Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox (Small, 3' Diameter)

Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox (Small, 3' Diameter)

Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox (Small, 3' Diameter)

B&H # PHOD3Q MFR # 870358
Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox (Small, 3' Diameter)

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  • For Use with Strobes Only
  • White
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Removable Inner Baffle
  • 4 Each: Silver & Gold Removable Panels
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The Photoflex (Small, 3' Diameter) OctoDome³ softbox is designed for use with strobes only, with modeling lights up to 1000 watts. Its circular design provides diffused light that is as wide as it is tall. It has an internal baffle that eliminates hotspots with smooth, natural light. Its narrow profile gives you more versatility in small rooms.

Use this size for 1/2-length portraits of 1 or 2 people.

A Series 900 Speed Ring is required for mounting the OctoDome to your light, and is not included.

Quick Release Corners (QRC) relieve pressure on support rods for quick and easy softbox set up and breakdown
Use both the face and the baffle for the softest, most diffused light
Use the OctoDome without the face or baffle for a broad, high-contrast light
Using the included gold and silver panels results in a warmer, more natural image
OctoDome optional grids provide precise control of light
UPC: 799245009045
In the Box
Photoflex OctoDome3 Softbox (Small, 3' Diameter)
  • Rods
  • Front Diffusion Panel
  • Baffle
  • Storage Bag
  • 4 Each: Silver & Gold Removable Panels
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Note: Series 900 Speed Rings are NOT INCLUDED, and are required for your light

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    • 1Description
    Shape Octagon
    Interior Gold, Silver, White
    Requires Speed Ring Yes, Not Included
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Maximum Wattage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Circular Dimensions : 3.0 x D: 1.0' / : 91.0 x D: 30.5 cm
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    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 5.3 x 4.9"
    OctoDome3 Softbox, Small - 3' (91cm) Diameter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product .. BUT... This is a nice OCTO, and has some nice features, but seems the price tag is a bit excessive for what you get. Not sure how they justify it actually, but it is what it is. Does the job nicely and no complaints otherwise. We use this mainly as a portable SB for on location lighting we purchased speed rings for Hensel and Buff strobes, thinking we could use it for both but I would not recommend this as a portable unit, setup and teardown is truly painful..!! We have one of the Buff Octos and its as nice, half the cost and it folds up like an umbrella - unfortunately, its only for Buff products - so now we have one of each.
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Size for portraits This softbox is well worth the money. An added bonus is the ability to vary the amount of gold reflective material to warm up your subject. I used it recently to shoot over 100 executive portraits for a Fortune 500 company as the main light with an SB-900. Only issue is the back cover hides the speed light from triggering but a pocket wizard solved that. Plenty of light with one SB-900. Although not as sturdy as my Profoto boxes the speedrings are cross compatible! For a much cheaper alternative to the Photoflex Adjustable Shoe Mount Connector bend a peice of bracket material to fit between a stud and the ring and then bolt a Stroboframe Flash Mount Adapter to the bracket.
    Date published: 2010-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent light control & flexibility This is a great small light source. With the grid, it makes for a beautiful, soft but directed light source, and without the grid it is beautiful for portrait work with its round catch light. It is a little awkward to set up--a lot of parts--but it is very solidly built. Nice to have the option for the gold interior.
    Date published: 2008-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Size It is great for lighting my subjects for portrait. I bought it to check out the quality before I go up to the 5 foot version for full body work. It is great to have the choice of white, silver or gold interior. The instructions are well laid out and make it simple to setup. Great purchase!
    Date published: 2011-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality made I use indoors. Not in a studio, so i need something to be easy to put together and take it apart...
    Date published: 2008-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versitile It is great for softly lighting my subjects for portrait. I bought it to check out the quality before I go up to the 5 foot version for full body work. It is great to have the choice of white, silver or gold interior. The instructions are well laid out and make it simple to setup. I have no complaints.
    Date published: 2010-08-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice light I wanted a softbox for use with my nikon sb-600 flash. This was my first softbox (I have umbrellas and equipment needed for those.) So far I am a little disappointed. The light is relatively soft but I have yet to really see the difference from my umbrellas and they are much more portable and fast to set up. In addition it was confusing trying to figure out what other equipment I needed to use. The speedring was relatively easy but I also needed to order a photoflex adjustable shoe mount to xs-litedome connection, which was not clear to me. I already owned a lightstand and pocket wizards. I need to try it out in more situations because the blocking of light from the back (in contrast to umbrellas) may be more useful in indoor settings where shadows on the background can be a problem. I may also try some more light modifiers such as a grid. I do like that there are silver or gold (reversible) reflectors inside to modify the color. It is fairly easy to set up when you have the right extras, as mentioned. A little expensive but most other softboxes are similarly priced. The size is good for small spaces so I may yet find more use out of it.
    Date published: 2011-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best quality I use this both indoor and outdoor. It's not heavy. But this is I can put in my back seat. But one thing about the white cloth at the front seem fragile and a little too thin. Also the price a little than I expected.
    Date published: 2009-05-21
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