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Nanlite Para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount (35")

BH #NASBPR90Q • MFR #SB-PR-90-Q
Nanlite Para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount (35")
Key Features
  • Silver Interior, 1- and 2-Stop Diffusers
  • Soft Yet Crisp Output
  • Fast Setup via Spring-Loaded Rod Locks
  • Sharp Falloff for Directional Control
Ideal for portraits or fashion, the 35" Para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount from Nanlite is a 16-sided light shaper offering a soft, focused output with a punchy, crisp edge to lend dimension and detail to your subject as well as natural-looking catchlights in their eyes. The unique 35" depth of the modifier renders significant falloff at the field edge and therefore an enhanced degree of directional control, decreased spill light, and easy feathering. The Parabolic Softbox comes with 1- and 2-stop front diffusers that can be used together, one at a time, or not at all to achieve different levels of contrast. A Bowens Type-S speed ring is included and a carrying bag is also included for storage and transport.
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Nanlite Para 90 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Control and Shape Light
  • 3Multiple Diffusion Options
  • 4Bowens-Style Speed Ring
  • 5Fast Setup and Break Down
  • 6Accepts Optional Fabric Grids

Ideal for portraits or fashion, the 35" Para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount from Nanlite is a 16-sided light shaper offering a soft, focused output with a punchy, crisp edge to lend dimension and detail to your subject as well as natural-looking catchlights in their eyes. The unique 35" depth of the modifier renders significant falloff at the field edge and therefore an enhanced degree of directional control, decreased spill light, and easy feathering. The Parabolic Softbox comes with 1- and 2-stop front diffusers that can be used together, one at a time, or not at all to achieve different levels of contrast. A Bowens Type-S speed ring is included and a carrying bag is also included for storage and transport.

Control and Shape Light

The Para 90's reflective silver interior maximizes light output while the removable front diffuser softens it and reduces contrast. Also, the parabolic shape creates even lighting with a wraparound quality and natural-looking catchlights. Its 35" depth produces a focused light with increased directional control, minimal spill light, and significant falloff.

Multiple Diffusion Options

Nanlite provides both 1- and 2-stop front diffusers to enable even more adjustment of light quality. Also, using neither diffuser turns the Para 90 into a large reflector outputting high-contrast light.

Bowens-Style Speed Ring

Created to be compatible with Nanlite's Forza Series LEDs, the Para 90 includes a Bowens-Style Speed Ring. This near-universal light modifier mount expands compatibility to an extensive range of LED, strobe, and constant light sources.

Fast Setup and Break Down

Nanlite Forza LEDs are ready at a moment's notice, so their softbox should be too. This softbox utilizes a quick-open speed ring with spring-loaded rod locks. Quickly snap the rods into place to set up the softbox and then release them at the touch of a button for break down.

Accepts Optional Fabric Grids

For additional control of light spill and added directionality, an optional fabric grid can be mounted via touch-fasteners. The fabric grid narrows the beam angle to 60 degrees and concentrates the light's beam forward. Fabric grid sold separately.

Nanlite Para 90 Specs

Item Type35" Parabolic Softbox (16-Sided Hexadecagon Shape)
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityIncludes Speed Ring with Bowens S Mount
Quick Open TypeClick/Locking Type
Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
Removable Front FaceYes
Interior BaffleYes
Light Loss/GainNone
MaterialsFabric
Dimensionsø: 35 x H: 25" / ø: 0.9 x H: 0.6 m (Open)
Weight3.2 lb / 1.5 kg (without Case)
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33.5 x 8.25 x 8.25"

Nanlite Para 90 Reviews

Not Durable

By Eugene
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-18

Been using once a week after a year it starting to fall apart. I have cheaper ones that have held up for years. Love their lights but was disappointed in this softbox.

Nice softbox

By Raul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-27

Provides very beautiful soft light

Solid but doesn't tie up hermetically

By Dotan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-24

Hey, I've been looking for a good softbox for my Godox VL200. I got this one after another brand, that had a quick open function, was out of stock for a long time. This product is very solid, feels good, and is very easy and quick to open and close, so it was a good surprise. The thing is, that it is very hard to close it behind hermetically, the Velcro is just not closing well and easy, so it's a big downside for me. although I like everything else.

Damaged Product

By Giorgi
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-10

Yesterday, when I first needed to use the equipment, it turned out that the softbox had a factory failure. One of the rods moves the bracket and its use is almost impossible. I use these products in Georgia (country). It was transported from the United States to Tbilisi.   Our organization is already shooting. If you have a reseller on site who can replace this product, please contact me. Or refund the amount I paid for the softbox.   I will not be able to send this product back to America at my own expense, it cost me a lot to transport it to Georgia.

Intermediate

By Yann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

The soft box is a good size for a shoot. the velcro in can be difficult to attach completely but it does not matter because it works well. the product is delivered in a carrying bag with 2 diffusers. Good product La soft box est de bonne taille pour un shoot. les velcro in peut difficiles à attaché complètement mais ce n'est pas grave car ca marche bien. le produit est livré dans un sac de transport avec 2 diffuseur. Bon Produit

Great softbox in a good size

By Lopati
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-31

Great all around softbox. The 2 added diffusion clothes are great for my needs and with the additional purchase of the grid just adds more control and versatility. Like any softbox without the quick setup feature it’s a little bit of a pain to set up or break down but not that big of a deal breaker, just added time before and after the shoot. Overall I’m very happy with my purchase.

does what its suppose to do

By Eugene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

does what its suppose to do

Great but not amazing.

By Shaun
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-13

I bought this as a companion to the light dome 2 and being it's close to the same thing there are some differences. The main two for me are the fact velcro-ing it closed in the back is pretty tough and doesn't quite close all the way. And the front diffuser is a bit over sized so it bunches up a little when installed. The soft box diffusion looks great and despite those flaws it works great for what I use it for.

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