The 36" EZ-Pro Octagon Softbox with Soft Diffuser for Vivitar Flashes from FotodioX is part of a line softboxes that are designed for ease of use. They are great for travelling and location photographers requiring a quick and easy setup. The softbox features a collapsible umbrella like structure with heavy duty rod support. Almost instant setup, open the softbox like an umbrella, snap the speed ring into place on the light and you're done.
The baffle and outer diffuser can stay on the light while in storage so it's always ready to use. Tear down is a breeze too. Just remove the softbox from the light and release the umbrella-like mechanism inside (if a grid is attached, remove that first),and the softbox collapses right down. The diffusion panels can be kept in place during take down since they do not need to be removed before collapsing the softbox. The EZ-Pro also comes with its own carrying bag. The optional eggcrate grid contains the light to a more tubular pattern for more of a spotlight effect without light spill.