you intend to create catch-lights from the softbox. In summary, this is a nicely made softbox that sets up easily and travels well, but has a couple of quirks that might limit it's use for some photographers.

Great price and quality.

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-20

Great price and works well. It is a little hard to work with, but not bad. It is well made and priced well. I use it with my Phottix Indra 500 outdoors. It is light weight but holds up in the wind. Great price for the quality.

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