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Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shaft (36")

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Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shaft (36")
Key Features
  • Diffuser Turns Umbrella into a Softbox
  • Fiberglass Frame
  • 10 Panels Instead of 8
  • Removable Black Backing
An umbrella that can be quickly transformed into a softbox, the 36" SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shaft 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.
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Shaft Diameter
7mm and 8mm
7mm
8mm
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Photek SoftLighter 36" Overview

An umbrella that can be quickly transformed into a softbox, the 36" SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shaft 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: 811761011910

Photek SoftLighter 36" Specs

Size
36.0" / 91.4 cm
Interior Color
White
Exterior
Black
Shaft Diameter
7 mm, 8 mm
Folded Size
L: 29.0" / L: 73.7 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24 x 3.5 x 3.3"

Photek SoftLighter 36" Reviews

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Will the 7mm shaft fit into the Elinchrom ELB-500 ...

Will the 7mm shaft fit into the Elinchrom ELB-500 head without an adapter?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes it can work on a ELB 500.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-01-20

hi ! Is the umbrella included in this?

hi ! Is the umbrella included in this?
Asked by: Daisuke
Yes it is.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-03-16

How long does this take to set up onsite?

How long does this take to set up onsite?
Asked by: Ben
The Photek Softlighter Umbrella would set up very quickly on site, but it all depends on the individual using it.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-23

Hi, anyone know if either of the shafts will fit ...

Hi, anyone know if either of the shafts will fit a profoto 7 series head? Thank you
Asked by: John Paul
All Profoto strobe units are designed for use with 8mm umbrella shafts. As such, both umbrella shafts included with the purchase of the Photek SoftLighter Umbrella with Removable 7mm and 8mm Shaft (36") would be compatible for use with Protofoto strobes.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-31

What about the catch-light with this contraption ...

What about the catch-light with this contraption ?
Asked by: Harry
The Softlighter Umbrella would produce a rounded catch-light.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-08-02

What diameter shaft would I need to be compatible ...

What diameter shaft would I need to be compatible with the Godox AD600 Pro and the AD200 Pro?
Asked by: jim
The AD600 Pro and AD200 Pro can accept either an 8mm or 7mm umbrella shaft.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-08-09

Hi, what is the actual folded size of the 36"? It ...

Hi, what is the actual folded size of the 36"? It can't be the same size as the 46 ;)
Asked by: Lubo
All the stuff fits into the included sack - 23" long by about 3 & 1/2" diameter.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2021-01-07
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