Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts (60")

Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts (60")

Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts (60")

B&H # PHSL6000FGS MFR # SL-6000-FGS
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Product Highlights

  • Diffuser Turns Umbrella into a Softbox
  • Fiberglass Frame
  • 10 Panels Instead of 8
  • Removable Black Backing
  • Color Correct Fabric
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An umbrella that can be quickly transformed into a softbox, the 60" SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts from Photek is built on a redesigned classic umbrella with a fiberglass frame and white reflective fabric that is free from contaminates that might add an unwanted color cast to your light output. The unique modifier includes a diffuser that fits tightly over the open side of the umbrella and accepts flash heads 7.25" or less in diameter - instant softbox! The combination of the light bouncing off the umbrella and through the diffuser yields a soft, flattering quality of light and since closer is softer, a portion of the shaft is removable so that you can work closer to your subject.

The SoftLighter's 10 panel construction (instead of the usual 8) gives the fabric tighter support that results in more controllable output and refined circular catchlights in the eyes of your subjects. The umbrella's black backing is removable allowing you to shoot through the translucent white fabric for snappier contrast. This SoftLighter umbrella ships with a removable 7mm shaft for lights that require it, but an 8mm shaft is also included to give options to the user.

UPC: 811761011767
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Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts (60")
  • Diffuser
  • 8mm Shaft
  • 7mm Shaft
  • Storage Sleeve
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Photek SoftLighter specs

    Material Synthetic
    Dimensions Open Diameter: 60" / 152.4 cm
    Closed Length: 36.5" / 92.7 cm
    Shaft Diameter: 0.27" / 7.0 mm with included 0.3" / 8.0 mm shaft
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5 x 3.6 x 3.5"

    Photek SoftLighter reviews

    SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shafts (60") is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problematic for Elinchrom users I bought this umbrella to fit my Elinchrom strobes. I am disappointed to discover that only the unscrewable end of the shaft is 7mm (the head of the shaft is 8mm), so the head of the shaft will not fit into my Elinchrom stobes. Also, the 7mm end shaft will not even screw into the head of the umbrella as the thread seems to be too tight to comfortably take the shaft. So I don't really understand why it is sold as a 7mm shaft when only half the shaft is 7mm.� I have not yet been able to test the rest of the product as I can't get it to fit onto my stobes.
    Date published: 2018-03-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice umbrella for the money - soft light This umbrella is easy to set up, pretty sturdy and definitely gives nice soft diffused light.� The sock fabric opening can be a little difficult to put on and it would be nice to have velcro to help keep the diffuser tight on the umbrella, but otherwise I am happy I purchased.
    Date published: 2018-02-05
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